Frances Burwell

  • Third Annual Members' Conference - Doing Business in a Volatile World: The US and European Debt Crises

    Summary of the master class "Doing Business in a Volatile World: The US and European Debt Crises" at the 2011 Annual Members' Conference.

    Participants

    Mikael Hagstroem,** Executive Vice President, SAS
    Philip Lader,** Non-Executive Chairman, WPP; former Ambassador of the United States to the Court of St. James’s
    Sean O’Keefe,** CEO, EADS North America
    Maciej Witucki,** CEO, Polish Telecom
    Moderated by Frances Burwell, Vice President and Director, Atlantic Council Program on Transatlantic Relations

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  • Russia and the West: Moving the Reset Forward?

    Rose Gottemoeler at ACUS

    On September 9, the Atlantic Council, the Institute for Security and Development Policy and the US Army War College hosted a conference that focused on the trilateral US-Europe-Russia relationship and the current status and future of the reset. The sessions identified the obstacles and challenges facing the reset and steps for U.S. and European governments to drive relations with Russia forward.


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  • Adapting the US-EU Summit for a Globalized World

    US-EU Flags

    As President Obama prepares to meet with European leaders for the first U.S.-EU Summit since the enactment of the Lisbon Treaty, the Atlantic Council and the Bertelsmann Foundation have prepared a joint strategy arguing that such meetings can only advance policies of interest to Washington and Brussels if the gatherings are restructured and less exclusive.

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  • Transcript: NATO Beyond Afghanistan Conference - Welcome and First Panel

    Transcript of the conference welcome and first panel from the NATO Beyond Afghanistan conference held September 27, 2010.
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  • Second Annual Members' Conference - Russia Reset and Completing Europe Whole and Free: Can we do both at the same time?

    Summary of the breakout conversation "Russia Reset and Completing Europe Whole and Free: Can we do both at the same time?" at the 2010 Annual Members' Conference.

    Participants:

    Michael Calvey, Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Baring Vostok Capital Partners
    Adrian Karatnycky, Former President, Freedom House; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
    Eugene Rumer, National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia, National Intelligence Council
    Maciej Witucki, Chief Executive, Polish Telecom
    Moderated by Frances Burwell, Vice President and Director, Transatlantic Relations Program, Atlantic Council

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  • Second Annual Members' Conference - Ankara's Course and its Consequences

    Summary of the breakout conversation "Ankara's Course and its Consequences: What is the impact of a changing Turkey?" at the 2010 Annual Members' Conference.

    Participants:

    Henri Barkey, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Professor, Lehigh University
    Ana Palacio, Former Foreign Minister of Spain; Former Member of European Parliament
    Ross Wilson, Director, Atlantic Council Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center; Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
    Moderated by Frances Burwell, Vice President and Director, Transatlantic Relations Program, Atlantic Council

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  • First Annual Members' Conference - United States and International Law

    Summary of the breakout conversation "United States and International Law" at the 2009 Annual Members' Conference.

    PARTICIPANTS:

    Ms. Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director, American Society of International Law
    Hon. John Bellinger, III, Former Legal Advisor, Department of State
    Moderated by Dr. Frances Burwell, Vice President, Atlantic Council

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  • First Annual Members' Conference - U.S.-EU Strategic Dialogue

    Summary of the breakout conversation "U.S.-EU Strategic Dialogue" at the 2009 Annual Members' Conference.

    PARTICIPANTS:

    Mr. James Elles, Member of European Parliament; Atlantic Council Individual Member
    Hon. Marc Grossman,* Vice Chairman, The Cohen Group; Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
    Hon. Robert Hutchings,* Diplomat in Residence, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University; Member, Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group
    Moderated by Dr. Frances Burwell, Vice President and Director, Transatlantic Relations Program, Atlantic Council

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  • France in Collision Course on NATO?

    French defense minister Herve Morin signaled that his country will attempt to be a counterweight to the United States now that it rejoined the NATO military command.  In addition to reiterating that France will not send more troops to Afghanistan, it will oppose a "global NATO" and insist on a Russian veto over further eastward expansion.


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  • Russia's Godfathers

    Is French President Nicolas Sarkozy negotiating with Don Corleone?

    Sarkozy, leading the European Union effort to secure a Russian withdrawal from Georgia, has returned from Moscow with another agreement. This time, Russian troops are to withdraw from the so-called “buffer zone” after the placement of 200 EU monitors in the regions outside South Ossetia and Abkhazia.


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