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.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in 2011, Mara worked for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she was a Junior Fellow in the Middle East Program focusing on Egypt and Yemen. Mara was a 2009 Fulbright Fellow to Oman, where she studied the constraints on freedom of speech and expression in authoritarian regimes. Mara graduated from Swarthmore College with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Arabic. Her research interests include Egyptian politics, legal and political reform in the Middle East, and U.S. policy in the region.
“Has Egypt’s Revolution Left Women Behind?” The Middle East Channel, Foreign Policy, (December 8, 2011) Online.
Co-author with Dunne, Gedmin, Dabrowski, Dadush, Ghanem, Rohac, Safianik, and Yousef. “Egypt’s Democratic Transition: Five Important Myths about the Economy and International Assistance,” A report from the Carnegie Endowment and Legatum Institute. (July 2011). Online.
“Egypt’s Uprising: Implications for Regional Stability, U.S.-Egypt Relations, and the Peace Process,” Journal of Afkar/Ideas, Vol. 29 (March 2011), pp. 53-60.
With Chris Boucek. “The Unraveling of the Saleh Regime in Yemen,” CTC Sentinel, Vol. 4, No. 3 (March 2011), pp. 1-3.
With Michele Dunne. “Overview of Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Commentary (March 16, 2011). Online.
With Michele Dunne. “Rethinking Internal Security in Egypt,” The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Commentary (March 16, 2011). Online.
With Michele Dunne. “Egypt: How a Lack of Political Reform Undermined Economic Reform,” The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Commentary (February 23, 2011). Online.
“Trajectories of Change in Omani Poetry,” The Middle East Institute (Encounters) 20 (January, 2010): 1-5. Print.
“Immigration Issues: City on a Hill,” The American Prospect, Vol. 18 (October, 2007): 31-33. Print.
“Day Laborers Rally in Virginia,” The American Prospect (August 7, 2007). Online.
“Suppressing the Truths of War,” The American Prospect (July 18, 2007). Online.
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.