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.
Pamela Tomski is a senior fellow with the Council's Energy and Environment Program.
Ms. Tomski is also an energy technology professional and managing partner of EnTech Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm that assists clients commercialize a range of energy and environmental technologies. Over the past decade, her major focus has been advanced fossil energy technologies including carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). Ms. Tomski works both domestically and internationally on multiple facets of clean energy technologies from establishment of R&D collaborations and demonstration projects to education and capacity building, regulatory frameworks, and policy and market development.
For the past 15 years, Ms. Tomski has provided strategic consulting support to the US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy. She is the founder and director of the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS), the premier US CCUS field research experience for graduate students and early career professionals. She is a member of the Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Technology Training Program (SECARB-Ed) and served as director of education, outreach and regulatory compliance for the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership. Ms. Tomski also advises a number of organizations on CCUS issues including the International Energy Agency's CCS Unit and Working Party on Fossil Fuels, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and previously The Research Council of Norway, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory. She served as a North American delegate to the IEA / Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) CCS implementation process in support of the G8 and was tasked with identifying early commercial CCUS opportunities with a focus on CO2 enhanced oil recovery and incentives to accelerate deployment.
Ms. Tomski is an expert peer review member of the IEA Greenhouse Gas Technologies Conference and the IEA Clean Coal Centre. She is an adjunct professor at Tuskegee University, serves on the board of the National Energy Education Development Project and is an adviser to the Inter-University Student Initiative in Carbon Sequestration (ISICS). She received a BA in international affairs and Middle East history from The George Washington University.
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.