The Future of the Atlantic Hemisphere

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
9:00 am-3:00 pm

The Kenney Auditorium
The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Globalization is not just about the rise of the Asian Hemisphere. The four Atlantic continents are connecting in many surprising ways via energy, goods, services, people and ideas. Join us for the culmination of a three-year study by research institutes on the four Atlantic continents mapping trends, perspectives and interregional dynamics between Europe, Africa, and the Americas: The Atlantic Future.  Our institutes will present the results of our research, charting new connections and presenting new Atlantic connections. We will unveil a new web-based “Atlas of the Atlantic” and feature speakers from all four Atlantic continents on the rise of the ”Atlantic Hemisphere.”


9:00 am Welcome: The Future of the Atlantic Hemisphere: Presentation of Final Report from the Atlantic Future Project

  • Dan Hamilton, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS
  • Anna Ayuso, CIDOB, Barcelona, Spain
  • Alfredo Valladao, HEM Business School, Casablanca, Morocco
  • Frank Mattheis, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Andreas Kraemer, Ecologic, Berlin

9:45 am Panel I: The Future of Energy in the Atlantic Hemisphere

  • Paul Isbell, CAF Energy Fellow, CTR/SAIS
  • David Livingston, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

10:45 Coffee Break




11:00 Panel II Economic Growth and Human Development in the Atlantic Hemisphere

  • Moderated by Tim Ridout, GMF
  • Timothy Hobson, Fundação Getulio Vargas/Intelligence Unit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • David Rice, Director, Tony Elumelu Foundation Africapitalism Institute, Nigeria
  • Eveline Herfkens, Former Minister of Development Cooperation of The Netherlands
  • Robert Dixon, Global Environmental Facility, the World Bank

12:00 Lunch

12:45 pm Panel III: Issues of Resources and Sustainability in the Atlantic Basin

  • Moderated by Paul Isbell, CTR
  • Tanja Srebotnjak, Hixon Professorship of Sustainable Environmental Design, Harvey Mudd College
  • Juan José Daboub, Former Managing Director of the World Bank

1:30 pm Panel IV: Evolving Human Security Challenges in the Atlantic Hemisphere

  • Moderated by Johanna Mendelson-Forman, Stimson Center, Member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of Atlantic Future
  • Alfredo Valladao, HEM
  • Nancy Brune, Climate and Security Working Group; Executive Director of the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities
  • Frank Mattheis, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Inês Pereira da Costa Sousa, Fundação Getulio Vargas/Intelligence Unit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2:30 pm Conclusion


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research; technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 320091.