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.
Laura Linderman is an assistant director for the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in 2012, she served as education services coordinator for Splunk, a software company, as an event, budget and logistics planner. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in western Georgia, where she taught English at the Pedagogical Industrial College of Ozurgeti. In addition, she served as president of the national Student Women Alliance Network and oversaw the creation, editing and publication of a women’s health manual that was widely disseminated across rural Georgia. In cooperation with the International Republican Institute, she planned and oversaw two conferences for women leaders in western Georgia. She has also interned at Liberty Institute in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2002-2003, where she examined corruption in higher education at Tbilisi State University and supported the Institute's program to draw attention to discrimination against religious minorities. She has published and edited articles on Georgia for the Anthropology of East Europe Review, Liberty Institute, and Evolutisa.net.
Originally from Minnesota, she holds a BA in anthropology and German language and literature from Wellesley College and an MA from Indiana University in anthropology. Her master's thesis is on gender in rural western Georgia and is based on fieldwork conducted there in 2009.
She speaks Georgian and is proficient in Russian and German.
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.