Rudolph Atallah, senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, testified at a House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on “The Growing Crisis in Africa’s Sahel Region.”
On the heels of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to the United States, Energy & Environment Program Associate Director Mihaela Carstei joins CTV to discuss the Keystone Pipeline project that would transport tar sands oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in the Gulf coast of Texas.
On September 23rd, international luminaries gathered at the inaugural Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award Dinner, honoring Professor Klaus Schwab, the Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum, upon the forum's 40th Anniversary.
The dinner, hosted by the Atlantic Council International Advisory Board, held in New York during the exciting week of the United Nations General Assembly, was co-chaired by its Chairman General Brent Scowcroft and members, including: Josef Ackermann, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Victor Chu, Richard Edelman, James Goodnight, Muhtar Kent, Aleksander Kwasniewski, Bob Moritz, Rupert Murdoch and Sir Martin Sorrell. Other distinguished individuals, who joined us as co-chairs of the evening include: Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr al Qasimi the Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, Steve Denning of General Atlantic, Khaled Juffali of E.A. Juffali and Borthers, Kevin Kelly of Heidrick & Struggles, Patrice Motsepe of African Rainbow Minerals, Vikram Pandit of Citigroup, Andrew Prozes of LexisNexis, Joseph Schoendorf of Accel Partners, Martin Senn of Zurich Financial Services, James S. Turley of Ernst & Young and John Wren of Omnicom Group.
The Award Dinner highlighted the exceptional achievements of one of the more prominent global citizens and intellectual entrepreneurs of our time. Senior government officials, leading policy makers, corporate leaders and well-known artists – among them a great many friends of Klaus Schwab - were in attendance.
The program featured a debate among three CEOs about the global future, remarks by Professor Schwab and a special artistic performance by one of the most famous piano virtuosos Lang Lang.
For information about the World Economic Forum, its mission and meetings, please visit: www.weforum.org.
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On May 22, the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative will hold a discussion on the history of cyber critical infrastructure protection in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD-63). This event will be streamed LIVE from 3:00 p.m.
On May 23, the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Peace and Security Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security is hosting a panel discussion on new developments in security cooperation among the United States, its European allies, and the Gulf states, and how they are likely to evolve in the coming years.
On May 30, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will release a new issue brief, The Kaleidoscope Turns Again in a Crisis-Challenged Iran, a discussion of Iran’s upcoming presidential elections.
From June 13-14, the 2013 Wrocław Global Forum will bring together over 350 top policy-makers and business leaders to explore the region’s impact as an actor in Europe, as well as its crucial role in the transatlantic partnership and on the global stage.