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.

Friday, July 24—July 24, 2015

Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation With John Kerry

Speaker:

John F. Kerry, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
July 24, 2015 8:00am-9:30am

8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Meeting

July 24, 2015

This meeting is on the record.

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July 23, 2015

The Emerging Role of China's Economy

Speakers:

Nicholas R. Lardy, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, David Daokui Li, Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor and Director, Center for China in the World Economy, School of Economics and Management,Tsinghua University, Gao Xiqing, Former Vice Chairman, President, and Chief Investment Officer, China Investment Corporation

Introductory Speaker:

Zheng Xinli, Deputy Director of the Economic Committee of the CPPCC; Permanent Vice Chairman, China Center for International Economic Exchanges; Former Deputy Director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC

Presider:

John C. Bussey, Associate Editor, Wall Street Journal
July 23, 2015 12:15-12:45 p.m. - Lunch
12:45-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Thursday, July 23—July 23, 2015

Meeting ⁄ New York

TEST Event - Visible to Members Only

July 23, 2015

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Meeting ⁄ New York

TEST Event - Invite Only- E00000039

July 23, 2015 12:00am-1:00am
July 23, 2015

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July 16, 2015

San Francisco Roundtable: The United States, Australia, and the Asia-Pacific

Speaker:

Bates Gill, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Thought Leadership, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

Moderator:

Gary Roughead, Former Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy; Annenberg Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
July 16, 2015 6:00-8:15 p.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.

Monday, July 13—July 13, 2015

Meeting

Media Call: Greek Bailout Agreement

Speaker:

Robert Kahn, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Douglas A. Rediker, Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Former Member, Executive Board, International Monetary Fund
July 13, 2015

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July 7, 2015

National Program Conference Call: The Future of Greece and the Eurozone

Speaker:

Robert Kahn, Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
July 7, 2015 12:00-12:45 p.m. - (ET)

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June 30, 2015

Los Angeles Roundtable: Japan's China Challenge

Speaker:

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

Moderator:

Greyson L. Bryan, Of Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
June 30, 2015 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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Cuba in the Year Ahead

Speakers:

Alan Gross, Principal, APGross LLC, William LeoGrande, Professor of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University, Carlos E. Ponce, Director for Latin America Programs, Freedom House

Presider:

Karen J. DeYoung, Associate Editor and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Washington Post
June 30, 2015 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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The State of International Religious Freedom

Speakers:

Dwight Bashir, Deputy Director for Policy and Research, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Elizabeth K. Cassidy, Deputy Director for Policy and Research, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Moderator:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
June 30, 2015

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June 29, 2015

Atlanta Book Club: World Order

Facilitator:

Howard J. Wiarda, Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations, University of Georgia

Host:

Gail H. Evans, Author and Former Executive Vice President, CNN
June 29, 2015 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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Daughters and Sons: Lessons From the Campaign Trail

Speakers:

Ben LaBolt, Founding Partner, Incite Agency; Former National Press Secretary, Obama for America 2012, Alex N. Wong, Foreign Policy Advisor and General Counsel, Office of U.S. Senator Tom Cotton; Former Foreign Policy Director, Romney for President 2012

Presider:

Maria Teresa Kumar, Founding Executive Director, Voto Latino
June 29, 2015 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Registration and Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Meeting
7:30-8:00 p.m. - Dessert Reception

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June 25, 2015

Dallas Book Club: World Order

Facilitator:

M. Diana Helweg Newton, Senior Fellow and Director, Tower Scholars Program, John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, Southern Methodist University
June 25, 2015 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: A Conversation With Dan Tarullo

Speaker:

Daniel K. Tarullo, Member, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve

Presider:

Jeffrey E. Garten, Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance, and Business, Yale School of Management
June 25, 2015 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Los Angeles Film Screening: The 33

Host:

Mike Medavoy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Pictures, Inc.
June 25, 2015 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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San Francisco Meeting: Japan's China Challenge

Speaker:

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

Moderator:

Jeffrey L. Bleich, Litigation Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP; Former U.S. Ambassador to Australia
June 25, 2015 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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The Crisis In Yemen

Speakers:

Robert A. Newson, Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Christopher Swift, Adjunct Professor of National Security Studies, Georgetown University

Presider:

Missy Ryan, Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post
June 25, 2015 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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The Future of Religious Pluralism in the Middle East 

Speakers:

Andrew Doran, Special Advisor, In Defense of Christians , Faith McDonnell, Director of the Religious Liberty Program, Institute on Religion and Democracy, David Saperstein, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Thomas Gjelten, Religion and Belief Correspondent, National Public Radio (NPR)
June 25, 2015 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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June 24, 2015

RESCHEDULED: Daughters and Sons Event with Kalpen Modi

Speaker:

Kalpen Modi, Actor; Former Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
June 24, 2015 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting
7:00-7:30 p.m. - Reception

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What to Do About U.S. Infrastructure

Speakers:

Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Kurt J. Nagle, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Port Authorities, John Porcari, Vice President and National Director of Strategic Consulting, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Presider:

Neal S. Wolin, Former Secretary, Department of the Treasury
June 24, 2015 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:45 p.m. - Meeting

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