Join Next May 25 – June 1: Leadership Seminar to France and Morocco
The German Marshall Fund of the United States is proud to announce the second Transatlantic Leadership Seminar for May 25 to June 1, 2014. Following a successful launch in the Balkans, the Seminar will now transport participants to France and Morocco to examine the links between the global North and global South and how these are being utilized for future development and growth.
Cities to be visited include Paris, Rabat, Tangier, and Casablanca. Participants will build an understanding of what leads to cross-border cooperation; what makes such cooperation successful; how ideas and capital move between the global North and South; and what challenges can be resolved with enhanced North-South cooperation. Frank conversations with senior leaders and opinion makers will enable participants to become adept actors in an increasingly dynamic and multi-polar world.
The Transatlantic Leadership Seminar on “Global North-South Cooperation – Tapping New Opportunities for Development and Growth” will be made available for a fee to alumni of the German Marshall Fund’s leadership development programs: the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, the Manfred Wörner Seminar, the Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellowship, and the APSA Congressional Fellowship. Details, including the seminar tuition, will be announced on December 2.
Thematic Agenda (Subject to Change)
Sunday, May 25
Introduction to the program and a welcome reception.
Monday, May 26 – Tuesday, May 27
A two day visit will focus on demographic change, immigrant businesses, and diaspora politics in Europe; leadership trajectories informed by identity and religion; circumstances in immigrant communities; European priorities in North Africa; and institutional structures for European-North African relations; the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership; the Union for the Mediterranean; and the Mediterranean Free Trade Area.
Wednesday, May 28
A one day visit will examine North African leadership priorities and perspectives; the leveraging of natural resources for modernization; democratic transitions and social awakenings; Berber-Arab dynamics; trans-Mediteranean and trans-Atlantic relations; and social responsibility of state-owned enterprises and religious communities.
Thursday, May 29
A one day visit will explore rail and port facilities in North Africa; maritime highways and migration flows; and community issues on the Mediterranean.
Friday, May 30 – Saturday 31
The Seminar will conclude with a two day immersion into North African business and urban issues. The visit to Casablanca will explore incentives for private entrepreneurship, foreign and diaspora investments, energy diversification, rapid urbanization, human and social development, and conditions in sprawling “tin can cities” or shantytowns where most urban migration tends to concentrate.
Sunday, June 1 (Optional)
An optional tour will be organized for participants extending their stay beyond the program’s end to Fez for immersion into Moroccan history and cultural diversity.
If you are interested in being notified of details in advance, please Register Here.
The Transatlantic Leadership Seminar is an annual, seven-day, expert guided program for established leaders from the United States and Europe. It offers the practical knowledge, skills, and contacts needed to rise to the top in a highly globalized world. Each seminar transports participants to a dynamic region of the globe, where leaders are catalyzing positive change. From the Balkans in 2013, to Morocco in 2014, and Mexico and Brazil in the coming years, the Seminar brings participants in contact with the issues and people at the forefront of dynamics in business, politics, civil society, and culture. Participants benefit from expert briefings, high level meetings, and thematic site visits, each designed to provide valuable takeaways for effective global leadership. Personal development is further enhanced with introductions and group reflections facilitated by a subject area expert. Participants return home with enhanced capabilities to establish international partnerships and elevate their careers to the global level. The Seminar is available to alumni and affiliates of the German Marshall Fund’s leadership development programs for a fee that includes accommodation, transportation, and meals during the Seminar. For more details, please click here.