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.
Jan M. Lodal
Jan M. Lodal was President of the Atlantic Council of the United States from October 2005 until the end of 2006. Concurrently, Mr. Lodal is Chairman of Lodal and Company. Previously, he served as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and as a senior staff member of the National Security Council. He was Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Intelus Inc. and Co-Founder of American Management Systems, Inc. During the Nixon and Ford administrations, Mr. Lodal served on the White House staff as Deputy for Program Analysis to Henry A. Kissinger, and during the Johnson administration as Director of the NATO and General Purpose Force Analysis Division in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Lodal is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Curtis Institute of Music, a Trustee of the American Boychoir, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He was previously Executive Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and President of Group Health Association. He is the author of numerous articles on public policy, arms control, and defense policy, and of The Price of Dominance: the New Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Challenge to American Leadership.
Mr. Lodal is the recipient of Rice University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for Public Service and Achievement in Business and was twice awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Department’s highest civilian honor.
Mr. Lodal remains an active member of the Atlantic Council's Board Executive Committee.
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.