Keynote speaker of the discussion was Gilles Kepel, Professor and Chair of Middle East and Mediterranean studies at the Institut d ’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). In the hybrid discussion, moderated by Prof. Loukas Tsoukalis, President of ELIAMEP, participated representatives from academia, business and policy making sectors. The participants had the chance to exchange views on issues that included, among others, the Middle East and the Arab world.