Past Meetings

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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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 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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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

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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.

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April 14, 2014

General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Assessing Afghanistan's Election

Speakers:

Stephen Biddle, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University, Ronald E. Neumann, President, American Academy of Diplomacy; Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (2005–07)

Presider:

Karen J. DeYoung, Associate Editor and Senior National Security Correspondent, Washington Post
April 14, 2014 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Academic Conference Call ⁄ Washington

NY Teleconference: Assessing Afghanistan's Election

Speakers:

Stephen Biddle, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations;
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
, Ronald E. Neumann, President, American Academy of Diplomacy; Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (2005–07)

Presider:

Karen J. DeYoung, Associate Editor and Senior National Security Correspondent, Washington Post
April 14, 2014 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Teleconference

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April 9, 2014

General Meeting ⁄ New York

Renewing America Series: A Conversation with Tom Vilsack

Speaker:

Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Presider:

Roger C. Altman, Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc.
April 9, 2014 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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National Program Meeting ⁄ Seattle

Seattle Roundtable: The Global Resource Game and the Future of Energy

Speaker:

Michael A. Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director, Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations
April 9, 2014 12:00-1:30 p.m.

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Corporate Meeting ⁄ New York

Renewing America Series: A Conversation with Tom Vilsack

Speaker:

Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Presider:

Roger C. Altman, Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc.
April 9, 2014 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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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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April 8, 2014

National Program Meeting ⁄ San Diego

San Diego Roundtable: The Global Resource Game and the Future of Energy

Speaker:

Michael A. Levi, Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director, Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations
April 8, 2014 12:00-1:30 p.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.