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WASHINGTON, DC - The Atlantic Council today announced that senior vice president and anti-money laundering (AML) executive for sanctions at BB&T Bank, Brian O'Toole, has been appointed as a nonresident senior fellow with the Global Business & Economics Program. Brian is an accomplished expert on economic sanctions, with substantial experience in both the public and private sectors.

“Brian joins us at an exciting time as we take our Economic Sanctions Initiative to the next level,” said Andrea Montanino, Director of the Global Business and Economics Program. “He brings with him a wealth of experience from both the public and private sectors and we look forward to working with Brian to forge a path toward more effective economic sanctions.”

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WASHINGTON, DC –The Atlantic Council will honor President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in; Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau; and world-renowned Chinese pianist, educator, and philanthropist Lang Lang at its eighth annual Global Citizen Awards on the evening of September 19 in New York, NY.

All three distinguished honorees will attend and speak at the event.

The awards dinner honors those individuals who best exemplify “Global Citizenship” through their unique contributions toward improving the state of the world. We salute them before an audience of around 500 global government, business, and civil society leaders.

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Appointment comes as Venezuela crisis deepens, NAFTA renegotiations begin, and region deepens global engagement 

 – The Atlantic Council today named Jason Marczak as the new Director of its Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. He will lead the Center at a pivotal time for the future of Latin America and the region’s place in the world. One of Marczak’s immediate priorities will be the crisis in Venezuela. 

Jason Marczak joined the Council in October 2013 as Director of its Economic Growth Initiative to help launch the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. Since its inception, Marczak has been at the forefront of setting the Center’s strategic direction, positioning it as the go-to reference for insight and impact.

Most recently, Marczak directed a four-country task force on Central America’s Northern Triangle with General John F. Kelly as the co-chair before he joined the Trump administration. Jason jointly oversaw a similar bipartisan effort on Colombia, co-chaired by Senators Benjamin Cardin and Roy Blunt. Marczak is a regular commentator, with appearances in hundreds of US and regional press outlets.

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Su nombramiento toma lugar mientras que la crisis en Venezuela se agudiza, las negociaciones del TLCAN comienzan, y la región profundiza su participación global.

WASHINGTON, DC – El Atlantic Council hoy nombró a Jason Marczak como el nuevo Director de su Centro para América Latina Adrienne Arsht. Marczak liderará el Centro en un momento crucial para el futuro de América Latina y su posición en el mundo. Una de sus prioridades inmediatas será la crisis en Venezuela.

Jason Marczak se unió al Council en octubre de 2013 como Director de la Iniciativa de Crecimiento Económico Latinoamericano para ayudar a lanzar el Centro para América Latina Adrienne Arsht. Desde la fundación del centro, Marczak ha ayudado a definir su dirección estratégica, posicionándolo como referente de impacto y conocimiento.

Más recientemente, Marczak dirigió un Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica con el General John F. Kelly sirviendo como co-director antes de unirse a la administración Trump. De igual manera, supervisó un esfuerzo no partidista sobre Colombia, codirigido por los Senadores Benjamin Cardin y Roy Blunt. Marczak es un comentarista frecuente, con apariciones en cientos de medios de comunicación estadounidenses y regionales.

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#DisinfoWeek will bring together leaders from the tech sector, policy community, academia, media, and government for a week-long series of bi-coastal events at Stanford University and at the Atlantic Council headquarters in Washington, DC. Strategic panel discussions and keynote addresses will highlight the challenge posed by disinformation and the role of the private sector, governments, and civil society in actively combating disinformation campaigns designed to undermine democratic institutions and discredit the democratic model.

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The Atlantic Council and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) announced today that they will host their Global Forum in Warsaw on July 6-7.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council announced today that Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the air force, has joined the Atlantic Council as a board director and its Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security as a distinguished fellow. Secretary James has thirty years of senior national security experience in the federal government and the private sector.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council today named Christine Wormuth, a former under secretary of defense for policy under President Obama, as the first director of its new Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience. 

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council releases today the report of the Task Force on the Future of Iraq chaired by Ambassador Ryan Crocker and convened by Senior Nonresident Fellow Dr. Nussaibah Younis.

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The Atlantic Council strongly condemns the violence that occurred involving protestors and Turkish security personnel Tuesday evening outside an event that the Council was co-hosting for Turkish President Erdoğan.  

The Atlantic Council has a 55-year history of promoting free speech, peaceful protest and civil dialogue to address global challenges. The Council frequently convenes small, off-the-record sessions such as the one for President Erdoğan, at which he fielded questions that addressed issues ranging from international to domestic challenges.

Atlantic Council events never endorse a particular speaker but provide an independent platform for leaders to participate in candid conversations. The proper authorities will determine what, if any, actions should be taken in response to the violence. Such behavior only detracts from the Council’s foundational mission of promoting constructive US leadership alongside friends and allies to secure the future.