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.
Franklin D. Kramer
The Honorable Franklin Kramer is a national security and international affairs expert, and has multiple appointments, including as a member of the Atlantic Council Board of Directors and also a member of its Strategic Advisors Group. Mr. Kramer has been a senior political appointee in two administrations, including as assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs for President Clinton, Secretary Perry and Secretary Cohen; and, previously, as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.
In the non-profit world, in addition to being an Atlantic Council board director, he is a distinguished fellow at CNA which operates the Center for Naval Analysis and the Institute for Public Research, is chairman of the board of the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC; and is a capstone professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, and has been a distinguished research fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy of the National Defense University. In the private sector, Mr. Kramer is a director and consultant and has been a partner at the law firm of Shea and Gardner.
Among his current activities, Mr. Kramer is the principal editor and has written several chapters for the book Cyberpower and National Security, led the study on and is the principal author of Civil Power in Irregular Conflict, and is the co-author and was co-project director of Transatlantic Cooperation for Sustainable Energy Security. At The George Washington University, he teaches a course on “The Department of Defense and Winning Modern War.” He has written numerous articles on international affairs.
Mr. Kramer received a BA cum laude from Yale University and a JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
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.