CFR Corporate Events

Corporate Meeting

Corporate Executives Roundtable: "Innovations in Energy Technology and Policy" 

Speakers: David Eyton, Group Head of Technology, BP p.l.c., Samantha Gross, Director, Office of International Climate and Clean Energy, U.S. Department of Energy 
Presider: William A. Nitze, Chairman, Oceana Energy Company
April 22, 2015 8:00–8:30 a.m. () - Breakfast Reception
8:30–9:30 a.m. () - Meeting

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Special Dinner with CFR's Military Fellows

Speakers: Captain Pat DeQuattro, Military Fellow, U.S. Coast Guard, Samuel C. Hinote, Military Fellow, U.S. Air Force, Stephen E. Liszewski, Military Fellow, U.S. Marine Corps, Robert A. Newson, Military Fellow, U.S. Navy, Michael W. Rauhut, Military Fellow, U.S. Army
Presider: Tom Gjelten, National Security Correspondent, National Public Radio

The CFR Military Fellowship enables the officers selected by the chiefs of staff of the Army and the Air Force, the chief of naval operations, and the commandants of the Coast Guard and the Marine Corps, to broaden their understanding of foreign relations by spending a year in residence at CFR's headquarters in New York.

December 2, 2014 6:00–6:30 p.m. () - Dinner
6:30–7:30 p.m. () - Meeting

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Corporate Executives Roundtable: "Russia Sanctions Update: The EU Perspective"

Speaker: François Rivasseau, Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
Presider: David R. Slade, Senior Partner, Washington, DC Office, Allen & Overy LLP

Please join François Rivasseau as he discusses the European perspective on sanctions against Russia, including the economic consequences for the region and U.S. and EU coordination efforts.

November 5, 2014 8:00–8:15 a.m. () - Breakfast Reception
8:15–9:15 a.m. () - Meeting

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Corporate Conference Call: Assessing the United Nations Climate Summit

Speakers: Michael A. Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment; Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs; Former Undersecretary (Acting), U.S. Department of Energy
Presider: Robert McMahon, Editor, CFR.org
September 24, 2014 11:00–11:45 a.m. () - Conference Call

This meeting is on the record.

Corporate Teleconference: A Conversation with Enrique Peña Nieto

Speaker: Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico
Presider: Robert E. Rubin, Co-chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
September 23, 2014 2:00–3:00 p.m. () - Teleconference

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Perspectives on Monetary Policy and Income Inequality

Speaker: James Bullard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The meeting is part of the C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics, presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

June 26, 2014 12:30–1:00 p.m. () - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. () - Meeting

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Corporate Briefing on the Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases

Speaker: Thomas J. Bollyky, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations; Director, Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases
Presider: Christopher M. Tuttle, Director, Task Force Program, Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched an Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), co-chaired by Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., former governor of Indiana, and Thomas E. Donilon, former national security adviser, and directed by Thomas Bollyky, CFR senior fellow for global health, economics, and development. The Task Force is examining the NCD crisis in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and will recommend a strategy for the United States and others to adopt to address the problem. The Task Force inquiry extends beyond health issues and will consider the question of U.S. engagement on the issue as a matter of foreign policy, national security, and the promotion of international economic development and trade.

The Task Force seeks input from the private sector on the role of business in NCDs in LMICs. We hope that you and/or a colleague who focuses on relevant issues will join the discussion to share insights and experiences.

June 26, 2014 12:00–12:30 p.m. () - Lunch Reception
12:30–1:30 p.m. () - Meeting

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Briefing on the Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases

Speaker: Thomas J. Bollyky, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations; Director, Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases
Presider: Christopher M. Tuttle, Director, Task Force Program, Council on Foreign Relations
June 26, 2014

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The Role of Congress in U.S. Human Rights Policy and Beyond

Speaker: Christopher Smith, (R-NJ) Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives
Presider: Michael D. Mosettig, Writer, PBS Online NewsHour

Please join Representative Smith to discuss U.S. human rights policy, congressional efforts to combat human trafficking, and implications for U.S. national security.

June 17, 2014 12:00–12:30 p.m. () - Lunch Reception
12:30–1:30 p.m. () - Meeting

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A Conversation on the President's Trade Agenda with Michael Froman

Speaker: Michael B.G. Froman, United States Trade Representative
Presider: Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner, WilmerHale; Former United States Trade Representative

This meeting is part of the C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics, presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

June 16, 2014 12:30–1:00 p.m. () - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. () - Meeting

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Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy with Steven A. Schwarzman

Speaker: Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Cofounder, The Blackstone Group
Presider: Maria Bartiromo, Anchor and Global Markets Editor, Fox Business Network

Please join us as Stephen Schwarzman discusses various investment decisions amid geopolitical uncertainties.

This lecture series was established in Fall 2002 and is funded by Bernard L. Schwartz, chairman and CEO of BLS Investments. The series will focus on two areas: the evolution of the relationship between business and government in the making of foreign policy; and ways for government to make better use of business in solving foreign policy problems and for business to become more engaged in the making of foreign policy.

June 11, 2014 12:00–1:00 p.m. () - Meeting
1:00–1:30 p.m. () - Lunch

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What To Do About Russia and Ukraine

Speakers: Karen E. Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Robert Kahn, Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Please join our panelists as they discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and provide recommendations for U.S. policy going forward. This is part of CFR's "What to Do About…" series. Each meeting in this series will highlight a specific issue and feature experts who will put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting.

June 9, 2014 6:00–6:15 p.m. () - Registration
6:15–7:30 p.m. () - Meeting
7:30–8:00 p.m. () - Reception

This meeting is on the record.

Riding the Boom: How to Get Shale Gas Right

Speakers: John Deutch, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund, Edward L. Morse, Global Head of Commodity Research, Citibank
Presider: John C. Bussey, Assistant Managing Editor, Wall Street Journal

Please join our panel as they discuss the natural gas potential in the United States, the challenges with its development, and U.S. foreign policy and economic implications of a shale gas boom.

June 3, 2014 12:30–1:00 p.m. () - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. () - Meeting

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The New Indian Government

Speakers: Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert D. Blackwill, Henry Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Charles Robert Kaye, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Warburg Pincus LLC

Please join our panelists as they discuss prospects and challenges facing the new Indian government, elected after a month of phased polls across the country. Panelists will assess what Indian leaders will be prioritizing for domestic economic growth and the global economy, U.S.-India relations, and regional security.

May 28, 2014 12:30–1:00 p.m. () - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. () - Meeting

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Technology, Policymaking, and the Future

Speakers: Joel Garreau, Lincoln Professor of Law, Culture, and Values, Arizona State University; Future Tense Fellow, New America Foundation, Michael Rogers, Founder, Practical Futurist
Presider: Lee Brenner, Cofounder and Publisher, HyperVocal.com

Over the past year, scientists have predicted that one day 3D printing will be able to create human tissue, driverless cars will become the norm, and robots could take over a vast number of human jobs while creating new ones. Please join Joel Garreau and Michael Rogers as they discuss some of these innovations and the role technological advances play in the policymaking environment and the future.

May 23, 2014 12:00–12:30 p.m. () - Lunch Reception
12:30–1:30 p.m. () - Meeting

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The Future of Internet Governance

Speakers: Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Project Directer of CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force, Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO, Internet Matters; Former President and CEO, Internet Society
Presider: Catherine Lotrionte, Associate Director, Institute for International Law & Politics, Georgetown University

Last June's CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. digital policy found that the U.S. could "no longer rely on its role as the progenitor of the Internet to claim the mantle of leadership." Instead it needed to "exert a positive influence on cyberspace by working to convince the next wave of users that an open and global Internet is in all of our interests." With the conclusion of a global multistakeholder meeting in Brazil, recent weeks have witnessed a flurry of activity on these issues. Please join Lynn St. Amour, Adam Segal, and Daniel Sepulveda as they assess the outcomes of NETmundial in Brazil and discuss the future of Internet governance.

May 15, 2014 12:00–12:30 p.m. () - Registration and Reception
12:30–1:30 p.m. () - Meeting

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Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership with the Service Chiefs

Panelists: General James Amos, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Presider: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

The Robert B. McKeon Endowed Series on Military Strategy and Leadership features prominent individuals from the military and intelligence communities.

May 14, 2014 5:30–6:00 p.m. () - Reception
6:00–7:15 p.m. () - Meeting
7:15–8:00 p.m. () - Cocktail Reception

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C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: Perspectives on Monetary Policy

Speaker: Charles I. Plosser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
May 8, 2014 7:45–8:00 a.m. () - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. () - Meeting

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World Economic Update

Speakers: Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Nomura Securities International Inc., Peter R. Fisher, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Business and Government, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Vincent Raymond Reinhart, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

May 7, 2014 7:45–8:00 a.m. () - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. () - Meeting

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Screening of D-Day 3-D: Normandy 1944

Speakers: Rick Atkinson, Author, The Liberation Trilogy, Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News;Narrator, D-Day: Normandy 1944, Pascal Vuong, Director, Writer, and Producer, D-Day: Normandy 1944

Join us for a special screening of N3D Land Films' new documentary, D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944. The film illustrates the beginning of the largest Allied operation of World War II by blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI, and stunning live-action images. D-Day explores history, military strategy, science, technology and human values. Audiences of all ages, including new generations, will discover from a new perspective how this landing changed the world.

May 6, 2014 6:00–7:00 p.m. () - Check-in and Reception
7:00–8:00 p.m. () - Screening
8:00–8:45 p.m. () - Discussion

This meeting is on the record.