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Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Leadership Awards Virtual Premiere

May 16 @ 9:00 am

At this year’s Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Awards, the organization honored leaders who embody the pillars of the transatlantic relationship with an event that has been described as the ‘Washington Oscars.’ Join virtually for an opportunity to dive deeper into coverage of the event and tune in to the broadcast premiere on May 16 at 9:00 am ET., featuring exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

The Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Awards celebrate the highest-achieving individuals who embody the pillars of the transatlantic relationship. Each year, the event convenes an elite, international audience—including current and former heads of state, political and policy leaders, ambassadors, members of Congress and the administration, military commanders, international business leaders, and leading members of the media.

At the Waldorf Astoria in Washington before a high-level crowd of six hundred from more than fifty countries, the Atlantic Council recognized four leaders who are paving the way to a better future.

  • Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis has adeptly led Romania through a period of insecurity in Europe, stepped up efforts to support Ukraine, and bolstered NATO’s defenses on the Alliance’s eastern flank.
  • US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo has skillfully led the department in navigating global trade tensions and empowering US businesses.
  • General Christopher G. Cavoli, who is both the supreme allied commander Europe and commander of US European Command, is forging a force that is more prepared and equipped to ensure that NATO and the United States are ready to defend against today’s rising global threats.
  • Actress and producer Michelle Yeoh—the first Asian person to win an Academy Award for best actress—is accomplished in both her artistry and her advocacy for women, those living in poverty, and refugees facing disasters and crises, through her work with the United Nations Development Programme and the International Olympic Committee.

They were be introduced by Stephen J. Hadley, Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council and by John F.W. Rogers, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council.

To register, please visit www.atlanticcouncil.org/distinguished-leadership-awards/