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.

July 28, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

Teetering at the Precipice: Brazil and the 2016 Summer Olympics

Speakers Laurie Garrett

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

, Shannon K. O'Neil

Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

, Neil Shearing

Chief Emerging Markets Economist, Capital Economics Ltd.

, Laurie Garrett

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

, Shannon K. O'Neil

Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

, Neil Shearing

Chief Emerging Markets Economist, Capital Economics Ltd.


Presiders Arthur M. Rubin

Head of Latin American Debt Capital Markets, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

, Arthur M. Rubin

Head of Latin American Debt Capital Markets, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

July 28, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

July 1, 2016

Roundtable

Roundtable Test

July 1, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

June 30, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

Performance and Discussion of “OSLO” at Lincoln Center Theater

Speakers Terje Rød-Larsen

President, International Peace Institute

, Bartlett Sher

Director, OSLOResident Director, Lincoln Center Theater

, Mona Juul

Ambassador of Norway to the United Kingdom

, J.T. Rogers

Playwright, OSLO

, Mona Juul

Ambassador of Norway to the United Kingdom

, Terje Rød-Larsen

President, International Peace Institute

, J.T. Rogers

Playwright, OSLO

, Bartlett Sher

Director, OSLOResident Director, Lincoln Center Theater

June 30, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

June 29, 2016

Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with John O. Brennan

Speakers John O. Brennan

Director, Central Intelligence Agency 

, John O. Brennan

Director, Central Intelligence Agency 

June 29, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

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June 28, 2016

Roundtable

Violent Extremism and Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War and Tactic of Terror

June 28, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

Meeting ⁄ New York

Losing Lives to Save Lives: Targeting Humanitarian Workers in Conflict Zones

Speakers Jason Cone

Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres USA

, Yves Daccord

Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross

, Leonard Rubenstein

Director, Program on Human Rights, Health, and Conflict, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

, Jason Cone

Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres USA

, Yves Daccord

Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross

, Leonard Rubenstein

Director, Program on Human Rights, Health, and Conflict, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Presiders Laurie Garrett

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

, Laurie Garrett

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

June 28, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

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Roundtable ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Major General Richard Clarke: What is Next for U.S. Forces in Iraq?

Speakers Richard D. Clarke

Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army

, Richard D. Clarke

Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army

June 28, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

June 27, 2016

Roundtable ⁄ New York

Term Member Cocktail Reception and Roundtable Meeting on Global Climate Change and Global Health

Speakers Jay Lemery

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief, Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Co-Editor, Global Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice

, Mandë N. Holford

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Hunter College and CUNY- Graduate Center; Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History

, Mandë N. Holford

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Hunter College and CUNY- Graduate Center; Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History

, Jay Lemery

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief, Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Co-Editor, Global Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice

June 27, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

June 23, 2016

Meeting ⁄ Washington

An Assessment of the Iran Agreement One Year Later: A Conversation with Senator Chris Coons

Speakers Christopher Coons

U.S. Senator (D-DE); Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

, Christopher Coons

U.S. Senator (D-DE); Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations


Presiders David Ignatius

Columnist and Associate Editor, Washington Post

, David Ignatius

Columnist and Associate Editor, Washington Post

June 23, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

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June 22, 2016

Meeting ⁄ Washington

Reception Honoring Fifth Year Term Members and Lessons Learned with Jessica Mathews

Speakers Jessica T. Mathews

Distinguished Fellow and Former President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

, Jessica T. Mathews

Distinguished Fellow and Former President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

June 22, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

Meeting ⁄ New York

Emerging Technology Series: Biotechnology--The Potential and Perils of Innovation

Speakers Drew Endy

Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University (via videoconference)

, Laurie Garrett

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

, Julie Gerberding

Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy, and Population Health, Merck & Co., Inc.

, Drew Endy

Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University (via videoconference)

, Laurie Garrett

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

, Julie Gerberding

Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy, and Population Health, Merck & Co., Inc.


Presiders Rodney W. Nichols

Consultant on Science and Technology Policy

, Rodney W. Nichols

Consultant on Science and Technology Policy

June 22, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

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June 21, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: Responding to the Migrant Crisis in the Middle East

Speakers David Miliband

President and Chief Executive Officer, International Rescue Committee; Former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom (2007-2010) 

, Peter Wittig

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States

, David Miliband

President and Chief Executive Officer, International Rescue Committee; Former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom (2007-2010) 

, Peter Wittig

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States


Presiders Lisa Anderson

Former President, American University in Cairo

, Lisa Anderson

Former President, American University in Cairo

June 21, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

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Roundtable ⁄ Washington

Disruptive Technology in the Century of Cities

Speakers Michael Allegretti

Director of Public Policy, Rubicon Global

, Matthew Devlin

International Relations, Uber Technologies

, Michael Allegretti

Director of Public Policy, Rubicon Global

, Matthew Devlin

International Relations, Uber Technologies


Presiders Robert E. Litan

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

, Robert E. Litan

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

June 21, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers Lewis Alexander

Managing Director and U.S. Chief Economist, Nomura Securities International, Inc.

, Emma Dinsmore

Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, r-squared macro

, James Grant

Owner and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

, Lewis Alexander

Managing Director and U.S. Chief Economist, Nomura Securities International, Inc.

, Emma Dinsmore

Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, r-squared macro

, James Grant

Owner and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer


Presiders Sebastian Mallaby

Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

, Sebastian Mallaby

Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

June 21, 2016

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June 20, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

NY CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event: State Capitalism--How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World

Speakers Joshua Kurlantzick

Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

, Joshua Kurlantzick

Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations


Presiders Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

, Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

June 20, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CANCELED: U.S. Strategic Challenges in a Post–Obama World: A Conversation with Senator Tom Cotton

Speakers Tom Cotton

U.S. Senator (R-AR)

, Tom Cotton

U.S. Senator (R-AR)


Presiders Ayman Mohyeldin

Anchor, MSNBC; Foreign Correspondent, NBC News

, Ayman Mohyeldin

Anchor, MSNBC; Foreign Correspondent, NBC News

June 20, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Jason Furman

Speakers Jason Furman

Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers

, Jason Furman

Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers


Presiders David M. Rubenstein

Cofounder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Carlyle Group; Vice Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations

, David M. Rubenstein

Cofounder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Carlyle Group; Vice Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations

June 20, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Michael Froman: TPP and American Leadership in the Asia-Pacific

Speakers Merit E. Janow

Dean, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

, Michael Froman

United States Trade Representative

, Michael Froman

United States Trade Representative

, Merit E. Janow

Dean, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

June 20, 2016

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Sunday, June 19, 2016—December 31, 1969

Roundtable ⁄ Washington

The Economics of Antimicrobial Resistance

Speakers Jim O'Neill

Chair, Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

, Jim O'Neill

Chair, Review on Antimicrobial Resistance


Presiders Thomas J. Bollyky

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations

, Thomas J. Bollyky

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations

June 19, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

June 16, 2016

Roundtable ⁄ Washington

Corporate Program Young Professionals Briefing: National Security and the Law

Speakers John B. Bellinger III

Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law, Council on Foreign Relations;
Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

, Adam Klein

International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

, John B. Bellinger III

Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law, Council on Foreign Relations;
Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

, Adam Klein

International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations


Presiders Zach Sherman

Foreign Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Lockheed Martin Corporation

, Zach Sherman

Foreign Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Lockheed Martin Corporation

June 16, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.