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Mon, Jun 21, 2021

A conversation with US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart discuss the role of the US State Department in advancing LGBTQI equality at home and around the world.


Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Meet the Council: Pride Month edition

Online Event Atlantic Council staff share their experiences during Pride Month as the organization continues to build on its strengths to better reflect a more global and diverse workforce.

4:30pm Resilience & Society

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Resisting repression: How culture inspires the democratic movement in Belarus

Online Event Artists, singers, and cultural advocates seek to inspire Belarusians to continue their fight. What are the important symbols that resonate most with Belarusians across the country?

12:00pm Belarus Civil Society Resilience & Society Youth

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

LGBTI foreign policy recommendations for the next US administration

Online Event Experts discuss LBGTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) US foreign policy recommendations for the next presidential administration.

9:00am Human Rights

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

A conversation with Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Mayor Pete Buttigieg discusses the future of US leadership, reigniting support for American engagement and diversity in foreign policy.

10:00am ONLINE EVENT Civil Society Coronavirus Defense Policy Elections

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Out in global leadership: Fighting coronavirus and injustice

Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić of Serbia, and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of Ireland join to discuss the COVID-19 crisis, the state of the transatlantic relationship, their outlook on LGBTI equality, and the injustices seen around the world.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia European Union Human Rights

Mon, Jun 29, 2020

US engagement on global LGBTI issues

Online Event ONLINE EVENT - Where does advocacy for LGBTI rights fit into the broader US strategy for global leadership in a new era of great power competition? Ultimately, how can individuals, organization, and governments coordinate their efforts to move global LGBTI rights forward in the 2020s?

4:00pm ONLINE EVENT Civil Society Human Rights Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Ukraine offers hope in an increasingly homophobic neighborhood

While Ukrainian attitudes towards the LGBTQI community are still far behind the levels of acceptance encountered elsewhere in the West, Ukraine’s modest progress offers hope in a region where intolerance is on the rise.

UkraineAlert by Adrian Hoefer, Shelby Magid

Civil Society Human Rights

Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Tony Blinken on the Putin summit and why the ‘democratic recession’ matters for LGBTQI rights

The US secretary of state spoke at an Atlantic Council Front Page event in honor of Pride Month, setting out the department’s priorities on LGBTI issues.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Malloy

Afghanistan Human Rights

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Protecting the world’s trans population requires political representation

There is one group of women that has been left behind in conversations about gender-based issues: trans women. Global leaders must change the narrative to advance a trans-inclusive agenda

New Atlanticist by Joseph Rojas, Jr.

Human Rights Latin America

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