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.
Wed, Jul 15, 2020
AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – How can we expect world trade to adapt post-COVID? How can countries better prepare for future shocks, like another pandemic? How can the WTO and national governments work together to build more resilient post-pandemic trade linkages?
9:00am ONLINE EVENT
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
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
Wed, Jun 24, 2020
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.
9:30am ONLINE EVENT
Tue, Jun 23, 2020
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
Thu, Jun 18, 2020
#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
Thu, Jun 11, 2020
#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
Mon, Jun 8, 2020
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.
9:00am ONLINE EVENT
Thu, May 14, 2020
#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
Fri, May 8, 2020
#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
Mon, Apr 27, 2020
#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
Thu, Apr 23, 2020
#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
Tue, Apr 14, 2020
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
Top media coverage
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.”