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 Kirk is the director of the Young Atlanticist Program.
He joined the Atlantic Council after working in the Political Department of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. During the 2008 election cycle Kirk was communications director for the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund’s statewide campaigns in both Colorado and New Mexico. As communications director and spokesman, he was responsible for building an earned media program that received mention in over 200 news stories in less than 7 months. Prior to joining Defenders, Kirk worked as communications director for Mike Waltner for US Congress, where his press operation outpaced three other primary campaigns in earned media by a 3 to 1 margin.
In addition to campaign experience Kirk has worked as a consultant for the Development Executive Group, as a policy analyst in the International Affairs office of Underwriter’s Laboratories Inc., and as project coordinator at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. He has interned at the German Marshall Fund, the Office of Congressman John Conyers, Jr., the US Department of Commerce Foreign Service, the National Veterans Legal Services Program, and the Embassy of Mexico in the United States.
David holds a MA in international studies and diplomacy from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA in international relations from Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland.
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).
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.