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The Atlantic Council today named international security experts Dr. Nora Bensahel and retired Lieutenant General David Barno as Nonresident Senior Fellows for military affairs and national security policy in its Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.

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US President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff must move beyond the usual modestly targeted working groups to outline an ambitious path forward based on a common political and economic agenda, says a new Atlantic Council report that launched today.  The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s report, titled US-Brazil Relations: A New Beginning? How to Strengthen the Bilateral Agenda.

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WROCLAW – The final day of the Wroclaw Global Forum featured a keynote panel with US Senator Jeanne Shaheen and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley. Moderated by Jan Cienski of POLITICO Europe, the 2015 Forum’s leading international media partner, the discussion focused on America’s role in Europe, and in particular, America’s role in the conflict in Ukraine.

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WROCLAW – The Atlantic Council Freedom Awards marked the conclusion of the first day of the 2015 Wroclaw Global Forum, honoring former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt, Donetsk National University, Ukrainian military pilot and prisoner of war Nadiya Savchenko, and Polish film director Agnieszka Holland. Russian activist Boris Nemtsov was also honored with a posthumous award, presented to his daughter, Zhanna Nemtsova.

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WROCLAW – Leaders from government, business, media, and civil society convened in Wroclaw this morning for two days of discussions focused on the core transatlantic values of democracy, prosperity, and security.

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At a time of historic uncertainty in Europe, the Wrocław Global Forum today released the roster of high-level leaders set to attend its sixth annual meeting on June 11-13.

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Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley announced today the launch of the Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST). The Task Force is a bipartisan Atlantic Council initiative to try to better understand the underlying dynamics behind the current crises in the Middle East and develop a long-term framework for US policy in the region.  To accomplish this, the Task Force emphasizes collaboration with international partners and experts—especially those in the Middle East.

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The Atlantic Council today joined the U.S. Water Partnership (USWP), the foremost public-private alliance tackling global water security. 

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The Atlantic Council named Anders Åslund, one of the world’s most renowned experts on Ukrainian and Russian political economy, as a Senior Fellow in its Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center with a dual appointment in its Global Business and Economics program. Dr. Åslund is a leading specialist on East European economies, and has served as an economic adviser to several European governments. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko recently appointed Dr Åslund to his International Advisory Council for Reforms.  His appointment strengthens the Council’s extensive work on Ukraine, expands the Council’s work to include Russian political economy, and reinforces the Council’s focus on the growth crisis in Europe.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council announced today that former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will join the Atlantic Council as a Distinguished Statesman, effective immediately, marking his first policy-oriented affiliation after stepping down from the Obama administration’s cabinet in February.  He will also serve as a member of the Council’s International Advisory Board and as a member of the advisory council for the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

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