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.
Victor Chu is a member of the Atlantic Council International Advisory Board.
Chu is the Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading direct investment firm focusing on China. He is also Chairman of FE Securities Limited, First Eastern Investment Bank Limited and CMEC GE Capital China Industrial Holdings Limited.
Chu has served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission, and part-time member of Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit. Mr. Chu is currently a Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum and serves as Co-Chair of the Forum’s International Business Council. He is also an Executive Board Member of the International Chamber of Commerce and serves as Chairman of the ICC Commission on Financial Services and Insurance. He was elected a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in 1998.
Mr. Chu is licensed to practice law in England and Hong Kong. Since 1982 he has practiced in the field of corporate, commercial and securities laws, with special emphasis on China and regional investment transactions. He served as Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association (IBA) from 1995 to 2000.
Chu is a Trustee of the International Crisis Group (ICG) in Brussels and WWF Hong Kong. He also serves on the Governing Council of University College London, Dean’s Council of the Kennedy School at Harvard and the Board of the Foreign Affairs University of China. Mr. Chu’s other civic associations include service on the advisory bodies of Asia House, Asia Foundation, Beijing Music Festival Foundation and the East Asia Institute of Cambridge University.
Chu was born in Canton, China and moved to Hong Kong at the age of four. He received his early education in Hong Kong and England, and earned his law degree at University College, London.
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.