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.

January 29, 2015

General Meeting ⁄ New York

HBO History Makers Series with Janet Napolitano

Speaker:

Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Presider:

Mary McInnis Boies, Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
January 29, 2015 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

General Meeting ⁄ Washington

The China Challenge: Balancing Cooperation and Competition

Speakers:

Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group, Jin-Yong Cai, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation , David M. Cote, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell , Jon Huntsman, Chairman, Atlantic Council

Introductory Speaker:

Henry M. Paulson, Chairman, Paulson Institute

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 29, 2015 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Registration and Reception
6:00-7:15 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

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National Program Conference Call ⁄ Virtual

National Program Conference Call: Countering the Islamist Narrative

Speaker:

Ed Husain, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
January 29, 2015 12:00-1:00 p.m. - (ET)

This meeting is on the record.

January 28, 2015

General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Foreign Policy Perspectives from Technology Leaders

Speakers:

Eric Loeb, Vice President, International External Affairs, AT&T, Matt Perault, Head, Global Policy Development, Facebook, Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and†Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Pennsylvania

Presider:

Missy Ryan, Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post
January 28, 2015 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

National Program Teleconference ⁄ Virtual

National Teleconference: Foreign Policy Perspectives From Technology Leaders

Speakers:

Eric Loeb, Vice President, International External Affairs, AT&T, Matthew Perault, Head, Global Policy Development, Facebook, Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and†Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Pennsylvania

Presider:

Missy Ryan, Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post
January 28, 2015 12:30-1:30 p.m. - (ET)

This meeting is not for attribution.

Teleconference ⁄ New York

Corporate Teleconference:†Foreign Policy Perspectives from Technology Leaders

Speakers:

Eric Loeb, Matt Perault, Christopher S. Yoo

Presider:

Missy Ryan
January 28, 2015 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Teleconference

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January 27, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ Boston

CANCELED: Boston Roundtable: America's Foreign Policy Challenges in 2015

Speaker:

R. Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics and Director, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School†
January 27, 2015 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

CANCELED: The Arab Uprisings: Four Years Later†

Speakers:

Thanassis Cambanis, Fellow, The Century Foundation;†Author, Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story†, Colin H. Kahl, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, U.S. Department of Defense, Tarek Masoud, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Author, The Arab Spring, Pathways of Repression and Reform

Presider:

Elizabeth G. Weymouth, Senior Associate Editor, Washington Post
January 27, 2015 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Power Profile: Vladimir Putin

Speakers:

Fiona Hill, Author, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin; Director, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution, Allen Lynch, Author, Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft; Professor, University of Virginia, Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Jackson Diehl, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post
January 27, 2015 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

Academic Conference Call ⁄ New York

CONFERENCE CALL: The Arab Uprisings: Four Years Later

Speakers:

Thanassis Cambanis, Fellow, The Century Foundation;†Author,Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story†, Colin H. Kahl, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, U.S. Department of Defense, Tarek Masoud, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Author,†The Arab Spring, Pathways of Repression and Reform

Presider:

Elizabeth G. Weymouth, Senior Associate Editor,†Washington Post
January 27, 2015 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Conference Call

This meeting is on the record.

January 26, 2015

General Meeting ⁄ New York

CANCELLED: CIAís Global Mission: Countering Shared Threats†with John O. Brennan

Speaker:

John O. Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Presider:

Charlie Rose, Host and Executive Editor, Charlie Rose; Co-Anchor, CBS This Morning, CBS News
January 26, 2015 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

January 22, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ London, United Kingdom

London Roundtable: Shifting the Paradigm: Bringing to Justice Those Who Commit Human Rights Atrocities

Speaker:

Mark Ellis, Executive Director, International Bar Association

Moderator:

Jordana D. Friedman, Consultant
January 22, 2015 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.

National Program Meeting ⁄ San Francisco

San Francisco Roundtable: Stopping Pandemics

Speaker:

Larry Brilliant, Senior Advisor to Jeff Skoll
January 22, 2015 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

The Largest Generation: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Global Youth

Speakers:

Joel E. Cohen, Abby Rockefeller Mauzť Professor, Laboratory of Populations, Rockefeller University, Zeenat Rahman, Fellow, Institute of Politics, University of Chicago;† Former Special Advisor on Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes,
Pew Research Center
January 22, 2015 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

January 21, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ Los Angeles

Los Angeles Roundtable: Is Democracy in Decline?

Speaker:

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, and†Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies,†Stanford University

Moderator:

David Kaye, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
January 21, 2015 6:00-8:15 p.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.

General Meeting ⁄ New York

World Economic Update

Speakers:

Lewis Alexander, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Nomura Securities International Inc.; Former Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Philippe Legrain, Senior Fellow, The European Institute, London School of Economics; Former Economic Advisor to the President, European Commission, Michael A. Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, and Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
January 21, 2015 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

The Great Society at 50: Assessing the Legacy, Evaluating the Future

Speakers:

Howard Dean, Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Former Chairman, Democratic National Committee; Former Governor of Vermont, Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform

Presider:

Michael P. Hirsh, National Editor, Politico
January 21, 2015 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

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January 20, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ Chicago

Chicago Roundtable: Why the International Criminal Court Matters

Speaker:

David J. Scheffer, Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law

Moderator:

Karen J. Alter, Professor of Political Science and Law,†Northwestern University
January 20, 2015 6:00-8:15 p.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.

General Meeting ⁄ New York

Renewing America Series: Risks and Priorities in Public Pension Plans

Speakers:

Bradley D. Belt, Vice Chairman, Orchard Global Asset Management, Janet Cowell, Treasurer, State of North Carolina, Scott Stringer, Comptroller, City of New York

Presider:

Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Graduate School of Business, and Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University
January 20, 2015 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

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January 16, 2015

National Program Meeting ⁄ Dallas

Dallas Meeting: Security Implications of Ebola in Africa

Speaker:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:

Lee Cullum, Host, CEO,†Public Media for North Texas
January 16, 2015 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.