Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne and Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne reflect on US policy toward the Middle East and North Africa in the two years since President Barack Obama promised to make it a top priority to support democracy and human rights in the region.
J. Peter Pham, director the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was one of four experts invited to address a high-level international conference on the crisis in the Sahel region convened today in The Hague.
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.
The Atlantic Council of the United States in coordination with the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research hosted “The Next 40 Years: Advancing EU Energy Objectives in East Central Europe” conference on October 4-5 in Budapest, Hungary. The workshop brought together US and European business leaders and public policymakers in a dialogue designed to increase the understanding of the issues related to the development of a coherent policy on energy security in East Central Europe from the perspective of the United States, the European Union and the regional governments. The program was designed to develop consensus recommendations from a cross section of government, industry and non-governmental policy experts to examine current efforts to transform the supply and consumption of energy to create a sustainable energy future for East Central Europe that addresses an integrated goal of energy security, environmental responsibility and economic prosperity.
POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS (PDF)
- Sami Andoura - Strategic considerations in building a cleaner regional energy portfolio
- Peter Kaderjak - Political pressures in the transformation of the energy sector
- Chris Littlecott - Risk management of power sector decarbonisation
- William C. Ramsay - Trust or Tribalism? Finding One Voice for the 27
- Agata Hinc - Coal: a lasting reality in the region's energy mix?
- Zsuzsanna Ivanyi - Revised regional outlook for 20/20/20 goals: Central and Eastern European Perspective
- Jacques de Jong - Nuclear power & the regional fuel mix
- Frank Umbach - Gas: The Impact of New Supplies and the Potential Impact of Unconventional Gas Supplies
- Istvan Salgo - What are the risks in the current economic, financial and political environment?
- Andrea Testi
This conference is a continuation of the Council’s research into European energy policy and will draw on recent conferences and publications, including:
- Unconventional Oil And Gas Exploration, Development And Safety: A Deep Dive Into The Science, Technology And Best Practice; December 6-7, 2011 in Brussels
- The Future of Coal – Carbon Capture and Storage and Clean Coal Technologies; September 1, 2011 in London
- A Realistic Balanced Perspective on European Unconventional Gas Development; January 25, 2011 in Washington and March 14, 2011 in Brussels
- European Unconventional Gas Developments (Final Publication)
- A Realistic Balanced Perspective on European Unconventional Gas Developments (Workshop)
- European Unconventional Gas Developments (Workshop)
- US-EU Dialogue on a Secure and Market Based Energy Future; June 6, 2011 in Warsaw, Poland
- Roundtable Discussion with Lithuania’s Minister of Energy, Arvydas Sekmokas; May 10, 2011 in Washington
- Energy Security in the Baltic Region; July 07, 2012 in Washington
- Central Europe and the Geopolitics of Energy by Franklin D. Kramer, John R. Lyman, and Mihaela C. Carstei, Published on December 15, 2010
If you are interested in learning more about the conference, please contact the Energy and Environment Program at email@example.com. Photo credit: Reuters.
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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.
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