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Programma – ‘Women in Diplomacy’ – Farnesina, 16 luglio (in translation)

International Conference


 


Women in Diplomacy


Building a Network for a Better World


 




Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Piazzale della Farnesina, 1)


Rome, July 15 – 16, 2012


 


Programme


 


Sunday, July 15


7:30pm Welcoming reception at Villa Madama (Via di Villa Madama)


Keynote Speech by


Beppe Severgnini: “Italians: Women in the world”


Brief Comments by:


Maria Latella, Director, A Magazine, Milan


 



Monday, July 16


Sala delle Conferenze internazionali (Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs)


8.45am – 9.15am Registration of participants and welcoming coffee


9.30am – 9.45am Welcome address


Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy


Video Address: Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, USA


 


9.45am – 10.45am Opening Session


Women in International Careers: Where Do We Stand?


Chair


Marta Dassù, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Italy


Video-interview with


Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women, United Nations


Speakers


Lucia Annunziata, Director, Huffington Post Italy, Rome


Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister for Women’s Rights, France


Elsa Fornero, Minister for Labour and Equal Opportunities, Italy (from Beijing)


Discussion from the Floor


 


10:45am – 12:00pm Panel I


Gender and Merit: breaking the glass ceiling


Chair


Josette Sheeran, Vice-President, World Economic Forum, Switzerland



Speakers


Emma Bonino, Vice-President, Senate, Italy


Sihem Badi, Minister for Women and Family Affairs, Tunisia


Francesco Profumo, Minister for Education, University and Research , Italy


Souad Bendjaballah, Minister Delegate for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Algeria


Irene Tinagli, Assistant Professor of Management, University Carlos III, Madrid


Ana Palacio, former Foreign Minister, member of Consejo de Estado


Discussion from the Floor


 


12.15pm – 1.45pm Panel II


Democracy as a challenge: Women in regimes’ change


Chair


Monica Maggioni, International Affairs editorialist, RAI, Italy



Speakers


Patricia Espinosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico


Majlinda Bregu, Minister for European Integration, Albania


Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, EEAS, European Union


Elisabeth Linder, Facebook’s Politics & Government Specialist for the Europe, Middle East & Africa Region, UK


Discussion from the Floor


 




1.45pm – 2.30pm Buffet Lunch


 


2.30pm – 4.15pm Panel III


Womenomics : why growth and innovation need women


Chair


Sarah Varetto, Director, TG Sky 24, Italy


Speakers


Enrico Giovannini, President, Italian Statistics Institute (ISTAT), Italy


Vesna Pusic, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Croatia


Hu Shuli, Editor in chief, Caixin Media, China


Joyce Victoria Bigio, Member, Board of Directors, FIAT, Italy


Discussion from the floor


 


4.15pm – 5.00pm Special events


Feeding the planet. Looking to the Italian Expò 2015


Chair


Giancarlo Aragona, President, ISPI, Italy


Speakers


Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Program, Rome


Staffan De Mistura, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Italy


Elisabetta Belloni, Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy




Presentation of the Italian Expo


Diana Bracco, President, EXPO 2015 Foundation, Italy


Giuseppe Sala, Executive Director, EXPO 2015, Italy



5.00pm – 5.15pm Women and Diplomacy: The Follow-up


Presentation by


Franco Frattini, President, SIOI, Italy


 


5.15pm6.00pm closing session


Women in the Future of Europe. The socio-economic dimension



Speakers


Sylvie Goulard, Member, European Parliament and Winner of the WID Award


Oksana Antonenko, Senior Political Advisor, EBRD, UK



Closing of the conference


Mario Monti, Prime Minister, Italy



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