Meetings, Symposia, and Conferences

CFR’s original historic mission, dating to CFR’s founding in 1921, is to provide a nonpartisan forum for informed foreign policy debate. Today that mission is more vigorous than ever. Panel discussions, interviews, lectures, book clubs, and film screenings bring CFR members together with senior government officials, world leaders, academic experts, and prominent thinkers to discuss the major foreign policy issues of our time.

May 21, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ Atlanta

Atlanta Roundtable With CFR President Richard N. Haass

Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:

Mary Ann Peters, Chief Executive Officer, Carter Center
May 21, 2015 5:45-7:45 p.m.

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May 19, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ Boston

Boston Roundtable: The Future of the EU: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker:

Karel De Gucht, Former European Commissioner for Trade, European Commission
May 19, 2015 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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May 18, 2015

General Meeting ⁄ New York

What To Do About The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Panelists:

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Near East and North African Affairs, National Security Council (2002-2005), Edward P. Djerejian, Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel (1993-1994) and Syria (1988-1991), Martin S. Indyk, Executive Vice President, The Brookings Institution; Former Special Envoy for the Israeli Palestinian Negotiations, U.S. Department of State (2013-2014); Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel (1995-1997 and 2000-2001)

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
May 18, 2015 12:15-12:45 p.m. - Lunch
12:45-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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May 15, 2015

Conference Call

Window on Washington: Privacy Policy

Speaker:

David P. Fidler, Visiting Fellow for Cybersecurity, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Brent J. McIntosh, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
May 15, 2015 12:00-12:45 p.m. - Conference Call

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May 14, 2015

General Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation With Eric Cantor

Speaker:

Eric Cantor, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Company; Former Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Presider:

Jonathan David Karl, Chief White House Correspondent, ABC News
May 14, 2015 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Conference Call

The Challenges of Rebuilding Nepal

Speaker:

Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
May 14, 2015

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May 13, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ Miami

Miami Roundtable: Security Challenges in Nigeria

Speaker:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 13, 2015 12:00-1:30 p.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Power Profile: Shinzo Abe

Speakers:

Keiko Iizuka, Washington Bureau Chief, Yomiuri Shimbun, Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations 

Presider:

David Ignatius, Columnist and Associate Editor, Washington Post
May 13, 2015 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation With Marco Rubio

Speaker:

Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator from Florida (R);
Candidate, 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination


Presider:

Charlie Rose, Host and Executive Editor, Charlie Rose; Coanchor, CBS This Morning, CBS News
May 13, 2015 3:15-3:30 p.m. - Reception
3:30-4:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Teleconference

Corporate Teleconference: A Conversation With Marco Rubio

Speaker:

Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator (R-FL);
Candidate, 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination


Presider:

Charlie Rose, Host and Executive Editor, Charlie Rose;
Coanchor, CBS This Morning, CBS News
May 13, 2015 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Teleconference (EDT)

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National Program Teleconference ⁄ Virtual

National Teleconference: A Conversation With Marco Rubio

Speaker:

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

Presider:

Charles P. Rose Jr., Host and Executive Editor, Charlie RoseCoanchor, CBS This Morning, CBS News
May 13, 2015 3:30-4:30 p.m. - (ET)

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Who Decides on War and Peace? Revolutionizing Leadership for Global Security

Speaker:

Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chair, Institute for Inclusive Security: Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy and Founder, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Presider:

Catherine Powell, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
May 13, 2015

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May 12, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ Houston

Houston Meeting: National Security Issues: A Focus on Asia-Pacific

Speaker:

Patrick Walsh, Senior Vice President, iSIGHT Partners
May 12, 2015 6:30-9:00 p.m.

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Guest Event ⁄ Washington

Crisis in Global Governance: A Conversation with Richard N. Haass and the Council of Councils

Speakers:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations (United States), Sunjoy Joshi, Director, Observer Research Foundation (India), Memduh Karakullukçu, Vice Chairman and President, Global Relations Forum (Turkey), Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Chief Executive, South African Institute of International Affairs (South Africa)

Presider:

Margaret G. Warner, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
May 12, 2015 8:15-8:45 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:45-10:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speakers:

General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard 

Presider:

Mary Boies, Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Member of the Board, Council on Foreign Relations
May 12, 2015 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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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington

Smart U.S. Foreign Assistance

Speaker:

Dana Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Presider:

Rachel B. Vogelstein, Senior Fellow and Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
May 12, 2015

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May 11, 2015

General Meeting ⁄ New York

David A. Morse Lecture With Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Speaker:

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President, Federative Republic of Brazil

Presider:

Donna J. Hrinak, President, Boeing Latin America; Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil 
May 11, 2015 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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National Program Meeting ⁄ Boston

Boston Roundtable: The Economics of Climate Change

Speakers:

Gernot Wagner, Lead Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund, Martin L. Weitzman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
May 11, 2015 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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National Program Meeting ⁄ San Diego

San Diego Roundtable: U.S.-Latin America Relations: Focus on Cuba

Speaker:

David R. Mares, Institute of the Americas Chair for Inter-American Affairs, University of California, San Diego 
May 11, 2015 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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May 8, 2015

General Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Masoud Barzani

Speaker:

Masoud Barzani, President, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Presider:

Gerald F. Seib, Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
May 8, 2015 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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