CFR convened the inaugural Council of Councils conference on March 12-13, 2012, in Washington, DC. Participants tackled four major themes:
• The overall state of global governance and multilateral cooperation
• The status of the nuclear nonproliferation regime (with a focus on Iran)
• The dollar's future as the world's reserve currency
• The criteria for humanitarian intervention, in the wake of regime change in Libya, and an ongoing crisis in Syria.