The Great Power Scramble
Global Trends and the Role of Europe


Welcoming remarks Giulio Tremonti, Chairman, Aspen Institute Italia

The unsettled global setting

  • The China factor: can it still be a stakeholder?
  • What future for Russia after Ukraine?
  • India as a key swing power and America’s Indo-Pacific strategy
  • The scenario of a XXI Century “Concert of Powers” or a democracies vs autocracies lens?

Chair Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, President, IAI


  • Giada Messetti, Author, RAI
  • Filippo Fasulo, Co-Head Geoeconomia, ISPI
  • Robin Niblett, Distinguished Fellow, Chatham House
  • Francesco Talò, Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO
  • Domitilla Sagramoso, Senior Lecturer in Security and Development, King’s College
  • Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Practice head for South Asia, Eurasia Group; Distinguished Fellow, Ananta Aspen Centre
  • Pasquale Ferrara, Director General for Political Affairs and Interantional Security, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation


European and Italian perspectives: priorities and options in the EU context

  • The EU and the great power scramble: shaping up as a security player
  • The UK and European defense: is an agreement in the cards?
  • Living with a contested globalization: rules, allies and problematic partners
  • What drivers for European growth?
  • The strategic meaning of radical energy diversification

Chair Marta Dassù, Editor in chief, Aspenia; Senior Advisor European Affairs, Aspen Institute Italia

Introductory remarks
Francesco Starace, CEO & General Manager, Enel


  • Vincenzo Celeste, Director General for Europe and International Trade Policy, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Antonio Missiroli, Non-Resident Associate Fellow, NATO Defense College
  • Erik Jones, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies, European University Institute
  • Matteo Villa, Senior Research Fellow, ISPI and co-heads, ISPI Data Lab