This annual meeting has been initiated in 2012 by the Policy Center for the New South and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The conference is organized since 2017 by the Policy Center for the New South, 1st think tank in North Africa and 8th in the Middle East North Africa Region (MENA).
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Policy Center for the New South, will embrace the digital opportunities brought forth by the pandemic to offer a virtual alternative to the Atlantic Dialogues conference. The Policy Center for the New South has put together online AD Talks for 2020, adapting the format to the digital realm.
More information on the conference and agenda can be found here.