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Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time.
Atlantic Council Front Page is a new virtual event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s thirteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming each week.
Please join the Atlantic Council on Friday, September 25, at 9:00 am EDT, for a conversation with Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winning author and vice chairman of IHS Markit. His new book The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations is described by the London Sunday Times this week as a “wonderful book” on “the transformation of the global map of power and wealth that has happened in the 21st century.”
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. Yergin will discuss The New Map, in which he explores the geopolitical competition—and the likely winners and losers—from the rapidly-accelerating energy transition. This discussion will be moderated by Frederick Kempe, president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council.
The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center is pleased to present this live show as part of their mission to inform and shape the discussion around the global energy transition and the industry’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. From publishing timely commentary and analysis to providing a forum for industry leaders to discuss and formulate strategies for navigating the transition to renewable energy technologies, the Global Energy Center helps develop the right energy policy strategies to best guide the industry and the world to a swift and equitable energy transition while promoting energy security across the globe.