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.
Gérard Prunier, senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, delivered the keynote address on “Gaddafi’s Downfall and its Impact on Sub-Saharan Africa” at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA).
The keynote address on October 12 came during the banquet luncheon at the midpoint of the three-day conference in Washington, which included nearly one hundred presentations on aspects of the meeting theme of “History and the ‘New’ Middle East and Africa” by scholars from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. The meeting was opened on October 11 by J. Peter Pham, director of the Ansari Center, who also serves as the incumbent vice president of ASMEA as well as editor-in-chief of its peer-reviewed Journal of the Middle East and Africa.
Founded by Princeton University’s Professor Bernard Lewis, ASMEA represents some 1,300 professors and other scholars of Middle East and African studies at more than 300 universities and other institutions in the United States and overseas.
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.