China in the Mid-Med Series

Two series of in-depth conversations with leading global voices on China in the Middle East/Mediterranean ("Mid-Med"). A joint project of Tel Aviv University's Department of East Asian Studies and the Moshe Dayan Center, with the ChinaMed research network.

Series#1: In-depth conversations with leading global speakers on China in the Mid-Med in Global context

 

Guests:

  • Efraim Halevy, former Director of Mossad and Israel’s Ambassador to the EU
  • Deborah Lehr, Vice-Chairman and Executive Director, Paulson Institute
  • Romano Prodi, former President of the EU Commission and Italy PM
  • Justin Lin Yifu, Dean, Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University and former Senior Vice President of the World Bank
  • Jia Qingguo, Professor and former Dean, School of International Studies of Peking University
  • Edward Luttwak, contractual advisor, US Department of Defense
  • Michael Pettis, Professor of finance at Peking University

Hosts:

  • Dr. Ori Sela, Chair, Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Enrico Fardella, Director, Chinamed Project; Director, Center for Mediterranean Area Studies, Peking University
  • Dr. Brandon Friedman, Director of Research, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, MDC, Tel Aviv University

Series#2: China in the Middle East/Mediterranean: Connectivity and Security

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Hosts:

  • Dr. Ori Sela, Chair, Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Enrico Fardella, Director, ChinaMed Project; Director of the Center for Mediterranean Areas Studies, Peking University
  • Prof. Brandon Friedman, Director of Research, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, MDC, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Andrea Ghiselli, Researcher, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University; Head of Research, ChinaMed Project

Sessions and Participants:

For the written report of this series click here

  • Connectivity and Security in the Middle East

  • Prof. Liora Hendelman-Baavur, Director, Alliance Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Maria Repnikova, Assistant Professor of Global Communication, Georgia State University
  • Prof. Jonathan Fulton, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Connectivity and Security in Southern Europe

  • Ms. Lucrezia Poggetti, Analyst, Foreign Relations program, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
  • Prof. Philippe Le Corre, - Harvard Kennedy School, ESSEC-IRENE, and CY Paris-Cergy University
  • Mr. Plamen Tonchev, Head of Asia Unit at the Athens-based Institute of International Economic Relations
  • Connectivity and Security in North Africa

  • Prof. Lina Benabdallah, Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
  • Mr. Eric Olander, Journalist and Co-Founder, The China Africa Project
  • The Security Dimension of China’s FDI

  • Dr. Shira Efron, Visiting fellow, the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), and RAND Corporation
  • Dr. Letizia Zingoni, Co-founder, Policy Sonar, and Tufts University
  • Infrastructure and Logistics

  • Mr. Massimo Deandreis, General Manager, SRM, and President, GEI
  • Capt. Yigal Maor, Director General, Administration of Shipping and Ports (ASP), Ministry of Transport, State of Israel
  • Mr. Fulvio Lino De Blasio, Secretary General, Port System Authority “Mar Ionio”
  • Energy

  • Prof. Antoine Halff, Chief Analyst and Co-Founder, Kayrros, and Adjunct Senior Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policu, Columbia University
  • Dr. Michal Meidan, Director, China Energy Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Dr. Marco Piredda, Senior Manager, Eni
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