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G7 International Forum - Globalization, Inclusion and Sustainability in a Global Century

  • Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation 1 Piazzale della Farnesina Roma, Lazio, 00135 Italy (map)

Preliminary Program

May 8, 2017 (first day) 

International Conference Hall
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

9:00 - 9:15 Registration of Partecipants and Welcome Coffee 

9:15 - 10:00 Welcome Address and Conference Introduction

  • Elisabetta Belloni (Secretary General – MAECI) 
  • Vincenzo Scotti (President, Link Campus University) 
  • Luigi Paganetto, (President, Tor Vergata University Economics Foundation) 
  • Paul Richard Gallagher (Secretary for Relations with States, Holy See) 

The Forum provides three sessions: 
- Globalization, Protection and Protectionism
- Growth, Trade, Inequality and Poverty
- The Search for Sustainable and Inclusive Development

Introductory papers of: 
- Jean Paul Fitoussi
- Dominick Salvatore
- Pasquale Lucio Sandizzo 

Co-chairs: Luigi Paganetto – Vincenzo Scotti 

10:00 - 12:00 - First Session - Globalization, Protection and Protectionism

Introductory paper: Jean-Paul Fitoussi (Science Po, Paris) 

Scheduled discussants: 

  • Mladen Andric (Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Croazia) 
  • Innocenzo Cipolletta (UBS Italia SIM S.p.A.) 
  • Olga Leonova (Lomonosov Moscow State University) 
  • Maurizio Melani (Link Campus University) 
  • Holger Nehring (Stirling University) 
  • Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal (Queen Mary University of London) 
  • Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (Ambassador of Brazil in Italy) 
  • Rogelio Pfirter (Ambassador of Argentina at the Holy See) 
  • Giovanni Tria (University of Rome Tor Vergata) 

12:00 - 14:00 - Second Session – Growth, Trade, Inequality and Poverty

Introductory paper: Dominick Salvatore (Fordham University, N.Y.) 

Scheduled discussants: 

  • Adel A. Beshai (American University, Cairo) 
  • Luigi Bonatti (University of Trento) 
  • Leonel Fernandez (EU-LAC Foundation) 
  • John Gardner (Stirling University) 
  • Giorgio La Malfa (Ugo La Malfa Foundation) 
  • Joseph Mifsud (Stirling University) 
  • Andrea Montanino (Atlantic Council) 
  • Nawaf Obaid (Essam & Dalal Obaid Foundation – Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School) 
  • Yu Jie (London School of Economics and Political Science) 

15:00 - 17:00 - Third Session - The Search for Sustainable and Inclusive Development

Introductory paper: Pasquale Lucio Scandizzo (Tor Vergata University Economics Foundation) 

Scheduled discussants: 

  • Saud al-Sarhan (King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies) 
  • Amitav Banerji (Global Leadership Foundation) 
  • Sabino Cassese (School of Government, LUISS) 
  • Franco Frattini (Link Campus University) 
  • Michael Frendo (Venice Commission - Frendo Advisory) 
  • Paolo Guerrieri (Sapienza University of Rome) 
  • Hubert Kempf (Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay) 
  • Noelle Lenoir (President, Cercle des Européens) 
  • Alberto Melloni (Giovanni XXIII Foundation) 

17:00 – 18:00 Sustainability policies and Global Cooperation: an open debate


  • Hassan Abouyoub (Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Italy) 
  • Michael Cox (London School of Economics and Political Science) 
  • Jaime De Melo (University of Geneva) 
  • Francesco La Camera (Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea) 
  • Paola Subacchi (Chatham House) 


  • Massimo Gaiani (Director General for Global Issues, Asia, Africa and Latin America – MAECI) 
  • Dessima Williams (General Assembly of the United Nations) 

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