Past Meetings

April 29, 2014

National Program Meeting ⁄ Dallas

Dallas Meeting: U.S. Policy Toward Brazil and Cuba: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker:

Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow and Director, Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 29, 2014 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

This meeting is on the record.

National Program Conference Call ⁄ Virtual

National Program Conference Call: Remembering Rwanda: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Genocide

Speaker:

Zachary D. Kaufman, Visiting Fellow, Orville H. Schell Jr. Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School

Moderator:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
April 29, 2014 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - (ET)

This meeting is not for attribution.

April 28, 2014

Guest Event ⁄ Washington

Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama

Speaker:

Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
April 28, 2014 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Registration
6:00-6:45 p.m. - Meeting
6:45-7:15 p.m. - Reception and Book Signing

This meeting is on the record.

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April 24, 2014

General Meeting ⁄ Washington

The North Korean Nuclear Threat: Evaluating Its Twenty-Year Evolution

Speakers:

Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean Emeritus, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Special Representative for North Korea Policy, U.S. Department of State (2009–11), Han Sung-Joo, Professor Emeritus, Korea University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea (1993–94)

Presider:

Richard C. Bush III, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, and Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
April 24, 2014 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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Corporate Meeting ⁄ Washington

The North Korean Nuclear Threat: Evaluating Its Twenty-Year Evolution

Speakers:

Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean Emeritus, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Special Representative for North Korea Policy, U.S. Department of State (2009–11), Han Sung-Joo, Professor Emeritus, Korea University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea (1993–94)

Presider:

Richard C. Bush III, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, and Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
April 24, 2014 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

Roundtable Meeting

Higher Education in Arab Gulf Countries

Speaker:

Everette E. Dennis, Dean and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern University in Qatar

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
April 24, 2014

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April 23, 2014

National Program Meeting ⁄ Atlanta

Atlanta Roundtable: Continuity and Change in Armed Conflict: Implications for U.S. and International Security

Speaker:

H.R. McMaster, Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence, U.S. Army
April 23, 2014 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Does U.S. Leadership Have a Future?

Speakers:

Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Project on International Strategy, Brookings Institution; Author, The World America Made, Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Author, The Road to Global Prosperity, Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Council on Foreign Relations; Author, Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama

Presider:

Gideon Rose, Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs
April 23, 2014 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting ⁄ Washington

Corporate Executives Roundtable: "The Environment for Infrastructure Investment in China"

Speaker:

Jeff Layman, Partner, Baker Botts LLP

Presider:

Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
April 23, 2014 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Roundtable

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Roundtable Meeting

Ending Child Marriage: Legal Approaches

Speakers:

Jody Heymann, Dean, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles; Founding Director, World Policy Analysis Center, Yasmeen Hassan, Global Director, Equality Now

Presider:

Rachel B. Vogelstein, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
April 23, 2014

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April 22, 2014

National Program Meeting ⁄ Chicago

Chicago Roundtable: The Preventive Imperative: How America Can Avoid War and Stay Strong in the 21st Century

Speaker:

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

Moderator:

David J. Scheffer, Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law
April 22, 2014 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

What to Do About Guantanamo Bay

Speakers:

Phillip Carter, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Policy, U.S. Department of Defense, Marc A. Thiessen, Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Former Chief Speechwriter to President George W. Bush, The White House, Matthew C. Waxman, Professor, Columbia Law School; Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
April 22, 2014

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Emerging Technology Series: Bitcoin--Currency, Commodity or Con?

Speakers:

Jerry Brito, Senior Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Wences Casares, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lemon.com, Carol Van Cleef, Partner, Co-chair of Global Payments, Financial Services and Banking, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Presider:

Zachary Karabell, President, RiverTwice Research
April 22, 2014 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

U.S.-Iran Policy at the Midpoint of the Geneva Agreement

Speakers:

Robert S. Litwak, Vice President for Programs and Director, International Security Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, David Rockefeller Studies Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

David R. Ignatius, Columnist & Associate Editor, Washington Post
April 22, 2014 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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National Program Teleconference ⁄ Virtual

National Teleconference: Bitcoin: Currency, Commodity, or Con?

Speakers:

Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow and Director, Technology Policy Program, George Mason University, Wences Casares, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Xapo, Carol Van Cleef, Partner and Co-chair of Global Payments, Financial Services and Banking, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Presider:

Zachary Karabell, President, RiverTwice Research
April 22, 2014 6:00-7:00 p.m. - (ET)

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Corporate Meeting ⁄ New York

Emerging Technology Series: Bitcoin--Currency, Commodity or Con?

Speakers:

Jerry Brito, Senior Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Wences Casares, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lemon.com, Carol Van Cleef, Partner, Co-chair of Global Payments, Financial Services and Banking, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Presider:

Zachary Karabell, President, RiverTwice Research
April 22, 2014 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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April 17, 2014

National Program Meeting ⁄ Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Roundtable: A Conversation with Yasuhisa Shiozaki

Speaker:

Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Deputy Policy Chief, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
April 17, 2014 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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April 16, 2014

National Program Meeting ⁄ Los Angeles

Los Angeles Roundtable: Continuity and Change in U.S.-Mexico Relations

Speaker:

Arturo Sarukhan, Chairman, Global Solutions, Podesta Group; Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States
April 16, 2014 6:00-8:15 p.m.

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Roundtable Meeting

Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Conversation with Thomas Piketty

Speaker:

Thomas Piketty, Professor, Paris School of Economics

Presider:

Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
April 16, 2014

This meeting is on the record.

April 15, 2014

National Program Meeting ⁄ Boston

Boston Roundtable: Overdoing or Underdoing: Why Can't American Foreign Policy Do Better?

Speaker:

Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:

Antonia Handler Chayes, Professor of Practice of International Politics and Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
April 15, 2014 6:00-8:15 p.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.