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 December 1 and 2, the Transatlantic Relations Program hosted the workshop, “Rising Powers and International Human Rights Law – A Transatlantic Challenge” at Chatham House in London. The London workshop was an extension of the program’s October 24-25 workshop in Washington and was part of the Council’s ongoing series, Transatlantic Dialogues on International Law, co-chaired by Atlantic Council Board director William H. Taft IV and Elizabeth Wilmshurst of Chatham House.
Top legal and human rights experts including Bertrand Ramcharan, former UN acting and deputy high commissioner for human rights, Sir Nigel Rodley and Francoise Hampson of the University of Essex, Clive Baldwin of Human Rights Watch, and Atlantic Council Board director Ronald Freeman gathered for an extensive off-the-record discussion on expanding observance of international human rights law in light of ongoing shifts in the global balance of power. Participants highlighted the challenges that rising powers - such as China, India, and Brazil - have on the international human rights landscape.
A summary of both workshops can be downloaded here (PDF).
The series is generously sponsored by the European Union Delegation in Washington DC.
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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.