Conference Call Audio

Led by a CFR scholar and/or state and local leader, the State and Local Officials Conference Call series convenes officials from across the country for bipartisan conversations on timely international issues of local importance.

Responding to the Ebola Crisis

Speaker: Michael T. Osterholm

Michael T. Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, discusses the Ebola crisis and pandemic preparedness in light of the recent cases in the United States, as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call series.

See more in United States; Africa (sub-Saharan); Diseases, Infectious

Economic Competitiveness and a North American Market

Speaker: Robert A. Pastor

Robert Pastor, professor and founding director of American University's Center for North American Studies, leads a conversation on the findings of his recent CFR Policy Innovation Memorandum, Shortcut to U.S. Economic Competitiveness: A Seamless North American Market, as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call series.

See more in North America; Competitiveness; Innovation

U.S. Trade and Investment Policy (Audio)

Speakers: Matthew J. Slaughter and William F. Owens
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Matthew J. Slaughter, CFR's adjunct senior fellow for business and globalization, and William F. Owens, senior fellow at University of Denver's Institute for Public Policy Studies and former governor of Colorado, discuss the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy.

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The Debate Over the Proposed Community Center in Downtown Manhattan (Audio)

Speaker: Daisy Khan
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Daisy Khan discusses the national and international implications of the debate surrounding the proposal to build a community center and mosque near the World Trade Center site.

This call was part of CFR's Outreach Initiative. Learn more about CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative and State and Local Officials Initiative.

See more in United States; Religion