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February 2024
Ahmed Ouhnini et Ferid Belhaj
La Banque Mondiale au Maroc : Bilan d'une décennie d'actions

Dans ce podcast, avec monsieur Ferid Belhaj, Vice-président de la Banque Mondiale pour la région MENA, nous abordons les conclusions d'une évaluation indépendante sur le soutien de la Banque mondiale au Royaume du Maroc et ses implications pour le Nouveau Modèle de Développement.

16
February 2024
Abdessalam Saad Jaldi - Hakim El Karoui
Dynamiques et mutations de la méditerranée

Le bassin méditerranéen concentre dans son espace restreint tous les enjeux et des défis de la mondialisation et est confronté à l’ensemble des risques qui en découlent.

09
February 2024
Rim Berahab and Hafez Ghanem
Financing the Future: The Role of a Global Green Bank in Sustainable Development

In this episode with Dr. Hafez Ghanem, Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, we discuss the establishment of a Global Green Bank, differentiating it from traditional financial entities with a focus on sustainability. Dr.

02
February 2024
Youssef El Jai & Ferid Belhaj
A Path to Strengthening the Global Financial Architecture

In this podcast, Mr.

01
February 2024
Hermine Sam Adams Bodomo Helen Dempster David Lelu Pedro Peña Tapia
A Sustainable Brain Drain?

Within professional and academic circles, the idea of "brain drain" has long been a topic of discussion, generating arguments from a variety of angles.

30
January 2024
Eilish Zembilci, Duke University, Isabelle Tsakok, Alexander de Waal
Perspectives on Hunger

Tune in to understand the motivators of food related insecurity, the historical roots of Western responses to global food insecurity and how policies can be built to encourage food stability around the world.

26
January 2024
Mahmoud Arbouch and Hung Q Tran
Financialization and increased economic fragility

Since the 1980s, financial activities and assets have gained significant prominence in the global economy, surpassing the growth rate of underlying economic activity measured by global GDP.

19
January 2024
Abdessalam Jaldi and Renée Cummings
The Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

New Technologies can have, and already is having, a profound impact on our society. However, the new technologies can also be used to malicious ends or have unintended negative consequences.

12
January 2024
Helmut Sorge and Nathalie Delapalme
Redefining Democracy in Africa

In this podcast, Ms. Nathalie Delapalme, Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, presents a compelling philosophical approach to understanding the new Africa. Ms.

08
January 2024
Abdessalam Jaldi & Kassie Freeman
The Diaspora as a tool of African Soft Power

The role played by diasporas in international relations should not be neglected. Bilateral engagements between states can be significantly affected by the practical and perspective relations between the diaspora community and their homeland.

29
December 2023
Akram Zaoui, Paul Isbell & Len Ishmael
The Wider Atlantic: Cross Perspectives from the North and South

The Wider Atlantic looks like an underinvested space in spite of its strategic significance and of its potential as a vast area of peaceful cooperation.

22
December 2023
Amal El Ouassif and Martin Ruhs
Bridging Horizons: Navigating Europe-Africa Cooperation on Migration

Join us in this insightful podcast episode featuring Mr.

08
December 2023
Helmut Sorge & Sara Burke
Between Globalization and Non-Globalization: Is there a reverse?

In this podcast, Ms.Sarah Burke, Senior Policy Analyst at the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation in New York, highlights the escalating and unpredictable risks associated with geopolitical decisions.

05
December 2023
Javier Cantero, Fatima Aliyu Magaji, Maiga Attaher
Climate Change and Security in the Sahel

Delving into the nuances of this paradigm shift, the speakers shed light on how climate change is now perceived not only as an environmental challenge but also as a critical factor influencing global peace dynamics.

01
December 2023
Akram Zaoui and Tai Ming Cheung
Growth, Innovation, and the Security/Technology Nexus in China

Over the past decades, China has discreetly built up its innovation and patiently poured capital and focused on the development of its technology. China notably anticipated the technological needs that the green transition would require, and consolidated its global footprint in related sectors.

24
November 2023
Akram Zaoui & Anahi Wiedenbrüg
Debt from a Southern Perspective

Debt in the Global South was a key point of discussion during the last annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund which took place in Marrakesh on October 2023.

17
November 2023
Helmut Sorge & Stefan Buijsman
Artificial Intelligence: Historical Context of Technological Change

During this interview, Mr. Stefan Buijsman, Assistant Professor at the Technische Universiteit Delft provides an analysis on the multifaceted nature of Artificial Intelligence, raising critical questions about its role in our future.

10
November 2023
Helmut Sorge & Jean-Daniel Gerber
War and World Economy: Unpacking the Impact of Global Tensions and Conflicts

In this episode, we analyze the influence of the global tensions, featuring discussions on the far-reaching consequences of the ongoing wars and their ripple effects on the world economy as we discuss the critical role of central bankers in navigating these turbulent times. Mr.

03
November 2023
Helmut Sorge & Thierry Warin
Industrial Policy for Innovation and Technology Upgrading in Africa

As the world enters the era of the fourth industrial revolution characterized by advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, and automation, the preparedness of African nations varies significantly. Economists argue that Africa missed out on the first three industrial r

27
October 2023
Hamza Saoudi & Imane Lahrich
Économie Informelle au Maroc : Réalités et Recommandations

Au cours de cet épisode, nous aborderons les aspects suivants : la définition de l'emploi informel, son importance dans l'économie marocaine, les raisons de sa prévalence, les implications qui en découlent, ainsi que les recommandations visant à faire face à cette réalité complexe.

20
October 2023
Akram Zaoui & Mustapha Kamel Nabli
Trapped in the middle: A talk on MENA’s economic challenges

High unemployment rates, particularly among the urban and educated youth, low accumulation of human capital, and a weak private sector leading to low growth levels have been the key features of the MENA region's economy. Dr.

06
October 2023
Helmut Sorge & Abla Abdel Latif
Rising Inflation and Economic Challenges in Africa

The confluence of Covid 19 and the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has resulted in a troublesome surge of inflation not seen for decades.

27
September 2023
Afaf Zarkik, Jean-Louis Arcand
The Power of Innovation for Sustainable Development

In this episode, we delve into the critical issues of climate change, energy transition, and food security in Africa.

22
September 2023
Fahd Azaroual & Saloi El Yamani
L'érosion de la base d'imposition, le transfert de bénéfices et les défis de l'espace fiscal en Afrique

L'érosion de la base d'imposition et le transfert de bénéfices (BEPS) impliquant des entreprises multinationales est un problème complexe et multidimensionnel résultant de lacunes et d'incohérences e

15
September 2023
by Oumayma Bourhriba and Otaviano Canuto
Global Economy Now and the Challenges Ahead

The global economy is on the path to recovery following the dual challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

08
September 2023
Akram Zaoui & Serhat Suha
Where does Türkiye stand? A glimpse at the Turkish polity in 2023

This podcast was recorded before the second round of the Turkish presidential election. While the result of the latter was still unknown, the first round as well as the legislative elections had marked clear tendencies within the Turkish society.

01
September 2023
by Hala Boumaiz & Len Ishmael
Unveiling Power Dynamics: The West and the Global South

In this podcast, we are joined by Dr. Len Ishmael, editor and co-author of the book “Aftermath of War in Europe: The West VS. the Global South?”. Dr.

25
August 2023
Helmut Sorge & Rear Admiral Nuno de Noronha Bragança
African Coastal Piracy and Migration Challenges

During the interview, we presented a series of questions to Mr. Nuno, starting with an analysis of piracy along the African coast. We inquired about its current threat to our communities and whether containment is achievable.

18
August 2023
Hamza M’jahed and Maria Helena De Felipe
Empowering Women in Economic Diplomacy: Unlocking Potential in the Mediterranean

In this episode, titled "Empowering Women in Economic Diplomacy: Unleashing Potential in the Mediterranean," Maria Helena de Felipe, a renowned authority in business leadership and economic diplomacy, discusses her journey in empowering women within the business sphere.

11
August 2023
Saloi El Yamani & Sabrine Emran
Energy Demand and the Shadow of Recession

 In a constantly evolving global landscape, characterized by a series of impactful shockwaves reverberating across various sectors, the energy sector stands out as one that has been significantly affected.