As the global community continues to grapple with the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Atlantic Council is open for business. Our business, meetings, and events, however, are occurring virtually. For more information, please read an update from our President and CEO.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an acute public health and economic crisis that is further destabilizing an already weakened rules-based international system. What is the current state of the pandemic? Can the US and its allies find a way forward and act cooperatively to recover? What scenarios await us in the post-COVID world? What strategies should the US, its allies, and partners pursue to rejuvenate a post-pandemic rules-based global system?

Please join Ambassador Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, and D-10 Ambassadors from Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific for a high-level discussion on the state of the global pandemic and cooperation among allies to defeat the virus, followed by a panel with leading experts to discuss strategies and scenarios to shape a post-COVID future. The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security will host this timely conversation on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.

This event will feature the launch of a three-part Atlantic Council paper series on assessing the geopolitical implications of COVID-19, analyzing future scenarios for the global order, and developing a strategy for shaping the post-pandemic world. The first two papers, What world post-COVID-19? Three scenarios and Taking Stock: Where are geopolitics headed in the COVID-19 era?, are already available on the Atlantic Council website. The third paper, A Global Strategy for Shaping the Post-COVID-19 World, will be launched at the event.

The event will be entirely virtual, and participants will receive a link to participate via Zoom upon submitting their RSVP. Make your voice heard on Twitter using the hashtag #StrongerPostCOVID.

The D-10 Ambassadors Roundtable brings together Washington-based ambassadors from ten leading democracies for a regular series of consultations, organized by the Atlantic Council, on global challenges.

Participating D-10 Officials:

  • Ambassador Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator, White House Coronavirus Task Force
  • Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos, Ambassador of Australia to the United States
  • Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
  • Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States
  • Ambassador Lee Soo Hyuck, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States
  • Mr. Ricklef Beutin, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Germany
  • Mr. Kazutoshi Aikawa, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan
  • Mr. Michael Tatham, Deputy Chief of Mission, British Embassy
  • Mr. Martin Loken, Minister for Political Affairs, Embassy of Canada