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Assia Bensalah Alaoui

Ambassador at Large of HM the King of Morocco, Kingdom of Morocco, Morocco

Assia Bensalah Alaoui is ambassador at large of His Majesty Mohamed VI, the King of Morocco. She also serves as co-president of the OCEMO and the vice-president of the Association of Moroccan–Japanese Friendship.


She has worked as professor of international law at the University Mohammed V in Rabat, as co-president of the High Level Advisory Group on the Dialogue between Peoples and Cultures in the Euro–Mediterranean Area, as member of the World Bank’s Council of Advisors for MENA, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of ICARDA. She holds a master’s degree in English studies and a Ph.D. in law from Paris II University.

Kidane Kiros Bitsue

Director, Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Ethiopia

Director of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), former teacher at various Addis Ababa University (AAU) faculties and former acting Director of the Institute of Federal Studies as well as Senior Administrator and Finance Head for Continuing and Distance Education at the AAU.


Former Head of the Wollo Zone Branch Office of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society, member of the Eastern Africa Regional Working Group on Food Security (WGFS) for the International Federation of Red Cross/Crescent. """.

Bruno Boccara

Founder, Socio-Analytic Dialogue, USA

Founder of Socio-Analytic Dialogue, a systems dynamics and psychosocial approach to public policy and dialogue.


Former Lead Economist at the World Bank and Director of Sovereign Ratings at Standard & Poor’s. A graduate of Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, he holds a Ph. D. in Civil Engineering and a Ph. D. in Economics from MIT. He is also a graduate from the NYU School of Medicine Psychoanalytic Institute.

Dominique Bocquet

General Finance and Economic Controller, Ministry of Finance, France

Dominique Bocquet is a graduate of Sciences-Po, a graduate of history and a former student of ENA.


He is a member of the Editorial Board of the French Review and Knight of the Legion of Honor. Dominique Bocquet was previously Head of French Economic Services in the French embassy in Morocco. He was also Financial Counselor at the Delegation of France to the OECD from 2003 to 2008. Previously, he was Secretary-General of the European Movement (French branch) from 1991 to 1996, Africa (1996-2000), Deputy Director of the Minister for Cooperation (2000-2001) and Adviser to the Cabinet of Mr Hubert Védrine, Minister for Foreign Affairs (2000-2002). He is the author of several books and reports, including "Génération Europe" (Editions François Bourin, 1989), in collaboration with Philippe Delleur; "France and Germany, a couple with no ideas" (Notes from the Saint-Simon Foundation, 1996) What economic efficiency for Lomé? "(Report for the Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry, June 1998)" Budgeting the EDF, a step in the modernization of aid "(Report for the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry, July 2003). 

Pascal Boniface

Director, Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques, France

Founding Director of the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), Professor of International Relations at the University of Paris-8.


Pascal Boniface has published or edited more than sixty books dealing with International Relations, Nuclear Deterrence and Disarmament, European Security, French International Policy, Sport in the International Relations (he developed the concept of Geopolitics of Sport) and the conflict in the Middle East and its impact in France.

Mounia Boucetta

Secrétaire d'Etat, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et de la Coopération, Morocco

Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco since April 2017.


Appointed General Director of MADAEF (a tourism investment fund) in 2014, she joined the Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion as Deputy General Director in charge of the Support Department at CDG Capital in 2013. Former General Secretary (2010-13) of the Moroccan Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Reuben E. Brigety II

Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs- The George Washington University, USA

Joined the Elliott School in October 2015, former US representative to the African Union and Permanent Representative of the USA to the UNECA.


Served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs (Southern African and Regional Security Affairs), and at the same post in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

Jamira Burley

Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education, USA


André Caillé

Strategy Advisor, Junex, Canada.

Former director of several large corporations in the field of energy and finance.


Chairman of the World Energy Council (WEC, 2004-07), former Deputy Minister of the Environment of Quebec, President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Hydro-Québec, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz Métro Inc., formerly known as Gaz Métropolitain Inc.

Mariana Campero

Executive Director, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, Mexico

Mariana Campero is the Executive Director of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI), former Vice-president of Zemi Communications L.


L. C. in New York, a strategic consulting firm, and a weekly commentator on a national television program called “Así Amanece. ” Previously, she worked as Senior Director at Llorente y Cuenca and as Global Coordinator of the AMO Partnership. She is the founder of Toi & Moi, a brand aimed at young women searching for fashion at reasonable prices in Geneva, Switzerland and a founding partner of Fit-Me in Mexico, a franchise of electro-fitness machines.