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The Atlantic Council's South Asia Center, US Embassy Islamabad, and Meridian International Center Welcome the 2015 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan

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The Atlantic Council and The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF) are very pleased to announce a new partnership, which takes the form of an incubation agreement. DEF is an independent, not-for-profit group of emerging defense leaders that strive to solve national security problems from the bottom-up by exposing Defense professionals to the techniques and experiences of civilian innovators and social entrepreneurs. This agreement facilitates the establishment and growth of DEF and gives them the tools to become nonprofit thought leaders in the national security arena. The agreement features the formation of a Board of Directors, which will meet for the first time today.

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The Atlantic Council will present its annual Global Citizen Awards on October 1 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, and Music Director of the China Philharmonic Maestro Yu Long.

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The Atlantic Council, in collaboration with Zurich Insurance Group and the Pardee Center for International Futures, released a report today that examines the economic impact of cyber costs versus the benefits of interconnectivity under an array of complex scenarios. Written by Jason Healey of the Atlantic Council and Barry B. Hughes of the University of Denver, the report titled, Risk Nexus: Overcome By Cyber Risks?, uses economic modeling tools to gain an understanding of just how cyber costs and benefits affect national GDP over time – and what businesses and policymakers can do. The report is the second of the collaboration and follows their 2014 report Beyond Data Breaches: Global Aggregations of Cyber Risk, which explored the cascading and systemic cyber shocks, similar to the financial crisis of 2008.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Over the past several months, the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center has been expanding its network of nonresident fellows, adding thirteen new thought leaders who bring to the Council wide-ranging expertise on today’s most pressing global energy challenges and opportunities.  

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council today named Bharath Gopalaswamy as the new Director of its South Asia Center, effective immediately.

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The Atlantic Council is taking the lead in developing the next generation of veteran foreign policy leaders. Through an intensive fellowship program dubbed “Take Point”, the Council and Bob Woodruff Foundation will offer professional training, networking, engagement with senior foreign policy heavyweights such as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Gov. Jon Huntsman, and General James Cartwright, and $75,000 in seed funding to support veteran-run foreign policy initiatives. The Council is currently accepting applications for this program with a deadline of August 16 via www.TakePointX.org.

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The Iran Task Force of the Atlantic Council supports the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) announced in Vienna this week and applauds the bold intent and intense efforts of President Barack Obama and his team of diplomats and scientists who worked so hard to bring it to fruition.

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Days before the opening of the US Embassy in Havana, the Atlantic Council’s Latin America Center launched a new report today that provides a ten point roadmap for Cuba’s reintegration into the global economy.  Key to the success of this effort will be to push for a reengagement between Cuba and the international financial institutions (IFIs) including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Cuba’s Economic Reintegration: Begin with the International Financial Institutions is the first major policy publication on Cuba’s role in the global economic community since the December announcement of new policies toward Cuba. The team of authors include Cuban economist Pavel Vidal and former Senior IMF Economist Scott Brown, a former mission chief for Albania.

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The Atlantic Council and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University announced a new partnership today that will link the organizations across a full range of substantive issue areas in a number of forms including faculty/scholar exchanges, joint programs between centers, cohosted conferences and workshops, and multi-media outreach. This will be the only partnership of its kind for both institutions.

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