Since 2016, EMSI has hosted an annual international conference, bringing together academics, researchers, officials and practitioners through a series of panel discussions and presentations on the focus areas of the Initiative. The EMSI Annual Conference has evolved into the most important event of its kind, fostering a network of stakeholders and an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas.

2016 EMSI 1st Annual Conference

Keynote Speakers

  • Ambassador Alexandros N. Zenon
    Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus

  • Nadia Arbatova
    Head, Department of European Studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciencess

  • Dalia Gavriely-Nuri
    Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalemcademy of Sciencess

2017 EMSI 2nd Annual Conference

Keynote Speakers

  • H.E. Mr Matthew Kidd
    High Commissioner, British High Commission, Republic of Cyprus

  • Patrick D. Connell
    Political-Economic Section Chief, U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus

  • Stephane Cohen
    Director, Diplomatic Program – The Israel Project

2018 EMSI 3rd Annual Conference

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Andreas Theophanous
    Head, Department of Politics and Governance
    President of the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs, University of Nicosia
  • Zenonas Tziarras
    Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus
  • Ioakeim Ampartzidis
    Director, Diplomatic Program – The Israel Project
  • Moran Zaga
    PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
    Research Associate, Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies, University of Haifa
  • Nicos Panayiotides
    Journalist, Assistant Professor of International Politics, American College, Head of Geopame
  • Megumi Nishimura
    Professor, Faculty of Law, Ritsumeikan University