Through purposeful and thought-provoking conversations, #ACFrontPage provides its global audience a deeper understanding of issues facing the global community along with the short and long-term solutions critical for meaningful impact. Our guests include political leaders, top government officials, chiefs of international institutions, business executives, top strategists, philanthropists, and emerging compelling voices, all of global consequence.
Previous guests have included: President Iván Duque of Colombia, Interim President Juan Guaidó of Venezuela, and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.
Mon, Nov 23, 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean’s COVID-19 recovery: A conversation with IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone
Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – As the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will play a critical role in enabling recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean. What actions can the Bank take to maximize its impact?
Tue, Nov 24, 2020
Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Lt. General McMaster will discuss the future of US strategy in an era of great power competition as well as US foreign policy in the Middle East.
Mon, Nov 16, 2020
Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Claudio Descalzi discusses how he views his company’s role in the broader energy transition, why he is leading the company into one of the most significant transformations in its history, and how his company is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and market turmoil.
Wed, Oct 28, 2020
Women, democracy, and peace: A conversation with First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani and former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush
Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – The South Asia Center and the George W. Bush Institute host a conversation with First Lady Rula Ghani and former First Lady Laura Bush to discuss strategies for ensuring long-term security without compromising on the rights of women and minorities as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that the event will take place at 8:00 A.M. EST / 4:30 P.M. (GMT+4:30) in Kabul.
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
Strengthening US alliances and partnerships in an era of great-power competition: A conversation with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper joins the Atlantic Council’s #ACFrontPage event series in conversation with Atlantic Council CEO Frederick Kempe to discuss the importance of alliances and partnership in US national security and how to enhance and expand those relationships.
Wed, Sep 30, 2020
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Mayor Pete Buttigieg discusses the future of US leadership, reigniting support for American engagement and diversity in foreign policy.
Fri, Sep 25, 2020
Flagship Event #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – With the 2020 elections around the corner, the energy industry particularly disrupted by coronavirus, and US-China tensions ratcheting higher, Yergin’s insights into the steps various countries are taking, particularly China, to shape the energy transition will be crucial as the next administration looks at a rapidly-changing geopolitical order.
Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Majority Whip James E. Clyburn discusses the intersection between current US domestic challenges and America’s standing and role in the world.
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discusses the future of the UK’s Global Britain initiative in an uncertain world.
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Secretary Pompeo discusses his recent trip to Central and Eastern Europe and how European nations are awakening to the China challenge.
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Flagship Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Many Latin America and the Caribbean countries have responded with unprecedented policies to combat the multi-dimensional threats of COVID-19. What should be the role of international institutions like the IDB to accelerate a regional recovery?
Fri, Aug 28, 2020
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Robert C. O’Brien discusses key security challenges facing the next US presidential administration, as well as opportunities for renewed global cooperation.
10:00am ONLINE EVENT
Thu, Aug 20, 2020
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – H.E. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, discusses the recent announcement of normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel.
Mon, Aug 17, 2020
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses the key foreign policy priorities for the next presidential administration and the future of US leadership.
Fri, Jul 31, 2020
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: Poland’s COVID-19 response and strategies for a post-crisis Europe
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is at the forefront during a critical moment for Poland, Central Europe, and the transatlantic community. We explore Poland’s handling of the coronavirus and Poland’s role in the transatlantic relationship.
Tue, Jul 28, 2020
Asia’s response to US-China tensions and COVID-19: A conversation with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and David M. Rubenstein
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Prime Minister Lee discusses topics ranging from Singapore’s response to COVID-19 to the importance of strengthening international cooperation and keeping global chains open. Prime Minister Lee further elaborates on the regional response to US-China tensions, featured in his recent Foreign Affairs essay, “The Endangered Asian Century.”
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
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.
Wed, Jun 24, 2020
A conversation with German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on resilience and the transatlantic alliance
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer joins the Atlantic Council to discuss transatlantic resilience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of the transatlantic alliance, and the geopolitical challenges from Russia and China.
Tue, Jun 23, 2020
Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Executive Vice President Vestager discusses the EU’s economic strategy in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the outlook for the forthcoming EU digital policy initiatives, and growing support in the EU for a stronger focus on digital sovereignty.
Thu, Jun 18, 2020
Public Event #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – US-Kenya free trade agreement negotiations must now proceed alongside global efforts to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. How will this blueprint free trade agreement adapt to the threats the coronavirus crisis poses, and how is Kenya stepping up to take a leading role in the African response?
Thu, Jun 11, 2020
Public Event #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discusses Afghanistan’s vision for peace and how to sustain progress towards stability and prosperity with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the United States Institute of Peace. 10:00am (DC) / 6:30pm (Kabul).
Mon, Jun 8, 2020
NATO 2030: Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on strengthening the Alliance in a post-COVID-19 world
Public Event #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – As COVID-19 accelerates existing global trends and tensions, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discusses how the Alliance is embracing this new normal and preparing for the next decade and beyond.
Thu, May 14, 2020
Public Event #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – At this perilous moment, we ask private equity pioneer, student of history, master analyst and legendary philanthropist, David M. Rubenstein, for his take on where America and the world are headed this year and beyond.
12:30pm ONLINE EVENT Economy & Business
Fri, May 8, 2020
Public Event #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – The Africa Center hosts a virtual conversation with World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley on the heightened threat of food insecurity as a result of COVID-19.
Mon, Apr 27, 2020
Public Event #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a global economic crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Great Depression. The International Monetary Fund’s Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, is leading her institution’s work to ensure global financial stability.
Thu, Apr 23, 2020
Public Event #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – An event in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. In the midst of the greatest man-made crisis in the Western Hemisphere, the coronavirus outbreak poses critical new challenges for Venezuela’s fragile population. Interim President Juan Guaidó continues to push for a better future for Venezuelans and has recently called for the formation of a national emergency government.
Tue, Apr 14, 2020
Public Event FRONT PAGE EVENT – As President Duque has said, the choice between the economy and health is nonexistent; without health there is no economy and without the economy, public health will suffer. Join us to hear him discuss his country’s plans live with the Atlantic Council.
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We are working very rapidly to provide a significant emergency financing to Nigeria,” Georgieva said on a webcast held by the Atlantic Council. “I expect this to be done by the end of the month.”
At the event, ‘COVID-19, a pandemic within a crisis,’ organized by Washington DC-based think tank, the Atlantic Council, Guaido expressed his concern for Venezuelans that had to break quarantine to find food. “It cannot be that Venezuelans have to decide between getting sick or going hungry. There were hunger strikes in three states, this Thursday. People left their houses despite the quarantine because they are starving.”
Duque said during a video conference with the Atlantic Council, “If we didn’t taken the measures that we have already taken, we would be at 900,000 cases in Colombia and we would have our health system absolutely collapsed.”