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Roundtable Meeting

Realizing the Promise of Clean Cookstoves

Speakers:

Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Gary Hattem, Managing Director, Community Development Finance Group at Deutsche Bank; President, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Jonathan Cedar, Chief Executive Officer and Director, BioLite

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative; Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
March 24, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

U.S.-Cuba: American Public Opinion Today

Introductory Speaker:

Jason Marczak, Atlantic Council

Speakers:

Glen Bolger, Public Opinion Strategies, Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studie, Council on Foreign Relations, Adriana Vargas, Univision
February 25, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

A Marine Perspective on the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

Speaker:

Kenneth F. McKenzie, U.S. Marine Corps Representative, Quadrennial Defense Review

Presider:

Scott D. Campbell, Military Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
February 19, 2014

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Conference Call

Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series: Religion and Politics in India

Speakers:

Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
February 19, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

The Post-2015 Development Agenda

Speakers:

Stephan Tafrov, Permanent Representative of Bulgaria to the UN Chair of the UN General Assembly Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs Committee, Elizabeth M. Cousens, U.S. Representative on the UN Economic and Social Council

Presider:

Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
February 19, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

The Development of the Gas and Oil Sector in Iraq

Speaker:

Luay Al-Khatteeb, Founder and Director, Iraq Energy Institute

Presider:

Meghan L. O'Sullivan, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
February 19, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

Challenges of the Modern Cyber Environment

Speaker:

James C. Trainor, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Presider:

Charles E. Berger, National Intelligence Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
February 14, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Tarun Das

Speaker:

Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Aspen Institute India (now known as Ananta Aspen Centre) and Former Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry

Presider:

Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
February 11, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China

Speaker:

Stephen S. Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale University

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 7, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

Offshore Oil Exploration: Safety, Regulation, and Environmental Protection

Speakers:

Michael Bromwich, The Bromwich Group, Bob Graham, Bob Graham Center for Public Service, University of Florida, William K. Reilly, TPG Capital

Presider:

Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studie, Council on Foreign Relations
February 7, 2014

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Study Group Meeting

U.S.-China Interdependence and U.S. Grand Strategy Toward China

Speakers:

Richard C. Bush III, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution, Ashley J. Tellis, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Presider:

Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
February 6, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

The Dollar Trap: A Conversation with Eswar Prasad

Speaker:

Eswar Prasad, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University

Presider:

Abby Joseph Cohen, President, Global Markets Institute and Senior Investment Strategist, Goldman Sachs
February 6, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

The Human Microbiome: What is It, Why/How is it Imperiled, and Why is it a Matter of Special NIH Concern

Speakers:

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, New York University, Lita M. Proctor, Program Director, Human Microbiome Project, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

Presider:

Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
February 6, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

Yemen: Back from the Brink

Speaker:

Abdul Karim Aleryani, Former Prime Minister, Yemen; Vice President, Yemen National Dialogue Conference

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
February 5, 2014

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Conference Panel Session

Academic Outreach Initiative: Panel Discussion on Asia

Speakers:

Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 31, 2014

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General Meeting

India at Home and Abroad

Speakers:

Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Jonah Blank, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

Speakers:

Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Ambassador to India (2001-2003), Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
January 21, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

U.S. Defense Policy in the Wake of the Interim Agreement with Iran

Speaker:

Matthew Spence, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studie, Council on Foreign Relations
January 16, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

How to Lift Up Low-Income Americans: Increase the Minimum Wage?

Speakers:

John Schmitt, Senior Economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research, William Wascher, Deputy Director, Division of Research and Statistics, Liticia Mederos, Senior Policy Adviser, Rep. George Miller (D-CA)

Presider:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
January 8, 2014

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Roundtable Meeting

If Mayors Ruled the World: How Modern Cities are Transforming Global Politics

Speaker:

Ben Barber, Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, The City University of New York; President and Founder of the Interdependance Movement; Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program
December 11, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Opening China's Financial Markets: Banking Reform After the Third Plenum

Speaker:

Patrick Chovanee, Managing Director and Chief Strategist, Silvercrest Asset Managament

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies. Council on Foreign Relations
December 11, 2013

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