Atlantic Council: The Week Ahead

Featured Events
9:00 a.m. ET | Thursday, April 28 | London, UK, and virtual
Our GeoEconomics Center will gather British, US, and European leaders to launch new research on UK financial competitiveness and its impact on the global economy.
Select Speakers:
John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury
Julia Hoggett
, Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange
Richard Gnodde
, Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs International
Clare Woodman
, Head of EMEA and CEO, Morgan Stanley & Co. International

The Week Ahead

4:15 p.m. ET | Monday, April 25 | Virtual
Our experts break down the results of the French presidential elections on Sunday and the impact on Europe and the transatlantic relationship. Register now.
Select Speakers:
Sandro Gozi MEP, European Parliament (Renew Europe Group–France)
Marie Jourdain
, Visiting Fellow, Europe Center, Atlantic Council
Charles Lichfield
, Deputy Director, GeoEconomics Center, Atlantic Council 
Benjamin Haddad, Senior Director, Europe Center, Atlantic Council (opening remarks)

6:00 p.m. ET | Monday, April 25 | Virtual
Former US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and former US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano hash out solutions to today’s global challenges. Register now.
Select Speakers:
Secretary Janet Napolitano, Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security
Secretary Chuck Hagel
, Former United States Secretary of Defense
Maeve Hemmer
, Student Body President and Student Regent, University of Nebraska at Omaha (introductory remarks)
Joanne Li
, Chancellor, University of Nebraska at Omaha (introductory remarks)
9:30 a.m. ET | Tuesday, April 26 | Virtual
Yovanovitch tells her story as portrayed in her new book, including her family’s roots in the Soviet Union and her experience during the first impeachment inquiry of then US President Donald Trump. Register now.
Amb. Marie Yovanovitch, Former US Ambassador to Ukraine
Melinda Haring, 
Deputy Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council (moderator)
Amb. John Herbst
, Senior Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council (introductory remarks)
10:00 a.m. ET | Tuesday, April 26 | Virtual
The authors of The Vortex join to talk about lessons learned from the 1970 Great Bhola Cyclone about the relationship between global warming and geopolitical turmoil. Register now.
Scott Carney, Founder, Foxtopus, Inc.; author, anthropologist, investigative journalist
Jason Miklian
, Senior Researcher, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Oslo
Ali Riaz
, Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council (moderator)
12:30 p.m. ET | Tuesday, April 26 | Virtual
Are regulatory requirements and government guidance doing enough to manage information and communications technology supply chain risk? Register now.
Matt Halvorsen, Strategic Program Manager, National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Clete Johnson
, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer
Angela Smith, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Department of Commerce
Kit Conklin
, Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center, Atlantic Council
4:00 p.m. ET | Tuesday, April 26 | Virtual
Czechia has played a prominent role in providing Ukraine with military aid. Here’s what that means for Czechia’s future role in the transatlantic alliance. Register now.
H.E. Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Amb. Daniel Fried
, Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council (moderator)
CEO Series
10:00 a.m. ET | Wednesday, April 27 | Virtual
There may be opportunities in hydrogen and off-shore wind to attain both global energy security and a net-zero energy future. Register now.
John Pettigrew, Chief Executive Officer, National Grid
Randolph Bell
, Senior Director and Richard Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council (moderator)
12:00 p.m. ET | Wednesday, April 27 | Virtual
These experts lay out recommendations for the Iraqi government to improve the country’s political, social, economic, and security conditions. Register now.
Select Speakers:
Amb. Ramón Blecua, Senior Advisor, Policy Planning Unit, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (keynote remarks)
Amb. Rend Al-Rahim
, Co-founder and President, Iraq Foundation
Inna Rudolf
, Senior Research Fellow, The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation
Maria Fantappie
, Special Adviser for MENA, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva
Laith Kubba
, Independent Advisor
1:00 p.m. ET | Friday, April 29 | Virtual
The United States and its allies must innovate—or risk failure on future battlefields. Register now.
James D. Taiclet, President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Courtney Kube
, National Security and Military Correspondent, NBC News (moderator)
Amb. Paula J. Dobriansky
, Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs; Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, US Department of State (introductory remarks)

Upcoming Events

9:00 a.m. ET | Monday, May 2 | Atlantic Council Headquarters and virtual
Where should NATO allies focus their efforts to adapt the alliance to today’s new strategic reality? Register now.
12:00 p.m. ET | Tuesday, May 3 | Virtual
The new US ambassador to Israel will lay out priorities for the Biden administration as it strengthens bilateral ties. Register now.