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Emerging Leaders 2014

With the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program, the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the OCP Policy Center foster a unique network across generations, continents, and cultures, giving the next generation of leaders a place at the table.

The Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program combines leadership development training, working sessions, and conversations with prominent thinkers. The emerging leaders are then invited to participate in the Atlantic Dialogues conference. The Atlantic Dialogues is a platform where emerging leaders from the world of politics, business, and ideas engage with senior policymakers and business and media representatives. By encouraging a lively and informal exchange of views between rising leaders and today’s decision-makers, the conference offers a strategic perspective on policy questions affecting the Atlantic Basin.

The 2014 Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program will take place October 22-26, 2014 at the Palmeraie Hotels and Resorts in Marrakesh, Morocco. The program will precede and include The Atlantic Dialogues 2014. To apply, please complete the online application by July 28, 2014. This call for applications is open to emerging leaders between the ages of 23 and 35, from around the Atlantic Basin and Asia.

Call for Application

Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders – Call for Applications

The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the OCP Policy Center are organizing the 2014 Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program, a unique opportunity for rising leaders, taking place October 22-26, 2014, at the Palmeraie Hotels and Resorts in Marrakesh, Morocco. The program will precede and include The Atlantic Dialogues 2014.

Launched in 2012, The Atlantic Dialogues is emerging as a leading annual forum for decision-makers to discuss global issues and partnerships, with an emphasis on the Southern Atlantic and transatlantic relations beyond North-North lines. This high-level gathering is a unique opportunity for leaders from the four continents of the Atlantic to debate the changing dynamics across the wider basin and help shape the transatlantic agenda.

The 2014 Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program will bring together 50 rising leaders from around the Atlantic Basin. Over the two days of the program, sessions combine creative thinking, professional leadership training, and peer-to-peer learning. The emerging leaders will then be invited to participate in The Atlantic Dialogues conference. The 2014 Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program will conclude with a debrief on October 26, 2014.

This call for applications is open to emerging leaders between the ages of 23 and 35, with a good command of English, who demonstrate leadership potential in their sector, are dedicated to strengthening ties across the Atlantic, and engage with and have an impact on the regional, transatlantic, and global agenda.
 
Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders – Application Process

Applicants should send their current resume and/or CV and a personal statement of no more than 500 words explaining the reasons for their application and how they will contribute to and benefit from the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program. 

GMF and the OCP Policy Center will accept applications on a rolling basis until August 8, 2014. Given the limited number of slots, early application is strongly encouraged. If you have any additional questions please email Madeleine Goerg at MGoerg@gmfus.org

For selected applicants, the organizers will be pleased to cover hotel, meals, and local travel during the event. We also have limited funds available for travel assistance for participants.
 

Agenda

Agenda for the Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders

16 October 2014

All times are subject to change

The Emerging Leaders Program is held under Chatham House Rule and is not open to press.

Wednesday, October 22

18:45-19:00
Welcome
Remarks by Ian Lesser, Senior Director, Foreign and Security Policy and Executive Director, Brussels Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

19:00-19:45
Conversation with Karen Donfried
Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Moderated by Madeleine Goerg, Program Officer, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

19:45-21:30
Dinner
Conversations chaired by representatives of The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the OCP Group.

Thursday, October 23

10:00-12:00
Hubs, Clusters, and Ecosystems: The Case of OCP in Ben Guerir

13:00-14:30
Lunch

14:30-16:30
Re-Defining Boundaries: The Future of the Atlantic Basin
Session led by Dhruva Jaishankar, Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

16:30-17:00
Coffee break

17:00-18:00
Brainstorming – Emerging Leaders Mystery Session
Session led by Sophie Dembinski, Program Coordinator, and Madeleine Goerg, Program Officer, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Friday, October 24

9:00-12:30
Strengthening Your Leadership Portfolio: Strategies for Maximizing Your Impact, Career Growth, and Networking
Session led by Kevin Cottrell, Director, Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

12:30-13:00
Coffee break

13:00-13:30
Conversation with Dr. Tatiana Lacerda Prazeres, Senior Advisor to the Director General, World Trade Organization
Moderated by Guillaume Xavier-Bender, Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

13:45-15:00
Networking lunch

Sunday, October 26

13:15-13:45
Viewpoints - Emerging Leaders Mystery Session

14:00-14:30
Emerging Leaders - Debrief
Discussion led by Madeleine Goerg, Program Officer, The German Marshall Fund of the United States