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BERLIN, GERMANY—Top strategy officials from ten of the world’s leading democracies gathered yesterday in Berlin to discuss key challenges facing the rules-based international order.  At the seventh meeting of the D-10 Strategy Forum, policy planning and strategy officials and experts from North America, Europe, and Asia focused on the rise of autocratic challenges  and how democracies can better align in the face of a changing international order. 

The meeting took place amid evolving challenges to the global system, as well as the growing uncertainty about the role of the United States and Britain’s impending exit from the European Union.

Citing the unique role of the D-10, bound together through “fundamental democratic principles and values,” German State Secretary Andreas Michaelis opened the meeting by calling on members to “step up their game” if they want to play a role in shaping the 21st century order. “This is about defending today’s rules-based order as well as writing the new rules we need for the emerging world order,” he said.  Michaelis added, “Even though China may be rising, we are still in a much stronger position to make sure a liberal and rules-based international order prevails.” 

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WASHINGTON, DC –The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center has launched its Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition (NENSC), led by co-chairs Ambassador Thomas Graham and Admiral Richard Mies (Ret.), leaders in nuclear energy policy. The Coalition, which includes former military leaders, senior diplomats, and national security experts, views nuclear energy as a pillar within the energy security, foreign policy, and economic priorities of the United States. NENSC will identify challenges and solutions to continued US nuclear power leadership.

“U.S. global leadership helps to ensure that nuclear technology is developed and operated safely, securely and exclusively for peaceful purposes,” said Ambassador Graham. “Because U.S. standards for nuclear security and nonproliferation are unmatched, the decline in U.S. market share effectively lowers global nonproliferation standards.”

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Adrienne Arsht’s $25-million Gift Creates Historic Opportunity
For ‘Reaching One Billion People with Resilience Solutions by 2030’

WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2019)— The Atlantic Council today announced a $25-million gift from business leader and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht to endow the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience. The Center, which recently received a $30-million grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, will be renamed the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center effective May 1.

By identifying, implementing, and scaling solutions to the urgent crises of climate change, migration, and security, the new Center seeks to enhance the resilience of one billion people by 2030. 

“We are setting an ambitious goal, supported by the expertise and analysis of the Urban Institute, of ‘Reaching One Billion People with Resilience Solutions by 2030,’” said Frederick Kempe, president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council. “By combining Adrienne Arsht’s vision and generosity with The Rockefeller Foundation’s world-renowned leadership and experience, we are determined to provide measurable, scalable solutions to address some of the 21st century’s greatest challenges and opportunities.”

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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 70thanniversary 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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