The Millennium Leadership Program provides exceptional leaders aged thirty-five and under with unique opportunities to build a global network, engage directly with world leaders at flagship Atlantic Council events, develop key professional skills, and collaborate to have a global impact.



Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Ukraine House Toronto highlights Ukraine’s renaissance

“Ukraine is having this renaissance, a boom; the closest thing I can compare it to is Berlin seventeen years ago, where the kids are just taking over," said Darko Skulsky, co-producer of HBO hit series Chernobyl.

UkraineAlert by Alexa Chopivsky and Paul Grod

Civil Society Ukraine

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Everything You Know about the Donbas Is Wrong

Almost every image of eastern Ukraine involves suffering of some sort: old people waiting in endless queues for tiny pensions; internally displaced persons living in cramped temporary housing that is no longer temporary; Ukrainian troops operating with few modern conveniences. Since 2014, most people with education and means have fled the region. One could be […]

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Civil Society Inclusive Growth

Fri, Jun 14, 2019

Shaping a new American leadership

The world as we know it is at risk. The next generation must forge a new American leadership in a dramatically uncertain world.

New Atlanticist by Damon Wilson

United States and Canada Youth

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

The decline of MENA students coming to the United States: Why that’s a problem

Fewer students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are pursuing university studies in the United States. In its most recent “Open Doors” report, the Institute for International Education measured an 8.7 percent reduction in the number of undergraduates from the region attending US colleges and universities for full-time studies and 5.2 percent decline in graduate students.

MENASource by Ambassador Richard LeBaron and Sarah Aljishi

Middle East Youth

Mon, Mar 4, 2019

Some child soldiers get rehabilitation, others get prison

With the rise of violent extremist groups, many countries have adopted much more aggressive counterterrorism measures, including a marked increase in the detention and prosecution of children.

New Atlanticist by Jo Becker

Iraq Terrorism

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

The Putin exodus: The new Russian brain drain

Human capital is fleeing Russia. Since President Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians – out of a total population of 145 million – have left for Western democracies.

Report by John E. Herbst, Sergei Erofeev

Corruption Germany

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

As Iranian youth evolve, so do their means of communicating

IranSource by Holly Dagres

Iran Youth

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Meet the young talent that will outlast and might outdo Ukraine’s old guard

Ukrainian Leadership Academy seeks to raise up a generation of talented young people who are already taking responsibility for their country in order to influence Ukraine’s reform process and politics. Its strategy is long-term.  

UkraineAlert by Marta Sydoryak

Ukraine Youth

Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Empowering the next generation: A conversation with Pakistan’s civil society leaders

“Yes, Pakistan is facing lots of challenges. Yes, there are flaws in our system,” said Fakiha Ali, one of the Atlantic Council’s 2015 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan. “But if we are positive and try to build something good out of all those negatives, Pakistan would definitely have a great future very soon.” On Oct. 26, […]

Event Recap by Alejandro Alvarez

Pakistan Youth

Wed, Feb 12, 2014

The state of Arab transitions: Hope resilient despite many unmet demands

Report authors Mirette F. Mabrouk, deputy director for regional programs, and Stefanie A. Hausheer, assistant director, examine the progress in achieving the original demands of protestors and contend that local actors would embrace greater international support to help facilitate genuine transitions. By examining six key themes—political polarization, constitution-drafting processes, transitional justice, economic progress, civil society […]

Report by Mirette F. Mabrouk and Stefanie A. Hausheer

Civil Society Democratic Transitions