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Mediterranean Sustainability Partners

Mediterranean Sustainability Partners

By Ellen Wasylina

This podcast is a forum of discussion with strategic actors on geopolitical and geoeconomic subjects in and around the Mediterranean Sea bassin, and is heard in 58 countries and on 5 continents in French and English.
The podcast now has its own Twitter account : @MedSustPartners .

Ce podcast est un forum de discussion avec des acteurs stratégiques de la région sur des sujets d'importance géopolitique et géoéconomique du bassin Méditerranéen, et qui est écouté dans 58 pays et sur 5 continents en anglais et en français .
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Season 2, Episode 13 : What outcome of the recent presidential election in Lebanon ?
Season 2, Episode 13 : What outcome of the recent presidential election in Lebanon ?
Segment 1 : Dr Hanna gives us the big picture, the historical context behind Lebanon‘s current declining political, economic and social situation, compounded by rampant corruption and a weak national défense.  Segment 2 : what are the result of the recent presidential election? What has to change? Segment 3 : 3 solutions proposed  Short biography of Dr, Rebel Hanna : Chairman of Mantra Tourus Group (OOO, UO, Holding), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dexter Capital Risk Management Services L.L.C., BoD member of JHT SARL, entrepreneur with 30+ years of professional experience in the International Business Development, Commercial, Investment, Corporate and Private Banking industry.  Dr. Rebel Hanna served as well as Deputy General Manager at Invest Bank – UAE, Managing Director of the unique Investment Bank in Lebanon specialized in Securitization; he was managing the First SPVs in the MENA region and the First ABCP Conduit. Prior to that, he occupied different Senior Managerial Positions in the banking industry.
01:05:37
October 10, 2022
Season 2, Épisode 12, Interview mit Professor Dr. Karen Michels
Season 2, Épisode 12, Interview mit Professor Dr. Karen Michels
Die Macht der Bilder 1) Bilder gegen 1000 Worte 2) Politische Bilder in der Geschichte 3) Visuelle Argumente Heute  Biography Karen has a long career in Art History and Architecture. She did her university studies in Bonn and Hamburg and did her doctoral dissertation in 1987 on Le Corbusier; she obtained a scholarship to study at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in München, was later scientific coordinator for a Art History seminar at Hamburg University, and was later entrusted with the makeover/renovation/restoration and director/curator of the Warburg Haus. She conducted years of research studies in both Paris and the United States. In 1997 she obtained her professorship/Habilitation, and taught courses from 1998-2002 at Jena, Halle und Berlin (HU) Universities . In 2000, she founded the „Agentur für KunstVerstand“ in Hamburg, Germany. Biographie : Sie studierte in Bonn und Hamburg. Nach der Dissertation 1987 über Le Corbusier hatte sie ein Stipendium am Zentralinstitut München. Von 1993 bis 1997 war sie wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Kunstgeschichtlichen Seminar der Universität Hamburg, befasst mit der Wiedereinrichtung und Betreuung des Warburg-Hauses. Sie forschte in Paris und den USA. Nach der Habilitation 1997 lehrte sie von 1998 bis 2000 an den Universitäten Jena, Halle (Saale) und HU Berlin. Seit 2002 arbeitet sie für die „Agentur/Akademie für KunstVerstand“ in Hamburg. Ihre Schwerpunkte sind Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Emigration, Warburg, Panofsky, moderne Architektur, Symbolforschung.
47:23
September 12, 2022
Interview with Ambassador Omar Samad
Interview with Ambassador Omar Samad
Here are the 3 Segments of the interview : 1) Past lessons learned or not in Afghanistan 2) Rough transition period and what's at stake. 3) Way forward and choices/opportunities & region/great powers role. Bio of Ambassador Samad: Omar Samad is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He is also the founder and president of Silkroad Consulting, LLC. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Samad was a senior Afghan expert in-residence with the Center for Conflict Management at the US Institute of Peace from January 2012 to January 2013. He also served as Ambassador of Afghanistan to France from 2009 to 2011 and Ambassador to Canada from 2004 to 2009. Samad was the former spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul and Director General, Information and Media Divisions from 2001 to 2004. He also served as an advisor and speech-writer to the foreign minister, and as a member of the ministry’s reform committee. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he advocated for freedom and democracy in Afghanistan. As founder of the Afghanistan Information Center, in 1996 he launched Azadi Afghan Radio and its website based in Virginia. He has been a contributor to Afghan and international media since the 1980s and has published in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Afghanistan. He is a founding member and advisor to the online platform Afghan Analytica, a member of the US-Afghan Women’s Council, on the advisory boards of The Kitson, the Fletcher School’s MENASA advisory group, the Afghan Higher Education Student e-Mentoring Program, and Initiative to Educate Afghan Women. Samad holds an MA in International Affairs from Tufts University. He is fluent in English, French, and Dari-Farsi, and proficient in Pashto. Source : Atlantic Council
59:53
July 25, 2022
Trailer, Season 2, Épisode 11, interview with Ambassador Omar Samad
Trailer, Season 2, Épisode 11, interview with Ambassador Omar Samad
Here are the 3 Segments of the interview :  1) Past lessons learned or not in Afghanistan  2) Rough transition period and what's at stake.  3) Way forward and choices/opportunities & region/great powers role. Bio of Ambassador Samad:  Omar Samad is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He is also the founder and president of Silkroad Consulting, LLC. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Samad was a senior Afghan expert in-residence with the Center for Conflict Management at the US Institute of Peace from January 2012 to January 2013. He also served as Ambassador of Afghanistan to France from 2009 to 2011 and Ambassador to Canada from 2004 to 2009. Samad was the former spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul and Director General, Information and Media Divisions from 2001 to 2004. He also served as an advisor and speech-writer to the foreign minister, and as a member of the ministry’s reform committee. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he advocated for freedom and democracy in Afghanistan. As founder of the Afghanistan Information Center, in 1996 he launched Azadi Afghan Radio and its website based in Virginia. He has been a contributor to Afghan and international media since the 1980s and has published in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Afghanistan. He is a founding member and advisor to the online platform Afghan Analytica, a member of the US-Afghan Women’s Council, on the advisory boards of The Kitson, the Fletcher School’s MENASA advisory group, the Afghan Higher Education Student e-Mentoring Program, and Initiative to Educate Afghan Women. Samad holds an MA in International Affairs from Tufts University. He is fluent in English, French, and Dari-Farsi, and proficient in Pashto. Source : Atlantic Council
03:03
July 22, 2022
Interview avec Chiheb M’Nasser
Interview avec Chiheb M’Nasser
Diplômé en droit public, en Sciences Politiques et de l’INALCO, Chiheb M’NASSER a travaillé comme agent de l’Etat pendant 7 ans. Il exerce actuellement les fonctions de directeur général à la Fondation de l’Islam de France. C’est à cette occasion qu’il a choisi d’ aborder dans le cadre de ce Podcast les enjeux relatifs à la question islamique dans l’espace public français. voici les 3 segments : Segment 1 :Introduction à la FIF, la Fondation d’Islam de France Segment 2 : enjeux islamiques en France ; Segment 3 : enjeux des dernières élections présidentielles et législatives en France La Tunisie est 12e/57 pays où notre podcast est écouté .
43:30
July 18, 2022
Trailer Season 2, Episode 10 : interview avec Chiheb M’Nasser
Trailer Season 2, Episode 10 : interview avec Chiheb M’Nasser
Diplômé en droit public, en Sciences Politiques et de l’INALCO, Chiheb M’NASSER a travaillé comme agent de l’Etat pendant 7 ans. Il exerce actuellement les fonctions de directeur général à la Fondation de l’Islam de France. C’est à cette occasion qu’il a choisi d’ aborder dans le cadre de ce Podcast les enjeux relatifs à la question islamique dans l’espace public français. voici les 3 segments : Segment 1 :Introduction à la FIF, la Fondation d’Islam de France Segment 2 : enjeux islamiques en France ; Segment 3 : enjeux des dernières élections présidentielles et législatives en France  La Tunisie est 12e/57 pays où notre podcast est écouté .
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July 15, 2022
Interview with Professor Dr. Nursin Atesoglu Güney
Interview with Professor Dr. Nursin Atesoglu Güney
Following the NATO summit in Madrid, Professor Dr. Nursin Atesoglu Güney will give us a debrief on the summit which she attended. Segment 1 : Is NATO’ s Madrid Summit a sign of a rise of a new Cold War -the change in threat perceptions -have NATO’s strategic missions changed? Strengthened Deterrence seems to be the 1st priority over others- collective security and crisis management Segment 2: why is NATO is expanding now? Has the Ukrainian war triggered it? Segment 3: Turkish-Sweden-Finland trilateral deal: indivisibility of security principle in NATO is functioning now. Here is a short bio : Distinguished author, speaker, commentator and author, Nursin Atesoglu Güney is professor of international relations in Nisantasi University and a member of Turkiye‘s  Presidential Security and Foreign Policies Council. She is president of CEMES, the Center of Mediterranean Security. According to Worldcat.org she is the author of 19 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 2,168 library holdings Turkiye is ranked 6th/57 countries tuning in to our podcast . Thank you!
54:60
July 11, 2022
Trailer Season 2, Épisode 9 : Interview with Nursin Atesoglu Güney
Trailer Season 2, Épisode 9 : Interview with Nursin Atesoglu Güney
Following the NATO summit in Madrid, Professor Dr. Nursin Atesoglu Güney will give us a debrief on the summit which she attended. Segment 1 : Is NATO’ s Madrid Summit a sign of a rise of a new Cold War -the change in threat perceptions -have NATO’s strategic missions changed? Strengthened Deterrence seems to be the 1st priority over others- collective security and crisis management Segment 2: why is NATO is expanding now? Has the Ukrainian war triggered it? Segment 3: Turkish-Sweden-Finland trilateral deal: indivisibility of security principle in NATO is functioning now. Here is a short bio : Distinguished author, speaker, commentator and author, Nursin Atesoglu Güney is professor of international relations in Nisantasi University and a member of Turkiye‘s  Presidential Security and Foreign Policies Council. She is president of CEMES, the Center of Mediterranean Security.  According to Worldcat.org she is the author of 19 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 2,168 library holdings Turkiye is ranked 6th/57 countries tuning in to our podcast . Thank you! 
02:11
July 07, 2022
Interview with Leila Abbassi
Interview with Leila Abbassi
Le 1er forum du réseau Pacte Mondial des Nations Unies en Tunisie s’est tenu le jeudi 9 juin 2022 à l’hôtel Mövenpick Berges du Lac. Cet évènement intitulé « UN PACTE MONDIAL ET LOCAL POUR LA LUTTE CONTRE LE CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE », qui à rassemblé plus de 150 personnes, incluant les représentants des organismes membres du réseau, de futurs membres, et des partenaires stratégiques (membres du gouvernement tunisien et d’organes publics, d’organismes des Nations Unies...) et était axé sur la thématique de la lutte contre le changement climatique dans le contexte actuel en Tunisie et dans le monde, avec des sujets de discussion sur la CDN et le Green Deal européen entre autres, sur la participation à l’atteinte des Objectifs de Développement Durable (n°13 en particulier), avec des partages d’expériences et des opportunités de partenariat.   Segment 1: pourquoi ce forum, pourquoi maintenant?  Segment 2 : les instruments, le cadre des accords de Paris, le Green Deal, l’objectif 13 des SDG; les challenges? Segment 3 : perspectives et conclusions  Bio de Leila Abbassi :  Actuellement directrice exécutive du réseau UN Global Compact Tunisia, Leila a géré auparavant les activités du site industriel principal du groupe SFBT (600 personnes, 2 millions d’hectolitres de ventes), groupe leader du secteur des boissons et de la distribution en Tunisie, ainsi que les démarches d’innovation et de responsabilité sociétale du groupe, entre autres fonctions et missions. Elle a également construit et fait évoluer pendant plus de 20 ans un système de management intégré et certifié à de multiples reprises, et conduit des audits de systèmes de management ainsi que des audits de fournisseurs en Tunisie et à l’étranger. Coach professionnelle, facilitatrice en design thinking et gestion de projets, elle a contribué à la constitution, l’accompagnement, le mentorat de plusieurs équipes et poursuit cette même approche dans le cadre de ses activités au sein du réseau UN Global Compact Tunisia.
44:09
July 04, 2022
Interview with Julian Popov
Interview with Julian Popov
This episode will look at the Changing landscape of Energy security in :  Segment 1 : Ukraine and the Black Sea Segment 2 : Turkey and the Mediterranean Sea Segment 3 : Africa Bio : Julian Popov is a Fellow of the European Climate Foundation, Chairman of the Building Performance Institute Europe and Former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria. He was the good will Bulgarian Ambassador for energy and climate policy and energy security adviser to the President of Bulgaria. Julian is member of the European Council of Foreign Relations, the Advisory Board of Climate KIC and the boards of several other energy and climate related organisations. He is the founding Vice Chancellor and current Board Member of the New Bulgarian University and cofounder of the Tunisian School of Politics. Julian was voted as one of the 40 most influential voices on European energy policies (N24) and also as one of the 40 most influential voices in the European energy efficiency policies (N25) by EurActiv. His articles on European and energy policy have been published by Financial Times, Project Syndicate, NS Energy Monitor, The Independent, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, EurActive and others. He is author of two books and co-author of the books « The European Supergrid » and « Energy and Climate Diplomacy ». He lives in London with his family.
53:22
June 27, 2022
Trailer Season 2, Épisode 8 : interview avec Leila Abbassi
Trailer Season 2, Épisode 8 : interview avec Leila Abbassi
Interview avec Leila Abbassi, Directrice du réseau Pacte Mondial des Nations-Unies en Tunisie. Le 1er forum du réseau Pacte Mondial des Nations Unies en Tunisie s’est tenu le jeudi 9 juin 2022 à l’hôtel Mövenpick Berges du Lac. Cet évènement intitulé « UN PACTE MONDIAL ET LOCAL POUR LA LUTTE CONTRE LE CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE », qui à rassemblé plus de 150 personnes, incluant les représentants des organismes membres du réseau, de futurs membres, et des partenaires stratégiques (membres du gouvernement tunisien et d’organes publics, d’organismes des Nations Unies...) et était axé sur la thématique de la lutte contre le changement climatique dans le contexte actuel en Tunisie et dans le monde, avec des sujets de discussion sur la CDN et le Green Deal européen entre autres, sur la participation à l’atteinte des Objectifs de Développement Durable (n°13 en particulier), avec des partages d’expériences et des opportunités de partenariat. Segment 1: pourquoi ce forum, pourquoi maintenant? Segment 2 : les instruments, le cadre des accords de Paris, le Green Deal, l’objectif 13 des SDG; les challenges?  Segment 3 : perspectives et conclusions
03:35
June 24, 2022
Interview with Ambassador Oleh Shamshur
Interview with Ambassador Oleh Shamshur
Ukraine at war : perspectives and stakes  Segment 1 : thé war in Ukraine from a European perspective  Segment 2 : the war in Ukraine from a U.S. perspective  segment 3 : the security stakes : energy, agriculture, défense, governance , EU, NATO  Bio of Ambassador Shamshur Oleg Shamshur, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine  Ambassador Shamshur graduated from T. Shevchenko Kyiv University, Department of International Relations and International Law in 1978. He has a Ph. D. in History and is an author of over 90 scientific publications. In 1978 he started his professional career at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine where he worked at the Institutes of Social and Economic Problems of Foreign Countries and World Economy and International Relations, including in 1984-1989 as Director of Programs of ISCPFC. In 1992-1993 he was a visiting scholar at University College London. Since 1993 he has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, being posted at Geneva (counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Ukraine) and Brussels (deputy chief of Mission at the Ukrainian Embassy to the Benelux countries). He served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2004-2005), being Ukrainian chief negotiator of the Ukraine-EU Action plan, and Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States (2005-2010) and France (2014-2020). Prior to his appointment as Ukraine’s Ambassador to France Oleh Shamshur was serving as a Senior Advisor to PBN Hill and Knowlton Strategies and non-resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and as a Senior Advisor to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council. Following retirement from Ukrainian Foreign Service he has been working as a political and business consultant, being also non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council of the United States. He also worked (1996-1998) as Deputy Head of the National committee for nationalities and migration of Ukraine and member of the presidential commission for citizenship of Ukraine. Awarded the Order of merit of Ukraine.
45:04
June 20, 2022
Trailer Season 2, Épisode 6 : interview with Ambassador Oleh Shamshur
Trailer Season 2, Épisode 6 : interview with Ambassador Oleh Shamshur
Ukraine at war : perspectives and stakes Segment 1 : thé war in Ukraine from a European perspective Segment 2 : the war in Ukraine from a U.S. perspective segment 3 : the security stakes : energy, agriculture, défense, governance , EU, NATO Bio of Ambassador Shamshur Oleg Shamshur, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine Ambassador Shamshur graduated from T. Shevchenko Kyiv University, Department of International Relations and International Law in 1978. He has a Ph. D. in History and is an author of over 90 scientific publications. In 1978 he started his professional career at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine where he worked at the Institutes of Social and Economic Problems of Foreign Countries and World Economy and International Relations, including in 1984-1989 as Director of Programs of ISCPFC. In 1992-1993 he was a visiting scholar at University College London. Since 1993 he has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, being posted at Geneva (counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Ukraine) and Brussels (deputy chief of Mission at the Ukrainian Embassy to the Benelux countries). He served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2004-2005), being Ukrainian chief negotiator of the Ukraine-EU Action plan, and Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States (2005-2010) and France (2014-2020). Prior to his appointment as Ukraine’s Ambassador to France Oleh Shamshur was serving as a Senior Advisor to PBN Hill and Knowlton Strategies and non-resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and as a Senior Advisor to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council. Following retirement from Ukrainian Foreign Service he has been working as a political and business consultant, being also non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council of the United States. He also worked (1996-1998) as Deputy Head of the National committee for nationalities and migration of Ukraine and member of the presidential commission for citizenship of Ukraine. Awarded the Order of merit of Ukraine.
03:40
June 16, 2022
Trailer Season 2, Episode 7: Interview with Julian Popov
Trailer Season 2, Episode 7: Interview with Julian Popov
This episode will look at the Changing landscape of Energy security in :  Segment 1 : Ukraine and the Black Sea Segment 2 : Turkey and the Mediterranean Sea Segment 3 : Africa  Bio : Julian Popov is a Fellow of the European Climate Foundation, Chairman of the Building Performance Institute Europe and Former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria. He was the good will Bulgarian Ambassador for energy and climate policy and energy security adviser to the President of Bulgaria. Julian is member of the European Council of Foreign Relations, the Advisory Board of Climate KIC and the boards of several other energy and climate related organisations. He is the founding Vice Chancellor and current Board Member of the New Bulgarian University and cofounder of the Tunisian School of Politics. Julian was voted as one of the 40 most influential voices on European energy policies (N24) and also as one of the 40 most influential voices in the European energy efficiency policies (N25) by EurActiv. His articles on European and energy policy have been published by Financial Times, Project Syndicate, NS Energy Monitor, The Independent, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, EurActive and others. He is author of two books and co-author of the books « The European Supergrid » and « Energy and Climate Diplomacy ». He lives in London with his family.
02:14
June 14, 2022
Interview with Ambassador Shota Gvineria
Interview with Ambassador Shota Gvineria
Title : Hybrid war in contemporary security segments : 1. Hybrid warfare 2. Cyberspace considerations 3. Information ecosystem. Bio : Amb. Shota Gvineria joined the Baltic Defence College as the lecturer in Defence and Cyber Studies in July of 2019. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Economic Policy Research Center since 2017. Earlier, Amb. Gvineria has been working on various positions in Georgia’s public sector. Among other positions, Shota Gvineria served as the Deputy Secretary at the National Security Council of Georgia. He covered NATO’s integration and security policy related issues as the Ambassador at Large in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. In his previous capacity until August 2016, he held the position of the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Minister of Defense of Georgia. Through 2010-14, he served as the Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In 2010, Amb. Gvineria waspromoted to the position of a Director of European Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Prior to that, in he served as a Head of NATO Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. In the period from April 2006 until October 2008, Shota Gvineria was posted as the Counselor of the Georgian Mission to NATO. Amb. Gvineria holds MA in Strategic Security Studies from Washington’s National Defense University. He also earned his MA in International Relations from the Diplomatic School of Madrid and Public Administration from the Georgian Technical University.
51:19
June 13, 2022
Trailer Season 2, Episode 5 : Interview with Ambassador Shota Gvineria
Trailer Season 2, Episode 5 : Interview with Ambassador Shota Gvineria
Title : Hybrid war in contemporary security segments : 1. Hybrid warfare 2. Cyberspace considerations 3. Information ecosystem. Bio : Amb. Shota Gvineria joined the Baltic Defence College as the lecturer in Defence and Cyber Studies in July of 2019. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Economic Policy Research Center since 2017. Earlier, Amb. Gvineria has been working on various positions in Georgia’s public sector. Among other positions, Shota Gvineria served as the Deputy Secretary at the National Security Council of Georgia. He covered NATO’s integration and security policy related issues as the Ambassador at Large in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. In his previous capacity until August 2016, he held the position of the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Minister of Defense of Georgia. Through 2010-14, he served as the Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In 2010, Amb. Gvineria waspromoted to the position of a Director of European Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Prior to that, in he served as a Head of NATO Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. In the period from April 2006 until October 2008, Shota Gvineria was posted as the Counselor of the Georgian Mission to NATO. Amb. Gvineria holds MA in Strategic Security Studies from Washington’s National Defense University. He also earned his MA in International Relations from the Diplomatic School of Madrid and Public Administration from the Georgian Technical University.
02:39
June 01, 2022
 "The power of language, conflicts and adaptation" with Guest host Mathilde Liaud
"The power of language, conflicts and adaptation" with Guest host Mathilde Liaud
Mathilde Liaud is a French communication student at ISCOM Paris in the international program and was a student of Ellen Wasylina in the first semester 2021 in Medià and Society and Law and Technology. This is the second interview that Mathilde has invited Ms Wasylina to do, this time for a video project in Intercultural communication, studying the power of language, conflicts and adaptation, from perception to interpretation of words, in the communication field.
26:53
May 30, 2022
Interview avec Fahda Barrak
Interview avec Fahda Barrak
Comment livrer les premières et les dernières impressions : les challenges d’une architecture durable 1) profile Fahda 2) Architecture et design intérieur : expérience et réalisations 3) quelles solutions qui doivent accompagner l’architecture et qui conservent/réduisent l’empreinte carbone du consommateur en général?
59:32
May 16, 2022
Trailer Saison 2, Episode 3 : interview avec Fahda Barrak
Trailer Saison 2, Episode 3 : interview avec Fahda Barrak
Interview avec Fahda Barrak, architecte
02:35
May 12, 2022
Le Dialogue citoyen:
 une démarche interculturelle entre le deux rives de la Méditerranée
Le Dialogue citoyen: une démarche interculturelle entre le deux rives de la Méditerranée
Une interview avec Jean-Claude Fontanive , PDG NextSee, candidat aux élections législatives au 9e circonscription des Français à l’étranger. 1) Une vie entre les deux rives : il est né au Maroc, où il agrandi, où il a étudié et où il a acquis cette richesse d’une double culture. Son expérience est celle du secteur privé, de l’entreprise, de l’enseignement supérieur et des relations internationales. C’est à ce titre qu‘il a passé près de trente ans sur les territoires de cette circonscription, à bâtir des passerelles reliant l’Afrique à la France. 2) La France et la Francophonie en partage Là ou beaucoup s’égarent à parler d’une Afrique, il s’engage pour LES Afriques : Afriques plurielles, Afriques dynamiques, diverses, entreprenantes et innovantes, et avec ceux qui les font, avec cette immense énergie, cette immense créativité, cet immense potentiel, celui de ces hommes et de ces femmes qui ont la France et la Francophonie en partage. Changer de paradigme et mobilisons- nous pour développer de nouveaux rapports Sud- Nord et Sud-Sud. 3) Une communauté de projet sociétal, culturel et économique, au bénéfice de tous :  Bâtir une nouvelle façon de commercer, d’entreprendre, de créer, d’inventer, de progresser ... une nouvelle façon de vivre ensemble. Courte bio : Né au Maroc, Jean-Claude Fontanive est diplômé de l’École supérieure d’ingénieurs (SUPINFO, 1982) et titulaire du MBA de l’IAE- Paris-Sorbonne (1983). Il est expert en affaires publiques-privées, dans le développement des relations économiques internationales et spécialiste reconnu en géopolitique en « business diplomacy » et en « stra- tégie d’influence » dans les pays de la « Grande Méditerranée » et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.
45:20
May 06, 2022
Trailer Saison 2, Episode 2 : une interview avec Jean-Claude Fontanive
Trailer Saison 2, Episode 2 : une interview avec Jean-Claude Fontanive
Une interview avec Jean-Claude Fontanive , PDG NextSee, candidat aux élections législatives au 9e circonscription des Français à l’étranger. 1) Une vie entre les deux rives 2) La France et la Francophonie en partage 3) Une communauté de projet sociétal, culturel et économique, au bénéfice de tous    Courte bio : Né au Maroc, Jean-Claude Fontanive est diplômé de l’École supérieure d’ingénieurs (SUPINFO, 1982) et titulaire du MBA de l’IAE- Paris-Sorbonne (1983). Il est expert en affaires publiques-privées, dans le développement des relations économiques internationales et spécialiste reconnu en géopolitique en « business diplomacy » et en « stra- tégie d’influence » dans les pays de la « Grande Méditerranée » et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.
01:32
May 03, 2022
Une conversation avec Serge Stroobants
Une conversation avec Serge Stroobants
Interview avec Serge Stroobants en français, sur son activité à l’Institute for Economics and Peace, et les trois sujets suivants:  1. La sécurité climatique L’Institute for Economics and Peace a concentré ses recherches dans ce domaine dans son rapport de menaces écologiques qui démontre la corrélation systémique entre les dégradations écologiques et l’utilisation de la violence et l’intensité des conflits. Quelles sont les perspectives, les tendances dans ce domaine? Quelles sont les régions les plus importées? Quelles pourraient être les solutions apportées par la communauté internationale? 2. La guerre en Ukraine et les sanctions imposées par l’Union Européenne? L’union Européenne a été surprise par l’invasion Russe en Ukraine et a, en l’espace d’une weekend, du se redécouvrir en acteur sécuritaire, partie prenante dans un conflit sur le contient Européen. Quelles seront les implications à court, moyen et long terme des actions et sanctions prises par l’Union Européenne et génèreront-elles une escalation dans le conflit? 3. Le secteur privé comme acteur des relations internationales Le Président Macron, lors du premier Forum pour la Paix de Paris en 2018, appelait au « multistakeholderism » dans le cadre de la lutte contre la menace Cyber avec une volonté d’intégrer les géants de la Tech dans le combat mené dans ce 5ème champ de bataille possible. Quelles sont les implications et conséquences de cette évolution? Une redistribution des compétences des acteurs internationaux? Une érosion du système Westphalien? Short Bio : Serge Stroobants is the Director of Europe and the MENA region at the Institute for Economics and Peace. His academic specialization is in political sciences, international relations, security and defence, global risk analysis, foresight and crisis management. He holds degrees from the Belgian Royal Military Academy, the Free University of Brussels, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (France), the German General Staff College and Vesalius College.
51:07
May 02, 2022
Trailer Saison 2, Épisode 1 : une conversation avec Serge Stroobants
Trailer Saison 2, Épisode 1 : une conversation avec Serge Stroobants
Voici le trailer du premier épisode de la Saison 2. Notre discussion est en 3 parties : climat et sécurité, la guerre en Ukraine, le secteur privé dans les Relations internationales
01:40
April 27, 2022
Happy New Year ! Bonne Année ! Frohes Neu Jahr! Buon Anno!
Happy New Year ! Bonne Année ! Frohes Neu Jahr! Buon Anno!
Récap of Season 1 of the podcast in 2021, where our audience grew to 51 countries and 5 continents; intro to Season 2 in preparation
10:16
January 14, 2022
Episode 26 : Chris Rammouz
Episode 26 : Chris Rammouz
Meet Chris Rammouz, a young Lebanese entrepreneur, founder of ModLab, a virtual platform for getting together in  a hybrid space.  ModLab was our partner for our first Sustainable Leadership & Diplomacy Day in Paris (on line) on December 9, 2021.  Chris will speak to us about his beginnings, his education and career and how he came to found ModLab, a virtual platform, that provided us with a hybrid experience for our very special day! Website : www.modlab.gg   Email : chris@modlab.gg
25:48
December 20, 2021
Episode 25 : Sustainable Leadership & Diplomacy Day
Episode 25 : Sustainable Leadership & Diplomacy Day
 “Sustainable Leadership & Diplomacy” Day, Paris, December 9, 2021 Morning Session : Sustainable Investment et infrastructure, modéré par Ellen Wasylina 10h  Panel 1 : Sustainable strategic Investments for the future Dr. Rebel Hanna, CEO, Dexter Capital Risk Management Services : “Investments in the coming years?” Anna Koj, Managing Director Brussels, Mavence, “Strategic recruitment as investment into sustainable management” 11h  Panel 2 : Energy is the key to Sustainable cities and infrastructure Dr. Pr. Zoubeir Lafhaj, Chair Construction 4.0, Ecole Centrale Lille, “Construction 4.0 dans le monde et liens avec l’économie circulaire” Tristan Mocilnikar, Ministère de l'Energie et Environnement, “Hydrogène vert” Rachad Itani, Chairman, Fuel Cell Innovations Co. (FCI), "Circular Carbon Economy : an integrated approach” Caner Can, Energy Advisor, Energy Department, Deputy Directorate General for Energy and Multilateral Transportation Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Smart Energy Transition: A Turkish Perspective on the New Energy Order” Jean-Paul Pancracio, Professeur émérite, “Les biens communs à la recherche d’un statut juridique” Afternoon Session : Communautés résiliantes et durables, modéré par Ellen Wasylina 14h30  Panel 3 : Le dialogue interculturel et durable Special video message by Zeina Barhoum from Amman, Jordan Julia Lagahuzère, Directrice Générale, Opera for Peace, “la Diplomatie culturelle” Jean-Claude Fontanive, Président de NextSee, professeur Management interculturel, IPAG Business School, “Le Dialogue citoyen interculturel” François Mabille, Secrétaire Général de la Fédération internationale des universités catholiques, professeur de relations internationales, EPHE-CNRS, ""Le religieux comme sous-catégorie de la diplomatie culturelle : enjeux et diversité des pratiques”
04:01:04
December 13, 2021
A call to action by Ellen Wasylina
A call to action by Ellen Wasylina
On this 76th anniversary of United Nations Day on October 24, 2021, Ellen Wasylina calls World leaders to action to embrace Sustainable Diplomacy & Leadership in line with the 17 UN SDGs.
02:08
October 18, 2021
Episode 24 : “How Far is the Mediterranean Region away from Establishing Dialogue Mechanisms and Why?”
Episode 24 : “How Far is the Mediterranean Region away from Establishing Dialogue Mechanisms and Why?”
The Trocadéro Forum was very pleased to receive via Zoom our Keynote speaker for Day 2 of "Vision Méditerranée 2022", Dr. Pr. Nursin Güney. She gave her keynote speech on Day 2 of our seminar, entitled "“How Far is the Mediterranean Region away from Establishing Dialogue Mechanisms and Why?” In this podcast, her speech is followed by two questions. For more information on this 2-day seminar that took place in Paris on September 27-28, 2021 at Maison Noura, herewith the dedicated page on the Trocadéro Forum website : https://trocaderoforum.com/vision-mediterranee-2022/, where you will find the programme and the name of the speakers that intervened during this seminar. 
35:21
October 04, 2021
Episode 23 : "Le soft power de la musique : atout diplomatique , pont entre les peuples"
Episode 23 : "Le soft power de la musique : atout diplomatique , pont entre les peuples"
Trois segments : Segment 1 : Musique, lien d’humanité, pilier éducationnel  Segment 2 : Musique, atout diplomatique, pont entre les peuples  Segment 3 : Musique et Culture, fondements du devenir « Européen »  Biographie de Jorge Chaminé :  Président-fondateur du Centre Européen de Musique Baryton applaudi sur les plus grandes scènes de Moscou à New York, de Reykjavik à Rio de Janeiro, Jorge Chaminé est aussi un pédagogue confirmé qui donne régulièrement des master-classes en Europe, au Canada, au Brésil et aux États-Unis. Ambassadeur de la fondation Music in ME (Music in Middle East), Jorge Chaminé est aussi membre permanent du Board of directors de Music for Peace, organisme qui lui a décerné en 2011 la distinction de Premier Musicien pour la Paix. En 2018 il est promu au grade d’Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres par le Ministre de la Culture et reçoit en 2019 la Médaille Grand Vermeil de la Ville de Paris. Jorge Chaminé a également été nommé ambassadeur pour la Paix et la Justice des 17 «Objectifs 2030 NOW» des Nations Unies en 2019. Jorge Chaminé est le fondateur et président du Centre Européen de Musique (CEM), un lieu de rencontre entre arts, humanités, sciences et générations. Il s’implantera à Bougival (Yvelines, France) à l’horizon 2024. Le CEM célèbre ainsi la musique en tant que langage universel, au cœur de l’identité européenne et de ses valeurs humanistes.  https://cemusique.org/
01:07:44
September 14, 2021
Episode 22 : "Quel modèle économique pour réussir la transition énergétique de la Grande Méditerranée?"
Episode 22 : "Quel modèle économique pour réussir la transition énergétique de la Grande Méditerranée?"
"Quel modèle économique pour réussir la transition énergétique de la Grande Méditerranée?" Segment 1 : Med Reset: la transformation d'une société Segment 2 :  Repenser sa relation avec l'énergie Segment 3 : Transition énergétique : émergence d'une société post-industrielle Biographie de Jean-Claude FONTANIVE :  Jean-Claude Fontanive est, depuis plus de 30 ans, expert en affaires « publiques – privées », dans le développement des relations économiques internationales et un savoir-faire reconnu en géostratégie, en business diplomacy et en stratégies d’influence dans les territoires de La Grande Méditerranée.Personnalité experte associée au Comité National des Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France.Délégué Général de la Chaire « Environnement, Changement climatique et Transition énergétique » et partenaire de la Chaire « Entreprise Inclusive » à l’IPAG Business School.Directeur associé chez ISD Conseil (Innovation Sociale Durable).Vice-Président d’Alters (Association Laboratoires Territoires Entreprises Résilients et Solidaires).Diplômé de SUPINFO International University & du MBA Management et Administration des Entreprises (MAE) de l’IAE Paris Sorbonne.
01:00:17
September 13, 2021
Trailer Episode 23 : "Le soft power de la musique : atout diplomatique , pont entre les peuples"
Trailer Episode 23 : "Le soft power de la musique : atout diplomatique , pont entre les peuples"
Trois segments : Segment 1 : Musique, lien d’humanité, pilier éducationnel Segment 2 : Musique, atout diplomatique, pont entre les peuples Segment 3 : Musique et Culture, fondements du devenir « Européen » Biographie de Jorge Chaminé Président-fondateur du Centre Européen de Musique Baryton applaudi sur les plus grandes scènes de Moscou à New York, de Reykjavik à Rio de Janeiro, Jorge Chaminé est aussi un pédagogue confirmé qui donne régulièrement des master-classes en Europe, au Canada, au Brésil et aux États-Unis. Ambassadeur de la fondation Music in ME (Music in Middle East), Jorge Chaminé est aussi membre permanent du Board of directors de Music for Peace, organisme qui lui a décerné en 2011 la distinction de Premier Musicien pour la Paix. En 2018 il est promu au grade d’Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres par le Ministre de la Culture et reçoit en 2019 la Médaille Grand Vermeil de la Ville de Paris. Jorge Chaminé a également été nommé ambassadeur pour la Paix et la Justice des 17 «Objectifs 2030 NOW» des Nations Unies en 2019. Jorge Chaminé est le fondateur et président du Centre Européen de Musique (CEM), un lieu de rencontre entre arts, humanités, sciences et générations. Il s’implantera à Bougival (Yvelines, France) à l’horizon 2024. Le CEM célèbre ainsi la musique en tant que langage universel, au cœur de l’identité européenne et de ses valeurs humanistes. https://cemusique.org/
03:31
September 08, 2021
Trailer Episode 22 : "Quel modèle économique pour réussir la transition énergétique de la Grande Méditerranée?"
Trailer Episode 22 : "Quel modèle économique pour réussir la transition énergétique de la Grande Méditerranée?"
"Quel modèle économique pour réussir la transition énergétique de la Grande Méditerranée?"  Segment 1 : Med Reset: la transformation d'une société   Segment 2 :  Repenser sa relation avec l'énergie    Segment 3 : Transition énergétique : émergence d'une société post-industrielle   Biographie de Jean-Claude FONTANIVE :  Jean-Claude Fontanive est, depuis plus de 30 ans, expert en affaires « publiques – privées », dans le développement des relations économiques internationales et un savoir-faire reconnu en géostratégie, en business diplomacy et en stratégies d’influence dans les territoires de La Grande Méditerranée.Personnalité experte associée au Comité National des Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France.Délégué Général de la Chaire « Environnement, Changement climatique et Transition énergétique » et partenaire de la Chaire « Entreprise Inclusive » à l’IPAG Business School.Directeur associé chez ISD Conseil (Innovation Sociale Durable).Vice-Président d’Alters (Association Laboratoires Territoires Entreprises Résilients et Solidaires).Diplômé de SUPINFO International University & du MBA Management et Administration des Entreprises (MAE) de l’IAE Paris Sorbonne.
03:54
September 07, 2021
Episode 21 : “The Fall of Afghanistan : what went wrong?"
Episode 21 : “The Fall of Afghanistan : what went wrong?"
“It was not possible to turn the country into a modern democracy, but creative diplomacy and force might have overcome terrorism", says the American statesman, Henry Kissinger, The Economist, August 25, 2021 Segment 1 : Military, security, US, NATO, allies : failures, lack of unity, purpose in the mission? Segment 2 : Who will fill the void after August 31st? Turkey, Russia, China, Iran, GCC Segment 3 : What are the threats? Is Democracy a mirage? Biography : Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He joined CEPA in February 2018. A native of Quincy, Florida, Lt. General Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry. After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Karlstadt, Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels in the 101st Airborne Division, including Command of the First Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” of the 101st Airborne Division in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2003-2004). His other operational assignments include Chief of Operations for Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2005-2006) and Director of Operations, Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan (2009-2010). General Hodges has also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions to include Tactics Instructor; Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps; Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff; Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army; and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (İzmir, Turkey). His last military assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Europe (Wiesbaden, Germany) from 2014 to 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in January 2018. Previous episodes with Lt.General Ben Hodges : Episode 12 : NATO 2030 : https://anchor.fm/mediterranean-sustainable/episodes/Episode-12--NATO-2030-e10u6ql Episode 10 : The Black Sea...or a Black hole? (our most popular episode!) : https://anchor.fm/mediterranean-sustainable/episodes/Episode-10--The-Black-Sea---or-a-Black-Hole-ev8sai
58:24
September 03, 2021
Trailer Episode 21 : “The Fall of Afghanistan : what went wrong?"
Trailer Episode 21 : “The Fall of Afghanistan : what went wrong?"
“It was not possible to turn the country into a modern democracy, but creative diplomacy and force might have overcome terrorism", says the American statesman, Henry Kissinger, The Economist, August 25, 2021  Segment 1 : Military, security, US, NATO, allies : failures, lack of unity, purpose in the mission?  Segment 2 : Who will fill the void after August 31st? Turkey, Russia, China, Iran, GCC  Segment 3 : What are the threats? Is Democracy a mirage?  Biography : Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He joined CEPA in February 2018. A native of Quincy, Florida, Lt. General Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry. After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Karlstadt, Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels in the 101st Airborne Division, including Command of the First Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” of the 101st Airborne Division in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2003-2004). His other operational assignments include Chief of Operations for Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2005-2006) and Director of Operations, Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan (2009-2010). General Hodges has also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions to include Tactics Instructor; Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps; Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff; Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army; and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (İzmir, Turkey). His last military assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Europe (Wiesbaden, Germany) from 2014 to 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in January 2018. Previous episodes with Lt.General Ben Hodges :  Episode 12 : NATO 2030 : https://anchor.fm/mediterranean-sustainable/episodes/Episode-12--NATO-2030-e10u6ql Episode 10 : The Black Sea...or a Black hole? (our most possible episode!) : https://anchor.fm/mediterranean-sustainable/episodes/Episode-10--The-Black-Sea---or-a-Black-Hole-ev8sai
03:39
August 31, 2021
Episode 20 : Retrospective de 22 ans d’innovation et résilience financière au Maroc
Episode 20 : Retrospective de 22 ans d’innovation et résilience financière au Maroc
Bienvenue à tous nos auditeurs marocains! Le Maroc est 4e de notre classement d’auditeurs après les Etats-Unis, France, Grande Bretagne, des 38  pays et aux 4 continents où est écouté notre podcast! Merci de votre fidélité! Voici les 3 segments de ce podcast : Segment 1 : Bilan des 22 ans de règne de Sa Majesté Mohammed VI : un système monétaire et financier plus robuste qu’il n’y parait Segment 2 : le crowd-funding : une forme privilégiée de mobilisation de l’intelligence collective du public” Segment 3 : Confiance est clé comme mécanisme de gouvernance entre le VC et les managers des sociétés de VC au Maroc. La biographie de Professeur Slimane Ed-Dafali : Slimane ED-DAFALI est Professeur en sciences de gestion à l’Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion d’El Jadida, Université Chouaib DOUKKALI. Il est affilié au Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches en Sciences Economiques et de Management (LERSEM). Il a préparé sa thèse de doctorat au Laboratoire LaREFA de l’ENCG d’Agadir. Slimane ED-DAFALI a enseigné à l'université IBN ZOHR puis à l'université Chouaib DOUKKALI. Actuellement, il assure l'enseignement de cours liés à l’ingénierie financière, à l'entrepreneuriat, au management de projet et à la gestion des risques financiers. Ses travaux sur le capital-investissement et la gouvernance d’entreprise sont publiés dans de nombreuses revues académiques marocaines et internationales au comité de lecture ou internationales indexées. Ses travaux de recherche actuels portent sur le capital-investissement, l’entrepreneuriat, la gouvernance, la performance et la croissance des Jeunes entreprises innovantes. Il est membre du Comité de lecture de plusieurs revues internationales. Il est également membre de L'Association Académique Internationale de Gouvernance (AAIG). L'article cité dans le segment Introduction  : www.libreentreprise.ma, Edition Spéciale, Fête du Trône, n° 33, juillet-août 2021
01:21:09
August 27, 2021
Trailer Episode 20 : Retrospective de 22 ans d’innovation et résilience financière au Maroc”
Trailer Episode 20 : Retrospective de 22 ans d’innovation et résilience financière au Maroc”
Bienvenue à tous nos auditeurs marocains! Le Maroc est 4e de notre classement d’auditeurs après les Etats-Unis, France, Grande Bretagne, des 38  pays et aux 4 continents où est écouté notre podcast! Merci de votre fidélité! Voici les 3 segments de ce podcast :  Segment 1 : Bilan des 22 ans de règne de Sa Majesté Mohammed VI : un système monétaire et financier plus robuste qu’il n’y parait Segment 2 : le crowd-funding : une forme privilégiée de mobilisation de l’intelligence collective du public” Segment 3 : Confiance est clé comme mécanisme de gouvernance entre le VC et les managers des sociétés de VC au Maroc. La biographie de Professeur Slimane Ed-Dafali :  Slimane ED-DAFALI est Professeur en sciences de gestion à l’Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion d’El Jadida, Université Chouaib DOUKKALI. Il est affilié au Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches en Sciences Economiques et de Management (LERSEM). Il a préparé sa thèse de doctorat au Laboratoire LaREFA de l’ENCG d’Agadir. Slimane ED-DAFALI a enseigné à l'université IBN ZOHR puis à l'université Chouaib DOUKKALI. Actuellement, il assure l'enseignement de cours liés à l’ingénierie financière, à l'entrepreneuriat, au management de projet et à la gestion des risques financiers. Ses travaux sur le capital-investissement et la gouvernance d’entreprise sont publiés dans de nombreuses revues académiques marocaines et internationales au comité de lecture ou internationales indexées. Ses travaux de recherche actuels portent sur le capital-investissement, l’entrepreneuriat, la gouvernance, la performance et la croissance des Jeunes entreprises innovantes. Il est membre du Comité de lecture de plusieurs revues internationales. Il est également membre de L'Association Académique Internationale de Gouvernance (AAIG).
04:55
August 20, 2021
Bonus: Migration over Seas
Bonus: Migration over Seas
As we prepare for our seminar, « Vision Méditerranée 2022 » , here is a reading of excerpts of an article written by Professor Jean-Paul PANCRACIO in this 6th issue of the Geostrategic Maritime Review , entitled , « Maritime Migration flows across the Mediterranean: a general approach » , pp 50-58. Here is the link to the publication : https://www.amazon.com/Migration-over-French-Ellen-Wasylina-ebook/dp/B01MA3NH6O/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&qid=1629278198&refinements=p_27%3AEllen+Wasylina&s=digital-text&sr=1-4&text=Ellen+Wasylina Here is the link to our seminar, "Vision Méditerranée 2022" in Paris, September 27-29 : https://trocaderoforum.com/vision-mediterranee-2022/
18:11
August 18, 2021
Brain Drain vs. Brain Gain
Brain Drain vs. Brain Gain
This is a reading of an article from my recent book "Sustainability Governance in a post-globalised world", Apple Books, 2019 , https://books.apple.com/us/book/sustainability-governance-in-a-post-globalized-world/id1450842371 . The article is entitled "Brain Drain vs. Brain Gain : Education is key to improving employability and to national competitiveness." This reading ties in nicely with our panel on Geoeconomic Challenges and Investment in a post-COVID economy on September 28, 2021 at our seminar, "Vision Méditerranée 2022" : https://trocaderoforum.com/vision-mediterranee-2022/ .
19:21
August 17, 2021
"The Green Economy : source of opportunity and jobs"
"The Green Economy : source of opportunity and jobs"
As we prepare for our Séminaire "Vision Méditerranée 2022", I would like to share an excerpt of my recent book entitled, "Sustainability Governance in a post-globalised world", Apple Books, 2019, Chapter Six, with an article entitled "The Green Economy : source of opportunity and jobs", pp 199-207, from which I read a brief introduction : https://books.apple.com/us/book/sustainability-governance-in-a-post-globalized-world/id1450842371  On September 29, I will be leading a panel on the Green Economy.  For more information about the program for this timely seminar with renowned experts from the region, sign up and join us, September 27-29 in Paris at Maison Noura : https://trocaderoforum.com/vision-mediterranee-2022/ . Thank you for tuning into Mediterranean Sustainability Partners from 37 countries and on 4 continents! 
06:16
August 14, 2021
Séminaire : Vision Méditerranée 2022
Séminaire : Vision Méditerranée 2022
Here is a brief recap of our upcoming seminar, "Vision Méditerranée 2022" at Maison Noura, September 27-29, 2021 Here is the dedicated webpage for the seminar, where you will find information about our program, speakers and sign up information :  https://trocaderoforum.com/vision-mediterranee-2022/ Please do join us!
05:42
August 13, 2021
Episode 19 : French-Turkish Dialogue on cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean
Episode 19 : French-Turkish Dialogue on cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean
This episode was recorded on August 11, 2021. There will be 3 segments : Segment 1 : post-NATO summit analysis, NATO 2030 Segment 2 : Geopolitical realities in the East Med Segment 3 : Outside players, regional powers in the East Med (US, China, Russia, Iran) GUEST : Prof. Dr. Vişne Korkmaz is professor of International Relations at Nisantasi University. She is vice-director of a research center, CEMES, Center of Mediterranean Security. Prof. Dr. Korkmaz has also given lectures at the National Defense University of the Turkish Republic on current affairs and regional security issues in the Middle East, Russia, Caucasus, and the national security strategies of Turkey. Her research interests cover IR theories, FP theories, regional security and security issues, Russian, American, and Turkish foreign policy. She is author of several books and has published several scholarly papers, chapters and articles on these issues, including newly launched contributions in the edited books of Nursin Guney (New Geopolitical Realities for Russia, From the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, Lexington, September 2019) and Banafsheh Keynoush (Iran’s Interregional Dynamics in the Near East, Peter Lang, April 2021). Her recent analysis which is entitled “Waiting for the Biden Administration: Can we expect a Change in EU-Russia relations?” was published by SETA Brussels, (https://www.setav.org/en/analysis-waiting-for-the-biden-administration-can-we-expect-a-change-in-eu-russia-relations/). She is columnist in Yeni Birlik and gives comments on international and foreign policy developments on regular basis to national tv and radio news channels.
01:40:42
August 12, 2021
Belles Vacances!
Belles Vacances!
Belles Vacances à tous nos auditeurs francophones! Merci de votre fidélité en France, au Liban, au Canada, en Belgique, en Algérie, au Maroc, en Cote d'Ivoire et en Suisse. Ecoutez Episodes 1, 11, 13, 15 et 17.
02:42
August 07, 2021
Episode 18 : Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
Episode 18 : Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
Interview with COO of Helvetia Education Group, SA, Dr. Gabriel DEUTOU, a cross-cultural executive. Recorded on July 22, 2021 3 segments :  1) Life as a teacher for the last 15 years (from K12 to Executive students) to +30 institutes on 3 continents (Europe - Africa - North America) 2) Life as an entrepreneur since 2018 as Managing Director of DTN Europe (Deutou Teaching Network SAS) a on-demand staffing placement agency now providing Academic engineering and teaching contractors in France / Morocco including Program Dean. 3) Life as an Innovative EdTech COO since 2020 with Helvetia Education Group SA, and the deployment of Helvetia Connect SaaS, the 1st cloud-based on-demand staffing solution for Higher Ed.
01:09:31
July 26, 2021
Trailer : Episode 18 : Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
Trailer : Episode 18 : Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
Interview with COO of Helvetia Education Group, SA, Dr. Gabriel DEUTOU, a cross-cultural executive. Recorded on July 22, 2021 3 segments : 1) Life as a teacher for the last 15 years (from K12 to Executive students) to +30 institutes on 3 continents (Europe - Africa - North America)  2) Life as an entrepreneur since 2018 as Managing Director of DTN Europe (Deutou Teaching Network SAS) a on-demand staffing placement agency now providing Academic engineering and teaching contractors in France / Morocco including Program Dean.  3) Life as an Innovative EdTech COO since 2020 with Helvetia Education Group SA, and the deployment of Helvetia Connect SaaS, the 1st cloud-based on-demand staffing solution for Higher Ed.
05:13
July 23, 2021
Episode 17 : “Les SMART CITIES : les enjeux et défis juridiques et éthiques d’une ville décarbonée et connectée”
Episode 17 : “Les SMART CITIES : les enjeux et défis juridiques et éthiques d’une ville décarbonée et connectée”
Interview avec Cécile Théard-Jallu, Avocate associée au sein du cabinet d'affaires DeGaulle Fleurance & Associés. Source pour sa bio : https://www.degaullefleurance.com/annuaire/cecile-theard-jallu/ Enregistré le 21 juillet 2021, voici les 3 segments du podcast :  1) Segment 1 : Sécurité, cybersécurité, reconnaissance faciale,  IA, 5G 2) Segment 2 : Mobilité connectée, véhicules autonome , alternatives 3) Segment 3 : Santé digitale, COVID, Robots, données privées
01:08:43
July 22, 2021
Thank you, U.S.A. 🇺🇸 listeners!
Thank you, U.S.A. 🇺🇸 listeners!
Thank you to our audience in 26 states for tuning in : VA,TX,WA,OH,PA,NC,D.C.,IL,MO,GA,MD,MA,FL,TN,CA,SC,IN,NV,LA,NJ,NY,AL, WY,AZ,MI,MS
01:21
July 20, 2021
Trailer : Episode 19 : French-Turkish Dialogue on cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean
Trailer : Episode 19 : French-Turkish Dialogue on cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean
This episode will be recorded on August 11, 2021. There will be 3 segments :  Segment 1 : post-NATO summit analysis, NATO 2030 Segment 2 : Geopolitical realities in the East Med Segment 3 : Outside players, regional powers in the East Med (US, China, Russia, Iran) GUEST : Prof. Dr. Vişne Korkmaz is professor of International Relations at Nisantasi University. She is vice-director of a research center, CEMES, Center of Mediterranean Security. Prof. Dr. Korkmaz has also given lectures at the National Defense University of the Turkish Republic on current affairs and regional security issues in the Middle East, Russia, Caucasus, and the national security strategies of Turkey. Her research interests cover IR theories, FP theories, regional security and security issues, Russian, American, and Turkish foreign policy. She is author of several books and has published several scholarly papers, chapters and articles on these issues, including newly launched contributions in the edited books of Nursin Guney (New Geopolitical Realities for Russia, From the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, Lexington, September 2019) and Banafsheh Keynoush (Iran’s Interregional Dynamics in the Near East, Peter Lang, April 2021). Her recent analysis which is entitled “Waiting for the Biden Administration: Can we expect a Change in EU-Russia relations?” was published by SETA Brussels, (https://www.setav.org/en/analysis-waiting-for-the-biden-administration-can-we-expect-a-change-in-eu-russia-relations/). She is columnist in Yeni Birlik and gives comments on international and foreign policy developments on regular basis to national tv and radio news channels.
02:26
July 20, 2021
Episode 16 : Privatisation of universities in Africa
Episode 16 : Privatisation of universities in Africa
This is the first episode in a new podcast series on higher education in Africa.  The paper referenced in this episode can be located here : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344651090_Exploring_a_Regional_Meta-Approach_to_Harmonize_Quality_Assurance_and_Accreditation_for_Enhancing_the_Effectiveness_of_Public-Private_Higher_Education_Institution_Initiatives_in_Africa This first episode will be about the privatisations of universities in Africa. The discussion will be in 3 segments and be led by Dr. Abbes SEBIHI and Léonie SCHOELEN, Ph.D. : 1) Quality Assurance and Accreditation 2) Challenges and Harmonisation 3) Perspectives and Conclusions Dr. Abbes SEBIHI has more than 20 years of project management experience in four continents, in the technology sector he has been working as IT expert for several companies including Bosch, Volkswagen, TüV Nord, ABB and IBM global service. During the past 11 years he has served the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation and Development (GIZ), contributing to a number of projects essentially in international higher education, Technical Vocational training and Digital learning , where he has been working as a team leader and other senior roles in cooperation with key stakeholders from Africa , Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe, such as AU/HRST, European Union, UNESCO, UNEVOC, ASEAN, ILO, OECD, SEAMEO, BMZ, BMBF, ADB and more including policymakers, coalition partners, and researchers to identify policy opportunities and advance regional sustainable development goals. Leonie SCHOELEN, Ph.D in Sociology and Education Sciences in December 2020, wrote her doctoral thesis on ” Facing the Global – Ambivalent Coping Strategies in the Algerian Academic Field“. After her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Politics and Society, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies in Germany, Ireland and Scotland, she started working as a consultant for GIZ German International Cooperation in India and Benin in the field of social aspects and community engagement of renewable energy supply, respectively, rural electrification.
51:13
July 12, 2021
Trailer Episode 16 : Privatisation of universities in Africa
Trailer Episode 16 : Privatisation of universities in Africa
This is the first episode in a new podcast series on higher education in Africa. This first episode will be about the privatisations of universities in Africa. The discussion will be in 3 segments and be led by Dr. Abbes SEBIHI and Léonie SCHOELEN, Ph.D. : 1) Quality Assurance and Accreditation 2) Challenges and Harmonisation 3) Perspectives and Conclusions Dr. Abbes SEBIHI has more than 20 years of project management experience in four continents, in the technology sector he has been working as IT expert for several companies including Bosch, Volkswagen, TüV Nord, ABB and IBM global service. During the past 11 years he has served the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation and Development (GIZ), contributing to a number of projects essentially in international higher education, Technical Vocational training and Digital learning , where he has been working as a team leader and other senior roles in cooperation with key stakeholders from Africa , Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe, such as AU/HRST, European Union, UNESCO, UNEVOC, ASEAN, ILO, OECD, SEAMEO, BMZ, BMBF, ADB and more including policymakers, coalition partners, and researchers to identify policy opportunities and advance regional sustainable development goals. Leonie SCHOELEN, Ph.D in in Sociology and Education Sciences in December 2020, wrote her doctoral thesis on ” Facing the Global – Ambivalent Coping Strategies in the Algerian Academic Field“. After her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Politics and Society, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies in Germany, Ireland and Scotland, she started working as a consultant for GIZ German International Cooperation in India and Benin in the field of social aspects and community engagement of renewable energy supply, respectively, rural electrification.
01:10
July 07, 2021
Episode 15 : La Méditerranée, sources de l'instabilité , une perspective libanaise
Episode 15 : La Méditerranée, sources de l'instabilité , une perspective libanaise
Interview en trois parties avec le Professeur Nicolas Badaoui, Université Saint Esprit de Kaslik Beirut, Liban. Nicolas Badaoui est professeur depuis une dizaine d'années aux universités libanaises, chercheur associé au CREC - St. CYR, France; American Alumni Professor - Fullbright, ancien conseiller parlementaires et ministériel au Liban; conseiller auprès de plusieurs sociétés régionales et internationales; et rédacteur de plusieurs publications (livres et articles) Voici notre interview en 3 parties, en préambule de la préparation de notre séminaire les 28-30 septembre à Paris, intitulé "Vision 2022 pour la Méditerranée : Les Enjeux géopolitiques et géoéconomiques" : 1) Segment 1 :  Le Monde post-COVID : les conséquences politiques, économique et sociales 2) Segment 2 : Géopolitique : la rentrée des forces asiatiques en Méditerranée; Géoéconomie : les enjeux économiques, énergétiques et environnementales en Méditerranée 3) Segment 3 : Menaces sécuritaires, hard et hybride
56:04
July 06, 2021
Happy Summer!
Happy Summer!
Welcome to the members of our audience tuning in from Jordan, The Hashemite Kingdom! You are the 31st country tuning into our podcast.  Thank you, dear Zeina Barhoum! Going up the list from the bottom, is Hong Kong, Cyprus, Republic of Lithuania, Bulgaria, Israel, Japan, Ivory Coast, Ukraine, and Romania. Happy Summer to all our listeners in 31 countries and on 4 continents!
01:35
June 21, 2021
Episode 14 : "La Vie en Rose...d'après Zeina Barhoum"
Episode 14 : "La Vie en Rose...d'après Zeina Barhoum"
Here is an extract from Zeina Barhoum's biography taken from her website :  "Zeina Barhoum, aka The Arabic Soprano, is a Jordanian classically trained Soprano, who started her musical career in 1997. At an early age, she received the Best Soloist Award from the Eisteddfod competition. Barhoum obtained a Bsc in Visual Communication at the American University of Sharjah. She received private vocal coaching with Alberta Valentini, Walter Alberti and Tina Ruta. Barhoum has performed at benefits countless times for the benefit of women, children, peace and prosperity, which is clear in her performances in Jordan, UAE, London, Italy, Austria, France and Lebanon with renowned artists with renowned artists, including Italian Baritone, tutor Walter Alberti and Roberto Alagna. She also supports young talents in music and arts in the Arab region." Source : https://zeinabarhoum.com/about.html  Segment 1 : Mes Débuts Segment 2 : Mes métiers Segment 3 : Ma mission
59:16
June 20, 2021
Episode 12 : NATO 2030
Episode 12 : NATO 2030
This episode will be the chance for Lt. General (ret.) Ben Hodges and Dr . Stephen Blank to weigh in on the NATO 2030 summit on June 14 , 2021. This episode will be recorded on June 17. There will be 3 segments. Here  are the bios of our participanst : Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He joined CEPA in February 2018. A native of Quincy, Florida, Lt. General Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry. After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Karlstadt, Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels in the 101st Airborne Division, including Command of the First Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” of the 101st Airborne Division in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2003-2004). His other operational assignments include Chief of Operations for Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2005-2006) and Director of Operations, Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan (2009-2010). General Hodges has also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions to include Tactics Instructor; Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps; Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff; Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army; and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (İzmir, Turkey). His last military assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Europe (Wiesbaden, Germany) from 2014 to 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in January 2018. Dr.Stephen BLANK is an internationally recognized expert on Russian foreign and defense policies and international relations across the former Soviet Union. He is also a leading expert on European and Asian security, including energy issues. Since 2020 he has been a Senior Expert for Russia at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. From 2013-2020 he was a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. Link to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's commencement address at Sciences Po, January 18, 2021 : https://www.nato.int/cps/fr/natohq/opinions_180709.htm 
01:23:33
June 18, 2021
Trailer Episode 15 : La Méditerranée, sources de l'instabilité , une perspective libanaise
Trailer Episode 15 : La Méditerranée, sources de l'instabilité , une perspective libanaise
Une interview en 3 parties avec le professeur Nicolas Badaoui, professeur à l'Université Saint Esprit de Kaslik, en préambule de la préparation de notre séminaire les 28-30 septembre, intitulé "Vision 2022 pour la Méditerranée : Les Enjeux géopolitiques et géoéconomiques" :  1) Segment 1 :  Le Monde post-COVID : les conséquences politiques, économique et sociales 2) Segment 2 : Géopolitique : la rentrée des forces asiatiques en Méditerranée; Géoéconomie : les enjeux économiques, énergétiques et environnementales en Méditerranée 3) Segment 3 : Menaces sécuritaires, hard et hybride
01:08
June 15, 2021
Episode 13 : "La Tunisie : 10 ans après la Révolution de jasmin"
Episode 13 : "La Tunisie : 10 ans après la Révolution de jasmin"
Entretien en 3 parties avec Mourad Zeghidi sur la Tunisie  :  Segment 1 : Expérience démocratique, 10e anniversaire Segment 2 : La réussite de la démocratie  : pouvoir et contre-pouvoirs Segment 3 : La géostratégie de la Libye, grande voisine de la Tunisie
57:58
June 15, 2021
Trailer Episode 14: "La Vie en rose...d'après Zeina Barhoum"
Trailer Episode 14: "La Vie en rose...d'après Zeina Barhoum"
Here is an extract from Zeina Barhoum's biography taken from her website :  "Zeina Barhoum, aka The Arabic Soprano, is a Jordanian classically trained Soprano, who started her musical career in 1997. At an early age, she received the Best Soloist Award from the Eisteddfod competition. Barhoum obtained a Bsc in Visual Communication at the American University of Sharjah. She received private vocal coaching with Alberta Valentini, Walter Alberti and Tina Ruta. Barhoum has performed at benefits countless times for the benefit of women, children, peace and prosperity, which is clear in her performances in Jordan, UAE, London, Italy, Austria, France and Lebanon with renowned artists with renowned artists, including Italian Baritone, tutor Walter Alberti and Roberto Alagna. She also supports young talents in music and arts in the Arab region." Source : https://zeinabarhoum.com/about.html 
02:11
June 07, 2021
Trailer Episode 13 : La Tunisie : 10 ans après la Révolution de jasmin"
Trailer Episode 13 : La Tunisie : 10 ans après la Révolution de jasmin"
Une interview avec Mourad Zeghidi enregistrée le 6 juin 2021. Entretien en 3 parties avec Mourad Zeghidi sur la Tunisie  : Segment 1 : Expérience démocratique, 10e anniversaire Segment 2 : La réussite de la démocratie  : pouvoir et contre-pouvoirs Segment 3 : La géostratégie de la Libye, grande voisine de la Tunisie
02:05
June 05, 2021
Trailer Episode 17 : "Les SMART CITIES : les enjeux et défis juridiques et éthiques d’une ville décarbonée et connectée”
Trailer Episode 17 : "Les SMART CITIES : les enjeux et défis juridiques et éthiques d’une ville décarbonée et connectée”
Interview en 3 parties avec Cécile Théard-Jallu, Avocate associée au sein du cabinet d’affaires De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés. Enregistré le 21 juillet 2021. 1) Segment 1 : Sécurité, cybersécurité, reconnaissance faciale,  IA, 5G 2) Segment 2 : Mobilité connectée, véhicules autonome , alternatives 3) Segment 3 : Santé digitale, COVID, Robots, data
01:39
June 02, 2021
Thank you/Merci!/Vielen Dank!/Grazie mille!
Thank you/Merci!/Vielen Dank!/Grazie mille!
Thank you to all our listeners across the globe, in 30 countries, on 4 continents that tune in to our podcast! Here are the top 10 :  1) the United States (21 States) 2) France : PACA, IDF, Auvergne/Rhone-Alpes 3) United Kingdom : England, Scotland 4) Turkey : Istanbul, Antalya, Gazientiep 5) Germany : Hesse, Baden-Würtemburg 6) Russia : Moscow, Krasnodarsky Kray 7) Italy : Piedmont, Marches, Veneto 8) Lebanon 9) Poland 10) Spain Leave us a message here : https://anchor.fm/mediterranean-sustainable ; we may chose your message to be published in a future episode!
01:42
May 25, 2021
Bonus Episode 12 : "Strategic Baltic Sea"
Bonus Episode 12 : "Strategic Baltic Sea"
This is a bonus to Episode 12 : NATO 2030. This bonus segment is an excerpt of N°8, "Strategic Baltic Sea" of the Geostrategic Maritime Review (GMR), the flagship bi-annual publication of the International Geostratgic Maritime Observatory (IGMO, 2011-2018).  As Editor in Chief of the GMR, I read my editorial and introduce the contributors and subjects of this issue. This issue of the Geostrategic Maritime Review gives the reader some background and depth on the history of the Baltic Sea region. The studied topics are the geostrategic situation, the geopolitical and geoeconomic stakes of logistic hubs in the Baltic states, and finally, the digitalization and modernization of European transportation and the roles that the US, Russia and the EU play together to ensure national, economic and energy security in Eurasia. Here is the link for consultation and purchase : https://www.amazon.com/Strategic-Baltic-French-Ellen-Wasylina-ebook/dp/B07K3Z6VXD/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1621688115&refinements=p_27%3AEllen+Wasylina&s=books&sr=1-2
06:49
May 22, 2021
Bonus Episode 1: "Migration over Seas"
Bonus Episode 1: "Migration over Seas"
Given the current migratory situation in the Spanish enclaves, here is a reading of my editorial, entitled "Corruption and Migration: a criminal, transnational network" published in June 2016 in the 6th edition, "Migration over Seas" of the Geostrategic Maritime Review, the flagship publication of the International Geostrategic Maritime Observatory (IGMO, 2011-2018). Also contributing to this issue were Professor emeritus Jean-Paul Pancracio, Emmanuel Aubin, Nursin Atesoglu Guney and Pierre Henry. Here is the link to Amazon for consultation and purchase :  https://www.amazon.com/Migration-over-French-Ellen-Wasylina-ebook/dp/B01MA3NH6O/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&qid=1621675890&refinements=p_27%3AEllen+Wasylina&s=books&sr=1-3
08:41
May 22, 2021
Trailer Episode 12 : NATO 2030
Trailer Episode 12 : NATO 2030
This is the trailer for Episode 12 : NATO 2030 with Lt. General (ret.) Ben Hodges and Dr. Stephen Blank. Here is the link to the extracts used in this trailer from the  commencent speech on January 18, 2021 at Sciences Po by the Secretary General Jens Stollenberg : https://www.nato.int/cps/fr/natohq/opinions_180709.htm 
05:28
May 20, 2021
Episode 10 : The Black Sea...or a Black Hole?
Episode 10 : The Black Sea...or a Black Hole?
This is a conversation with Lt. General (ret) Ben Hodges and Dr. Stephen Blank based on a paper written and published by Lt. General Hodges on the Center of European Policy Analysis (CEPA) : https://cepa.org/the-black-sea-or-a-black-hole/ Here is Lt. General Hodges' bio :  Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He joined CEPA in February 2018. A native of Quincy, Florida, Lt. General Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry. After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Karlstadt, Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels in the 101st Airborne Division, including Command of the First Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” of the 101st Airborne Division in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2003-2004). His other operational assignments include Chief of Operations for Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (2005-2006) and Director of Operations, Regional Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan (2009-2010). General Hodges has also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions to include Tactics Instructor; Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps; Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff; Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army; and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command (İzmir, Turkey). His last military assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Europe (Wiesbaden, Germany) from 2014 to 2017. He retired from the U.S. Army in January 2018. Dr.Stephen BLANK is an internationally recognized expert on Russian foreign and defense policies and international relations across the former Soviet Union. He is also a leading expert on European and Asian security, including energy issues. Since 2020 he has been a Senior Expert for Russia at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. From 2013-2020 he was a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council.
01:22:47
May 07, 2021
Episode 9 : TO RULE EURASIA WAVES : THE NEW GREAT POWER COMPETITION AT SEA
Episode 9 : TO RULE EURASIA WAVES : THE NEW GREAT POWER COMPETITION AT SEA
This is a 3-part episode in the first of our maritime series with Dr. Stephen Blank and our guests. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Geoffrey Gresh to our podcast.  Here is a short bio :  Dr. GEOFFREY F. GRESH is Professor of International Relations at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA), National Defense University in Washington, D.C. with a primary research focus on maritime affairs. He has also served as the Department Head of International Security Studies and as CISA’s Director of the South and Central Asia Security Studies Program. Previously, he was a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris and was the recipient of a Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Fellowship. He also received a U.S. Fulbright-Hays Grant to teach international relations at Salahaddin University in Erbil, Iraq. He has been awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to Istanbul, Turkey and a Presidential Scholarship at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Most recently, he was named as a Hitachi-CFR International Affairs Fellow, a U.S.-Japan Foundation Leadership Fellow, an Associate Member of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies at King’s College in London, and as a term member to the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing (Stanford University Press), editor of Eurasia’s Maritime Rise and Global Security: From the Indian Ocean to Pacific Asia and the Arctic and co-editor of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: From American Missionaries to the Islamic State (Routledge). He is also the book series editor for Palgrave Studies in Maritime Politics and History. His current book, To Rule Eurasia's Waves: The New Great Power Competition at Sea was released in late 2020, with a Chinese-language version being published later in 2021. His research has similarly appeared in other reputable scholarly or peer reviewed publications. He received a Ph.D. in International Relations and MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The views expressed here in each podcast segment are Dr. Gresh's alone in his personal capacity and do not represent the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense of the National Defense University. Dr.Stephen BLANK is an internationally recognized expert on Russian foreign and defense policies and international relations across the former Soviet Union. He is also a leading expert on European and Asian security, including energy issues. Since 2020 he has been a Senior Expert for Russia at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. From 2013-2020 he was a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council.
01:45:06
April 30, 2021
Episode 11 : Blockchain et Bitcoin : une révolution numérique aux portes du monde arabe
Episode 11 : Blockchain et Bitcoin : une révolution numérique aux portes du monde arabe
Cet épisode est divisé en trois parties  : 1) Introduction historique du Bitcoin (contexte économique de 2008); 2) Bénéfices théoriques; et 3) Blockchain au Moyen-Orient , études de cas. Bio de Romain Aby :  Romain Aby est docteur en géopolitique, diplômé de l’IFG (Institut Français de Géopolitique) et chercheur au centre GEODE (géopolitique de la Datasphère). Spécialiste des enjeux du cyberespace arabophone, ses travaux récents portent sur les enjeux géopolitiques des nouvelles technologies disruptives (Blockchain, Ordinateurs quantiques, IA, 5G…) et leur applicabilité et cas d’usage dans le monde arabe. Pendant 4 ans il a occupé le poste d’analyste à l’Observatoire du Cybermonde arabophone (OCA) avant d’ouvrir son cabinet de conseil Rumi Consulting. Il a notamment publié en 2019 un double article sur le site de l’IRIS (institut de relations internationales et stratégiques) intitulé « Géopolitique et Bitcoin : la technologie blockchain dans le monde arabe » : https://www.iris-france.org/130702-geopolitique-et-bitcoin-la-technologie-blockchain-dans-le-monde-arabe-2-2/ 
01:04:37
April 27, 2021
Trailer : Episode 8 : THE HORN OF AFRICA Gateway to geostrategic power rivalries
Trailer : Episode 8 : THE HORN OF AFRICA Gateway to geostrategic power rivalries
Episode 8 : THE HORN OF AFRICA Gateway to geostrategic power rivalries
01:53
April 26, 2021
Trailer Episode 5 : Preserving the Arctic : Our Last Frontier
Trailer Episode 5 : Preserving the Arctic : Our Last Frontier
Episode 5 : Preserving the Arctic : Our Last Frontier
02:31
April 23, 2021
Bonus Episode 7 : "The South China Sea : the Mediterranean of Asia"
Bonus Episode 7 : "The South China Sea : the Mediterranean of Asia"
Episode 7 : Commanding the Seas on the Silk Road : China’s Mahanist strategy in the Indian Ocean  In this Bonus episode, I read my Editorial of N° 9, "The South China Sea : the Mediterranean of Asia" (2017), of the Geostrategic Maritime Review, the flagship publication of the International Geostrategic Maritime Observatory (IGMO, 2011-2019). The South China Sea is a classic Mediterranean sea-structure with a long history of populations living in the basin and taking advantage of a permanent trading activity interrupted by some dramatic war moments. The Chinese preponderance on the development and the history of the basin has been a permanent element of both equilibrium and dilemma. Political and military tensions are heating up with a sharp increase in commercial relations amongst the regional countries and the great international powers. For consultation and purchase, here is the link : https://www.amazon.com/South-China-Sea-French-ebook/dp/B07K3L9K6Z/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&qid=1621688115&refinements=p_27%3AEllen+Wasylina&s=books&sr=1-7
08:57
April 22, 2021
Trailer Episode 11 : Bitcoin et Blockchain
Trailer Episode 11 : Bitcoin et Blockchain
Episode 11 : “Blockchain et Bitcoin : une révolution numérique aux portes du monde arabe"
01:29
April 22, 2021
Trailer Episode 4 : "Joe Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda and challenges"
Trailer Episode 4 : "Joe Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda and challenges"
"Joe Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda and challenges". Interview with Dr. Stephen Blank
02:04
April 22, 2021
Trailer Episode 3 : Interview with Julia Lagahuzère
Trailer Episode 3 : Interview with Julia Lagahuzère
Episode 3 : Interview with Julia Lagahuzère on "How Circular Culture will change the World"
01:52
April 21, 2021
Trailer Episode 2 : Interview with Stéphanie Chaltiel
Trailer Episode 2 : Interview with Stéphanie Chaltiel
Episode 2 : Interview with Stéphanie Chaltiel, Dronespray Technology
02:41
April 21, 2021
Trailer Episode 1 : Interview avec Hichem Ben Yaïche
Trailer Episode 1 : Interview avec Hichem Ben Yaïche
Episode 1 : Interview avec Hichem Ben Yaïche, "Les Afriques : tentative de décryptage d'un continent multiple et singulier"  
00:53
April 21, 2021
Trailer Episode 10 : The Black Sea...or Black Hole?
Trailer Episode 10 : The Black Sea...or Black Hole?
Preview of Episode 10
01:40
April 20, 2021
Trailer Episode 9 : Eurasia Waves : the new Great power competition at Sea"
Trailer Episode 9 : Eurasia Waves : the new Great power competition at Sea"
“To rule Eurasia Waves: the Great power competition at Sea” with Dr Geoffrey Gresh and Dr Stephen Blank .
00:58
April 18, 2021
Episode 8 : THE HORN OF AFRICA Gateway to geostrategic power rivalries
Episode 8 : THE HORN OF AFRICA Gateway to geostrategic power rivalries
This time our guest is Dr. Theodore Karasik and we will be speaking about geostrategic power rivalries in the Middle East and Africa. In this series of interviews with Dr. Stephen Blank, our guest is Dr. Theodore Karasik. Our discussion will turn to Africa, where we will discuss geostrategic power rivalries in the Middle East and Africa, for influence and access to  energy, military bases, trade and strategic positioning.  Dr. Theodore KARASIK is currently a Fellow, Russia and Middle East Affairs at the Jamestown Foundation and a Senior Advisor to Gulf State Analytics.  He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Lexington Institute, all located in Washington, D.C.   He is the co-author of “Russia in the Middle East” published in 2018. For the past 35 years, Karasik worked for a number of US agencies involved in researching and analyzing defense acquisition, the use of military power, and religio-political issues across MENA and Eurasia including the evolution of violent extremism and financing networks. Dr. Karasik lived in Dubai, UAE from 2006 until 2016 where he worked on Arabian Peninsula foreign policy and security issues surrounding cultural awareness, cybersecurity, maritime security, counter-piracy, counter-terrorism, and infrastructure and national resilience. Dr. Karasik worked for a number of UAE ministries and think-tanks covering regional and homeland security issues. Dr. Karasik was an Adjunct Lecturer at the Dubai School of Government where he taught graduate level international relations and also an Adjunct Lecturer at University Wollongong Dubai where he taught labor and migration. Karasik was a Senior Political Scientist in the International Policy and Security Group at RAND Corporation.  From 2002-2003, he served as Director of Research for the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy.  He is a specialist in geopolitics and geo-economics for the MENA and Eurasia regions and frequently conducts studies and assessments of future security trajectories and military requirements in addition to cultural awareness issues surrounding traditionalism and tribalism in policymaking. Dr. Karasik received his Ph.D in History from the University of California, Los Angeles in four fields:  Russia, Middle East, Caucasus and an outside field in cultural anthropology focusing on tribes and clans from Central Asia to East Africa.  He wrote his dissertation on military and humanitarian operations in the northern port city of Arkhangel’sk and their impact on political institutions during the Russian civil war.
01:03:30
March 26, 2021
Episode 7 : Commanding the Seas on the Silk Road : China’s Mahanist strategy in the Indian Ocean
Episode 7 : Commanding the Seas on the Silk Road : China’s Mahanist strategy in the Indian Ocean
Dr. Richard Weitz from the Hudson Institute joins Dr. Stephen Blank and me in this continuing series of interviews on strategic issues. Questions :  1.  What are China's objectives in the Indian Ocean and how is it realizing them? 2. How does this affect Sino-Iranian relations,  specifically is there a deal between Beijing and Tehran similar to what was announced last summer with massive Chinese investments and a base in Iran and what would be the implications of this outcome? 3 To what degree to we see Sino-Russian collaboration here and if we do how does it manifest itself?
42:45
March 08, 2021
Episode 5 : Preserving the Arctic : Our Last Frontier
Episode 5 : Preserving the Arctic : Our Last Frontier
Ellen Wasylina will be moderating a discussion in the series of interviews scheduled with Dr. Stephen Blank.  This time Dr. Katarzyna Zyk will be joining the discussion on this very important topic. The subject of this discussion is "Preserving the Arctic : Our Last Frontier" and took place on February 23, 16h CET/10h EST.   Here are the speakers' bios :  Dr Katarzyna ZYSK is Professor of International Relations and Contemporary History at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS), which is a part of the Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC) in Oslo. She has been at the IFS since 2007. Currently, she serves as Deputy Director (since 2017) and Head of the Cetnre for Security, and was Director of Research at the IFS (2017–19). Prof. Zysk was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation/Stanford University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Changing Character of War Centre/ University of Oxford (2016–17). She is a member of the Hoover Institution’s Arctic Security Initiative and was a Research Fellow at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies/Strategic Research Department at the US Naval War College, where she also cooperated closely with the War Gaming Department. In 2016, she was Acting Dean of the NDUC, where she also teaches regularly. Following her PhD on NATO enlargement (2006), Prof. Zysk’s research has focused on security, defence and strategic studies, in particular Russia’s military strategy, warfare, the Russian Navy, geopolitics and maritime security in the Arctic, as well as military change and defence innovation. Her published research has appeared in SAIS Review of International Affairs, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Journal of Strategic Studies, Asia Policy, RUSI Journal, Politique Etrangère, International Relations, Jane’s Navy International, and others, including in books published by Cambridge and Oxford University Presses. Dr. Stephen BLANK is an internationally recognized expert on Russian foreign and defense policies and international relations across the former Soviet Union.  He is also a leading expert on European and Asian security, including energy issues.  Since 2020 he has been a Senior Expert for Russia at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (http://www.fpri.org) .  From 2013-2020 he was a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council (https://www.afpc.org ).  From 1989-2013 he was a Professor of Russian National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Blank has been Professor of National Security Affairs at the Strategic Studies Institute since 1989.  In 1998-2001 he was Douglas MacArthur Professor of Research at the War College.
01:06:26
March 01, 2021
Episode 6 : The Tripartite Peace Agreement Azerbaijan/Armenia/Russia
Episode 6 : The Tripartite Peace Agreement Azerbaijan/Armenia/Russia
On February 4, 2021, Ellen Wasylina interviewed Neil Watson, who is an international journalist with 25 years’ experience of writing on a wide range of topics, ranging from technology and architecture to geopolitics. Since 2009 he has focused on the history, culture and politics of the South Caucasus, and particularly on Azerbaijan. Neil has also edited numerous academic books on Azerbaijani literature and culture and regularly appears on Azerbaijani and Kazakh TV.
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February 26, 2021
Episode 4 : "Joe Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda and challenges". Interview with Dr. Stephen Blank
Episode 4 : "Joe Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda and challenges". Interview with Dr. Stephen Blank
Ellen Wasylina interviewed Dr. Stephen Blank on February 17. We discussed "Joe Biden's Foreign Policy Agenda and challenges". Here is Dr. Blank's biography : STEPHEN BLANK is an internationally recognized expert on Russian foreign and defense policies and international relations across the former Soviet Union.  He is also a leading expert on European and Asian security, including energy issues.  Since 2020 he has been a Senior Expert for Russia at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (http://www.fpri.org) .  From 2013-2020 he was a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council (https://www.afpc.org ).  From 1989-2013 he was a Professor of Russian National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Blank has been Professor of National Security Affairs at the Strategic Studies Institute since 1989.  In 1998-2001 he was Douglas MacArthur Professor of Research at the War College. Dr. Blank has consulted for the CIA, major think tanks and foundations, chaired major international conferences in the USA and abroad In Florence, Prague, and London, and has been a commentator on foreign affairs in the media in the United States and abroad.  He has also advised major corporations on investing in Russia and is a consultant for the Gerson Lehrmann Group. He has published over 1300 articles and monographs on Soviet/Russian, U.S., Asian, and European military and foreign policies, including publishing or editing 15 books, testified frequently before Congress on Russia, China, and Central Asia for business, government, and professional think tanks here and abroad on these issues.  He has also appeared on CNN, BBC, Deutsche Welle, CNBC Asia, and is a regular guest on VOA. Prior to his appointment at the Army War College in 1989 Dr. Blank was Associate Professor for Soviet Studies at the Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education of Air University at Maxwell AFB.  He also held the position of 1980-86: Assistant Professor of Russian History, University of Texas, San Antonio, 1980-86, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian history, University of California, Riverside, 1979-80. Dr. Blank's M.A. and Ph.D. are in Russian History from the University of Chicago. His B.A is in History from the University of Pennsylvania.
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February 19, 2021
Episode 3 : "How Circular Culture will change the World". Interview with Julia Lagahuzère
Episode 3 : "How Circular Culture will change the World". Interview with Julia Lagahuzère
"How Circular Culture will change the World" On February 11, Ellen Wasylina interviewed Julia Lagahuzère, Femme de Culture 2020, who was previously Deputy Casting Director of Opéra National de Paris in the two theatres of Opéra de Bastille and Palais Garnier. She is currently artistic consultant to the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo, Norway. Julia has a passion for finding and helping to nurture young talent, and established a concert series in order to strengthen relations between the QSMIC and the top international young artist programs; notably in collaboration with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. She has previously worked at the San Francisco Opera, Scottish Opera and Opéra de Limoges. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and Sussex University, a musicology scholarship recipient at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a Masters degree in Opera and Visual Performing Arts from King’s College London, in collaboration with the BBC Proms.
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February 15, 2021
Episode 2 : Interview with Stéphanie Chaltiel
Episode 2 : Interview with Stéphanie Chaltiel
Stephanie Chaltiel is a French architect and interior designer working with innovative techniques and natural materials offering unique designs for each project. She began her career in Mexico and French Guyana building by hand with local dwellers houses. After working for Bernard Tschumi in New York, OMA and Zaha Hadid she started her own practice. Her award winning projects marrying cutting edge technology and raw materials (ACADIA, MIT 2017, part of the ICON Design 100 talents 2019 and Dezeen Awards Winners Highly commended mention) has been presented and exhibited worldwide. She taught at SUTD Singapore, Westminster London, AA London, Ravensbourne London, and at the architectural school of Brighton and more recently at Elisava Barcelona. She was also during 4 years an EU Marie Curie scholarship recipient when she developed the drone spray technology for sustainable architecture and refurbishments.
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February 10, 2021
Episode 1 : LES AFRIQUES : Tentative de décryptage d’un continent multiple et singulier. Interview avec Hichem Ben Yaïche
Episode 1 : LES AFRIQUES : Tentative de décryptage d’un continent multiple et singulier. Interview avec Hichem Ben Yaïche
Interview avec Hichem Ben Yaïche LES AFRIQUES : Tentative de décryptage d’un continent multiple et singulier. Au retour de Congo-Brazzaville, ce grand expert en géopolitique, spécialiste de l’Afrique, sera interviewé par Ellen Wasylina, qui a eu le plaisir de vous convier le 8 décembre 2020 à 15h CET sur ZOOM. Hichem va nous livrer ses toutes dernières impressions et analyses sur les relations entre le continent et l’Europe, les Etats-Unis, la Chine , en toile de fond de la pandémie COVID19, qui nous affecte tous. 
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February 08, 2021