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.
A conversation with European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton discusses COVID-19 and the EU’s digital and industrial policy agendas.
A conversation with Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Gregory Meeks
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Congressman Gregory Meeks discusses renewed US engagement with African countries from a Congressional perspective.
A conversation with leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – What can officials in the United States do to support the democratic movement in Belarus in the face of continuing repression and state terror from Lukashenka’s regime? Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus, joins live from the Atlantic Council to discuss.
Trusted Connectivity: Securing digital infrastructure in an era of strategic competition with China
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Following consensus at the G7 Leaders’ Summit on countering China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and ahead of this Fall’s Tallinn Digital Summit, Estonian President H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid discusses the future of secure digital infrastructure for the United States and its allies and partners.
A special event with Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – A conversation with Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese on US industrial policy.
A conversation with Katherine Maher
A 360/OPEN SUMMIT #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Former Wikimedia CEO Katherine Maher discusses her experience leading one of the world’s largest and most trusted platforms, and the launch of the DFRLab’s new Democracy & Tech Initiative.
A conversation with US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken
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.
Africa Day at the Atlantic Council: A vision for the African Century
High-profile US officials speak to US-Africa policy under the Biden administration, spotlighting Africa’s strategic importance and dynamic outlook.
A conversation with the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence: Realizing a US strategy for the AI era
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Mr. David McCormick hosts National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) Commissioners Secretary Robert O. Work and Ms. Safra Catz to discuss the NSCAI’s recently released final report, where AI sits in the broader geopolitical landscape, and implications for innovation, the US military, and its allies and partners.
The future of the transatlantic partnership with Afghanistan
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – The exclusive launch of the Transatlantic Charter on Afghanistan as part of the Strategic Dialogues on and with Afghanistan, hosted by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
A conversation with President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – President Aleksandar Vučić discusses Serbia’s domestic agenda amid the pandemic as well as the country’s regional and foreign policy priorities.
A conversation with H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and UAE Special Envoy for Climate
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber discusses dialing up climate action in the UAE and in partnership with the global community in this special edition of #ACFrontPage joining energy leaders in “Raising Ambitions” on climate goals.
A conversation with President of Colombia Iván Duque and US Senators Roy Blunt and Ben Cardin
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – A new government in the United States provides an opportunity to strengthen US-Colombia cooperation on many fronts. This high level-conversation discusses progress on key bilateral objectives and highlights the strategic importance of strong US-Colombia relations.
A conversation with Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Markus Dohle discusses the publishing industry and the important role that storytelling plays in strengthening our social discourse, lifting diverse voices and experiences, and promoting democratic values around the globe.
A conversation with Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai on education for all girls
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Going beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar approach, Ms. Yousafzai believes in expanding female participation in the formal labor force by creating opportunities and helping local partners break down societal barriers to the entry of women into the formal work force.
A conversation with Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of CARICOM Keith Rowley
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – A conversation with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honorable Keith Rowley, on “Re-Setting US-Caribbean Relations.”
A conversation with EU High Representative Josep Borrell
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – High Representative/Vice-President Borrell discusses opportunities for US-EU cooperation under a new US administration and his perspectives on how to build a more ambitious and resilient transatlantic partnership.
A conversation with the President of the European Council Charles Michel
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – His Excellency Charles Michel, President of the European Council, discusses the European Union and the outlook for transatlantic cooperation.
A conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – The Atlantic Council officially launches the Europe Center featuring a conversation on Europe and transatlantic relations with His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
A conversation with Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III and Dr. Richard Kurin of the Smithsonian Institution
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch and Dr. Richard Kurin explore the role of art in culture, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A conversation with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and global CEOs
A GLOBAL ENERGY FORUM #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Prince Charles and Brian Moynihan discuss the private sector’s transition to a sustainable future and the evolution of corporate climate pledges into impactful actions with Fred Kempe in a special edition of #ACFrontPage presented by the Global Energy Forum. This event will take place at 7 a.m. EST / 1 p.m. CET / 4 p.m. GST / 9 p.m. KST/JST.
A conversation with US Senator Chris Murphy
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) discusses the attack on the US Capitol and what needs to be done to foster bipartisanship and repair the global standing of the US.
A conversation with Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya discusses the need for the international community to stay focused on the Belarusian people’s effort to oust authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
A conversation with Former US National Security Advisor Lt. General H.R. McMaster
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.
Latin America and the Caribbean’s COVID-19 recovery: A conversation with IDB President Mauricio Claver-Carone
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?
A conversation with Claudio Descalzi, chief executive officer of Eni
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.
Women, democracy, and peace: A conversation with First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani and former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush
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.
Strengthening US alliances and partnerships in an era of great-power competition: A conversation with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper
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.
A conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner and energy expert Daniel Yergin
#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.
A conversation with House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn
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.
Charting a path for Global Britain: A conversation with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discusses the future of the UK’s Global Britain initiative in an uncertain world.
A conversation with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Secretary Pompeo discusses his recent trip to Central and Eastern Europe and how European nations are awakening to the China challenge.
Latin America during and after COVID-19: A conversation with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno
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?
A conversation with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Robert C. O’Brien
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.
A conversation with H.E. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
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.
A conversation with former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
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.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: Poland’s COVID-19 response and strategies for a post-crisis Europe
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.
Asia’s response to US-China tensions and COVID-19: A conversation with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and David M. Rubenstein
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.”
Out in global leadership: Fighting coronavirus and injustice
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.
A conversation with German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on resilience and the transatlantic alliance
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.
A conversation with European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
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.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta: Strengthening US-African ties through trade
#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?
Afghanistan’s vision for peace: A conversation with H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
#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).
NATO 2030: Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on strengthening the Alliance in a post-COVID-19 world
#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.
Where the world is headed: A conversation with David M. Rubenstein
#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.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva: A conversation on the global economic crisis
#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.
Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaidó: COVID-19, a pandemic within a crisis
#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.
President Iván Duque: Colombia’s COVID-19 response and strategies moving forward
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.
Top media coverage
Biden faces a relieved but cautious Europe
In remarks aired Thursday during a dialogue with the Atlantic Council, French President Emmanuel Macron cheered Biden’s arrival, but emphasized his vision of “European sovereignty,” where the continent takes more ownership of its security and more proactively reckons with crises in its neighborhood, from North Africa to Russia’s borderlands.
Caribbean bloc calls for more equity in COVID vaccine distribution
Rowley made the call on behalf of the bloc during a virtual appearance sponsored by the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. His plea comes as most Caribbean and Latin American nations continue to wait on deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines from a slow-moving United Nations-backed facility known as COVAX, and as worldwide vaccine shortages and quickly spreading variants of the coronavirus increase the urgency for relief.