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Global Security & International Relations

U.S.-Russia relations were at a low point when Presidents Biden and Putin met in Geneva in June. President Biden had a long list of grievances from Ukraine to election interference and to Russia-based ransomware attacks. Russia included the U.S. in a list of “unfriendly nations.” Neither country had an Ambassador at its embassy in the other’s capital.


Join us on August 11 at 12 PM ET as Dr. Fiona Hill, former Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs at the National Security Council (2017-19), now Senior Fellow at Brookings, joins us to discuss U.S.-Russia relations, including arms control, cyberattacks, and information warfare.


Dr. Hill, one of the nation’s top Russia experts, became a household name with her crisp, dispassionate testimony in the November 2019 impeachment hearings.


Co-author of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin, Dr. Hill will discuss what motivates Vladimir Putin and give her advice on how to deal with Russia while keeping the strategic focus on China.

Open & Complimentary to All

#Russia #Putin #CyberWarfare #Kremlin #Misinformation

Young Leaders Professional Development & Mentorship

Exclusive Exchanges: Networking Made Easy series continues on Wednesday, August 11 at 5:30 PM ET with Allison Padilla-Goodman, Vice President of the Southern Division, Anti-Defamation League and Council Board Member.


Allison will share her professional experience and insight with Young Leaders in a casual, candid, and interactive conversation. We want to make it easy to ask the questions that might be difficult to ask without a personal introduction.


Attendance is capped at 20!

Don’t miss out on this professional development opportunity. 



Allison joined ADL in 2014 as the Regional Director of ADL’s New Orleans office after many years in academia. Her academic work focused on racial identities and othering. Most recently, she was the Regional Director of ADL’s Atlanta office.

Prior to her work at ADL and in academia, Allison was a Senior Research Fellow in the premier Center for Service-Learning in Southeast Asia, worked in public education in New Orleans, and was a community organizer around public safety and culture.  She received the Torch of Liberty Distinguished Service award by the ADL New Orleans Regional Board and has become an avid voice for fighting hate in the American South.

Allison earned a B.A. from Middlebury College, an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, and a PhD in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center.


Young Leaders Only - Participation is capped at 20!
#ProfessionalDevelopment #Networking #YoungProfessionals #CareerCoaching #Mentorship

Atlanta-Based Business & The World

Over 20 years ago, Edible Arrangements founder and Pakistani immigrant Tariq Farid envisioned a new type of product: an edible ‘flower arrangement’ of fruit carved to look like bouquets of flowers. Investors were skeptical. Some even told Farid the business would fail.


Fast forward. With over 1,300 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements is a beloved American brand, growing sales by 45% year after year. The company has since expanded into flowers, produce, cards, and baked goods as well.


Join us on Tuesday, August 17 at 12 PM ET as Tariq Farid, Founder & CEO, and Asma Farid, Vice President & Partner, sit down with the Council to share Edible Arrangements’ extraordinary success story. During the program, we’ll learn how the entrepreneurial couple franchised the business, innovated their product lines, and drew from their immigrant backgrounds to shape the company’s values and endeavors.

Open & Complimentary to All

#Business #Networking #SuccessStory #EdibleArrangements #Franchise #Growth