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

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Trade in the post-COVID-19 global economy: A conversation with WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo

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?


Past shows

Tue, Jun 30, 2020

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.


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.


Tue, Jun 23, 2020

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.


Thu, Jun 18, 2020

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?


Thu, Jun 11, 2020

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).


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.


Thu, May 14, 2020

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.


Fri, May 8, 2020

A warning from the World Food Programme

#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

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.


Thu, Apr 23, 2020

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.


Tue, Apr 14, 2020

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.


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