Connect, Empower, Inspire

Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) holds the Atlantic Dialogues (AD) conference every year, which is a high-level conference that has become a tradition since its launch in 2012. This annual conference convenes influential public and private sector leaders from around the Atlantic Basin for open, informal discussions on cross-regional issues and also encourages intergenerational dialogue through its Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders program (ADEL).

Asserting an Atlantic vision and filling in the generational and perception gaps can only be reinforced when the younger generation of leaders are given a seat at the table, to challenge the established perspectives and forward the conversations. To this end, the ADEL program fosters a unique network across generations, continents, and cultures, aimed at connecting, empowering and inspiring rising leaders and professionals and stimulating intergenerational dialogue within the conference, and beyond.
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Connect. Every year, the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program brings together 40 to 50 young leaders, aged 25 to 35, from around the Atlantic basin and Africa, who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in their fields and who aim to shape the regional and global agenda in politics, finance, business, civil society, academia and the media. These rising leaders have displayed leadership capabilities, and have a strong sense of commitment to social, economic, and development issues facing their communities in particular and the world in general.

Empower. This yearly program is held two days prior to the Atlantic Dialogues conference, and is a tailor-made policy immersion program that consists of structured group conversations with decision and opinion makers on key Atlantic development and cooperation issues, as well as informal meetings with innovative community leaders and think tank representatives. The program also holds aims to contribute to the personal and professional leadership journey of the Emerging Leaders through empowerment. The ADEL program exposes its participants to insights from established leaders through thought-provoking and reflective sessions. With innovative workshops and visits, the program enables participants to further develop leadership, design thinking, and collective intelligence skills needed to thrive in today’s complex policy and business realms.

Inspire. By gathering a diverse group of young leaders, each with a different story and experience, the PCNS hopes to provide the backdrop for cross-sectoral collaborations and synergies, and to be a vector for inspiration and new ideas. The aim of this program is to challenge the cohort with new ideas and perspectives and provide them with tools they can take away and use in their respective careers.

Intergenerational Dialogue. The ADELs join the Atlantic Dialogues Conference immediately after the program as full participants, and are presented with the unique opportunity to attend this high-level event, network with leading figures of the Atlantic Basin, speak in different sessions, and address the entire AD audience in the special final plenary session dedicated to that specific year’s cohort. Through discussions and debates with other fellow young leaders as well as with established policy, business and civil society decision makers, the selected pace shapers get the chance to broaden their knowledge, sharpen their skills, and network with the other members of this growing community.

Community. After completing the ADEL program and attending the AD conference, the ADELs join an ever-growing, interconnected, and inclusive alumni community that now encompasses over 380 members across continents, regions, sectors and backgrounds, and connects present and future leaders of the Atlantic Basin.This community is diverse and dynamic, and is determined to bring about lasting social change, create impact and change narratives. Through the ADEL Alumni Community, the PCNS continues to support youth leadership and contributes to intergenerational dialogue beyond the program and conference. Through community engagement initiatives and by providing continued opportunities, it is now leveraging the community and helping its members do the same, strengthening ties and exponentiating impact.





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INSEAD MBA Candidate

Mohammed Jamal

Chief Executive Officer, Molton Street Capital

Huw Thomas

Mentor, Zinc venture builder/EIT Food incubator/MIINT MBA impact investing competition

Mohamed Tlemcani

Consultant in Capital Markets at Qatar Investment Authority



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Santiago Caramés

Councilman, City Council, Montevideo

Santiago Theoduloz

Lawyer, Theoduloz & Arroyo



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Quentin James

African Americans Director, Ready for Hillary PAC

Alex Johnson

Inclusive Foreign Policy Leader | Human Security Champion | Global Impact Manager

Anand Reddi

Manager, Health Systems Strengthening, Gilead Sciences Inc.

Andrea A. Richter

Chief of Staff, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State

Dina Abdel-Fattah

Associate, Development Gateway

Rakan Aboneaaj

Research Associate, Center for Global Development (CGD)

Lina Alaoui

Senior Consultant, Advisory Services for Program and Risk Management, Ernst & Young

Asim Ali

Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

Felizia Bacall

Consultant, Bridgespan

Tony Bishop

Senior Advisor, The White House: Office of the National Cyber Director

Andrew Bishop

Deputy Head of Research & Director, Global Macro, Eurasia Group

Enrique Bravo Escobar

Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for Democracy

Daniel Buchbinder

Founder and Director, Alterna

Jordan Campbell

Actor, Teaching Artist, Political Activist, Harvard University

Jessa Coleman

Director of Programs & Policy, Nuveen Green Capital

Teresa Danso-Danquah

Manager of NextGen Initiatives, Disability:IN

Marisa DeAngelis

Director, BlackRock

John Dionisio

Senior Investment Director, Meridiam

Jeffrey Gelman

Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State

Blair Glencorse

Executive Director, Accountability Lab

Jessica Gottsleben

#ILookLikeAPolitician Ambassador, Running Start

Gene Gurevich

Director of Congressional Affairs, Securing America's Energy Future

Joseph Hammond

Fellow, Center for Peace and Media Initiatives

Holly Huffman

Chief Investment Officer, Bessemer Trust

Naimah Jabali-Nash

Producer, Freelance

Jonathan D. Jackson

Co-Founder, Head of Corporate Brand, Blavity

Gina Jones

Special Advisor, Defense Intelligence Agency

James Kirchick

Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution

Jordan Kronen

Legislative Assistant Washington State Senator Liz Lovelett

Savannah Lane

Director of Education and Experiences, The Policy Circle

Lavar Thomas

Environmental Justice Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Margot Le Guen

Senior Research Staff Assistant, International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Kelsey Lilley

Associate Director, Atlantic Council’s Africa Center

Nadia Makara

Program Development Officer, WaterAid America

Alejandra Mejía

Global Coach & Consultant, External Engagement at Teach For All

Davi Miller

Partnerships Manager, Facebook

Naakoshie Mills

NaaKoshie A. Mills, Lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

Sarala Morusupalli

Founder & Treasurer, EmpowerLife & U.S. Democratic Party

Roxy Ndebumadu

Mayor Pro Tem & District 4 Councilmember, City of Bowie, Maryland

Brent Oglesby

Lieutenant Commander, NSD-S HUB

Sidney Olinyk

Chief of Staff for Middle East Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

Funlola Otukoya

Investment Analyst, McKnight Foundation

Zach Pagovski

Senior Manager for business development and institutional partnerships, CIVIC

Eliot D. Pence

Director for Africa, McLarty Associates

Avril Perry

Aspiring Screenwriter

Benjamin Rogers

AJC Director, Middle East and North Africa Initiatives 

Benjamin Schmitt

European Energy Security Advisor, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State

Morten Seja

Expert Consultant (Innovation, Firm Growth and Entrepreneurship), The World Bank

Landry Signé

Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University, and Full Professor and Founding Senior Director of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0 Center at the Thunderbird School of Global Management

Theodora Skeadas

Public Policy, Twitter

André Soares

Analysis Coordinator, China Brazil Business Council

Swarnim Waglé

Chief Economic Advisor, UNDP Asia-Pacific

Devorah West

Private Sector Engagement Advisor, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development

Leonie Willenbrink

Operations Analyst Consultant, The World Bank



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Anabella C Ron

Strategic Consultant, Analytical Contractual, Inter-American Development Bank

Carolina Abrusci

Professor, School of Political Science, Central University of Venezuela



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Rumbidzai Chisenga

Director of Programs, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development

Doreen Mashu

Founder,The Good Heritage