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Aug 3, 2021

On the frontline: Protecting Afghanistan’s human rights defenders

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

Jul 14, 2021

Goldin quoted in Politico on World Youth Skills Day

By Nicole Goldin

Read the whole article here.

Economy & Business Education

Event Recap

Jul 1, 2021

Event recap: A gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance

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

Jun 28, 2021

Shahid joins Clubhouse to discuss family planning and politics in India

By Atlantic Council

India Politics & Diplomacy


Jun 14, 2021

A gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance

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

Event Recap

May 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."

Africa Democratic Transitions


May 11, 2021

The Basketball Africa League has arrived: Here’s why it matters

By Luke Tyburski

With the Basketball Africa League set to launch, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center reached out to sports stakeholders across the BAL’s inaugural countries to hear their perspective on why the BAL represents a historic moment. Their feedback provides a compelling case for the developmental, diplomatic, and economic potential of African basketball.

Africa Civil Society


Apr 5, 2021

US Mission to Saudi Arabia announces new women’s entrepreneurship program in partnership with Atlantic Council, AmCham Saudi Arabia, and Quantum Leaps

By Allison Holle

On March 31, the Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative hosted an event in partnership with the US Mission to Saudi Arabia, AmCham Saudi Arabia's Women in Business Committee, and Quantum Leaps to mark the launch of their new joint program: IGNITING Women's Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Saudi Arabia.

Civil Society Education

In the News

Mar 30, 2021

Darnal on Search For Common Ground’s panel: ‘Real Talk’: the hard choices that women peacebuilders face

By Atlantic Council

On March 30, Aude Darnal participated in Search’s panel “Real Talk: the Hard Choices that Women Peacebuilders Face”. She discussed her experience as a female peacebuilder, and shed some light on overlooked issues related to women’s engagement in peacebuilding and conflict. “Women all over the world are dedicating their lives to building peace and ending […]

Africa Conflict

New Atlanticist

Mar 10, 2021

‘This is the best time in publishing ever,’ says Markus Dohle

By Larry Luxner

Books are now enjoying their biggest renaissance since Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the fifteenth century, says the CEO of Penguin Random House, Markus Dohle.

Resilience Resilience & Society