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.

September 29, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

CFR NY Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event: The Curse of Cash by Kenneth S. Rogoff

Speaker Kenneth S. Rogoff

Senior Fellow for Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund


Presider Matthew Bishop

Senior Editor, The Economist Group

September 29, 2016

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September 28, 2016

Roundtable ⁄ Cambridge

Boston Roundtable: CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward North Korea

Speaker Gary Samore

Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Task Force Member


Presider James L. Creighton

Distinguished Fellow, EastWest Institute

September 28, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable ⁄ Miami

Miami Roundtable: The North American Zika Threat

Speaker Laurie Garrett

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Antonio G. Mora

Journalist

September 28, 2016

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Symposium ⁄ Washington

The Future of U.S. Trade Policy

September 28, 2016

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September 27, 2016

Roundtable ⁄ Atlanta

Atlanta Roundtable: The North American Zika Threat

Speaker Laurie Garrett

Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Kathleen E. Toomey

Director, Fulton County Department of Health

September 27, 2016

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September 23, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Mohammad Javad Zarif

Speaker Mohammad Javad Zarif

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran


Presider Fareed Zakaria

Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN

September 23, 2016

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Meeting

A Conversation with Foreign Minister Kotzias

Speaker Nikos Kotzias

Foreign Minister, Hellenic Republic

September 23, 2016

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September 22, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

CANCELED: Ensuring a Future of Peace and Prosperity in the Indian Ocean Region

Speakers Md. Shahidul Haque

Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of Bangladesh

, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Republic of India

, Kazuya Nashida

Director-General, Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

, Mangala Samaraweera

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka


Introductory Remarks Thomas Shannon Jr.

Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State

September 22, 2016

This meeting is on the record.

Meeting ⁄ New York

Global Hearts: Confronting the Cardiovascular Disease Crisis

Speakers Thomas R. Frieden

Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

, John Boyce

Minister of Health, Barbados

, Paulyn Rosell-Ubial

Secretary, Department of Health, Republic of the Philippines


Presider Richard E. Besser

Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News


Introductory Remarks Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies; Global Ambassador, World Health Organization

, Margaret Chan

Director-General, World Health Organization

September 22, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Education, Extremism, and Global Leadership: A Conversation with Tony Blair and Irina Bokova

Speakers Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

, Irina Bokova

Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization


Presider Jami Miscik

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; Member, Board of Director, Council on Foreign Relations

September 22, 2016

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September 21, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy: A Conversation with Vice President Joe Biden

Speaker Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Vice President, United States of America


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

September 21, 2016

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September 20, 2016

Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Salahuddin Rabbani

Speaker Salahuddin Rabbani

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Presider Mary McInnis Boies

Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP;
Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations 

September 20, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Matteo Renzi

Speaker Matteo Renzi

Prime Minister, Italian Republic


Presider Blair Effron

Cofounder, Centerview Partners LLC; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations

September 20, 2016

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September 19, 2016

Meeting ⁄ Washington

Nuclear Modernization: Is the United States Headed for a New Arms Race?

Speakers Frank G. Klotz

Undersecretary for Nuclear Security, U.S. Department of Energy

, Joan Rohlfing

President, Nuclear Threat Initiative

, William Schneider Jr.

President, International Planning Services Inc.; Former Undersecretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology (1982-86)


Presider Matthew Kroenig

Associate Professor and International Relations Field Chair, Georgetown University

September 19, 2016

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Roundtable ⁄ San Francisco

San Francisco Roundtable: Inclusive Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Speaker Jamille Bigio

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Scott D. Sagan

Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Senior Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation; and Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science and Mimi and Peter Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Stanford University

September 19, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Petro Poroshenko

Speaker Petro Poroshenko

President, Ukraine


Presider David Remnick

Editor, New Yorker

September 19, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

TPP: U.S. Leadership and the Asia-Pacific: A Conversation with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

Speaker John Key

Prime Minister of New Zealand


Presider Peter R. Orszag

Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard; Former Director, Office of Management and Budget (2009-2010); Former Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

September 19, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security with Ernest J. Moniz

Speaker Ernest J. Moniz

Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy


Presider Graham T. Allison

Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

September 19, 2016

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September 16, 2016

Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Susana Malcorra

Speaker Susana Malcorra

Minister of Foreign Relations and Worship, Argentine Republic


Presider Carla A. Hills

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, International Consultants

September 16, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

Report launch of CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward North Korea

Speakers Mike Mullen

President and Chief Executive Officer, MGM Consulting LLC; Task Force Co-Chair

, Sam Nunn

Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Task Force Co-Chair

, Adam Mount

Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Task Force Project Director


Presider Judy Woodruff

Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

September 16, 2016

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