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Les jeudis de l'Ifri : A cycle of videoconferences

In the context of a global health crisis, Ifri has quickly adapted and developed a new format of weekly reunions that meet the needs of its partners for insight and foresight.
Since April 2020, Les Jeudis de l'Ifri, a cycle of videoconferences for Ifri's partner companies, highlighs the effects and consequences of COVID-19 on different regions and strategic sectors.  An  essential event for Corporate members, it resumed in September 2020 on a monthly basis and around cross-cutting themes of global geopolitics.


Urban Transition in Africa: How to Finance Infrastructure?

On 18th November 2021, around Alain ANTIL, Director of Ifri's Sub-Saharan Africa Center,

and Sina SCHLIMMER, Research Fellow at the Sub-Saharan Africa Center.


Supercomputers and quantum computers:

What roles in the technological power of Europe?

On 28th October 2021, around Alice PANNIER, Head of Ifri's Geopolitics of Technology Programme.


Climate, Trade and Industrial Policy:

What Strategy for the European Union?

23th September, around Carole MATHIEU, Head of EU Policies, Center for Energy & Climate.


September 2021 Federal Elections:

What Political Configuration for Germany?

What Changes Can they Bring?

24th June,  around Eric-André MARTIN, Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) and Paul MAURICE, Research, Fellow at Cerfa at Ifri.


From Navalny to Biden: the Multiple Fronts of President Putin

20th May, around Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEANDirector of Ifri's Russia-NIS Center. 


Biden's First 100 Days

29th April, around Laurence NARDON, Head of Ifri's North America program.


China's Priorities and Ambitions:

Key Takeaways From the “Two Sessions”

25th March, around Françoise NICOLAS, Director of Ifri's Center for Asian Studies and Marc JULIENNE, Head of China Research, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri


2021 Geopolitical Perspectives

11th February, around Thomas Gomart, Director of Ifri. 


After Brexit, what EU-UK relations?

17th December 2020, around  Claude-France ARNOULD, Advisor on european affairs at Ifri.


US presidential election 2020, D + 2

5th November, around Laurence NARDON, Head of Ifri's North America program.


Eastern Mediterranean: Preventing Escalation

8th October, around Dorothée SCHMIDHead of Ifri’s Turkey and Middle East Program.


Is China the New Driving Force of European Integration?

17th September, around Marc JULIENNEHead of China Research at Ifri's Center for Asian Studies.


COVID-19 in Latin America: a crisis catalyst


9th July, around Francisco DE SANTIBAÑES, Secretary general at the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI). 


The Political Consequences of Economic Sanctions on the Transatlantic Relationship

2nd July, around Rawi ABDELAL, Professor at Harvard Business School.


China in Africa: From Political Presence to Environmental Footprint

25th June, around Thierry VIRCOULON, Associate Research Fellow at Ifri's Center for African Studies. 


The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) in Southeast Asia after COVID-19: Towards a New Deal?

18th June,  around Sophie BOISSEAU du ROCHER, Associate Research Fellow at Ifri's Center for Asian Studies.


U.S.- EU relations and the November 2020 elections

11th June, around Charles P. RIES, vice-president, International at Rand Corporation. 


Where is Donald Trump taking the United States?

4th June, around James M. LINDSAY, senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).


The EU after Karlsruhe and the Franco-German Initiative on EU Debt:

Is it a Hamiltonian Moment?

28th May, around Guntram B. WOLFF, Director of Bruegel. 


Between clear perils and black swans:

The strategic challenges after COVID-19

14th May, around Corentin BRUSTLEIN, Director of Ifri's Security Studies Center.


Has Covid-19 contaminated the Franco-German couple?

7th May, around Eric-André MARTIN, Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations - Cerfa at Ifri.


How can Sub-Saharan African countries cope with COVID-19?

30th April, around Alain ANTIL, Director of Ifri's African Studies Center. 


Has Covid-19 Contaminated Value Chains in East Asia?

23 April, around Françoise NICOLAS, Director of Ifri's Center for Asian Studies.


Russia in the Triple Storm:

Constitutional Reforms, Economic Crisis, Pandemic Management

16th April, around Tatiana KASTUEVA-JEAN, Director of Ifri's Russia / NIS Center.


Will Covid-19 contaminate energy and climate policies?

9th April, around Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA, Director of Ifri's Center for Energy and Climate. 


Will coronavirus get Trump reelected?

2nd April, around Laurence NARDON, head of Ifri's North America program.


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