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 23, 2017

Meeting ⁄ Chicago

Chicago Meeting: A World in Disarray

Speaker Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Ivo H. Daalder

President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

January 23, 2017

This meeting is not for attribution.

January 19, 2017

Roundtable ⁄ New York

Uber in Africa: Insights on Tech's New Frontier

January 19, 2017

This meeting is not for attribution.

January 18, 2017

Meeting ⁄ Washington

CFR DC Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event: A World in Disarray by Richard Haass

Speaker Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order


Presider David Brooks

Opinion Page Columnist, New York Times

January 18, 2017

This meeting is on the record.

January 17, 2017

Meeting ⁄ New York

Foreign Affairs January Issue Launch: Out of Order? The Future of the International System

Speakers Joseph S. Nye Jr.

University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Author, Is the American Century Over?

, Kori Schake

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Editor, Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military


Presider Gideon Rose

Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs

January 17, 2017

This meeting is on the record.

Meeting ⁄ Washington

What to Worry About in 2017

Speakers Suzanne Fry

Director, Strategic Futures Group, National Intelligence Council

, Nancy E. Lindborg

President, United States Institute of Peace

, Paul B. Stares

General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Stewart M. Patrick

Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations

January 17, 2017

This meeting is on the record.

January 12, 2017

Meeting ⁄ New York

What to Worry About in 2017

Speakers Richard Atwood

Director of Multilateral Affairs and Head of the New York Office, International Crisis Group

, Sarah F. Cliffe

Director, Center on International Cooperation, New York University

, Paul B. Stares

General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Carla Anne Robbins

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

January 12, 2017

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January 10, 2017

Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with General Sir Adrian Bradshaw

Speaker Adrian Bradshaw

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)


Presider Robert E. Hunter

Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO

January 10, 2017

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, and Homeland Security

Speaker Lisa O. Monaco

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, The White House


Presider Dina Temple-Raston

Counterterrorism Correspondent, National Public Radio

January 10, 2017

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January 9, 2017

Meeting ⁄ New York

CFR NY Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event: A World in Disarray by Richard Haass

Speaker Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider David Remnick

Editor, New Yorker

January 9, 2017

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January 5, 2017

Meeting ⁄ Washington

Reforming the National Security Council: What's Necessary?

Speakers Robert D. Blackwill

Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Planning, National Security Council (via videoconference) 

, Ivo H. Daalder

President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Former Director of European Affairs, National Security Council 

, Mac Destler

Saul Stern Professor of Civic Engagement, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland


Presider Karen J. DeYoung

Associate Editor and Senior National Security Correspondent, Washington Post

January 5, 2017

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January 4, 2017

Meeting ⁄ Washington

Daughters and Sons Event with Michael Froman

Speaker Michael Froman

United States Trade Representative


Presider James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

January 4, 2017

This meeting is not for attribution.

December 19, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

Daughter and Sons Event: Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations with Ambassador Samantha Power

Speaker Samantha Power

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. Mission to the United Nations


Presider Zoë Baird

Chief Executive Officer and President, Markle Foundation; Member, Board of Directors; Council on Foreign Relations

December 19, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

December 16, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Ban Ki-moon

Speaker Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General, United Nations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations


Introductory Remarks Arthur Schneier

President, Appeal of Conscience Foundation

December 16, 2016

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December 15, 2016

Roundtable

The Future of the Internet: Continuity or Inflection Point?

December 15, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

Meeting ⁄ Washington

Rising Sea Levels and the Threat to U.S. Coastal Areas

Speakers Virginia Burkett

Associate Director for Climate and Land Use Change, U.S. Geological Survey

, James C. Cason

Mayor, Coral Gables, Florida; Former U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay

, Merdith W.B. "Bo" Temple

 Senior Advisor, Dawson & Associates; Former Acting Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Presider Sherri Goodman

Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

December 15, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

Meeting ⁄ Houston

Houston Meeting: End of an Era: The Future of U.S. Trade Policy

Speaker Edward Alden

Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

December 15, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

December 14, 2016

Meeting ⁄ Dallas

Dallas Meeting: End of an Era: The Future of U.S. Trade Policy

Speaker Edward Alden

Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

December 14, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

Meeting ⁄ New York

Arthur Ross Book Award Ceremony with Niall Ferguson

Introductory Remarks Niall Ferguson

Author, Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University


Host Gideon Rose

Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs; Chair, Arthur Ross Book Award Jury

December 14, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Confronting the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Putting Faith in Humanitarian Aid

Speakers William Canny

Executive Director, Migration and Refugee Services, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

, Robert Carey

Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

, Mark Hetfield

President and Chief Executive Officer, HIAS

, Anwar Khan

Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Relief USA


Presider Deborah Amos

International Correspondent, National Public Radio

December 14, 2016

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December 13, 2016

Meeting

CFR NY Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event: Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy

Speaker Edward Alden

Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

December 13, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

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