Events

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Women, democracy, and peace:​​​​​ ​A conversation with First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani and former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – The South Asia Center and the George W. Bush Institute host a conversation with First Lady Rula Ghani and former First Lady to discuss strategies for ensuring long-term security without compromising on the rights of women and minorities as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that the event will take place at 4:30 P.M. (GMT+4:30) in Kabul.

8:00am ONLINE EVENT

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Transatlantic cooperation in the era of AI

ONLINE EVENT – A high-level panel discussion between NATO, the European Commission, and the NSCAI about the future of transatlantic relationships relating to AI, security, and defense. TIMEZONE NOTE – The times listed on this page are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).

1:00pm ONLINE EVENT

All Content

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Transcript: A conversation with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Robert C. O’Brien

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Robert C. O’Brien discussed key security challenges facing the next US presidential administration, as well as opportunities for renewed global cooperation.

Elections 2020 by Atlantic Council

Elections Nuclear Nonproliferation

Fri, Aug 7, 2020

The Atlantic Council remembers Brent Scowcroft

Atlantic Council experts react to the passing of Brent Scowcroft and reflect on his legacy as a statesman, strategist, and public servant.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Permanent deterrence: Enhancements to the US military presence in North Central Europe

To provide an independent perspective, the Atlantic Council established a task force to assess the broader political and military implications of an enhanced US posture in North Central Europe. The report’s recommendations, guided by several key principles, are a result of the task force members’ agreement that enhancements to the US presence in the region could, and should, be undertaken to bolster deterrence and reinforce Alliance cohesion.

Report by Ambassador Alexander R. Vershbow (Ret.) and General Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (Ret.)

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, a foreign policy expert and former diplomat specializing in national security affairs, is a Senior Fellow at the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Vice Chair of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

From 2010 to 2012, she was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Thomson Reuters, responsible for designing and implementing a corporate approach for engagement in Washington, DC and other key capitals around the globe. She was instrumental in the development of Thomson Reuters’ financial regulatory strategy. During this time, she was also appointed the Distinguished National Security Chair at the US Naval Academy. From 2001 to 2009, Ambassador Dobriansky served as Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs. Among her primary accomplishments, she established and led the US-India, US-China, and US- Brazil Global Issues Fora. In February 2007, as the President’s Envoy to Northern Ireland, Ambassador Dobriansky received the Secretary of State’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, for her contribution to the historic devolution of power in Belfast.

During her more than twenty-five years in national security affairs, Ambassador Dobriansky has held many Senate-confirmed, senior level positions in the U.S. government including Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Associate Director for Policy and Programs at the United States Information Agency and Deputy Head, U.S. Delegation to the 1990 Copenhagen Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE). From 1997 to 2001, she served as Senior Vice President and Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was the first George F. Kennan Senior Fellow on Russian and Eurasian Studies. 

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Diplomacy, Ambassador Dobriansky serves on the Defense Policy Board, the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board and the Atlantic Council Board.  She is also a Trustee of the Trilateral Commission, on the Board of Advisors of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Chair of the Bush Center’s Women’s Initiative Policy Advisory Council. Ambassador Dobriansky received a BSFS summa cum laude in international politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, as well as an MA and PhD in Soviet political and military affairs from Harvard University.