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.
Kristen Smith is an assistant director with the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in 2009, Kristen received her bachelor of arts degree from Syracuse University in political science with a minor in global political economy. In her studies Kristen focused on third world development and defense and security studies with a concentration on Africa. In 2006 she received The Congressional Quarterly Award for Outstanding Research on Legislation-in-Progress. She interned for Senator John McCain and the United States Senate in 2004, the International Republican Institute’s East Africa Division in 2006-2007, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 2009. Kristen served as the veterans volunteer coordinator for Senator McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. She is also a liaison member of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.
Kristen co-authored the November 2010 Atlantic Council report Advancing U.S., African, and Global Interests: Security and Stability in the West African Maritime Domain.
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). This event will be streamed LIVE from 3:00 p.m.
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.