2019 Global Citizen Awards

The tenth annual Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards will honor President of the Republic of Chile Sebastián Piñera; Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte; Brian Grazer, storyteller, movie and television producer, founder, and philanthropist; will.i.am, founder of the Black Eyed Peas, Founder & CEO of I.AM+, and Founder and President, i.am.angel Foundation. The event will also announce Actress, Playwright, Teacher, and Author, Anna Deavere Smith, as the Atlantic Council’s first Artist in Residence.

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Thu, Nov 14, 2019

The Road to the 2019 NATO Leaders’ Meeting

Three weeks ahead of the December meeting of heads of state and government, this event serves as a public primer highlighting many of the top issues on NATO’s agenda.

1:30pm Washington DC

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Arthur Houghton: The American who returned the Shahnameh to Iran

American diplomat Arthur Houghton returned the surviving pages of the 16th century Shahnameh, the Book of Kings, to Iran in 1994, and revisited the country last spring for the filming of a documentary about this story. The conversation will touch on this extraordinary saga and the ties that still bind the United States and Iran.

1:00pm Washington DC

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Building partnerships across the critical mineral value chain: An Australian perspective

Australia is home to some of the world’s largest reserves of high-value critical minerals used in emerging high-tech applications across a variety of sectors. Senator the Honorable Matthew Canavan, Australia’s minister for resources and Northern Australia, discusses the security and sustainability of critical minerals, US-Australia interconnectivity across the critical mineral value chain, and diversifying and managing this value chain for global good.

12:30pm Washington DC

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Sub-national climate action: A view of the global landscape

Limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is within reach—but only with action across all levels of government and all segments of society. Across the United States, cities, states, and communities are executing bold, ambitious plans to reduce national emissions, even in the absence of federal leadership.

9:30am Washington DC