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.
Tessa Shambaugh joined the Atlantic Council’s team in March 2011 as associate director of corporate relations.
Prior to the Council, Tessa served as associate director of marketing and development at Orr Associates, Inc., a fundraising consulting firm serving the nonprofit industry. She worked with nine nonprofit clients in a variety of areas, including strategic planning, development management, event fundraising and campaign management. Tessa also worked in the legal aid community as development associate at the Pro Bono Institute and development coordinator at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.
Tessa earned a BA in international affairs and government & law from Lafayette College and an MA in international affairs from American University. She lived abroad in Latin America for four years and is proficient in Portuguese. She enjoys travel, art, and serving as a volunteer fundraiser for Roots of Development, a nonprofit helping the residents of La Gonave, Haiti manage their own development.
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.