Cyprus forum panel. Illustration: PCC
Cyprus forum panel. Illustration: PCC

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This panel discussion, organised in collaboration with the Atlantic Council, is part of the two-day Cyprus Forum ending Saturday 30.09.23

The Cyprus Forum is an independent, ambitious and not-for-profit conference, organised by Oxygono, in association with the Delphi Economic Forum. Its objective is to become a lever and catalyst for change through discussions and debates leading to commitments, actions and ultimately outcomes. It promotes sustainable and socially responsible policies in Cyprus and the wider Eastern Mediterranean region. The Cyprus Forum brings together local and foreign political leaders, prominent figures from the public and the private sector, the media, academia and civic society to initiate dialogue, exchange ideas and find new and creative solutions to key public policy issues. In this year’s Cyprus Forum, “Transparency” takes centre stage. Join us as we explore, among many other topics, the power of openness and accountability in governance, business, and society. Be inspired, challenged, and empowered as we unravel the transformative potential of Transparency together.

You may find the full program here and register for the forum here.


  • Yannis Basais, Offshore Projects Advisor, Independent Energy Consulting
  • Ipek Borman, International Relations Expert and Academic, Freelance
  • Jonathan Cohen, Ambassador (retired), Non-resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Charles Ellinas, CEO of EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd (eCNHC), Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center
  • Michael Harari, Ambassador (retired), Michael Hariri Consulting
  • Mehmet Öğütçü, Chairman, Global Resources Partnership: Chairman, London Energy Club

Moderated by:

  • Defne Sadıklar Arslan, Senior Director, Atlantic Council in Turkey & Turkey Programs, Atlantic Council
  • Harry Tzimitras, Director Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Cyprus Centre, Senior Fellow Atlantic Council, Global Energy Center.