Global Think In Tunis

AMEL BOUCHAMAOUI | Amel Bouchamaoui is the Chairperson of HBG Holding, which is active across several sectors to develop industry locally & in the region. She is also the Chair of the Board of City Cars Company and board member of many companies of the group. She is New Zealand's Honorary Council to Tunisia.
YOUSSEF CHERIF (MODERATOR) | Youssef Cherif is Deputy Director of Columbia Global Centers | Tunis. Prior to this position, he was project manager at IWPR and an expert affiliated to ITES. He has also consulted for IACE, the UN, The Carter Center in Tunisia, and other initiatives. Youssef holds a MA in International Relations from King's College London, where he completed his studies while on a Chevening scholarship, and earned an MA in Classical Studies from Columbia University while the recipient of a Fulbright award.
SALAH HANNACHI | Salah Hannachi is the President of the Tunisian-Japanese Friendship Association. He is Tunisia’s former Ambassador to Japan, former Deputy Minister for International Cooperation, founding director of ITES, the think tank of the Presidency of the Republic, and a former Dean of the Institut Superieur de Gestion. Salah holds a PhD from Columbia University.
HAYKEL BEN MAHFOUDH | Haykel Ben Mahfoudh is a nonresident fellow at The Atlantic Council. Former head of Tunisia office for the Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) in Geneva, Ben Mahfoudh has practiced law since 1996 with expertise in international law litigation, contract law, and economic law. He is currently a professor in the departments of Public Law and Political Science, Tunis, and is a Fulbright alumnus.
HAMZA MEDDEB | Hamza Meddeb is an associate fellow at Chatham House. He is also a research fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Dr Meddeb was previously a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, a non-resident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Centre and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. Dr Meddeb holds a PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po Paris.
MANAN AHMED | Manan Ahmed is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Columbia University. He specializes in the intellectual history of Islam in South and Southeast Asia, frontier-spaces and the city in medieval South Asia, and post-colonial North India and Pakistan. His most recent monograph, A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia (Harvard University Press, 2016), is an intellectual history of a text, the Chachnama, and a place, the medieval city of Uch Sharif in Pakistan.
SAFWAN MASRI (MODERATOR) | Safwan M. Masri is Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University. As an ambassador for Columbia, he cultivates relationships with Columbia alumni and with international leaders, essential to the continued development of a global Columbia. In this role, he helps coordinate various University-wide global initiatives, and works to extend Columbia’s reach to match the pressing demands of our global society. Professor Masri is responsible for the development of an expanding network of Columbia Global Centers, located in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, and Tunis. The Centers promote and facilitate the engagement of faculty, students, and alumni with the world, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange. He has been Director of the Columbia Global Centers | Amman since its founding in 2009.
PRAKASH H. MEHTA | Prakash H. Mehta is a partner at Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP with over 20 years of experience working with asset managers, institutional investors and entrepreneurs. He provides strategic, legal, business, and operational advice on high profile, transactional, and litigation matters for clients around the world. Mr. Mehta is the leader of the firm’s India practice and was instrumental in the formation of the firm’s Hong Kong and Singapore offices. Mr. Mehta regularly gives presentations around the world, including most recently on topics such as “Cybersecurity – What Fund Managers and Investors Need to Know,” “LP Advisory Board: Rules Of Engagement,” “Hedge Fund Manager Investment Transactions – Key Considerations,” and “Trends in Private Equity and Hedge Funds.” Mr. Mehta received his JD magna cum laude in 1994 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as associate editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. He received his first degree summa cum laude in 1991 from Georgetown University. He is a member of the CGT's Advisory Council.
KATHARINA PISTOR | Katharina Pistor is the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her research explores corporate law, corporate governance, money and finance, property rights, and comparative law. In 2015 she was elected member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. She recently co-edited Governing Access to Essential Resources (Columbia University Press, 2015).
ADAM TOOZE | Adam Tooze is the Kathyrn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and the Director of the European Institute at Columbia University and CGT member. Professor Tooze has formerly contributed to the academic advisory panel of the National Intelligence Council. He is the author of three prize-winning books: Statistics and the German State 1900-1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge (Cambridge University Press, 2001), The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy (Penguin Allen Lane, 2006), and most recently, The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931 (Viking, 2014).


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