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Agenda 2018

Agenda

Atlantic Dynamics: Overcoming the Choke Points
Marrakesh, Morocco


*All times are subject to change

11:00–12:00
Launch of the 5th Edition of the Atlantic Currents: An Annual Report on Wider Atlantic Perspectives and Patterns

Moderator

  • Bouchra Rahmouni, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

Speakers

  • Hafsat Abiola, President and CEO, Women in Africa Initiative 
  • Youness Abouyoub, Director of the Governance and State-Building Division for the MENA Region, United Nations 
  • Rachid El Houdaigui, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
  • Youssef Mahmoud, Senior Adviser Africa Middle East and peace operations programs, International Peace Institute (IPI) 
12:00–14:20
Lunch
12:00–14:00
Parallel Lunch Side Event I : ORF Book Presentation “Securing the 21st Century: Mapping India Africa Engagement” – By Invitation

Moderator

  • Ihssane Guennoun, International Relations Specialist, Policy Center for the New South

Speakers

  • Tayeb Amegroud, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
  • Sunjoy Joshi, Chairman, ORF
  • Neelam Deo, Founder and Director, Indian Council on Global Relations Gateway House
12:00–14:00
Parallel Lunch Side Event II: “Migration, Trade and Security Nexus” – By Invitation

Moderator

  • Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Founder and Chief Executive, ICTSD

Speakers

  • Uri Dadush, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
  • Richard Danziger, Regional Director, West & Central Africa, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Seth Stodder, Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Haim Malka, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Middle East Program, CSIS
  • Bruno Tertrais, Deputy Director, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
14:30–14:40
AD Connect
  • Lilia Rizk, Program Officer, Policy Center for the New South
14:40–14 :50
Welcoming Remarks
  • Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, Policy Center for the New South
14:50–15:00
Introductory Remarks
  • Mohcine Jazouli, Minister Delegate in charge of African Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Kingdom of Morocco
15:00–15:30
Opening Conversation: Populism and Post-Truth Politics: The Backlash against Globalization

Moderator

  • Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director, CNBC Africa

Speakers

  • Madeleine Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group, USA 
  • Pedro Pires, Former President of Cape Verde, Founder of Instituto Pedro Pires
15:30–16:45
Plenary I: North-South Contrasting Demographic Trends: How can Africa reap its Demographic Dividend?

Moderator

  • Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director, CNBC Africa

Speakers

  • Christopher E. Craige, Director, Strategy, Engagement, and Programs, U.S. Africa Command
  • Bineta Diop, Special Envoy on Women, Peace, and Security, African Union Commission
  • Paulo Gomes, Chairman, Paulo Gomes and partners
  • Mabingue Ngom, Regional Director, West & Central Africa, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
16:45–17:15
Coffee Break
17:15–18:30
Plenary II: Atlantic Trade, the Surge of Protectionism and the WTO

Moderator

  • John Yearwood, Executive Board, International Press Institute

Speakers

  • Uri Dadush, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
  • Anabel Gonzalez, Former Minister of Foreign Trade, Republic of Costa Rica
  • Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Founder and Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
  • Paulo Portas, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Portugal
19:30–21:30
Moroccan Dinner
21:45–23:15
Evening Sessions

1. Is there a Middle Income Trap? 

Chair         Hinh Dinh, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

Speakers

  • Dominique Bocquet, General Finance, and Economic Controller, Ministry of Finance, France
  • Vandana Chandra, former Senior Economist, World Bank
  • Elena Panaritis, CEO and Founder, Thought4Action
  • Hasan    Tuluy,    former Vice President Latin America and Caribbean region, World Bank Group

2. Natural Resources and Political Power in Fragile States 

Chair     Eniola Mafe, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum 

Speakers

  • Mvemba Dizolele, Professorial Lecturer, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies 
  • Joseph Olaoye     Jaiyeola, CEO, The Nigerian Economic Summit Group 
  • Dominique Lafont, Managing Director, Lafont Africa Corporation
  • Ricardo Leitao Machado, Founder and CEO, AEnergia
  • William Zartman, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University

3. Labor Demand and Migration across the Mediterranean 

Chair    Youssef Kobo, Founder, A Seat At The Table

Speakers

  • Richard Danziger, Regional Director, West & Central Africa, International Organization for Migration (IOM) 
  • Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, President, International Affairs Institute 
  • Fathallah Sijilmassi, former Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean 
  • Nele Wissman, Project Manager, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader) 

 

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