U.S. – Mexico Energy Trade @ Buckhead Center: Tower Place 200
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am


  • Jeremy Martin, vice president, energy and sustainability, Institute of the Americas
    Jeremy is an expert on energy issues in the Americas and frequent commentator at major media outlets.
  • Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres, executive vice president, World Trade Center Atlanta

Opening remarks by

  • Javier Díaz de León, consul general of Mexico

U.S. and Mexico relations are clearly strained. Blame it on the controversial wall Trump wants to build and his criticism of NAFTA, but there is a lot more at stake for these neighbors’ in their agendas for economic growth: energy. The council is excited to present “U.S.-Mexico Energy Trade,” a breakfast discussion on the challenges facing both countries in the midst of an evolving energy market and a dynamic time for trade. Energy trade issues between these two neighbors are not making the headlines as they should. This morning discussion will examine the future of renewable energy sources and the future of U.S.-Mexico energy trade in the midst of growing tension between the two states, as well as the role that Georgia plays in this historic and critical partnership that is at risk.

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Atlanta Global Health Summit: Focus on Women and Adolescent Girls @ The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

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

Sponsored by



The CDC Foundation

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Contact Henna Rennie at hrennie@gsu.edu »

Europe Day Luncheon: All Eyes on Germany @ The Commerce Club, 49th floor
May 12 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm


  • Nico Lange, director, Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Washington Office
  • Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president and CEO, AGCO Corporation

As prospects for a united Europe face increasing uncertainty with countries across the region pondering if Brexit is a model to follow or a recipe for disaster, the world looks to Germany as the natural leader in the region. But does Germany actually want to play this leading role in Europe? The 2017 Europe Day Luncheon:”All Eyes on Germany” will focus on future relations between the US and Germany, the impact of the refugee crises, the evolving criticisms of NATO, and how Chancellor Merkel is poised to address these issues.

This program is supported by The Halle Foundation, Hall Booth Smith, P.C., and The Center for European and Transatlantic Studies.

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Doing Business in Africa @ Tower Place 200 | GSU Buckhead Center
May 18 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm


Erastus Mongare, founder and executive director, StartUpAfrica

Chinesom Ajiasa, director of investments, Africa Integras

Moderated by:

Dr. Cedric Suzman, former executive vice president and director of programming, World Affairs Council of Atlanta

With Opening Remarks by:

Consul General Kayode Laro, Consulate General of Nigeria in Atlanta

As African governments, investors, and entrepreneurs look to spur on a new generation of startups and growth across the continent, the Council brings a timely program on Doing Business in Africa, an evening briefing featuring Erastus Mongare, founder and executive Director of StartUpAfrica; and Chinesom Ajiasa, director of investments at Africa Integras and former manager director at Overseas Private Investment Corporation. The discussion will provide the audience with a more holistic understanding of the dynamic cultural and business environments of this culturally and economically diverse continent. Opening remarks will be delivered by Dr. Cedric Suzman, former vice president of programming for the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.

To sponsor this program, contact Henna Rennie.