The Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders Fellowship (ACCEL), Barents Regional Youth Council, Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP), Reykjavik University, and Youth Arctic Coalition invite you to participate in a question and answer session with Admiral Robert J. Papp, U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic and the top U.S. Government Arctic official. The session will take place at the Arctic Circle Conference on Friday, October 31st from 5:00 to 6:30 PM GMT/1:00 to 2:30 PM EST and focus Arctic youth (ages 18-35). This event will be livestreamed and the moderator will field questions from a global online audience. To ask your question, join the conversation at #ArcticCircle2014.
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WASHINGTON- The Atlantic Council's South Asia Center, U.S. Embassy Islamabad, and Meridian International Center are pleased to announce the 2014 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan (ELP) Fellows. This Fellowship supports and empowers the next generation of Pakistan's civil society leaders by creating a sustainable forum of collaboration.
This year's contingent of fifteen dynamic civil society leaders, who were selected through a highly competitive process, embody Pakistan's ethnic, religious, and geographic diversity. They are educators, entrepreneurs, journalists, social activists, social innovators, and community organizers who are working to solve some of Pakistan's most pressing challenges. They are committed to their communities and country and represent a broad cross-section of Pakistani society. For all of them, this represents their first visit to the United States.
The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy (ELEEP) Network is an ongoing, outcome-oriented dialogue dedicated to sharing best practices in sustainable economic transformation across the Atlantic. The Atlantic Council and Ecologic Institute established ELEEP in 2011 as the first transatlantic network of its kind, with the goal of harnessing Web 2.0 technology to connect leading young professionals in these fields, and facilitate discussions that would shape the energy and environmental policy landscape of the future.
The Atlantic Council and Ecologic Institute, through their Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP – www.eleep.eu) launched the Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders (ACCEL) Fellowship in the spring of 2014. The Fellowship aims to train the next generation of Arctic Ambassadors and is a unique summer opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, interested in building careers focused on international security, environmental issues, shipping and trade, energy and natural resources, or public relations and diplomacy.
NATO Young Leaders Working Group on the Trans-Atlantic BondThe deadline for applications has passed. Thank you for your interest.
Heads of state and government from all 28 NATO nations will convene at the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales this September to reaffirm the importance of the Trans-Atlantic bond and build a strong foundation for its future. To help Alliance leaders accomplish this task, NATO has commissioned a working group of emerging leaders from member countries to provide concrete ideas and proposals that support a renewed Trans-Atlantic bond and has asked the Atlantic Council to facilitate this process. The Council will select a representative group of fifteen exceptional emerging leaders to participate in the working group. The group will convene in person at the Atlantic Council’s Toward a Europe Whole and Free conference in Washington, DC on April 29-30, 2014 to begin drafting a report with concrete proposals and present these recommendations in Brussels in early June. Members are also tentatively scheduled to attend the 2014 Young Atlanticist Summit on the sidelines of the official NATO Summit in Wales in early September to represent the next generation of Alliance leaders, pending confirmation of the event.
Full program background on this initiative is available here (PDF)
The Atlantic Council is seeking exceptional emerging leaders, aged 25-35, from NATO member countries to participate in this unique international, nonpartisan initiative. Members will have an opportunity to shape the discussions at and in the run-up to the 2014 NATO Summit and build a lasting community of peers committed to supporting a strong Trans-Atlantic bond for the twenty-first century. Applicants may include elected officials, business leaders, journalists, legislative staff, military personnel and veterans, community leaders, policy experts, government officials, and other professionals working in a field of relevance to the Trans-Atlantic bond whose leadership experience, professional expertise, and direct role in influencing policy and public opinion position them to contribute substantively to the working group and provide innovative recommendations.
- Between 25 and 35 years of age
- NATO country citizenship
- Current or past experience relating to: security or defense policy; democratic transitions; international law; international energy policy; international business; journalism; electoral politics; humanitarian issues; or any other fields of relevance to the Trans-Atlantic partnership.
- Working knowledge of English
- A willingness to engage in regular online activity over an extended period and ability to attend and fully participate in the working group’s in-person events
- An interest in long-term engagement with peers on issues pertaining to Trans-Atlantic relations
Please note: Potential candidates should only apply if they will be able to travel to and participate fully in the events mentioned above in 2014 (the April 29-May 1 conference in DC, early June conference in Brussels, and tentatively planned Young Atlanticist Summit which is scheduled for the week of September 5 in Wales).
Kempe, a Utah native who graduated from the university in 1976, has led the Atlantic Council since 2006, following a twenty-five year career as correspondent, columnist and editor at The Wall Street Journal. He previously won the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's top alumni achievement award.
Council President and CEO Fred Kempe extended his condolences on Twitter, prompting a number of responses.
Some of Petersen's work while he was at the Council:EU-US Energy Coordination Should Focus on Unconventional Gas (December 20, 2011)
Leviathan in the Levant (February 4, 2011)
Egypt Needs Reform, Not Revolution (January 31, 2011)
Who Will Play the Lead in Eurasia's Pipeline Opera? (January 24, 2011)