empowerME ConversationsOct 12, 2021
The path to 25 healthcare breakthroughs by 2025
By Atlantic Council
In Season 2, Episode 3 of empowerME Conversations podcast, host and Atlantic Council empowerME Director Amjad Ahmad speaks with Pfizer Regional President for Africa and Middle East Patrick van der Loo about the COVID vaccine rollout in the region, prospects for machine learning and AI to revolutionize healthcare, policies that will promote innovation, and ways companies can nurture women leaders in the workplace.
In the NewsJul 12, 2021
Cybersecurity of Space-Based Assets and Why this is Important
By the GeoTech Center
On a recent joint Georgetown and Atlantic Council masters' class, GeoTech Director Dr. David Bray shared his insights on the seminar's question: "Cybersecurity of Space-Based Assets and Why This Is Important." This masters' class also featured GeoTech Fellows and experts Dr. William Jeffrey, Chuck Brooks, and Dr. Divya Chander.
MENASourceJun 28, 2021
Princess Reema tells Saudi women entrepreneurs to dream big
By Stefanie H. Ali
On June 23, 2021 the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop featuring a keynote fireside chat with Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud, which was moderated by US Embassy Riyadh Chargé D’Affaires Martina Strong, and a panel discussion with Endeavor Saudi Arabia Managing Director Lateefa Alwaalan, 500 Startups MENA Partner Amal Dokhan, S&P Global Chief Public & Government Affairs Officer Courtney Geduldig, and UPS Vice President for Community Relations Esther Ndichu, which was moderated by empowerME Director and Resident Senior Fellow Amjad Ahmad.
Event RecapJun 14, 2021
No longer neglected: DAS Cook forecasts more robust engagement with Africa under the Biden administration
By Africa Center
Speaking at an Atlantic Council event as part of the Africa Center’s African Conversations Series hosted by Africa Center Director Amb. Rama Yade, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ms. Akunna Cook promised a turnaround in US-Africa relations under the Biden administration, avoiding the “neglect” shown in recent years and in contrast embracing African nations as partners across critical global challenges.
GeoTech CuesJun 11, 2021
Can AgriTech entrepreneurs save the Middle East’s food supply?
By Hezha Barzani and Matthew Goodman
On June 9, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and empowerME Initiative hosted a private, on-the-record roundtable. Read the key takeaways.
Event RecapMay 25, 2021
Mali coup: White House official calls for ‘unconditional and immediate’ release of president and prime minister
By Africa Center
Speaking at the Atlantic Council's Africa Day celebration, White House official Dana Banks responded to topical issues in African affairs, including the coup in Mali, calling for "the unconditional and immediate release of the president and the prime minister."