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 International Advisory Board (IAB) is a uniquely influential group of global business and policy leaders who provide perspectives to the Atlantic Council’s president and board. A further goal from its first annual meeting in 2007 has been to bring the group’s wisdom to Washington and to provide its members with access to leading US thinkers and policy makers.
The IAB is composed entirely of chairmen and chief executives of significant global companies and accomplished former policy makers of cabinet rank or above. Members serve three-year renewable terms. The group meets annually, usually in conjunction with the Atlantic Council’s Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.
Members have a demonstrated track record of support for the Euro-Atlantic relationship. Its makeup also reflects the rapidly changing nature of the transatlantic agenda as captured in the Council’s mission statement: “Renewing the Atlantic Community for 21st Century global challenges.”
The group or individual members may suggest specific directions or programs that serve that mission. The Atlantic Council also serves as a home for IAB members who wish to organize meetings in DC, New York, or elsewhere -- or turn to its staff or network for insights.
Brent Scowcroft, Chairman
National Security Advisor to Former Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. BushPresident and Founder, Scowcroft Group
Josef Ackermann, Chairman, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Tewodros Ashenafi, Chairman and CEO, SouthWest Energy
Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Jose Maria Aznar, Former Prime Minister of Spain
Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to Former President Jimmy Carter
Victor L.L. Chu, Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group
Robert E. Diamond, Jr.
Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman
Thomas Enders, CEO, EADS N.V
Orit Gadiesh, Chairman of the Board, Bain & Company Inc.
Ashraf Ghani, Former Finance Minister of Afghanistan
Thomas H. Glocer
Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS
Ray R. Irani, Executive Chairman, Occidental Petroleum
John P. Jumper, Chairman and CEO, SAIC
Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
Jan Kulczyk, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Kulczyk Holding SA
Aleksander Kwasniewski, Former President of Poland
Jean-David Levitte, Senior Diplomatic Adviser and Sherpa to former President Nicolas Sarkozy
Alexey A. Mordashov, Chairman and CEO, Severstal
Bob Moritz, US Chairman and Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corporation
Gordon Nixon, President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada
Richard L. Olver, Chairman, BAE Systems
Dinu Patriciu, Chairman, DP Holding SA
Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group
Martin Senn, CEO, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
S.D. Shibulal, CEO and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies
James C. Smith, CEO, Thomson Reuters
Martin Sorrell, Group Chief Executive, WPP Group PLC
Rob Speyer, President and Co-CEO, Tishman Speyer
Robert J. Stevens, Executive Chairman, Lockheed Martin
Lawrence Summers, Former Director, National Economic Council
N'Gunu Tiny, Chairman & Partner, Eaglestone
Ruben Vardanian, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, Troika Dialog
Tzvetan Vassilev, Chairman, Corporate Commercial Bank AD
Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor AB
John D. Wren, President and CEO, Omnicom Group
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.