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On October 2, the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center hosted HE Alexi Petriashvili, Georgian State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration, for an off-the-record roundtable event. The discussion focused on the upcoming presidential elections, Russian-Georgian relations, Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations, as well as the challenges and opportunities of signing the European Union Association Agreement. Minister Petriashvili reiterated the need for the international community to speak out against the "borderization" process taking place in Georgia.
The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a briefing by Senior Fellow Gérard Prunier on the internal political dynamics in Sudan and South Sudan, especially those driving recent conflicts within and between the two countries, and how those will likely play themselves out in the near- and intermediate-term.

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On October 2, the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and the Embassy of Estonia organized an off-the-record strategy session on the implications of the Zapad 2013 Russian military exercises that occurred near the Baltic region in September 2013.

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On October 2nd, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security launched the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry series, a forum for leaders of major defense contractors to discuss their plans for navigating the new realities facing their businesses. The first speaker was David Melcher, CEO and president of Excelis, a $5.5 billion global aerospace, defense, and information solutions company. The event was moderated by Steven Grundman, the MA and George Lund Fellow at the Scowcroft Center.

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WASHINGTON ― The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center welcomes Ambassador-in-Residence Capricia Penavic Marshall and Deputy Director Jason Marczak.

Ambassador Marshall joins the Atlantic Council after a distinguished career in diplomacy and public service, most recently as the chief of protocol for the US Department of State. At the Arsht Center, Ambassador Marshall will bring her strong political, business, and diplomatic knowledge to bear. She will be particularly interested in studying how Hispanic Americans can influence US policy towards Latin America.

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On October 2nd, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security launched the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry series, a forum for leaders of major defense contractors to discuss their plans for navigating the new realities facing their businesses. The first speaker was David Melcher, CEO and president of Excelis, a $5.5 billion global aerospace, defense, and information solutions company. The event was moderated by Steven Grundman, the MA and George Lund Fellow at the Scowcroft Center.

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The chairman of the Atlantic Council's Iran Task Force, Stuart Eizenstat, met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on October 2, 2013. Eizenstat, accompanied by Atlantic Council South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz and Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin, held a wide-ranging conversation with Zarif that touched on issues of concern between the United States and Iran and on the Task Force's efforts over the past two and a half years to find pragmatic solutions to these issues.

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On September 30, the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion on the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States as they face myriad global challenges with Mr. Tobias Ellwood MP, member of the British Parliament for Bournemouth East.

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More than 350 distinguished guests joined the Atlantic Council at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on September 26 for the the fourth annual Global Citizen Awards, where the Atlantic Council honored President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, and world-renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa.

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Her Majesty Dedicates Her Award to the People of Jordan

Thank you, Secretary Kissinger, for your kind words... The last time I saw Secretary Kissinger, he was calling security on Stephen Colbert for dancing into his office to a Daft Punk song… so we should all be on our best behavior!

Allow me, also, to offer my warm congratulations to my fellow awardees tonight.

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