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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.

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Issue Brief by Nicole Goldin

Nov 23, 2021

Generational dynamics of economic crisis and recovery: Prospects for younger and older persons

Issue Brief by Nicole Goldin

Economic shocks affect young and older age groups disproportionately and highlight the insecurity of the youth labor market and volatility of older people’s savings. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated youth labor market challenges and caused young people to either lose jobs or work fewer hours.

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Report by Richard Cincotta and Stephen Smith

Nov 4, 2021

What future for the Western Sahel?

Report by Richard Cincotta and Stephen Smith

The Western Sahel is in a demographic impasse. To work their way out of this dilemma, Sahelian governments must shift a significant part of their development focus and funding to policies and programs aimed at preventing adolescent marriages and childbearing, promoting girls’ education, securing women’s participation in public- and private-sector workplaces, and achieving small, healthy, well-educated families.

Africa Energy & Environment

In the News by Atlantic Council

Sep 8, 2021

Asat joins PRI’s The World to discuss China’s war against the Uyghurs

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Human Rights

UkraineAlert by Sonya Rashkovan

Sep 1, 2021

Young Ukrainians must not remain hostages to the country’s totalitarian trauma

UkraineAlert by Sonya Rashkovan

Modern Ukraine remains haunted by the legacy of the country's deeply troubled history, but the emerging generation of young Ukrainians must move beyond this totalitarian trauma in order to build a better future, argues 16-year-old student activist Sonya Rashkovan.

Democratic Transitions Resilience & Society

New Atlanticist by Andrew R. Marshall

Aug 5, 2021

Here’s what we’re reading this summer

New Atlanticist by Andrew R. Marshall

Even in the depths of summer, our deeply thoughtful (and widely read) staff at the Atlantic Council keep their mental gears churning. Here are some summer reading suggestions from us for the beach, mountains, or backyard.

Civil Society Education

SouthAsiaSource by Atlantic Council

Aug 3, 2021

On the frontline: Protecting Afghanistan’s human rights defenders

SouthAsiaSource by Atlantic Council

Despite being on the receiving end of threats, harassment, intimidation, violence, and assassinations, Afghanistan's human rights defenders continue to fight for the rights of Afghans. Join the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center for a discussion with some of Afghanistan’s leading human rights defenders and experts to explore what lies ahead for the activists who put their lives on the line to fight violence, impunity, and militancy.

Afghanistan Civil Society

In the News by Nicole Goldin

Jul 14, 2021

Goldin quoted in Politico on World Youth Skills Day

In the News by Nicole Goldin

Read the whole article here.

Economy & Business Education

Event Recap by Areeba Atique

Jul 1, 2021

Event recap: A gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance

Event Recap by Areeba Atique

On June 11, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the American Pakistan Foundation co-hosted author Mohsin Zaidi for a conversation on his new book, A Dutiful Boy: A memoir of a gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance, and the underlying issues it addresses relating to race, gender identity, social class, religious discrimination and more. […]

Human Rights Migration

In the News by Atlantic Council

Jun 28, 2021

Shahid joins Clubhouse to discuss family planning and politics in India

In the News by Atlantic Council

India Politics & Diplomacy

SouthAsiaSource by South Asia Center

Jun 14, 2021

A gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance

SouthAsiaSource by South Asia Center

Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the American Pakistan Foundation on Tuesday June 22 at 11:00 AM US EST / 8:00 PM PKT to mark the release of the US edition of Zaidi’s book to discuss the issues faced by Zaidi as well as many younger immigrants and their families today. Also participating in the discussion will be Senior Foreign Affairs Reporter for the HuffPost, Akbar Shahid Ahmed, and Director of the Washington DC chapter of Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) and Co-chair of the MPV Board of Trustees, Maliha Khan.

Human Rights Migration