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.
Julie Chon was a senior fellow with the Global Business and Economics Program at the Atlantic Council.
She was senior policy advisor on the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs from 2007-2011, crafting historic US policies to stabilize the financial system. Her extensive work included negotiations to enact laws governing the mortgage market/government-sponsored enterprises, TARP, IMF funding, exchange rates, sovereign fund investments, and financial regulation (Dodd-Frank Act). She advised on delegation visits with European and Asian leaders and high-profile hearings throughout the crisis, including Federal Reserve monetary policy hearings. Chon served on the Treasury team for the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Project and advised on budget issues for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Prior to her service in Washington, Ms. Chon worked for Citigroup/Salomon Brothers in London and JP Morgan/Chase in New York focusing on sovereign debt issuers. She was also a member of the Board of Trustees at Cornell University.
Ms. Chon, who speaks French and Korean, contributes her expertise on these financial issues to analysis and events at the Atlantic Council. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the European Institute Steering Committee on Financial Governance. Ms. Chon presents regularly at forums organized by governments, industry, universities, and think tanks.
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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.