High-level senior officials, business leaders, academics, opinion shapers and civil society actors.
- La domination du modèle occidental est-elle révolue ? Faut-il s’attendre à une redéfinition des rapports Nord-Sud ?
- Comment la rivalité sino-américaine et la montée en puissance de la Chine modifieront-t-elles l’écart existant entre les pays développés et en développement ?
- Quel est l’avenir d’une mondialisation désormais contestée au Nord comme au Sud ?
- Face à cette menace commune, comment éviter la paralysie des institutions multilatérales ?
Speaker: Karim El Aynaoui, President, Policy Center for the New South
Introductory conversation: A North and South Overview of the Pandemic
Moderator: Mvemba Dizolele, Lecturer in African Studies, John Hopkins University
- Aminata Toure, Former Prime Minister of Senegal
- Hubert Védrine, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, France
- How does that process challenge the sources of existing well-being in both the less-dynamic and the more prosperous areas in the Global South?
Moderator : Uduak Amimo, Journalist and Consultant, Uduak Amimo Coaching and Consulting
- Hafsat Abiola, President, Women in Africa
- Nkosana Donald Moyo, Founder and Chairman, Mandela Institute for Development Studies
- Bernardo Sorj, Director, Edelstein Center for Social Research
- Daniela Varela, Member of the "Argentine Council for International Affairs (CARI); Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader (ADEL)
- How can Western countries, particularly developing ones, learn lessons from Asia in order to remain competitive?
- What major areas could be explored together in order to build effective synergies?
- How have Asian countries fought corruption? How have they improved the education levels?
Moderator : Marcus de Freitas, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
- Neelam Deo, Founder and Director, Gateway House Indian Council on Global Relations
- Amre Moussa, Former Secretary-General of the Arab League, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt
- John Sawers, Executive Chairman of Newbridge Advisory, former Chief of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
- Mayecor Sar, Senior Manager, Government and Public Sector Practice, Deloitte; Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader (ADEL)
Indeed, health capacities have emerged as critical structures for the fight against the pandemic, with medical and pharmaceutical supplies acquiring strategic value, alongside personal protective equipment (PPE). This has bolstered health diplomacy as a new means of exercising and projecting power, while further demonstrating the importance of resilient health systems to protecting national interests. This session will explore the extent to which health can be instrumentalized as a foreign policy tool to advance national interests, as well as provide ground to reflect on the heterodox nature of the power-health nexus.
- What are the ramifications of the COVID-19 disease outbreak on the distribution of power?
- Given the increased attention and funding health has garnered following the pandemic, how can the WHO mitigate power imbalances within the global health governance field?
- To what extent has COVID-19 shifted state priorities and encouraged the incorporation of health as a dimension of foreign policy?
Moderator : Richard Liu, Journalist and Anchor, MSNBC and NBC News
- Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative
- Anand Reddi, Manager Health Systems Strenghtening, Gilead Sciences Inc; Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader (ADEL)
- Kheston Walkins, CEO, Chief NeuroInnovation Officer, Allegori; Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader (ADEL)
- How are structural and institutional racism contributing to the disproportionate effects of the pandemic on minorities? Why do Black people in the US, Brazil, the UK and beyond become infected and die from COVID-19 at higher rates than Whites?
- Should racism be declared a public health crisis?
- What policy responses should be considered to bridge the disparities and address systemic racism and its consequences during a pandemic?
Moderator : Omayra Issa, journalist, Radio-Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Emerging Leader)
- Tosin Durotoye, CEO and Primary Consultant, Conselia Advisory (Emerging Leader)
- Kassie Freeman, President & CEO, African Diaspora Consortium
- Alex T.Johnson, Chief of Staff, U.S. Helsinki Commission(Emerging Leader)
- Ana Barreto, Director of Programs, AfroResistance (Emerging Leader)
- How can military organizations improve member states and partners’ capacity-building in the face of future pandemics and public health crises?
- To what degree can military organizations support coordination and solidarity among their member states?
- Do public health crises hamper allied armed forces’ ability to carry training exercises and joint operations?
Moderator : Kimberly Dozier, TIME Magazine Contributor & CNN Global Affairs Analyst
- Gabriele Cascone, Head of the Counter-Terrorism Section, NATO
- Barre Seguin, NATO Senior Mentor, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe SHAPE
- Juan Battaleme, Academic Director, CARI
- What to expect?
- Can the West recover lost ground?
- Will Western values be resilient?
Moderator : Mohammed Loulichki, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
- Bineta Diop, Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, African Union Commission
- Trisha Shetty, Founder & CEO, SheSays
- Ignacio Walker, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile
- Thomas Richter, Director, Berlin & Brussels, Avisa Partners (Emerging Leader)
- How COVID-19 has disrupted the geopolitical landscape?
- Are existing institutions well equipped to steer the international response?
- How can global flows and value chains be protected from collapsing?
Moderator : Ian Lesser, Vice President & Executive Director, Brussels, German Marshal Fund of the United States
- Bronwyn Bruton, Director of Programs & Studies, Atlantic Council
- Paolo Magri, Executive Vice President and Director, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
- Zhou Yuyuan, Senior Fellow, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
Depuis une décennie (crise de 2008) et surtout en 2020 avec la crise sanitaire et économique les Etats (y compris ceux des économies en développement) rivalisent d’ingéniosité et d’audace dans la mise en place de politiques sociales d’envergure (ex. Tadamon au Maroc, Novissi au Togo) avec la mise en place d’un revenu quasi-universel.
- Ce retour de l’État providence notamment en Afrique est-il le signe d’une reconnaissance des erreurs du passé ? (‘Did we lose decades ?’ pour paraphraser l’économiste William Easterly)
- Ce retour des politiques sociales audacieuses et assumées s’inscrivent-il dans un horizon juste conjoncturel ou assiste-t-on a un réel changement de paradigme ?
- Pour une Afrique qui se montre résiliente face aux crises et ambitieuse dans son devenir quel arbitrage effectuer entre le dilemme d’un environnement macroéconomique saint et la jeunesse de sa population qui nécessite des politiques sociales fortes pour l’accompagner dans son épanouissement ? autrement dit de quels leviers dispose-t-on pour financer cet État providence ?
Moderator : Claude Grunitzky, Founder, Trace and True Africa
- Abdelhak Bassou, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
- Sergio Suchodolski, President, Banco de Desenvolvimento de Minas Gerais
- Patricia Ahanda, Founder and CEO, LYDEXPERIENCE (Emerging Leader)
- Adil El Madani, Private Sector Development Expert, Enable (Emerging Leader)
- Abdoullah Coulibaly, President, Bamako Forum
- What lessons can be learnt from COVID-19?
- Can cooperation increase in the future? How?
Moderator : John Yearwood, Deputy editor, Trade & Agriculture and Editor, China Watcher, POLITICO
- Paulo Portas, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Portugal
- Andrés Rozental, President, Rozental & Asociados ; Founder, Mexican Council on Foreign Relation
- Nchimunya Hamukoma, Policy Strategist, African Futures (Emerging Leader)
- Jessica Gottsleben, Innovative Servant Leader, Young Leaders Council (Emerging Leader)
- Is isolationism a temporary political orientation the current administration has embraced or will a gradual retreat from multilateralism irreversibly come to characterize American foreign policy in the following decades?
- What are the key pressing issues and security challenges requiring multilateral mobilization in the Wider Atlantic? What impact would a divided government have on the next administration’s foreign policy in the region?
- How can countries throughout the Wider Atlantic renegotiate an inclusive framework of cooperation reengaging the South Atlantic to build long-lasting partnerships aimed at tackling common challenges?
Moderator : Kidane Kiros, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
- Reta Jo Lewis, Senior Fellow & Director of Congessional Affairs, German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Len Ishmael, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Policy Center for the New South
This session will examine these strategies and disinformation’s long term implications on health, security, electoral processes and politics.
- Definition of disinformation and its present day manifestations: How can we define disinformation? What are the motives behind disinformation campaigns? In what ways does it impact public’s access to information?
- Strategies to counter disinformation: How can states, multilateral institutions and other stakeholders (journalists) effectively limit public exposure to falsehoods and fabricated information? What strategies can the relevant stakeholders deploy to address structural vulnerabilities in relation to disinformation?
- Disinformation long term repercussions: To what extent did disinformation contribute to the erosion of trust between citizens and institutions? What are the long term implications of disinformation on human security, electoral processes and politics?
Moderator : Blair Glencorse, Executive Director, Accountability Lab; Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader (ADEL)
- Pascal Boniface, Director, French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS)
- Bushra Ebadi Youth Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL); Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader (ADEL)
- Andres Schipani, East and Central Africa Correspondent, Financial Times
- Richard Werly, European Affairs Correspondent, Le Temps
- How will trade policies evolve in the post-pandemic world?
- How should policy-makers balance the gains from trade and foreign investment with concerns about medical security and jobs?
Moderator : Uri Dadush, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
- Anabel Gonzalez, Former Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
- Laoye Jaiyeola, CEO, Nigerian Economic Summit Group
- Andrea Richter-Garry, Vice President for International Engagement, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (Emerging Leader)
Therefore, it becomes essential to take advantage of various technological innovations such as Artificial Intelligence for the design of optimal and suitable models for crisis management. In this context, what is true for developed and emerging countries is equally true for poor countries and especially for Africa. This session will try to better understand whether and how the use of ICTs would have an impact on crisis management. It will also address the prospects for adapting ICTs to the crisis management process.
- What is the future for ICTs in crisis management? Do they seem promising? Would they be able to improve the effectiveness of crisis management?
- Would crisis management be realistic thanks to the evolution of ICTs?
- Would technological developments be able to bring stability in a world that is becoming increasingly uncertain?
- Will the measures taken today by Southern countries (Africa) be sufficient to prevent the direct effects of crises? Or will this further reinforce their dependence on the Northern countries?
Moderator: Eduardo Haddad, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South.
- Muhammadou M.O. Kah, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost; Professor of Information Technologies & Computing, The American University of Nigeria
- Prince Boadu, CEO and Co-Founder, MapTech Logistics Limited (Emerging Leader)
- Jessica Berlin, Founder and Managing Director, CoStruct (Emerging Leader)
- Jana Nelson, Latin America Lead, Amazon Web Services Institute (Emerging Leader)
- How can the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting economic recession, affect global oil markets in the medium and long term?
- Will the COVID-19 pandemic slow down energy transition efforts?
Moderator : Rim Berahab, Economist, Policy Center for the New South
- Valeria Aruffo, Director External Relations, Dii Desert Energy
- Sunjoy Joshi, Chairman, Observer Research Foundation
- Andreas Kraemer, Founder, Ecologic Institute
- Saïd Mouline, CEO, Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency AMEE
The spread of Covid-19 globally has caused widespread fear and anxiety, primarily because of fears of infection and fear of death, then because of the lasting uncertainties surrounding the nature of the epidemic, its modes of transmission, its degree of ferocity and the effectiveness of therapeutic intervention protocols allowing to save affected communities.
It is therefore necessary to distinguish two situations which are often confused: the psychological effects caused by fear of the spread of the pandemic and its ferocity” and those generated by measures aimed to reduce the propagation of the virus.
The repercussions of the Covid-19 crisis and confinement have manifested at different degrees within four social and professional categories: (a)general communities, (b) health and security professionals, (c) providers of services during confinement (food, transportation, industries etc.), (d) vulnerable categories including children, old people, people suffering from chronic diseases.
Many people, will continue to feel deep anxieties, existential fear, worries about the future during the post-containment phase, while others will demonstrate pessimistic reactions during this phase due to the heightened uncertainty situation.
Economically, the restart of economic activities might also face a general state of burnout, that affects the wellbeing, reduce productivity, and refrain the hopes for recovery
- If all measures taken to limit the spread of Covid-19 aim to protect the public health of populations, then what is the share of mental health in the public policies of the southern countries?
- How can we ensure a mental health model assuring peoples’ well-being, coping with threats but also preserving productivity?
- What is the cost of non-mental health?
Moderator : Aziz Boucetta, Director of Publishing, Panorapost
- Parfait Akana, Executive Director, The Muntu Institute; Professor, University of Yaounde II-Soa
- Fatima Boutbibe, Neuropsychologist; Director, Center for Cognitive and Functional Exploration and Rehabilitation (C.E.R.C-f)
- El Mostafa Rezrazi, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South; Professor of Crisis Management and Forensic Clinical Psychologist
- Kholoud Wattar Kassem, Political Sociologist; Founder and President, Lebanese Women Towards Decision Making
Today, Latin America is struggling to find a balance between keeping strict sanitary controls and opening its economic activities to full capacity, while reducing the number of new daily cases and the mortality rates. Another (complementary) alternative would be to find a balance between quarantines, alternative treatments and vaccine campaigns in order to reduce the risk of contagion and to permanently control the pandemic.
This panel will try to answer the following questions:
- How will the governments react to protect their citizens and contain Covid-19’s spread while at the same time saving their economies?
- Is the return to normal pre-pandemic life possible despite the recent social unrest happening in some parts of the region?
- What would be the actions and solutions to mitigate the negative effects caused by the pandemic in the social, economic and geopolitical levels?
Moderator : Lourival Sant’Anna, International Affairs Reporter and Analyst, CNN Brazil; Columnist, O Estado de São Paulo
- Jamil Mahuad, Former President of Ecuador
- Federico Ramón Puerta, Former President of Argentina
- Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Former President of Costa Rica
Speaker: Karim El Aynaoui, President of the Policy Center for the New South