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Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 09:00 to 15:00

The Risks and Rewards of New World Reorder for Africa

Our Senior Fellow, Abdelhak Bassou has been invited by Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania to speak at a panel on the risks and rewards of a new world Reorder of Africa, at the Opening Session on Day II of the Africa Think Tank Summit on February 27, 2020, taking place in Capte Town, South Africa.

The panel will explore the turbulence and transitions in Africa and around the world that is designed to provide regional and national perspectives on key policy issues and the strategic and operational challenges facing think tanks.

Along other prominent think tank representatives : Abraham AWOLICH, Managing Director, The Sudd Institute (South Sudan) ; Neuma GROBBELAAR - Foreign Policy and Development Expert, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) (South Africa)  and Jon STEVER – Chief Executive Officer, Innovation for Policy Foundation (Rwanda), Abdelhak Bassou will answer the following issues as the discussion will be chaired by  Jitendra ROYCHOUDHURY - Research Fellow, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) (Saudi Arabia) :

How can governments in the region and other actors create a more effective role in strengthening cooperation and reducing regional tensions? What are the prospects for forming a regional security architecture that can manage issues such as economic growth and development, territorial disputes, strategic stability, and nontraditional security challenges? This panel will explore the impact of these challenges to the security and prosperity of the African region.

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About the Speaker :
  • Abdelhak Bassou, senior fellow, Policy Center for the New South

    Abdelhak Bassou is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, previously known as OCP Policy Center, who focuses on Security Studies and Strategies and Defense. He occupied several offices within the Directorate General of the Moroccan National Security where he was Borders’ Division Chief from 1978 to 1993. He was the former Director of the Royal Institute of Police in 1998. He also served as the Chief of Regional Security (Errachidia 1999-2003, Sidi Kacem 2003-2005) and was also Head of the Central General Intelligence from 2006 to 2009.

    He also contributed to the output of several international organizations endeavors including the Council of Arab Interior Ministers from 1986 to 1992, where he represented the Directorate General of National Security in several meetings. Abdelhak Bassou holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Studies from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of Agdal in Rabat.