2019 Global Citizen Awards

The tenth annual Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards will honor President of the Republic of Chile Sebastián Piñera; Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte; Brian Grazer, storyteller, movie and television producer, founder, and philanthropist; will.i.am, founder of the Black Eyed Peas, Founder & CEO of I.AM+, and Founder and President, i.am.angel Foundation. The event will also announce Actress, Playwright, Teacher, and Author, Anna Deavere Smith, as the Atlantic Council’s first Artist in Residence.

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Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Energizing India: Conversations on energy access and security

Hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and South Asia Center, this public conference provides a platform to discuss Shreerupa Mitra's new book, Energizing India: Fuelling a Billion Lives, and evaluate obstacles and opportunities to long-term energy access and security in urban and rural India.

9:00am Washington DC

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Roundtable with KRG Head of Foreign Relations Department Safeen Dizayee

The Atlantic Council's Iraq Initiative hosted a private discussion with the Kurdistan Regional Government's top diplomat to discuss recent events in Iraq.

10:00am Washington DC

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Sub-national climate action: A view of the global landscape

Limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is within reach—but only with action across all levels of government and all segments of society. Across the United States, cities, states, and communities are executing bold, ambitious plans to reduce national emissions, even in the absence of federal leadership.

9:30am Washington DC

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Building partnerships across the critical mineral value chain: An Australian perspective

Australia is home to some of the world’s largest reserves of high-value critical minerals used in emerging high-tech applications across a variety of sectors. Senator the Honorable Matthew Canavan, Australia’s minister for resources and Northern Australia, discusses the security and sustainability of critical minerals, US-Australia interconnectivity across the critical mineral value chain, and diversifying and managing this value chain for global good.

12:30pm Washington DC