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The Atlantic Council today released an open letter, signed by thirteen former Secretaries of State, Secretaries of Defense, and National Security Advisors, making a strong geopolitical case for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union. 

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council named former State Department Special Adviser for transition in Syria, Frederic C. Hof, as Director of its Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. Hof has been a Senior Fellow for the Hariri Center since November 2012, and will assume his position as Director on May 11, 2016.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council announced today its new trade initiative, aimed at boosting trade relations between the United States and India. The initiative, housed in the Council’s South Asia Center, will build on the momentum of President Obama and Prime Minister Modi’s ambitious goal to increase the trade levels between the two countries in the next ten years from $100 billion to a projected $500 billion.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council announced today that Joshua Corman will lead the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security as its new Director. Joshua Corman is a world renowned security researcher and leading cyber security strategist.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council announced today the launch of its Chairman’s Legacy Society, a planned gift initiative. The Chairman’s Legacy Society provides Atlantic Council donors with a wide array of options of giving to the Atlantic Council on a timeline that best suits their needs.

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The Atlantic Council’s fourth annual Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge was held on March 11-12 at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, DC. Forty teams competed to offer their best national-security policy prescriptions for combating evolving cyber conflict scenarios. Student competitors came from Arizona State University, Brown University, Columbia University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Tufts University, National Defense University, and many more.

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WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama announced Thursday his intent to nominate Chris Brummer, C. Boyden Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth for the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program and Project Director and Founder of the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Finance Initiative, as a Commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

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The Atlantic Council today named Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, as a Nonresident Senior Fellow with appointments in the Future Europe Initiative, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, and Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.

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Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST) Co-Chair Stephen J. Hadley, along with Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe, led an Atlantic Council delegation to Abu Dhabi on February 18 to consult with government officials including His Highness Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al Nayhan and His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan, the Foreign Minister. The delegation also met with Emirati students, civil society leaders, and members of the business community at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Emirates Policy Center think tank.

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Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST) Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley led an Atlantic Council delegation to Riyadh on February 16 and 17 to consult with government officials including His Majesty King Salman, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, and Education Minister Ahmed al-Issa. Albright and Hadley, who were joined by Atlantic Council CEO Frederick Kempe, also met with Saudi innovators and members of the business community. The delegation additionally visited the MiSK Foundation, where they heard from a group of youth entrepreneurs.

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