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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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Her remarks come at the fourth annual Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards dinner, recognizing President Komorowski of the Republic of Poland for his pivotal role in Poland’s extraordinary evolution; Queen Rania Al Abdullah for her advocacy for human rights and promoting cross cultural dialogue; and Maestro Seiji Ozawa for his leadership in the arts.

NEW YORK ― Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah tonight called upon the international community to address the rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis in Syria and its destabilizing spillover effects into the region.

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President Komorowski of the Republic of Poland for his pivotal role in Poland’s extraordinary evolution; Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah for her promotion of human rights and cross-cultural dialogue; and Maestro Seiji Ozawa for his leadership in the arts 

NEW YORK ― The Atlantic Council this evening will present its fourth annual Global Citizen Awards to President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, and world-renowned conductor Maestro Seiji Ozawa.

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At the fourth annual Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards dinner, the Atlantic Council recognized the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski for his pivotol role in Poland's extraordinary evolution; Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan for her advocacy of human rights; and world-renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa for his musical virtuosity.

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