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Agenda 2019

11:00-12:30
Launch of the 6th Edition of the Atlantic Currents: An Annual Report on Wider Atlantic Perspectives and Patterns

Moderator

  • Marcus Vinicius de Freitas, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

Speakers

  • Anabel González, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics – PIIE; Former Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
  • Len Ishmael, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
  • Rida Lyammouri, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
  • Olisaeloka Okocha, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, PS Nutraceuticals International
  • Aminata Touré, President, Economic Social and Environmental Council; Former Prime Minister, Senegal
12:30-14:20
Lunch
 
12:30-14:20
Parallel Lunch I: Agriculture, Irrigation and Energy (in partnership with Malabo Montpellier Panel) – By Invitation

Chair

  • Dimakatso Sekhoto, National Executive Council Member, African Farmers Association of South Africa – AFASA; Co-Founder, GrowthShoot 

Speakers

  • Debisi Araba, Director for Africa, International Center for Tropical Agriculture – CIAT; Member, Malabo 
  • Aminata Touré, President, Economic, Social and Environmental Council; Former Prime Minister, Senegal 
  • Isabelle Tsakok, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South 
14:30-14:40
AD Connect

Speaker

  • Lilia Rizk, Emerging Leaders Program Coordinator, Policy Center for the New South
14:40-14:55
Welcoming Remarks

Speaker

  • Karim El Aynaoui, President, Policy Center for the New South
14:55-15:25
Opening Conversation: Living in the Age of Uncertainty

Moderator

  • Richard Lui, Journalist and News Anchor, MSNBC

Speaker

  • Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
15:25-16:40
Plenary I: The Prospects for Populism

Moderator

  • Richard Lui, Journalist and News Anchor, MSNBC

Speakers

  • María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador
  • Ana Palacio, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain
  • J. Peter Pham, United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa; Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives and Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council
  • Paulo Portas, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Former Deputy Prime Minister, Portugal
  • Ignacio Walker, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile
16:40-17:10
Coffee Break
17:10-18:25
Plenary II: The Education Quandary

Moderator

  • Claude Grunitzky, Founder, TRACE and True Africa

Speakers

  • Didier Acouetey, President and Founder, AfricSearch Group
  • Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI); Former Minister of Education, Nigeria
  • Silas Lwakabamba, Vice Chancellor, UNICAF University Rwanda; Former Minister of Education, Rwanda
  • Gregory Nguyen Tien Hung, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Howard University; Former Minister of Economic Development and Planning, Vietnam
  • Najat Vallaud Belkacem, Global Affairs CEO, Ipsos; Former Minister for Education, Higher Education and Research, France
19:00-21:30
Breakout Dinners

1. How Is Fintech Changing the Markets?
 

Chair

  • Andres Schipani, Brazil Correspondent, Financial Times

Speakers

  • Theodore Ahlers, Senior Associate, Emerging Markets Forum
  • Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski, President, Development Bank of Minas Gerais – BDMG
  • Joseph Olaoye Jaiyeola, Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Economic Summit Group – NESG

2. Circular Economy: Making Wealth from Waste
 

Chair

  • Paul Isbell, Chief Editor and Senior Writer, Global Alumni Education; Adjunct Professor, IE University School for Global and Public Affairs

Speakers

  • Pushpam Kumar, Chief Environmental Economist and Senior Economic Advisor, United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP
  • Noura Mansouri, Senior Research Associate, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center – KAPSARC
  • Mehmet Öğütçü, Chairman, Global Resources Partnership

3. Youth, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Chair

  • Mosun Layode, Executive Director, African Philanthropy Forum – AFP

Speakers

  • Linus Gitahi, Executive Chairman, Tropikal Brands
  • Candide Leguede, Founder and Managing Director, ARCANDIA and INNOV’UP
  • Ade Mabogunje, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University
  • Yvonne Quahe, Founder and President, Reimagine Life; Career and Program Advisor, World Bank Family Network

4. Asian Powers in The South

Chair

  • William Zartman, Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus, SAIS Johns Hopkins University

Speakers

  • Samuel Arnaud, Political Analyst, NATO Strategic Direction South Hub 
  • Canan Atilgan, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – KAS
  • Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Senior Advisor, International Republican Institute; Professorial Lecturer in African Studies, SAIS Johns Hopkins University
  • Yali Zhao, Former Ambassador of China to Uganda, China

5. The Digital Revolution in Government

Chair

  • Adil Diani, Chief Engineer and Former Advisor to the Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and the Digital Economy

Speakers

  • Jorge Castañeda, Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NYU; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
  • Brigette Hyacinth, International Keynote Speaker; Author
  • Diya Obeid, Founder and CEO, JobDiva
  • Lex Paulson, Director, School of Collective Intelligence, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

6. Financing Public Services

Chair

  • Moubarack Lo, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

Speakers

  • Molly Campbell, Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University
  • Karim Hajji, Managing Director, Casablanca Stock Exchange 
  • Reta Jo Lewis, Senior Fellow; Director of Congressional Affairs, The German Marshall Fund of the United States – GMF
  • Jean-Louis Sarbib, Director for Africa and the Middle East, Centennial Group International; Distinguished Fellow, Emerging Markets Forum
  • Hung Tran, Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics, Atlantic Council

7. The South in Global Value Chains

Chair

  • Nicholas Rémillard, President and CEO, International Economic Forum of the Americas – IEFA

Speakers

  • Daniel Hamilton, Professor, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation; Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
  • Greg Mills, Director, Brenthurst Foundation

8. Bolsonaro: 1 Year After

Chair

  • Pedro da Motta Veiga, Director, Center for Studies in Integration and Development – CINDES

Speakers

  • Jean-François Daguzan, Vice President, Choiseul Institute; Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research – FRS
  • João Bosco Monte, President, Brazil Africa Institute
  • Paulo Neves, Deputy of National Parliament, Portugal; President, Institute for the Promotion of Latin America and the Caribbean – IPDAL 
  • Ana Santos Pinto, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, NOVA University; Researcher, Portuguese Institute of International Relations – IPRI-NOVA

9. Cultural Diplomacy

Chair

  • Mohammed Loulichki, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

Speakers

  • Doru Costea, Former President, UN Human Rights Council – UNHRC
  • Youssef Mahmoud, Senior Advisor, International Peace Institute – IPI 
  • Bernardo Sorj, Director, The Edelstein Center for Social Research

10. Political Transition and Violence

Chair

  • Tigist Yeshiwas Engdaw, Assistant Professor; Research Coordinator for the Academic Programs, Institute for Peace and Security Studies – IPSS/Addis Ababa University

Speakers

  • Rudolph Atallah, Chief Executive Officer, White Mountain Research; Senior Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council
  • Mats Karlsson, Special Advisor, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs 
  • Bruno Tertrais, Deputy Director, Foundation for Strategic Research – FRS

11. The Future of the European Union

Chair

  • Dominique Bocquet, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

Speakers

  • Luiz Felipe de Alencastro, Professor; Director of the Center for South Atlantic Studies, São Paolo School of Economics – FGV
  • Pol Morillas, General Director; Senior Research Fellow, Barcelona Center for International Affairs – CIDOB
  • Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, European Union
  • Nuno Severiano Teixeira, Full Professor of International Relations, NOVA University
  • Antonio Villafranca, Research Coordinator; Co-Head of the Center on Europe & Global Governance, Italian Institute for International Political Studies – ISPI

12. The Spread of Discontent and Social Unrest

Chair

  • Andrés Rozental, President, Rozental & Asociados; Founder, Mexican Council on Foreign Relation  

Speakers

  • Mohamed Cherkaoui, Director Emeritus, National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS
  • Dominique Guillo, Professor, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University – UM6P 
  • Hassan Kawa, Vice President, Middle East 
  • Trisha Shetty, Founder & CEO, SheSays; President of the Steering Committee, Paris Peace Forum 

12. رهانات الأمن والتنمية (in Arabic)

Chair

  • Khalid Chegraoui, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South 

Speakers

  • Maged Abdelaziz, Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States to the United Nations  
  • Younes Abouyoub, Director of the Governance and State-Building Division for the MENA Region, United Nations  
21:45-23:15
Evening Sessions

1. The 4th Industrial Revolution and the Future of Work and Education

Chair

  • Jamira Burley, Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education

Speakers

  • Kassie Freeman, President and CEO, African Diaspora Consortium
  • Jesko Hentschel, Country Director for the Maghreb and Malta, The World Bank Group
  • Mabingue Ngom, Director, Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa, United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA
  • Nicholas Rémillard, President and CEO, International Economic Forum of the Americas – IEFA
  • Alfredo Valladão, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

2. Les Accords Post-Cotonou : Quel Renouveau du Partenariat ? (in French with simultaneous translation)

Chair

  • Richard Werly, Correspondent, Le Temps

Speakers

  • Nayé Bathily, Head of Global Parliamentary Relations, The World Bank Group
  • Larabi Jaidi, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
  • Dominique Lafont, Founder and CEO, Lafont Africa Corporation
  • Alioune Sall, Executive Director, African Futures Institute

3. Foreign Military Interventions in Africa

Chair

  • Ian Lesser, Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States – GMF; Executive Director, Transatlantic Center

Speakers

  • Younes Abouyoub, Director of the Governance and State-Building Division for the MENA Region, United Nations
  • Bronwyn Bruton, Director of Programs and Studies; Deputy Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council
  • Nkosana Donald Moyo, Founder and Chairman, Mandela Institute for Development Studies – MINDS
  • Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo, President, Nato Defense College Foundation
  • Francis Ofori, Commandant, The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center – KAIPTC