Over four annual editions, the Atlantic Dialogues has brought together a diverse group of leaders to debate issues of significance for the Atlantic as a whole, north and south — and the Atlantic’s links to the global scene. Under the theme of Changing Mental Maps: Strategies for an Atlantic in Transition, we will meet again in December 2016 in Marrakesh to consider the political, economic and security developments reshaping societies and relationships on all four of the Atlantic’s continents. The challenges are stark, from the rise of populist politics and resurgent nationalism, to persistent financial instability and slow growth, from open-ended conflicts and migration pressures, to terrorism and political violence. But against this troubled backdrop, there are also opportunities, from climate diplomacy to the energy revolution, from generational change and an increasingly dynamic workforce to the digital revolution and innovations in agriculture, infrastructure and governance. Are common strategies possible? What new approaches are needed to address the demands of an Atlantic in transition?
Please note that the official proceedings of the Atlantic Dialogues will be conducted in English. Translation devices will be available for participants during full plenary sessions only. Available translation includes English to French and English to Arabic.
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