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.
David Wright, secretary general of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, joined the Atlantic Council for a discussion on the future of global financial regulatory reform and its impact on the securities industry.
The securities industry is a cornerstone of a robust and growing global economy. As Europe and the United States continue to reform their financial and securities markets, they must ensure that regulations work together across borders and support the real economy. Time is running short – every month that passes without clear resolution leaves companies at risk and unable to make crucial investment decisions. Mr. Wright provided a clear and compelling case for action, and offer his insights on the path forward.
David Wright previously spent many years representing the European Commission at international organizations including the Financial Stability Board and G20. Mr. Wright was also a senior advisor to Commission presidents Delors and Santer on financial services integration, capital markets, and regulation. Most recently, Mr. Wright served as a leading member of the Commission’s Task Force on Greece, which is helping to define and deploy a major technical assistance program for Greece.
A discussion with
International Organization of Securities Commissions
Managing Director and Head, Public Affairs & Communications, Americas
This speaker series is hosted in partnership with Deutsche Bank.
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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.
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.