The Geopolitics of Nantes

Since 2013, the lieu unique and the Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques (IRIS or Institute of International and Strategic Relations), with the support of Nantes Métropole, have been organizing Géopolitiques de Nantes. This annual encounter features fifteen round tables with a total of sixty speakers who explain the strategic challenges that the world currently is facing. The goals of this festival are to promote understanding, share perspectives and increase contacts between experts and the public.

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

14h : Opening and Presentation of the Geopolitics Book Prize*

14h30 : Inaugurale lecture “Le grand virage du monde” by Cécile Duflot*

15h15 – 16h30 : “Afrique-France ou Françafrique ?“*
With Marie-Roger Biloa, Francis Laloupo, Serge Michailof and Stéphanie Rivoal / Presented by Caroline Roussy

15h15 – 16h30 : “Iran : la République islamique en péril ?
With Armelle Charrier, Amélie Myriam Chelly, Azadeh Kian and Georges Malbrunot / Presented by Anne-Bénédicte Hoffner

15h30 – 16h45 : “Le genre s’est-il imposé dans l’agenda politique international ?
With Rokhaya Diallo, Geneviève Garrigos, Thomas Messias and Sarah Zouak / Presented by Marie-Cécile Naves

17h15 – 18h30 : “La Chine : partenaire, rivale ou menace ?
With Sylvie Bermann, François Bougon, Pierre Grosser and Sylvie Matelly / Presented by Pascal Boniface

17h15 – 18h30 : “Peut-on vaincre le terrorisme ?
With Myriam Benraad, Olivier de France, Georges Salines and François Thuillier / Presented by Gaspard Schnitzler

17h30 – 18h45 : “La pandémie en Afrique : la coopération et la solidarité internationales à l’épreuve de ses répercussions
With Pierre-Arnaud Barthel, Jacquis Gabriel Kemleu Tchabgou, Kako Kossivi Nubukpo, Patricia Saraux and an elected Nantes Métropole or Ville de Nantes / Presented by Alfred Romuald Gambou

SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

9h30 – 10h45 : “Le monde résistera-t-il à un second mandat Trump ?
With Pascal Boniface, François Clemenceau, Sylvain Cypel and Laure Mandeville / Presented by Marie-France Chatin

9h30 – 10h45 : “Sahel : la guerre sans fin
With Niagalé Bagayoko, Ousmane Ndiaye, Pauline Poupart and Dominique Trinquand / Presented by Géraldine Pinauldt

9h45 – 11h : “De quoi les mouvements de contestation dans le monde sont-ils le nom ?
With Annick Coupé, Dominique Vidal, Mathilde Imer and Geoffrey Pleyers / Presented by Christophe Ventura

11h30 – 12h45 : “Les pandémies : une menace éternelle ?“*
With Jean-François Corty, Karine Lacombe, Anne Sénéquier and Astrid Vabret / Presented by Nathalie Ernoult

11h30 – 12h45 : “Les défis des migrations
With Alice Baillat, Gérard-François Dumont, Julia Pascual and Catherine Wihtol de Wenden / Presented by Carole Gomez

11h45 – 13h : “Quel avenir pour le Maghreb ?
With Akram Belkaïd, José Garçon, Luis Martinez and Marie Verdier / Presented by Didier Billion

* interpretation in French Language of Signs (LSF)

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