Fabiana Zollo is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Research Fellow in the Venice Center for the Humanities & Social Change. Her research investigates (mis)information spreading on online social media, with a special focus on the dynamics of polarization and intolerance. She collected several papers on the topic, both with national and International co-authors.
Maha Yahya is director of the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, where her work focuses broadly on political violence and identity politics, pluralism, development and social justice after the Arab uprisings, the challenges of citizenship, and the political and socio-economic implications of the migration/refugee crisis.
Dr. La Toya Waha is Deputy Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia in Singapore. Dr. Waha’s research focus is on the emergence of political violence, the relation between religion, politics and the state as well as suicide as a political tool. She has published on political culture, collective violence as well as political parties in South Asia. Her major publication is her book, Religion and State-Formation in Transitional Societies: Sri Lanka in a Comparative Perspective.
Viviana Vitto is a motivated manager with more than 22 years of experience in the energy industry.
Presently Viviana is in charge as Head of Market Studies and Strategic Analysis in the Global Infrastructure and Networks business line in Enel Group.
She has previously been Head of Market Power in the Global generation business development and head of Portfolio Management and Market Analysis of CO2 management at Enel Group level.
Patrick Verhoeven is managing director of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), responsible for policy and strategy. The organisation represents about 170 ports and some 140 port-related businesses in 90 countries worldwide. Prior to joining IAPH in 2017, Patrick spent twenty-four years in Brussels representing the interests of shipowners, port authorities, terminal operators and ship agents at EU level. He started his career in 1991 with the Antwerp-based ship agent Grisar & Velge.
Piera Tortora is the Coordinator of OECD’s Sustainable Ocean for All Initiative, aimed at supporting a transition to a global sustainable ocean economy that also the poorest and most vulnerable countries can benefit from. Piera has worked at the OECD since 2011 where, prior to leading the Sustainable Ocean for All Initiative, she led on Financing for Sustainable Development work on Small Island Developing States, Multilateral Development Finance and Transition Finance.
Andrea Teti is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Aberdeen, Associate Editor of Middle East Critique, co-founder of the Critical Middle East Studies (CMES) group, and Trustee of the British Society for Middle East Studies (BRISMES). Previously Visiting Professor at the universities of Bologna (2020), Cagliari (2018), Ghent (2017/18) and Amsterdam (2015), he was Consortium Lead for the EU-funded Arab Transformations Project (2015-16).
Valeria Talbot is a Senior Research Fellow and Co-Head of ISPI's Middle East and North Africa Centre, in charge of Middle East Studies. She also is a lecturer at the Master in Middle Eastern Studies in ASERI – Catholic University, and at the IULM University of Milan. She was ISPI scientific coordinator of Arab Trans, a FP7 funded research project on political and social transformations in the Arab World after the Arab uprisings in 2010-2011.
Kazuto Suzuki is Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He received a Ph.D. from Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex, England. He was the Associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba from 2000 to 2008 and served as Professor of International Politics at Hokkaido University until 2020. He served as an expert in the Panel of Experts for Iranian Sanction Committee under the United Nations Security Council from 2013 to July 2015.