The Atlantic Council regularly produces vignettes about how our programs are making an impact in critical regions and issue areas and contributing to our mission of shaping the future together.

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Blockchain Report Launched At Private Roundtable Alongside UN General Assembly

On September 23, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting and Climate Week activities in New York City, the Global Energy Center hosted a private roundtable launching its latest report, Assessing Blockchain’s Future in Transactive Energy, authored by David Livingston, deputy director, climate and advanced energy at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center […]

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Mon, Sep 23, 2019

MLP at the 2019 Global Citizen Awards

On Monday, September 23, fourteen Millennium Fellows from the 2018 and 2019 classes joined the Atlantic Council for the tenth anniversary of the Global Citizen Awards. Millennium Fellows had the pleasure of joining tables with DFR Lab, the Middle East Programs, the Global Energy Center, and Goldman Sachs, among others. In attendance from the 2018 […]

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Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Private Discussion with H. E. Nikola Dimitrov, Foreign Minister, Republic of North Macedonia

On Monday, September 23, eight Millennium Fellows from the 2017 and 2019 classes joined Ms. Ebru Özdemir, FEI Director Mr. Ben Haddad and Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Mr. Damon Wilson for an informative moderated discussion with Minister Nikola Dimitrov. The Minister discussed the challenges faced during the name change and provided our Fellows invaluable […]

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Public Discussion on Key Sanctions Risks and Trends

On September 19th, GBE’s Economic Sanctions Initiative hosted a public discussion with Kharon, on the key risks and trends of sanctions. The discussion was moderated by Amb. Daniel Fried and was joined by Atlantic Council Senior Fellows David Mortlock and Samantha Sultoon and Kharon executives Mark Nakhla and Josh Shrager. The panel opened with a […]

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Private Event with the President of Guinea

On Thursday, September 19, the Africa Center hosted a private roundtable with H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, president of the Republic of Guinea. Despite international concern over adherence to term limits heading into 2020 elections, President Condé stated that Guinea is “on the right track” and is increasingly a voice that is listened to in Africa […]

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Private Roundtable with First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire

On Wednesday, September 18, the Africa Center hosted a private roundtable with H.E. Dominique Ouattara, first lady of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. In her remarks, Madame Ouattara discussed progress and obstacles to eliminating child labor in Côte d’Ivoire, addressing recent calls from Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to put an embargo […]

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Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Public Forum with Assistant Treasury Secretary for Terrorist Financing

Together with the Middle East Programs, we hosted a public forum event on September 13th featuring Marshall Billingslea, the Assistant Treasury Secretary for Terrorist Financing. The conversation with Mr. Billingslea was moderated by Missy Ryan, a national security correspondent at The Washington Post. The discussion focused on Iran’s and its illicit financial networks that support […]

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Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Public Panel on the Political Crisis in Hong Kong and the Future of “One Country, Two Systems”

On September 12, the Scowcroft Center hosted a public event focused on Hong Kong’s current political crisis and the future of China’s sovereign claim over the island territory and its “one country, two systems” formulation. The event featured remarks from Amb. Kurt Tong, the former US Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau, as well […]

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Fri, Sep 6, 2019

Member and Press Rapid Response Briefing on Aramco Attacks

On September 6, following drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurai, the Atlantic Council held a members and press call to discuss these attacks and their immediate implications for oil markets and geopolitics and security in the region. Speakers included Kirsten Fontenrose, director for regional security, Middle East programs […]

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Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Baltic Porcupine: Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Defend the Baltic States

On June 27, the Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted a public discussion on “Baltic Porcupine: Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Defend the Baltic States.” The event launched the Scowcroft Center’s latest issue brief, “The Melians’ Revenge: How Small, Frontline, European States Can Employ Emerging Technology to Defend Against Russia” by Dr. TX Hammes. […]

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