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.
WROCLAW, POLAND (May 31) – The Atlantic Council today recognized Mayor Rafal Dutkiewicz with lifetime honorary membership to the Washington, DC-based organization, a distinction reserved for those who have made significant contributions to the Council’s mission of renewing the transatlantic community for global challenges.
Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe presented the honor to Mayor Dutkiewicz today during a reception at Wroclaw City Hall, marking the third annual Wroclaw Global Forum, which has been a cooperative venture between the city and the Atlantic Council.
“Mayor Dutkiewicz’s contributions range from laying the foundation for one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe, to working closely with European and American investors, to hosting this week’s Forum and the Euro 2012 football matches,” said Kempe. “He understands that close transatlantic relations remain the global basis for a prosperous and democratic future.”
Convened in one of Central Europe’s most dynamic cultural and entrepreneurial hubs, the WrocĹ‚aw Global Forum brings together important decision-makers and business leaders from the United States and Europe to discuss Central Europe’s role as a critical partner in US efforts to promote political, security, and economic ties across the Atlantic.