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Conference Call

NY Conference Call: Russia's Ruble Crisis

Speakers:

Willem H. Buiter, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Global Chief Economist, Citigroup, Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

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
December 19, 2014 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Conference Call

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National Program Conference Call ⁄ Virtual

National Program Conference Call: A New Era for U.S.-Cuba Relations

Speaker:

Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow and Director, Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations  
December 19, 2014 11:00-11:45 a.m. - (ET)

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Guest Event ⁄ New York

2014 Arthur Ross Book Award: The Blood Telegram -- Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide

Speaker:

Gary J. Bass, Author, The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide; Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Presider:

Gideon Rose, Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs
December 18, 2014 12:15-12:45 p.m. - Lunch
12:45-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: Global Competitiveness and the Innovation Imperative

Speaker:

Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont

Presider:

Alan S. Murray, Editor, Fortune Magazine
December 18, 2014 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Independent Task Force Meeting ⁄ Washington

Second Session

Chairs:

David H. Petraeus, Task Force Co-chair, Robert B. Zoellick, Task Force Co-chair

Presiders:

Shannon K. O'Neil, Task Force Project Director, Christopher M. Tuttle, Task Force Program Director
December 18, 2014

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National Program Teleconference ⁄ Virtual

National Teleconference: Town Hall Meeting on CIA Detention and Interrogation

Speakers:

John Deutch, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
, Alberto Mora, Senior Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former General Counsel, Department of the Navy

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
December 16, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m. - (ET)

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Teleconference

Corporate Teleconference: Town Hall Meeting on CIA Detention and Interrogation

Speakers:

John Deutch, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Former Director of Central Intelligence
, Alberto Mora, Senior Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School;
Former General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Navy


Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations 
December 16, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m. - Teleconference

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Town Hall Meeting on CIA Detention and Interrogation 

Speakers:

Alberto Mora, Senior Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former General Counsel, Department of the Navy, John Deutch, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Former Director, Central Intellegence Agency


Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
December 16, 2014 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Guest Event ⁄ New York

New York Launch of the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the Emerging Global Health Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases

Panelists:

Thomas E. Donilon, Vice Chair, O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Former National Security Advisor; Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Task Force Co-Chair, Thomas J. Bollyky, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations; Task Force Project Director, Barbara Byrne, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Barclays

Presider:

Juju Chang, Coanchor, Nightline, ABC News
December 15, 2014 2:00-2:30 p.m. - Reception
2:30-3:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Guest Event ⁄ New York

Screening of Last Days in Vietnam

Speakers:

Rory Kennedy, Director and Producer, Last Days in Vietnam, Frances FitzGerald, Contributer, The New Yorker; Author, Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, Binh Pho, Film Subject, Last Days in Vietnam

Presider:

Robert G. Kaiser, Former Managing Editor, The Washington Post
December 15, 2014 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:30-8:10 p.m. - Screening
8:10-8:45 p.m. - Discussion

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National Program Meeting ⁄ London, UK

London Roundtable: Prospects for the Eurozone

Speaker:

Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
December 15, 2014 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Guest Event ⁄ Washington

Daughters and Sons Event - The Next Drone Debate: Commercial Usage

Speakers:

Darryl Jenkins, Author, Economic Impact Report, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International; Former Director, Aviation Institute, George Washington University, Frederick F. Roggero, Former Air Force Chief of Safety and Commander, Air Force Safety Center, U.S. Air Force

Presider:

Gerald F. Seib, Washington Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal
December 15, 2014 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Dinner Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Meeting
7:30-8:00 p.m. - Dessert Reception and Drone Demonstration

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Roundtable Meeting

Debriefing Busan: What's Next for Web Governance?

Speaker:

Gordon M. Goldstein, Managing Director and Head of External Affairs, Silver Lake

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
December 15, 2014

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Evaluating AFRICOM

Speakers:

John Campbell, Ralphe Bunch Senior Fellow, Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, U.S. State Department, Carter Ham, Former Commander, U.S. AFRICOM

Presider:

Tami Hultman, Chief Strategy Officer, AllAfrica Global Media
December 12, 2014 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Efficient Governance in a Turbulent World

Speaker:

Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister, Estonia

Presider:

Blair Effron, Founding Partner, Centerview Partners LLC; Member; Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
December 12, 2014 2:45-3:00 p.m. - Reception
3:00-4:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Guest Event ⁄ New York

Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: New Directions in International Criminal Justice

Speaker:

Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Presider:

David J. Scheffer, Secretary-General's Special Expert on UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, United Nations; Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law
December 11, 2014 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Ambassador-at-Large Tina S. Kaidanow

Speaker:

Tina S. Kaidanow, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Juan Carlos Zarate, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
December 10, 2014 8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Meeting

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National Program Meeting ⁄ Boston

Boston Roundtable: A Broken Promise? Reassessing the 1990 Origins of NATO's Post-Cold War Expansion

Speaker:

Mary Elise Sarotte, Visiting Professor of Government and History, Harvard University

Moderator:

William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Amherst College
December 10, 2014 6:30-8:15 p.m.

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Afghan Women and Girls After 2014

Speakers:

Barnett Rubin, Director and Senior Fellow, New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, Rina Amiri, Senior Mediator, United Nations, Catherine Powell, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
December 9, 2014

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National Program Teleconference ⁄ Virtual

National Teleconference: Ebola Update: Assessment from Africa

Speakers:

Nancy A. Aossey, President and CEO, International Medical Corps, Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, Ebola: Story of an Outbreak , David Nabarro, Special Envoy on Ebola, United Nations

Presider:

Richard E. Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News
December 9, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m. - (ET)

This meeting is on the record.