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


Distinguished Leadership Awards

Dubbed as Washington’s “Oscars” for international achievement, the Distinguished Leadership Awards celebrates the highest achieving individuals who have contributed to the Atlantic Council mission of shaping the global future together.

#ACFrontPage events

#ACFrontPage harnesses the convening power and expertise of the Council’s fourteen programs and centers to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors. The virtual platform engages new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted 45-minute program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming each week.

#ACElections2020 events

Elections 2020: America’s Role in the World is a series of conversations on the top foreign policy priorities for the next four years, featuring the most prominent voices shaping the national dialogue. From the Conventions to the Elections, the series will explore key questions concerning America’s role and interests in the world, bringing a foreign policy perspective to the conversation and addressing the most critical issues at the intersection between the domestic and international spheres.

Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Economic welfare vs. national security: Inclusive growth, the State, and the role of the private sector

ONLINE EVENT - A conversation with professor Mariana Mazzucato and Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Megan Greene on economic welfare vs. national security: inclusive growth, the state, and the role of the private sector.


Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Entrepreneurs and accelerating startup ecosystems amid the pandemic

ONLINE EVENT – An expert panel discussion about policy choices that can help foster startup ecosystems, providing a source of economic resilience and vibrancy. TIMEZONE NOTE – The times listed on this page are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).


Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Domestic violent extremism and the 2020 election

ONLINE EVENT- With the 2020 election approaching, threats of domestic violence and extremism have escalated across the United States. Extremism experts join the DFRLab to contextualize the growth of these organizations and explain how they leverage the internet to plan and engage in violent actions.


Thu, Oct 22, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream with National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Advanced research on integrated energy systems

ONLINE EVENT - Jen Kurtz, director of energy conversion and storage systems center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), discusses NREL’s new research platform—Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES).

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT -