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.
Taleen Ananian is the associate director of communications at the Atlantic Council.
Taleen manages media outreach, marketing and branding for the Atlantic Council. She most recently held the position of senior program officer for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development programs, where she integrated fellowships, curriculum, and civic engagement with social media platforms, led several website and branding redesigns and developed new grant-funded programs and leadership initiatives for California’s leaders.
Taleen recently obtained her master of public diplomacy from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, where she was a senior editor of USC's student-run Public Diplomacy Magazine and served as a research intern with the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. As part of her studies, in 2010 Taleen spent three months abroad in Paris, France, serving as a program intern with the German Marshall Fund. She also earned her bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism from USC's Annenberg School and a minor in Spanish. While at USC, she co-founded a live news radio program on student-run KSCR 1560 AM and contributed as a writer, camera operator and editor to Annenberg Television News.
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.