14-15 December 2021

NORTH AND SOUTH ATLANTIC: INTERACTIONS, CONCERNS AND CHALLENGES

Meeting III: Webinar convened by

About

The Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies 2.0 sought to foster debate and cooperation between scholars and researchers on topics of fundamental importance for  actors in the region, in general, and for the European Union, in particular.

The Jean Monnet Atlantic Network 2.0 pursues work that has been conducted for more than five years, under the auspices of the EC. The Atlantic Basin stands as a central arena of globalisation and a microcosm of key global trends. This includes the diffusion and share of power by the two nowadays hegemons from East and West and the EU, as a more constructive ally, strengthening good practices and governance modes, instead of only aiming at sheer economic interests: its Atlantic interdependencies must more than ever be deepened.

The Jean Monnet Atlantic Network 2.0 is a small network, with six members (FGV, CIDE, CIDOB, IEE, IPRINOVA, Policy Center) that keep intense communication and joint activities. Though still tackling themes broadly related to those recently explored energy and sustainability; trade and related economic issues, from an Atlantic perspective; inequality and its impact on the region’s societies, notably including democracy, social stability and security emphasis combines a national perspective with the regional one, taking into account the foreign interests and the possible EU roles.

NORTH AND SOUTH ATLANTIC: INTERACTIONS, CONCERNS AND CHALLENGES

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North and South Atlantic: Interactions, Concerns and Challenges

The Event

The third seminar is convened by IPRINOVA, on December 14th and 15th, and regarding the pandemic context it will take place online, as the previous two. Under the theme of North and South Atlantic: Interactions, Concerns and Challenges”, this webinar aims to explore and discuss the interactions and concerns in Atlantic in an evolving and increasingly challenging context. The pandemic and its dominoes consequences at all levels of the society and the state triggered new crises provide the background for the discussion which is organize around three panels:

Panel 1: Is there a new NATO in the making? What (re)definition of goals, cooperation, and threats lies ahead?

Through a security lens, the first panel will discuss some topics such as if there is a common threat agenda between the North and the South Atlantic? How is NATO able to foster cooperation between the two spaces? Is the new strategic concept of the Alliance considering the strong dynamics of the international security agenda?

Panel 2: Energy crisis causes and the consequences for the economic recovery after the pandemic

After a year and a half of economic stagnation because of the COVID19 pandemic, the efforts made in the reactivation plans have encountered an added obstacle: the energy crisis. This panel will analyse what are the causes of the crisis. Could the price rise be foreseen? Could it have been prevented? Secondly, it will be analysed how the energy crisis has impacted and what consequences the energy crisis will have in the different regions of the Atlantic. Finally, it will be discussed how this rise to the de-carbonization energy transition will affect.

Panel 3: Transborder Economic Flows in Perspective

This panel will seek to answer to the following questions:
I) Where are the key development promotion locus and what are the main regional experiences in the Atlantic basin?
II) How to address the fissures in global value chains trade through an Atlantic perspective?
III) How to make the post-Covid trade recovery in the Atlantic basin more sustainable?

NORTH AND SOUTH ATLANTIC:
INTERACTIONS, CONCERNS AND CHALLENGES

14-15 December 2021

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Agenda

(LISBON Time)

14 December 2021

Panel 1: Through a security lens, the first panel will discuss some topics such as if there is a common threat agenda between the North and the South Atlantic? How is NATO able to foster cooperation between the two spaces? Is the new strategic concept of the Alliance considering the strong dynamics of the international security agenda?

15 December 2021

Panel 2: After a year and a half of economic stagnation because of the COVID19 pandemic, the efforts made in the reactivation plans have encountered an added obstacle: the energy crisis. This panel will analyse what are the causes of the crisis. Could the price rise be foreseen? Could it have been prevented? Secondly, it will be analysed how the energy crisis has impacted and what consequences the energy crisis will have in the different regions of the Atlantic. Finally, it will be discussed how this rise to the de-carbonization energy transition will affect.

Painel 3: This panel will seek to answer to the following questions: i) Where are the key development promotion locus and what are the main regional experiences in the Atlantic basin? ii) How to address the fissures in global value chains trade through an Atlantic perspective? iii) How to make the post-Covid trade recovery in the Atlantic basin more sustainable?

Agenda

(WEST Time)

14 December 2021

15h45 - 16h00

Opening:
Nuno Severiano Teixeira, IPRI-NOVA
Renato Flores, FGV

16h00 - 17h30

Panel 1. Is there a new NATO in the making? What (re)definition of goals, cooperation, and threats lies ahead?

Through a security lens, the first panel will discuss some topics such as if there is a common threat agenda between the North and the South Atlantic? How is NATO able to foster cooperation between the two spaces? Is the new strategic concept of the Alliance considering the strong dynamics of the international security agenda?

Adriana Abdenur, Plataforma CIPO
Frank Mattheis, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Youssef Tobi and Souha El Majidi, Policy Centre for the New South
Pere Vilanova, CIDOB

Comments:
Ana Santos Pinto
, IPRI-NOVA
Chair:
Nuno Severiano Teixeira, IPRI-NOVA

15 December 2021

14h30 - 15h00

Keynote speech:
João Gomes Cravinho, Minister of National Defence (Portugal)

15h00 - 16h15

Panel 2. The energy crisis and its impact on the economic recovery after the pandemic

After a year and a half of economic stagnation because of the COVID19 pandemic, the efforts made in the reactivation plans have encountered an added obstacle: the energy crisis. This panel will analyse what are the causes of the crisis. Could the price rise be foreseen? Could it have been prevented? Secondly, it will be analysed how the energy crisis has impacted and what consequences the energy crisis will have in the different regions of the Atlantic. Finally, it will be discussed how this rise to the de-carbonization energy transition will affect.

Paul Isbell, IE School of Global and Public Affairs
Rim Berahab, Policy Centre for the New South
Lorena Ruano, CIDE

Comments:
Ruderico Pimentel
, FGV
Frank Mattheis, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Chair:
Anna Ayuso, CIDOB

16h30 - 17h45

Panel 3. Transborder Economic Flows from an Atlantic Perspective

This panel will seek to answer to the following questions: i) Where are the key development promotion locus and what are the main regional experiences in the Atlantic basin? ii) How to address the fissures in global value chains trade through an Atlantic perspective? iii) How to make the post-Covid trade recovery in the Atlantic basin more sustainable?

Renato Flôres, Fundação Getulio Vargas
Mahmoud Arbouch, Policy Centre for the New South
Victor do Prado, Council and Trade Negotiations Committee, WTO
Tatiana Rosito, New Development Bank (NDB)
German Ríos, Obs. on Latin American Politics and Economics, IEUniversity

Comments:
Frank Mattheis
, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Chair:
Renato Flôres, Fundação Getulio Vargas

Ana Santos Pinto

IPRI-NOVA

Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Studies – NOVA University of Lisbon, Researcher at the IPRI-NOVA. Previously, she worked as and Research Fellow in the National Defense Institute (2013-2018), Research Consultant to the UN Alliance of Civilizations (2008-2010), Advisor of the Ministry of National Defense of Portugal (2006-2009) and Research Assistant at the Portuguese Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Lisbon (2001-2003). She was Between 2018 and 2019 she was Secretary of State for National Defense of the Portuguese Government (2018-2019). Ana Santos Pinto holds a PhD on International Relations.

Anna Ayuso

CIDOB

Doctor in Public International Law and Master in European Studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Senior Research Fellow on Latin America in at CIDOB since 2002, previously coordinator of the International Cooperation Area (1996-2002). Associate Professor of Public International Law at the UAB since 1998 and member of the DIE-EURJAIDI research team (2014-2016 and 2017-2019). Associate Professor in the Barcelona Institute for International Studies (IBEI). Member of the Editorial Board of the Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internationals; Member of the Consultative Council of the Revista Mural International (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro); Member of the advisory board of the Comillas Journal for International Relations. Research stays at Fundaçao Getulio Vargas of Rio de Janeiro; Colegio de México and the Technical Office of Spanish Cooperation in Mexico City; “School of Oriental and African Studies” in London; the “Institute of Development Studies” University of Susex; and the “Deutches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik” in Berlin. Experience in reports and consultancies for various Spanish and EU institutions. Coordinator of the Europe-Cuba Forum Jean Monnet Network (2018-2021).

Frank Mattheis

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Frank Mattheis is a Research Fellow at United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) where he coordinates the research cluster “Regions and Cities Governance Lab” (Re-LAB). His research seeks to better understand the governance dynamics of regional integration processes and the reciprocal interactions between them. Frank Mattheis is also scientific collaborator at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and research associate at the University of Pretoria. He holds a PhD from the University of Leipzig.

German Ríos

IEUniversity

German Ríos is Adjunct Professor and Chair of the Observatory on Latin American Politics and Economics at IE University. He is also Senior Adviser at Atrevia, Adjunct Professor at University of Navarra, Director of the International Faculty at IESA, and Senior Analyst at Ohmresearch Independent Insights. Previously he was Corporate Director of Strategic Affairs at CAF development bank of Latin America. He has taught macroeconomics, fiscal policy, cost-benefit analysis, economic development, Latin America economics and microeconomics in several universities in Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States. During the academic year 2010-2011 he was the Andres Bello Fellow at the Latin American Centre of the University of Oxford. He served as Director of Public Investment at the Ministry of Planning of Venezuela, and as a Country Analyst for Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay at the World Bank. Mr. Ríos has worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a Master of Arts in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Business Administration from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), and a Master of Philosophy in Economics from George Washington University. Mr. Ríos was part of the Venezuelan research team in the project “Understanding Reforms” sponsored by the Global Development Network, published by Palgrave, and is co-author of the textbooks “Macroeconomics and Oil”, published by Pearson/Prentice Hall, and “Macroeconomics and Natural Resources”, published by KendallHunt.

João Gomes Cravinho

Minister of National Defence of Portugal

He was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the XVII and XVIII Constitutional Governments, between March 2005 and June 2011, and was the European Union’s ambassador to India from December 2011 to July 2015, and to Brazil from August 2015 to October 2018. He was a lecturer on International Relations at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, and was also a guest teacher at ISCTE (Lisbon) and at the Faculty of Law of the Nova University of Lisbon. He also worked as a consultant for the Institute for National Defence (Portugal), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), the European Commission and the World Bank.

Lorena Ruano

CIDE

Ruano is Professor of International Relations at CIDE, Mexico City, since 2002. Her research and teaching focus on European integration and relations between Europe and Latin America. She graduated from El Colegio de México and Oxford University (UK). She was Jean Monnet Fellow at the EUI (Italy). She holds a Jean Monnet Chair. In 2017 she was Senior Associate Analyst at the EUISS (France).

Nuno Severiano Teixeira

IPRI-NOVA

Director of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations, Full Professor of International Relations at NOVA University-Lisbon and former Vice Rector of NOVA University-Lisbon (2013-2017). Holds a PhD in History of International Relations by the European University Institute, Florence and is Aggregate Professor in Political Science and International Relations by NOVA University of Lisbon. He was Visiting Professor at Georgetown University (2000), Visiting Scholar at the Institute for European studies, University of California, Berkeley (2004), and Senior Visiting Scholar at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute – Florence (2010). He was Director of National Defense Institute (1996-2000), served as Minister of Interior (2000/2002) and as Minister of National Defense (2006/2009) of the Portuguese Government. He has published extensively on History of International Relations and History of European integration, Security and Defense Studies.

Paul Isbell

IE School of Global and Public Affairs

Paul Isbell is an affiliate professor in the Faculty for Governance, Social and Economic Sciences at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Rabat, and at the School of Global and Public Affairs of IE University in Madrid. Previously he was the Gulbenkian Fellow and the CAF Energy Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, in Washington, D.C. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid. Recently he has also been a Climate Change Consultant for the World Resource Institute on land restoration in Latin America (WRI) and an Energy and Climate Change Consultant for the Inter-American, Development Bank (IADB) on low carbon transition. He is the author of Energy and the Atlantic: The Shifting Energy Landscapes of the Atlantic Basin (2012); co-author and editor of The Future of Energy in the Atlantic Basin (2015), and of Energy and Transportation in the Atlantic Basin (2017) (all available at Brookings Press).

Pere Vilanova

CIDOB

Professor of Political Science and the Administration, Faculty of Law, UB. Lecturer in the Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science, Faculty of Law, UB. From 1994 to 1999 he was Head of Studies for the degree course in Political Science and the Administration, and from 1999 to 2003 he was director of the department’s. He has given classes and seminars in Nicaragua, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Holland, Mexico, the United States, Canada, the Middle East, China, Japan and other countries. From 1993 to 2003 he was a magistrate in the Constitutional Court of Andorra, and from 2000 to 2002, he was the court’s president. In 1996, he was head of the legal office of EUAM (European Union Administration of Mostar). Adviser to Mr Carlos Westendorp, Head of the OHR (Office of the High Representative) in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1998 and 2000. From 2003 to 2005 he was a European Union adviser to the PNA (Palestinian National Authority) in the area of constitutional reform. He has taken part in exploratory missions and as an electoral observer in places such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Palestinian territories, Indonesia, Central Asia and Haiti. From 2008 to August 2010 he was director of the Strategic Affairs and Security Division of the Ministry of Defence, and in September 2010 he rejoined the UB. Areas of interest: International studies, regional studies, security, Middle East, Central Asia. Member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Peace Research, PRIO, Oslo.

Renato Flores

FGV

PhD. Professor at the Graduate School of Economics EPGE/FGV, Rio de Janeiro; former president of the Steering Committee of programme PEP (Poverty and Economic Policy), based in Canada; president of the Brazilian chapter of the European Community Studies Association; Member of the Advisory Board of chaire Mercosur, at Sciences Po, Paris; and Member of the Board at CEBRI – Brazilian Centre for International Relations. Former Member of the Permanent Group of experts of the Committee on Subsidies and Countervailling Measures, WTO, Geneva, where he also acted as negotiator for the Fourth Protocol of the Agreement on Telecommunications, after the Uruguay Round. He held important positions in the Brazilian government, at the federal (Ministry of Planning) and the state (Rio de Janeiro) levels. He has worked with international organisations (the IDB, the World Bank, the OECD Development Centre) and foreign affairs’ ministries.

Rim Berahab

Policy Centre for the New South

Rim Berahab is a Senior economist at the Policy Center for the News South, a think tank based in Rabat that she joined in 2014. She specializes in energy economics and works on several issues related to the management of energy resources in modern societies and their impacts on long-term development, energy transition, and the role of public policy. Her research areas also cover the challenges of trade and regional integration in Africa. Previously, she has also worked on issues related to gender inequalities in the North African labor market. Rim spent three months at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2016 in the Commodities Unit of the Research Department. She holds a state engineering degree from the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA).

Ruderico Pimentel

FGV

Consultant at International Intelligence Unit at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/IUU); previously Superintendent and Chief Administrative Officer at Eletrobras (federal holding utility); Assistant Professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), CEO of Eletros (pension fund), CEO of Escelsa (utility), Chairman of the Board of Eletroacre (utility). He has a Ph. D from London School of Economics (1976), a M. Sc from Pontificia Universidade Católlca do Rio de Janeiro (1972), and a B. Sc from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (1969). He is interested in Energy/Power Sector Economics & Regulation; Internationalization Strategies: Latin America energy integration, Institutional Economics, Mathematical Programming.

Souha Majidi

Policy Centre for the New South

Souha Majidi is a research assistant in international relations and geopolitics within the Monitoring & Strategic Analysis Unit at the Policy Center for the New South. Prior to joining the Policy Center, she worked as an intern with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Task Force at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva and then as an intern at the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations in New York. Her research focuses on the influence of the United States in Africa as well as issues related to the various dynamics of the African Union and other African Regional Organization. Souha Majidi holds a double degree in political science and international relations from Sciences Po Rabat – UIR, and Sciences Po Grenoble in France, as well as a master’s degree in politics and practices of international organizations from Sciences Po Grenoble.

Tatiana Rosito

New Development Bank (NDB)

Tatiana Rosito is a diplomat and economist, having worked and lived over ten years in Asia, where she served at the embassies of Brazil in Beijing and Singapore a Senior. Currently she is Senior Consultant at New Development Bank (NDB)  and senior fellow at the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI). Between 2017 and 2019, Rosito was Petrobras’ chief China representative and the general manager for business development in Asia. Previously, she held several positions in the Brazilian federal government, including executive secretary of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Board (CAMEX) and special advisor to the Minister of Finance and to the Minister of Planning. Rosito holds an MPA in international development from the Harvard Kennedy School and an Executive MBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua University.

Victor do Prado

WTO

Lawyer and diplomat, member of the Brazilian negotiating team at the end of the Uruguay Round, Brazil’s mission in Geneva. Economic advisor to Chancellor Luiz Felipe Lampreia (1997-2001); Embassy in Berlin (2001-2002). Panelist in several dispute settlement cases, chairman of the WTO Subsidies Committee. Since 2002, he has been a career employee of the World Trade Organization. Deputy Chief of Staff to Director General Pascal Lamy (2005-2012). In 2012 he assumed the post of Director of the WTO Trade Negotiations Council and Committee, with responsibility for organizing the sessions of the WTO Ministerial Conference, the General Council and the Dispute Settlement Body. Faculty member and board member of the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern. “Senior Fellow” of the Brazilian Center for International Relations – CEBRI. Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, Colegio de México, University of Barcelona, Georgetown University.

Youssef Tobi

Policy Centre for the New South

Youssef Tobi has joined the Policy Center for the New South in 2017. He is currently working on Politics and Governance in the Maghreb and Sahel region. His areas of expertise are geopolitics and nation building. Youssef Tobi obtained a Master’s Degree at Sciences Po Lyon where he wrote two theses and conducted a fellowship at the Royal United Service Institute in London. He published several opinions pieces, briefs and policy paper including a Policy Brief on Morocco-Mauritania political and economic relations and a Policy Paper on Libya’s political process. He also holds a master of science in geopolitics and geo-economics of Africa from HEC Paris and UM6P.