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The 2015 Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Summit will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on November 18-20. This year’s theme, “Building Global Stability and Business Resilience in Volatile Times”, will focus on examining business opportunities, economic and energy developments, and geopolitical challenges in a region that is currently at the crossroads of history.

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The Atlantic Council will offer three of its Veteran Take Point fellows the chance to present their innovative policy projects before a live audience of “Challenge Voters” on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. At the end of the competition, dubbed the Veterans Take Point Foreign Policy Challenge, audience members will vote to determine the recipient of $20,000 in seed funding. Each of the three presenters has developed a project that explores key policy issues, including veteran reintegration, refugee resettlement, and unconventional warfare, through different media.

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Secretary of State John Kerry will host the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck at a ceremony to commemorate the arrival of a segment of the Berlin Wall at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State. The wall will be displayed in the US Diplomacy Center (USDC).

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Following today’s announcement of an agreement on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the United States and its eleven negotiating partners, Atlantic Council Chairman Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe, and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Deputy Director Jason Marczak, who has led much of the Council’s work on TPP, articulated support for the new global trade deal.

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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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