- Dr. Michael Owens, managing director, Owens Consulting Group
- Amanda Mattingly, senior director, the Arkin Group; Chairman’s Circle member, World Affairs Council of Atlanta
What distinguishes cybercrime from cyberwarfare? As average Americans and as a nation, what can we do to enhance our cybersecurity and protect ourselves, our critical infrastructure, and our institutions from future attacks? Our April’s Members Forum features Dr. Michael Owens, a cybersecurity specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the military, private and public sectors. Join us as we discuss various cyber-related issues and learn what Georgia is doing to lead the way in cyber innovation and training.
- 6:45 p.m.
- 7:00-8:30 p.m.
- David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief and Lexington columnist, The Economist
In discussion with
- Robyn Curnow, anchor and host, CNN’s International Desk
Countries from the United Kingdom, to Colombia, to the United States are facing contradicting political narratives with one component in common: populism. Populism has variants: left- and right-wing, from Bernie Sanders to Trump, from Syriza (leftist party in Greece) to the National Party in France. David Rennie, the Washington bureau chief of The Economist magazine, argues American politics are experiencing a shift as right-left labels are less and less useful to define national politics as populism “sweeps the rich, democratic world.”
Rennie, an award winning journalist who has been critical of the Trump Administration in his Lexington column, will speak about how American populism confounds conventional political analysis. He will offer examples from Europe on how to confront it badly, and explain why the U.S. has strengths to deal with populism in a positive way.
Rennie will be in conversation with Robyn Curnow, CNN anchor and host of “CNN’s International Desk with Robyn Curnow,” which airs weekdays at 11:00 a.m. ET. Curnow has extensive experience covering critical events from anchoring CNN’s coverage of the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, to Obama’s historic visit to Cuba, to hosting exclusive interviews with George W. Bush and Michelle Obama.
Adolescent girls and young women in low-income countries comprise a highly vulnerable population. Their health and life chances heavily impact the future of their societies. Atlanta’s Global Health Summit will examine the issues surrounding adolescent girls and women by addressing topics such as economic inclusion, access to education and women’s empowerment. The summit also will feature the newly released report of the CSIS Task Force on Women’s and Family Health, which proposes a major U.S. initiative to expand the delivery of four proven health interventions to adolescent girls and young women. Over the last five years, this conference has become a highlight for Atlanta’s global health community. The summit will bring together diverse partners and highlight the key role that Atlanta plays as a hub for global health. Public registration opens in early April.
- Sara Allinder, deputy director and senior fellow, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
- Shawn Baker, director of nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Amb. Deborah Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy
- Sarah Gammage, Ph.D., director of gender empowerment and livelihoods, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
- Helene Gayle, MD, MPH, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative
- Erika Linnander, MPH, MBA, senior technical officer, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute
- Rebecca Martin, Ph.D., director, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- J. Stephen Morrison, Ph.D., senior vice president, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
- Michelle Nunn, CEO, CARE
- Beatriz Perez, chief sustainability officer, The Coca-Cola Company
- Anne Schuchat, MD, (RADM, USPHS), acting director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Ambassador Charles Shapiro, president, World Affairs Council of Atlanta