In the panel:
- Faisal Roble, analyst of Somali politics, history and society. Roble is a founding member of the popular Somali website wardheernews and a contributing editor for the academic journal The Horn of Africa Journal.
- Stig Jarle Hansen, professor at NMBU who works mainly with religion and politics (including religious terror ) and political theory. Hansen is a world expert on Islamism in the Horn of Africa and the Shabaab Group.
- Adam Aw Hirsi, public policy expert on justice, terrorism, stabilization and conflict resolution issues in Somalia and the larger Horn of Africa region. Held several high profile positions in the Somali Government.
- Dr. Abdi Ali Hassan, member of the Federal Parliament of the Somali Republic. He is also a chairperson of the Eastern Africa Parliamentary Alliances for Food Security and Nutrition (EAPA FSN) and a professor of economics at the Somali National University.
The moderator will be Dr. Hodan Osman Abdi. Dr. Abdi is a university lecturer and associate research fellow at the Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University.