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2017 Distinguished Leadership Awards – Part 2

On Monday, June 5, 2017 the Atlantic Council held its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards. Each year the Atlantic Council honors several distinguished leaders for their versatile contributions to the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship. The event convenes an elite audience of some eight hundred guests from more than fifty countries, including the highest level of government, business, military, media, and civil society leaders.

The 2017 Distinguished Leadership Awards honored the following individuals:

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein (Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award)
  • Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples and U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (Distinguished Military Leadership Award)
  • Renée Fleming, Award  Winning American Soprano (Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award)
  • William C. Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company (Distinguished Business Leadership Award)
  • His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Distinguished International Leadership Award)

2017 Distinguished Leadership Awards – Part 1

On Monday, June 5, 2017 the Atlantic Council held its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards. Each year the Atlantic Council honors several distinguished leaders for their versatile contributions to the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship. The event convenes an elite audience of some eight hundred guests from more than fifty countries, including the highest level of government, business, military, media, and civil society leaders.

The 2017 Distinguished Leadership Awards honored the following individuals:

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein (Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award)
  • Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples and U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (Distinguished Military Leadership Award)
  • Renée Fleming, Award  Winning American Soprano (Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award)
  • William C. Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company (Distinguished Business Leadership Award)
  • His Excellency Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Distinguished International Leadership Award)

 

Madeleine Albright and Stephen Hadley: A New Approach for the Middle East

On November 30, 2016, The Atlantic Council released the Middle East Strategy Task Force: Final Report of the Co-Chairs by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley. The Atlantic Council convened the Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST) in February 2015 to examine the underlying issues of state failure and political legitimacy that drive extremist violence and threaten fundamental interests broadly shared by the peoples of the region and the rest of the world. The result of almost two years of intensive study, Albright and Hadley’s final report proposes nothing short of a paradigm shift in how the international community and the Middle East interact. Not only does the report present solutions to the region’s most immediate crises in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya, it also puts forward a pragmatic and actionable long-term strategy that emphasizes the efforts of the people of the Middle East themselves, with an eye toward harnessing the region’s enormous human potential. The event was introduced by Mr. Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, and moderated Mr. Ayman Mohyeldin, Foreign Correspondent of NBC News and Anchor of MSNBC.

Islamophobia: Overcoming Myths and Engaging in a Better Conversation

Islamophobia is on the rise in non-Muslim-majority countries. Following the recent spate of global terrorist attacks, Muslims are increasingly portrayed negatively by the media. Furthermore, some US politicians and their European counterparts have proposed an array of policies – from policing Muslim communities to controlling the flow of refugees and migrants from the Middle East.

On October 20, 2016, our distinguished group of panelists addressed issues including the media’s influence on shaping public perceptions of Islam and Muslims; the role policymakers can and should play in bridging the gap between Muslim and non-Muslim communities; and the role art and cultural institutions can play in shifting the narrative to a more inclusive and productive discussion.

The panel features Karen Armstrong, author and commentator on comparative religion; Dr. Mehmet Aydin, former Turkish Minister of State; Vali Nasr, dean of the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University; and Zainab Salbi, host of Zainab Salbi Project of the HuffPost Originals. Ms. Vuslat Doğan Sabancı, vice president of the Aydın Doğan Foundation and publisher of Hürriyet, delivered welcoming remarks, and Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council moderated the discussion.

Gen. Philip M. Breedlove on Securing NATO’s New Frontiers

General Philip M. Breedlove, former Commander of US European Command and former Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO, spoke at the Atlantic Council’s public conference: The Future of NATO Enlargement and New Frontiers in European Security. Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of Atlantic Council, moderated the discussion. The conference was held on June 8, 2016.