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Corporate Meeting ⁄ Washington

Briefing on The Future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Speaker:

Barbara Weisel, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement received renewed attention from President Obama after the most recent APEC summit, where many viewed it as a key economic milestone for U.S. relations in the Asia Pacific region. However, potential resistance from Congress and China's looming economic presence could pose problems for the future of the agreement. In advance of the next round of negotiations, join Barbara Weisel as she discusses the future of the TPP, including the opportunities and challenges-economic, political, and others--and their impact on business. The roundtable will also serve as an opportunity for Ms. Weisel to solicit input from executives on the role of business in the TPP.

February 16, 2012 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Dinner with CFR's Military Fellows - Washington, DC

Presider:

David E. Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, New York Times

Speakers:

Captain Melissa Bert, USCG, Colonel Willard Buhl, USMC, Colonel Kathryn Burba, USA, Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAF, Captain Bradley S. Russell, USN

This special dinner with CFR's visiting military fellows will focus on military perspectives toward global hot-spots, the future of U.S. military strategy, and the impact of potential defense budget reductions.

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 Marine Corps, to broaden their understanding of foreign relations by spending a year in residence at CFR's headquarters in New York.

February 16, 2012 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Dinner Meeting

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The Future of Global Regulatory Harmonization

Speakers:

Marisa Lago, Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Richard Meddings, Group Finance Director, Standard Chartered

With bank capital requirements under review in Europe, United States, and Asia, global financial regulatory harmonization continues to be an area of concern for regulators, investors, and business given the uncertain global economic environment. What steps, if any, are policymakers taking on coordinating global financial guidelines? What is the progress of global regulatory harmonization in the major financial markets? How would potential changes in regulatory policy impact the global economy and business? Please join Assistant Secretary Marisa Lago and Richard Meddings as they discuss the outlook for potential global financial regulation in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and beyond.

February 3, 2012 8:00-8:15 a.m. - Breakfast
8:15-9:15 a.m. - Meeting

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Briefing on the Future of U.S. Defense Strategy

Speakers:

Gordon M. Adams, Professor of International Relations, American University School of International Service; Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center; and Former Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAF, Military Fellow, U.S. Air Force, Council on Foreign Relations

Today, President Obama and Secretary of Defense Panetta released a "Defense Strategic Review" outlining possible areas where military spending cuts would take place. Please join Gordon Adams and Colonel Chad Manske for a briefing on the shift in military strategy, the potential impact on American power and projection, which regions are a priority, the implications of the strategy for the forthcoming defense budget, and the continuing effect of domestic politics on military spending. Please join us for this informal, participatory briefing.

January 19, 2012 8:00-8:15 a.m. - Breakfast
8:15-9:15 a.m. - Meeting

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Teleconference: Rare Earths, Critical Minerals, and National Security

Speakers:

Jack Lifton, Founding Principal, Technology Metals Research, LLC, Gal Luft, Executive Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

Presider:

Sherri W. Goodman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, CNA

As the United States continues to rely on foreign suppliers of rare earth elements and other critical minerals used in advanced electronics, defense technology, and renewable energy projects, geopolitical questions surround the dependability of this supply. Please join Jack Lifton and Gal Luft for a discussion assessing the current situation and examining implications for U.S. interests moving forward.

January 17, 2012 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Outlook for 2012

Speaker:

Byron Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners

Presider:

Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

"Outlook for 2012" with Byron Wien and Robert E. Rubin

January 6, 2012 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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The American Agenda for United Nations Reform

Speaker:

Joseph Torsella, U.S. Representative for Management and Reform, United States Mission to the United Nations

The United Nations is facing a growing range of transnational challenges in a time of increasingly scarce resources. Please join Ambassador Joseph Torsella, U.S. representative to the United Nations for management and reform, for a discussion on the U.S. role in working toward a more effective and efficient United Nations.

December 19, 2011 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Roundtable Discussion

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U.S. Exports, Imports, and Economic Growth

Speaker:

Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Presider:

Dan Glickman, Executive Director, Congressional Program, Aspen Institute

Tasked with helping to finance the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets, the Ex-Im Bank of the United States has a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing American companies and economic policies. Please join Fred Hochberg to discuss these issues and U.S. competitiveness in global markets.

December 16, 2011 8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Roundtable Discussion

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Corporate Meeting

Corporate Program Executives Roundtable: Iraq Briefing

Speaker:

Ned Parker, Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; former Baghdad Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times

Presider:

Stephen D. Biddle, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Please join Ned Parker and Stephen Biddle for a briefing on Iraq, including how the troop withdrawal will affect the in-country security environment, the future of the U.S. presence in both Iraq and the region, and what this means for President Obama’s foreign policy and defense strategy and the continued prospects for business and economic growth. Please join us for this informal, participatory briefing.

December 14, 2011 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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What have we Learned about Macroeconomics from the Crisis?

Speakers:

Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund, Richard H. Clarida, C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Columbia University; Former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

The McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

December 14, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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The Geopolitics of the Arctic

Speakers:

Scott G. Borgerson, Cofounder and Managing Director, CargoMetrics; Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Maritime Studies, Paula J. Dobriansky, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Thomson Reuters; Former Undersecretary, Democracy and Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University

As Arctic sea ice continues to melt, this November marked the close of the longest Arctic sailing and shipping season ever recorded. Please join Scott Borgerson and Paula Dobriansky to discuss the economic, environmental, and security implications of a changing Arctic region and its significance for the United States.

December 14, 2011 8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Meeting

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Why the Russian Protests Matter

Speaker:

Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:

Anya Schmemann, Director, Task Force Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Russia's December 4 parliamentary vote has prompted mass demonstrations over allegations of electoral fraud. The protests also stem from public frustration with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's decision to run again for president in March. CFR senior fellow Stephen Sestanovich says "[E]ven if the [presidential] election doesn't go against [Putin], there's a potential here for changing the atmosphere and rules of Russian politics in a fundamental way." Listen in as Sestanovich discusses the elections and public demonstrations.

December 14, 2011 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Conference Call

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The United States and The Hague: A Conversation with Joan E. Donoghue

Speaker:

Joan E. Donoghue, U.S. Judge, International Court of Justice

Presider:

Edwin D. Williamson, Senior Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Over one dozen cases are currently pending before, or are under deliberation by, the International Court of Justice, ranging from territorial disputes to the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide. As the court seeks to address these issues, please join Judge Joan E. Donoghue for a discussion of the implications of the court on international law, as well as the role of the United States.

December 13, 2011 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Roundtable Discussion

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The Arab Uprisings: One Year Later

Speakers:

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, F. Gregory Gause III, Professor of Political Science, University of Vermont, Mona Yacoubian, Senior Director, Middle East and Project Director, Pathways to Progress, Henry L. Stimson Center

The Arab Uprisings: One Year Later

December 13, 2011 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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The Global Energy Landscape

Speakers:

Carlos B. Pascual, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Daniel H. Yergin, Chairman and Founder, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates; Author, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

Presider:

Ed Crooks, U.S. Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

This meeting is the first in a series of global partnership meetings with the Financial Times.

December 13, 2011 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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International Security Partnerships and Our Shared Responsibility: A Conversation with Janet Napolitano

Speaker:

Janet Napolitano, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Upon her return from the G6+1 meeting of interior ministers in Paris, as well as visits with counterparts in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, please join U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for a discussion about the Department of Homeland Security's work with international partners to strengthen global travel and trade networks, secure cyberspace, and address shared threats.

December 9, 2011 8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Meeting

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A Conversation with Marco Rubio

Speaker:

Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator (R-FL)

Please join Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, for a discussion on U.S. policy in the Middle East.

December 8, 2011 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:15-1:15 p.m. - Meeting

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World Economic Update

Speakers:

Richard Bernstein, Chief Executive Officer, Richard Bernstein Advisors; Former Chief Investment Strategist, Merrill Lynch & Co., Diane Swonk, Chief Economist and Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, 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.

December 8, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Israel's New Neighborhood

Speaker:

Kay Granger, Chair, House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (R-TX)

Presider:

Michael D. Mosettig, Senior Producer, Foreign Affairs and Defense, PBS NewsHour

Representative Kay Granger discusses the changing environment in the Middle East, focusing on Israel's future relations with Egypt and its other neighbors.

December 7, 2011 8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Roundtable Discussion

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Book Reception: "American Force: Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security"

Speakers:

Richard K. Betts, Adjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Director, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

In American Force, Richard K. Betts investigates the use of American power since the end of the Cold War, suggesting guidelines for making it more selective and successful.

December 6, 2011 6:00-7:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Brief Remarks

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