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Roundtable Meeting

Mobile Technology and Entrepreneurship in the Middle East: A Conversation with Christopher M. Schroeder

Speaker:

Christopher M. Schroeder, Author, Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Presider:

Karen Kornbluh, Senior Fellow for Digital Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
December 5, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

The Threat of Bioterrorism: A Conversation with Nathan Myhrvold

Speaker:

Nathan Myhrvold, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Intellectual Ventures

Presider:

Michael A. Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations
November 18, 2014

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Symposium

Session Two: Conduct of the Cold War

Speakers:

Graham T. Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Author, Henry Kissinger and the American Century, William Taubman, Bertrand and Snell Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Author, Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

Presider:

Gideon Rose, Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs
November 4, 2014 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Symposium

Session Three: End of the Cold War

Speakers:

Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Frank Elbe, Former Deputy Head, Department for Issues of Nuclear Disarmament, Foreign Office; Former Head, German Policy Planning Staff; Former Director, Foreign Minister Hans-Deitrich Genscher's Cabinet

Presider:

Mary E. Sarotte, Visiting Professor of Government and History, Harvard University; Author, The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall
November 4, 2014 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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Symposium

Session Four: A Conversation With Henry A. Kissinger

Speaker:

Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; Former U.S. Secretary of State; Former Assistant to the President for National Affairs

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
November 4, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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Symposium

Session One: Origins of the Cold War

Speakers:

Frank Costigliola, Professor of History, University of Connecticut; Editor, The Kennan Diaries, Melvyn P. Leffler, Edward Stettinius Professor of American History, University of Virginia, Author, For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War, Philip D. Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia

Presider:

Andrew Nagorski, Former President and Director of Public Policy, EastWest Institute

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
November 4, 2014 8:30-9:45 a.m.

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Roundtable Meeting

Renewed Violence in the West Bank

Speakers:

Steven Simon, Middle East Institute, Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
October 1, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

Escaping the Commodity Trap: Toward Sustainable Growth

Speakers:

Jonathan Murray, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Music Group, John A. Zysman, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Director, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy; Co-Director, Center for Research in Energy System Transformation

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
October 1, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

What Will U.S. Army Operations Look Like in 2028?

Speaker:

H.R. McMaster, Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, U.S. Army

Presider:

Janine Davidson, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
September 9, 2014

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Workshop

Syria's Civil War and Turkey's Role in Coordinating aRegional and International Response

Speakers:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations, Ihsan Yilmaz, Fatih University, Gokhan Bacik, Ipek University

Moderator:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 19, 2014 9:00-10:30 a.m.

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Workshop

Counterterrorism and Turkish Leadership

Speakers:

Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Nihat Ali Ozcan, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Aaron Stein, Royal United Services Institute

Moderator:

Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 19, 2014 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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Workshop

Turkey's Domestic Transformation and Implications forTurkey's Leadership in Regional and Global Governance

Speakers:

Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Suat Kiniklioglu, STRATIM, Akin Unver, Kadir Has University, Talip Kucukcan, Marmara University

Moderator:

Ilter Turan, Bilgi University
June 18, 2014 9:15-10:40 a.m.

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Workshop

Power Dynamics: External and Regional Actors in aTurbulent Region

Speakers:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Sinan Ulgen, EDAM, Ihsan Dagi, Middle East Technical University

Moderator:

Soli Ozel, Kadir Has University
June 18, 2014 10:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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Workshop

Turkey's Perspective on Global Financial Governanceand Lessons From its Crisis Experience

Speakers:

Emre Deliveli, Hurriyet Daily News, Cenk Sidar, Sidar Global Advisors, Daniel Dombey, Financial Times

Moderator:

Benajmin Harvey, Bloomberg News
June 18, 2014 3:15-5:00 p.m.

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Roundtable Meeting

Foundations as Kingmakers: The Role of Private Foundations in Setting Global Agendas

Speaker:

Darren Walker, Ford Foundation, President

Presider:

Terra Lawson-Remer, Fellow for Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy, Council on Foreign Relations
June 4, 2014

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Independent Task Force Meeting

Fourth Session

Chairs:

David H. Petraeus, Robert B. Zoellick

Presiders:

Shannon K. O'Neil, Task Force Project Director, Christopher M. Tuttle, Task Force Program Director
May 20, 2014

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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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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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Roundtable Meeting

Addressing the Challenge of Youth Unemployment in the Middle East

Speakers:

Jaime McAuliffe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Education For Employment, Pamela Flaherty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Citi Foundation

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
April 9, 2014

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