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.
Rafael Bardaji is a member of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Advisors Group.
Mr. Bardaji is a graduate in Political Sciences and Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid (1981) and has taught International Politics at ICADE. He specialized in the field of defense and security studies in Britain and the United States. He was the founder of the Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos in 1986 and its director until May of 1996, and subsequently served as executive adviser to Ministers of Defense Eduardo Serra and Federico Trillo. He is a member of the IISS in London, of the International Council of the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) of Massachusetts and of the International Committee of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique of Paris. He is also a member of the Conseil Economique de la Défense, dependent on the French Ministry of Defense.
He has published several books and numerous contributions to texts and seminars abroad, as well as articles in specialized magazines and in the press. Mr. Bardají was the Assistant Director of the Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos. He is a fellow at the Strategic Studies Group (GEES) in Madrid, and a senior adviser to the former president, José María Aznar. Mr. Bardaji is currently holding a position at the FAES foundation.
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.