Columns & Media

Contributing the Public Debate

The Bridge Tank is committed to delivering clear ideas, relevant to all –– specialists and citizens alike who are seeking a better understanding of the challenges of globalization and the evolution of global ecosystems. In this section, our team presents a set of editorials and chronicles or reports on our media presence.

  • Debate between Rajiv Kumar and Yoginder Alagh on “Agricultural policies in the COVID phase” 25 November 2020 Rajiv Kumar, vice-Chairman and executive head of NITI Aayog, discussed with Yoginder Alagh, former Indian Minister of Power and member of the Bridge Tank’s board. NITI Aayog replaced the Planning Commission in 2015 and is chaired by Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister. This dialogue was organised by the World… Lire la suite
  • World Internet Conference 24 November 2020 The World Internet Conference was co-organised by the Institute of Sustainable of the Chinese Academy of Science on the 23rd of November 2020. The Bridge Tank was invited to attend this hybrid conference, following its partnership with the Institute. Joël Ruet took part in the inauguration session of this event,… Lire la suite
  • Joël Ruet on CGTN, about the G20 summit 22 November 2020 Joël Ruet was interviewed in the evening show « Dialogue » on CGTN to comment on the G20 Summit, along with Qu Qiang, Assistant Director of the International Monetary Institute of the Renmin University of China, Eric Ding, Epidemiologist and Senior Fellow of the Federation of American Scientists, and Andy… Lire la suite
  • US Presidential Election – What is the Global Outlook? Point of view of Jean-Claude Beaujour 21 November 2020 Jean-Claude Beaujour, Vice-President of the France-Americas Foundation and member of the Brigde Tank’s board, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former French Prime Minister and President of the Prospective and Innovation Foundation, Hubert Védrine, former French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kanwal Sibal, former Indian Ambassador to France, Alexandre Orlov, former Russian Ambassador to France,… Lire la suite
  • Biden and the new diplomacy: India will need to recalibrate its strategy to suit changing global realities 20 November 2020 Yoginder Alagh, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, wrote an article in the Indian Express entitled “Biden and new diplomacy: India will need to recalibrate its strategy to shifting global realities” on the 18th of November 2020.In this article, he argued that the Biden presidency’s interactions with the political, environmental… Lire la suite
  • Suresh Prabhu speaks at the conference “Water and sanitation for all: the fight against pandemics” 13 November 2020 Suresh Prabhu, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, took part in the online conference “Water and Sanitation for All: The Fight Against Pandemics”, hosted online by the global social movement One Shared World, on the 12th of November 2020. On this occasion, he addressed over half a million people and… Lire la suite
  • The COVID19 vaccination campaign in Morocco – Point of view of Joël Ruet 13 November 2020 Joël Ruet was interviewed on 2MTV about the Moroccan vaccination campaign on the 12th of November 2020. He highlighted that Morocco has been very efficient in its handling of the COVID-19 epidemic since the start, by taking very early economic and lockdown measures. Vaccines, he argued, are the best weapon… Lire la suite
  • The Bridge Talks: 2020 US election 8 November 2020 Jean-Claude Beaujour, lawyer and Vice-President of the France-Americas Foundation, took part in the Bridge Tank’s conversation about the 2020 American presidential election. He discussed with Joël Ruet about the American political system and its relation with a growingly divided society. Jean-Claude Beaujour highlighted the important role of economic wealth, religion,… Lire la suite
  • Senegal: our Board Member Aïssata Tall Sall is the 1st woman to become Minister of Foreign Affairs 1 November 2020 Aïssata Tall Sall, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, became Senegal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs on the 1st of November 2020. She is the first woman to occupy this position in Senegalese history, and immediately explained that among her priorities were the continuation of the census of Senegalese outside of… Lire la suite
  • Djellil Bouzidi published an article for the Official Forum of Monetary and Financial Institutions 27 October 2020 Djellil Bouzidi, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, wrote with Michael Mainelli an article for the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum entitled “How climate cuffs could save the planet” on the 26th of October 2020.He recommended sustainability-linked bonds as efficient instruments against climate change, as they are dedicated to… Lire la suite
  • Irina Bokova talks on « Culture grappling with global phenomena » 23 October 2020 Irina Bokova, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, took part in a discussion with Clémence Varin, Fellow of the Open Diplomacy Institute. This discussion was on “Culture struggling with global phenomena” and took place on the 23rd of October 2020.Irina Bokova argued that culture was facing many challenges linked to… Lire la suite
  • Forum on Sino-European Relations and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic 16 October 2020 Irina Bokova, former Director General of UNESCO, Joël Ruet and Jean-Claude Beaujour, lawyer and Vice-President of the France-Americas Foundation, were among the keynote speakers of the Bridge Tank’s forum on the Sino-European relations and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on them. This event, co-hosted with the Chinese Embassy to… Lire la suite
  • Hybrid Forum – The Bridge Tank gathers 30 personalities & experts to explore EU-China relations and engage with 150 practitioners 16 October 2020 The Bridge Tank gathered Irina Bokova, former Director General of UNESCO, Brune Poirson, Vice-President of the United Nations Environment Assembly and former Secretary of State to the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Edmond Alphandery former Minister for the Economy, François Loos, former French Minister for Industry and… Lire la suite
  • Coronavirus Shows Healthcare Needs Global Governance 12 April 2020 BY IRINA BOKOVA, HAKIMA EL HAITE, GEORGE PAPANDREOU, JOËL RUET We firmly believe it is time to re-consider every country’s health security, using global governance tools that already exist. If we have the will and resources to invest into financial stability or limit global heating, why is health security not… Lire la suite
  • COVID-19 : Let us take off our Blinders and Build a New World 12 April 2020 BY HAKIMA EL HAITE & JOËL RUET .  While we are giving in to the emergency, nature and its ecosystems are already preparing the next tornadoes, freezes, fires and floods, the next viruses to resolve the matter, in one way or another. We have this choice, all together, today, to… Lire la suite
  • African solutions for the African lockdown 5 April 2020 Hakima el Haite, President of Liberal International, Joël Ruet and Iman Zbib wrote together and article for La Tribune entitled “African solutions for the African lockdown” on the 4th of April 2020. They highlighted the importance of African initiatives to help population go through lockdown, so that the important solidarity… Lire la suite
  • Healthcare needs global governance 19 March 2020 By Irina Bojova, Hakima El Haite, George Papandreou, Joël Ruet. Irina Bokova, former Director-General of UNESCO, Hakima El Haite, President of Liberal International, George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece and President of Socialist International, and Joël Ruet co-published an article in Diplomatic Courier and La Tribune. It was entitled… Lire la suite
  • Our Board member Suresh Prabhu gives a talk at the “Invest India” conference at the Davos Forum 30 January 2018 The 2018 edition of the Davos Forum took place between the 23rd and the 26th of January. Suresh Prabhu, Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry, intervened during the “Invest India” conference on the 23rd of January, along with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his State Secretary for Foreign Trade. The Minister and… Lire la suite
  • France Might Miss The Great African Transformation 15 September 2017 No French diplomat was present at the launching of the African Union “2016 Transition Report” in New York on September 21st. Is it because it is an internal matter of the African Union, or is it symptomatic of a French disregard for the  transformation of the continent ? In either case,… Lire la suite
  • When a South African court attacks the remaining pillar of globalization 19 July 2017 The G20 leaders met on the 7th and 8th July in the harbour city of Hamburg, a Symbol of trade where they sought new keys to globalization through investment. Thousands of kilometers to the south, would the setting seizure of an innocuous African boat of fertilizers anchored in an African… Lire la suite
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