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.

April 24, 2015

General Meeting ⁄ New York

Approaching the Tipping Point: Nuclear Non-Proliferation in 2015

Speakers:

Peter Hayes, Executive Director, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability , Peter Jones, Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Steven Pifer, Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Brookings Institution

Presider:

David C. Speedie, Senior Fellow and Director of the U.S. Engagement Program, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
April 24, 2015 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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April 23, 2015

Academic Conference Call

Japanese Domestic Politics and China’s Rise

Speaker:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


Moderator:

Elizabeth McCourt, Associate Director, Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
April 23, 2015 12:00-1:00 p.m. - (ET)

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Women's Rights as Human Rights: The Path to Full Participation 

Speakers:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation , Anju Malhotra, Principal Advisor on Gender and Human Rights, UNICEF

Presider:

Juju Chang, Coanchor, ABC News Nightline
April 23, 2015 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

What's Next for Russia

Speaker:

Mikhail Kasyanov, Former Prime Minister, Russian Federation; Leader, People's Freedom Party

Presider:

William Harrison Courtney, Adjunct Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation, and Executive Director, RAND Business Leaders Forum
April 23, 2015 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Dinner Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Conference Call

Window on Washington: Trade Policy Update

Speakers:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Tim Keeler, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Presider:

Neil King Jr., Global Economics Editor and Deputy Bureau Chief, Washington Bureau, Wall Street Journal
April 23, 2015 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Roundtable Meeting

Ending Debt Crises

Speaker:

Atif Mian, Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Presider:

Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
April 23, 2015

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April 22, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ Seattle

Seattle Roundtable: The U.S. Army's Role in the Asia-Pacific Region

Speaker:

Kenneth R. Dahl, Deputy Commanding General, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, U.S. Army

Moderator:

Nelson G. Dong, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
April 22, 2015 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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National Program Meeting ⁄ San Francisco

San Francisco Roundtable: U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East in a Time of Turmoil

Speaker:

Matthew Spence, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

Moderator:

Allen Weiner, Senior Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School
April 22, 2015 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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National Program Meeting ⁄ Denver

Denver Roundtable: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Beyond: Prospects for the U.S. Trade Agenda

Speaker:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
April 22, 2015 12:00-1:30 p.m.

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Corporate Meeting ⁄ Washington

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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Roundtable Meeting

Political Change and the Next Internet

Speakers:

Philip Howard, Professor, Central European University and University of Washington, Emily D. Parker, Digital Diplomacy Advisor and Senior Fellow, New America

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
April 22, 2015

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Roundtable Meeting

The Euro Area: Where Do We Stand?

Speaker:

Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank

Presider:

Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
April 22, 2015

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April 21, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ Houston

Houston Roundtable: Russia's Activities in Ukraine: A Template for Hybrid Warfare

Speaker:

Robert A. Newson, 2014–2015 Navy Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
April 21, 2015 7:30-9:00 a.m.

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Guest Event ⁄ New York

CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series: Ashley's War--The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield

Speaker:

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
April 21, 2015 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:00-6:45 p.m. - Discussion
6:45-7:15 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing

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Symposium

U.S. Rebalance to Asia Symposium: The Future of the U.S. Alliance System

Speakers:

Euan Graham, Director, International Security Program, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Scott A. Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the
Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
April 21, 2015 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Symposium

U.S. Rebalance to Asia Symposium: The Future of China

Speakers:

Leon Berkelmans, Director of the International Economy Program and the G20 Studies Centre, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, Merriden Varrall, Director of the East Asia Program, Lowy Institute for International Policy

Presider:

Joseph Kahn, Foreign Editor, New York Times
April 21, 2015 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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Symposium

U.S. Rebalance to Asia Symposium: Asia's New Leaders

Speakers:

Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia,
Council on Foreign Relations
, Aaron Connelly, Research Fellow, East Asia Program, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Michael Fullilove, Executive Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy
April 21, 2015 9:45-10:45 a.m.

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Symposium

U.S. Rebalance to Asia Symposium: The Future of Asian Regional Architecture

Speakers:

Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia,
Council on Foreign Relations
, Philippa Brant, Research Associate, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Euan Graham, Director, International Security Program, Joshua Kurlantzick, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
April 21, 2015 1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Monday, April 20—April 21, 2015

Symposium ⁄ New York

New York Symposium: U.S. Rebalance to Asia

April 20, 2015 - April 21, 2015

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April 20, 2015

General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Voices of the Next Generation With Matthew Gentzkow

Speaker:

Matthew Gentzkow, 2014 John Bates Clark Medal Winner; Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Presider:

Joy de Menil, Executive Editor, Viking Penguin
April 20, 2015 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Dinner Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Meeting

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