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Annual events

Global Energy Forum

The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi is the premier international gathering of government, industry, and thought leaders to set the global energy agenda for the year and anticipate and respond to the dramatic changes in the world of energy.

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Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Information in Iran: How recent global events are used to shape and skew reality

ONLINE EVENT – While there has been significant attention given to foreign influence operations by state-actors like Iran, far less has been given to how global events shape—and skew—the reality depicted by the Iranian regime to the Iranian people.


Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Challenging convention: Charting a course for the New American Engagement Initiative

ONLINE EVENT — Which of the assumptions guiding US foreign policy are no longer fit for purpose? How can the United States learn from past mistakes and develop more productive and responsible modes of engagement?


Mon, Jul 13, 2020

COVID-19 in the Middle East: An opportunity to improve public health?

ONLINE EVENT - Discussion co-hosted with the United Nations Development Program's Regional Bureau for Arab States on public health challenges in the Arab world amid COVID-19.


Mon, Jul 13, 2020

COVID-19’s economic impact on women

ONLINE EVENT - COVID-19 is having a calamitous effect on the global economy, but is disproportionately impacting women's earning and worsening economic inequality. Our experts explore how policy options or business practices could promote greater gender equality.