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The genetics revolution will transform our healthcare, the way we make babies, and the nature of the babies we make, extend our lifespans, and ultimately alter our evolutionary trajectory as a species. Sonner than most people realize, the idea of humans as hackable data sets will become increasingly common and basic tenets of our identities, philosophies, and national and international political systems will be challenged like never before. We aren’t ready.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security has announced its keynote speakers for the International Conference on Cyber Engagement (ICCE) 2019: Building Commonality in a Dynamic Global Domain. This will be the eighth annual ICCE, hosted on April 23, 2019, in Washington, DC, in partnership with Dentons, PKO Bank Polski, Texas A&M University and media partner The Cipher Brief.

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WASHINGTON, DC - The Atlantic Council on April 30 will present its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards, one of the most significant honors for accomplishment in international relations to: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); Adrienne Arsht, executive vice chair of the Atlantic Council; Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; and Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corporation.

“The recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Leadership Awards embody the breadth and depth of global leadership on which the future of the transatlantic community and our world rests,” said Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council president and CEO. “By honoring NATO, upon the 70th anniversary of the alliance, and these unique individuals we hope to remind the world of the game-changing nature of principled leadership and, through their examples, inspire others to similar accomplishments.”

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security will host the eighth annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement (ICCE) on April 23, 2019, in Washington, DC, in partnership with Dentons, PKO Bank Polski, Texas A&M University and media partner The Cipher Brief. Organized since 2011 by Dr. Catherine Lotrionte, Brent Scowcroft Scholar at the Atlantic Council, the conference draws on the experience of government representatives, industry practitioners, and academic scholars to bring a multidisciplinary and global approach to challenges in cyberspace. The last time it was held in 2017, the conference attracted over 800 participants from nearly 400 organizations representing 43 nations.

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Washington, DC (April 3, 2019)-- Today, US Vice President Mike Pence, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. Members of Congress, and Foreign Ministers from Germany, Turkey, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Greece, and North Macedonia, convened at “NATO Engages,” a summit in Washington hosted by the Atlantic Council, German Marshall Fund, and Munich Security Conference.

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Foreign Ministers of Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, North Macedonia, Turkey, Poland Among Speakers to Participate in Full Day Event

Media Registration Open — RSVP Required

Washington and Munich (April 2, 2019)Vice President Mike Pence and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg are among those confirmed to speak at “NATO Engages: The Alliance at 70,” a major summit hosted by the Atlantic Council, German Marshall Fund, and Munich Security Conference— in partnership with NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division— on Wednesday, April 3. In conjunction with NATO ministerial meetings in Washington, the summit will bring together NATO leaders, European and U.S. officials, and foreign policy and defense experts for a day of discussion on the state and future of the NATO alliance on its 70th anniversary.

NATO Engages” will take place on Wednesday, April 3 from 9:00AM – 5:45 PM EST at The Anthem in Washington, DC.

All print and broadcast media wishing to attend must RSVP via email to the media relations leads below to request a credential. The venue can accommodate camera crews, further instructions will be provided upon RSVP.

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WASHINGTON, DC - On March 29th, the Atlantic Council announced it’s 2019 class of Millennium Fellows. An Italian entrepreneur bringing revolutionary vaccination technology to market to eradicate polio and measles rubella; a senior advisor to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia that led landmark legislation to change the country’s name in 2018; the chief-of-staff of the World Economic Forum; the Editor-in-Chief of the largest news organization in Afghanistan; and the youngest investment banking services representative in the history of Goldman Sachs. These are just some of the fellows selected to the 2019 cohort.

The Millennium Fellowship has become one of the most competitive and highly sought-after programs in the world for future leaders (ages twenty-five to thirty-five) in the international affairs field. This year’s class of twenty-one was selected from nearly 1,200 applicants from over 100 countries – a 1.75% acceptance rate. They will join the Council’s growing community of future leaders under the Millennium Leadership Program. With 500 fellows and alumni spanning sixty countries and a wide range of sectors, the program inclues elected officials, executives at fortune 500 firms, entrepreneurs, academics, authors, artists and others. "The Atlantic Council's fellows are already leading at the highest levels of business, civil society, and public service; actively having an influence on the biggest issues of our time; and still have decades of impact ahead in their careers - investing in them is not just about the future, it's also about the what they are doing today, “ said Atlantic Council Chairman John Rogers, who is also Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

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The Atlantic Council announced today that author and defense analyst Emerson T. Brooking has joined as Resident Fellow at the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).

“Emerson is one of the finest thinkers in anticipating the far-ranging effects of social media in conflicts,” said Graham Brookie, Director of DFRLab. “He has produced visionary work in this space, and we’re delighted to have him continue that work with our team.”

As Resident Fellow, Brooking will lead initiatives regarding the policy application of DFRLab research products. He will study the intersection of social media and conflict, considering how information manipulation shapes broader trends in the international security environment.

“The team at DFRLab have distinguished themselves as leaders in digital forensics and conflict and elections monitoring,” Brooking said. “They are working at the forefront of the global information revolution. I’m honored to join them and excited to help advance their mission.”

Brooking is the coauthor of LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media (2018). LikeWar charts the rise of digitally enabled authoritarianism and the expanding information warfare capabilities of terrorist groups and national militaries alike. It is the only book to feature interviews with both former national security advisor Michael Flynn and former reality television villain Spencer Pratt. LikeWar was honored as a “Book of the Year” by Amazon and Foreign Affairs magazine.

Most recently, Brooking was Research Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations—the youngest researcher in a generation to receive such an appointment. He served as an adviser on information warfare to the National Security Council, Joint Staff, and U.S. intelligence community. Previously, Brooking was Research Associate for Defense Policy, also at the Council on Foreign Relations. In that capacity, he studied defense budgeting and strategy, national security bureaucracy, and civil-military relations.

Brooking has published articles in The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, WIRED, and Rolling Stone, among others. He has provided commentary on defense and internet-related topics to National Public Radio. He was recently named to the “Forbes 30 Under 30.”

Brooking holds a BA in Political Science and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He will be based in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON, DC - The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center announced today the selection of its inaugural class of fellows for its Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship. The Fellowship is a one-year, nonresident program for early to mid-career rising female leaders in the energy and climate field with an interest in policy.

“The energy sector drives the global economy and geopolitics, yet women make up less than a quarter of the workforce,” said Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council President and CEO. “Our fellowship will serve to highlight and be a leadership accelerator for women in the energy and climate field.”

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WASHINGTON DC – The Atlantic Council announced today that digital journalism pioneer Andy Carvin has joined the council as Senior Fellow at the Digital Forensic Research Lab.  

“We’re very excited to have Andy join the team at DFRLab,” said Graham Brookie, Director of the lab. “He brings an unparalleled level of online journalism experience to our mission of forging a new kind of digital resilience that matches the speed of information.” 

As Senior Fellow, Carvin will oversee DFRLab’s training and capacity building efforts to create standards of excellence for open source investigations. He will also advise a growing international team of #DigitalSherlocks at the DFRLab and partner organizations.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the DFRLab team here in DC,” Carvin said, who joined the Council staff this week. “DFRLab is at the head of the pack when it comes to using open-source tools to investigate disinformation campaigns around the world. I can’t imagine a better place to collaborate with people as passionate about debunking disinformation as I am.”  

From 2006 to 2013, Carvin led NPR’s journalism innovation efforts, founding its social media desk in 2008. Through Carvin’s groundbreaking use of social media to forge closer relationships with the online public, NPR successfully strengthened the quality and diversity of its reporting, both internationally and in the United States. As part of the Peabody Award-winning team at, Carvin’s reporting during the Arab Spring allowed him to become virtually embedded with protesters and rebel groups across North Africa and the Middle East, breaking news and conducting investigative reports that otherwise would have fallen through the cracks of more traditional reporting. His 2013 book, Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution (CUNY Journalism Press) is used as a teaching tool in journalism classrooms around the world. He was also the 2012 recipient of the Knight-Batten Award in journalism innovation, as well as the 2013 Shorty Award for best journalist on Twitter.  

After departing NPR, Carvin launched, a social reporting initiative focused on covering human rights and social justice issues around the world. Under Carvin’s leadership, received the prestigious 2015 Online Journalism Award for breaking news, for its real-time coverage of the terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris. Later, Carvin served as senior editor-at-large at NowThis, where he led the social news startup’s breaking news efforts. Most recently, he served as Asper Visiting Professor at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism in Vancouver, where he taught visual storytelling and digital forensic techniques to journalism students. He lives with his family in Silver Spring, MD. 

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