On 7 December 2019 the Middle East Directions Programme’s Director Luigi Narbone moderated the panel on ‘Exiting War Economies: Economic Stabilization and Reconstruction in MENA Countries’ in the frame of the 5th edition of Rome MED Mediterranean Dialogues(Rome, 5-7 December 2019).
Rome MED is the annual high-level initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). Since its establishment in 2015, Rome MED Dialogues has sought to contribute to the creation of a ‘positive agenda’ for the Mediterranean Region by stimulating debate and promoting new ideas, rethinking traditional approaches and addressing shared challenges at both then regional and the international level.
In this brief interview, Director Narbone wraps up the main ideas and new approaches on post-conflict stabilisation and reconstruction that were discussed in the panel with outstanding speakers such as:
- Wakamiya Kenji, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
- Abla Abdel-Latif, Executive Director and Director of Research of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES)
- Tim Eaton, Research Fellow at the Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
- Sarhang Hamasaeed, Director of the Middle East Programs at the Unites States Institute of Peace (USIP)
- Steven Heydemann, Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Professor of Middle East Studies at the Smith College