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.

Upcoming shows

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?

5:00pm Coronavirus International Financial Institutions Latin America Macroeconomics

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

A conversation with Former US National Security Advisor Lt. General H.R. McMaster

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.

1:15pm Indo-Pacific Middle East

Past shows

Mon, Nov 16, 2020

A conversation with Claudio Descalzi, chief executive officer of Eni

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.

10:00am Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

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.

8:00am Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Politics & Diplomacy Resilience & Society

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.

1:00pm Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia Indo-Pacific Middle East

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

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

A conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner and energy expert Daniel Yergin

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.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

A conversation with House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn

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.

5:00pm ONLINE EVENT Civil Society Coronavirus Corruption Elections

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Charting a path for Global Britain: A conversation with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab

Public Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discusses the future of the UK’s Global Britain initiative in an uncertain world.

3:15pm ONLINE EVENT Coronavirus International Organizations Politics & Diplomacy Resilience & Society

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

A conversation with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

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.

9:15am ONLINE EVENT Central Europe China Coronavirus Eastern Europe

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Latin America during and after COVID-19: A conversation with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno

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?

3:00pm ONLINE EVENT Coronavirus Latin America

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

A conversation with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Robert C. O’Brien

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

A conversation with H.E. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

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.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT Israel Middle East Politics & Diplomacy The Gulf

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

A conversation with former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

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.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT China Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy Russia

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.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT Central Europe Coronavirus Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

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.”

9:30am ONLINE EVENT Coronavirus Economy & Business Indo-Pacific Politics & Diplomacy

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

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.

9:30am ONLINE EVENT Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia European Union Germany

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

A conversation with European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager

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.

10:00am ONLINE EVENT Digital Policy Europe & Eurasia European Union International Organizations

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta: Strengthening US-African ties through trade

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?

8:00am ONLINE EVENT Africa East Africa Economy & Business Trade

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Afghanistan’s vision for peace: A conversation with H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

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).

10:00am ONLINE EVENT Afghanistan Democratic Transitions Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Politics & Diplomacy

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.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT Central Europe Eastern Europe Europe & Eurasia NATO

Thu, May 14, 2020

Where the world is headed: A conversation with David M. Rubenstein

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

A warning from the World Food Programme

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.

1:00pm ONLINE EVENT Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva: A conversation on the global economic crisis

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.

10:30am ONLINE EVENT Economy & Business Eurozone Macroeconomics

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaidó: COVID-19, a pandemic within a crisis

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.

4:30pm ONLINE EVENT Coronavirus Democratic Transitions Economic Sanctions Venezuela

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

President Iván Duque: Colombia’s COVID-19 response and strategies moving forward

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.

4:00pm ONLINE EVENT Colombia Coronavirus International Markets

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