CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series

October 21, 2013 – Present

The CFR Fellows’ Book Launch series highlights new books by CFR fellows. It includes a discussion with the author, cocktail reception, and book signing.

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March 15, 2017

'My Memoirs: Fifty Years of Journalism, From Print to the Internet'

Bernard Gwertzman discusses his memoirs.

Speaker:
Bernard M. Gwertzman

Former Visiting Fellow and Consulting Editor, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Editor, NYTimes.com

Presider:
Robert McMahon

Managing Editor, Council on Foreign Relations

March 9, 2017

'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA'

Joshua Kurlantzick discusses his new book, A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA.

Speaker:
Joshua Kurlantzick
Joshua Kurlantzick

Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:
Max Boot
Max Boot

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

January 30, 2017

'The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State'

Graeme Wood discusses The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, his intimate new account of what drives the jihadi group’s true believers.

Speaker:
Graeme Wood
Graeme Wood

National Correspondent, Atlantic; Former Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:
Gideon Rose
Gideon Rose

Peter G. Peterson Chair and Editor, Foreign Affairs

January 9, 2017

'A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order'

CFR President Richard Haass will discuss A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order with David Remnick of the New Yorker.

Speaker:
Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:
David Remnick

Editor, New Yorker

December 13, 2016

'Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy'

Edward Alden discusses Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy.

Speaker:
Edward Alden
Edward Alden

Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:
Richard N. Haass
Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

October 19, 2016

'The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan'

Sebastian Mallaby discusses The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, a new biography of former chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan.

Speaker:
Sebastian Mallaby
Sebastian Mallaby

Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:
Richard N. Haass
Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

October 6, 2016

'The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline'

Jonathan Tepperman discusses The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline, his new book about the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems—and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them.

Speaker:
Jonathan Tepperman
Jonathan Tepperman

Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs

Presider:
Richard N. Haass
Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

September 29, 2016

'The Curse of Cash'

Kenneth Rogoff discusses the 'Curse of Cash,' his new book about phasing out most paper money to fight crime and tax evasion—and to battle financial crises by tapping the power of negative interest rates.

Speaker:
Kenneth S. Rogoff

Senior Fellow for Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund

Presider:
Matthew Bishop

Senior Editor, The Economist Group

June 20, 2016

'State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World'

Joshua Kurlantzick discusses 'State Capitalism,' his book on the rise of modern state capitalism and its impact on the global economy and international security.

June 15, 2016

'Morning in South Africa'

John Campbell discusses 'Morning in South Africa', his new book that introduces post-apartheid South Africa to an international audience and argues that South Africa’s future is bright and that its democratic institutions will weather its current lackluster governance.

Speaker:
John Campbell
John Campbell

Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:
Richard N. Haass
Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations