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Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

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U.S. foreign policy; international security; globalization; Asia; Middle East

Bio

Dr. Richard Haass is in his thirteenth year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

In 2013, he served as the chair of the multi-party negotiations in Northern Ireland that provided the foundation for the 2014 Stormont House Agreement. For his efforts to promote peace and conflict resolution, he received the 2013 Tipperary International Peace Award.

From January 2001 to June 2003, Dr. Haass was director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, Dr. Haass also served as U.S. coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. In recognition of his service, he received the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award.

Dr. Haass has extensive additional government experience. From 1989 to 1993, he was special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. In 1991, Dr. Haass was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal for his contributions to the development and articulation of U.S. policy during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Previously, he served in the Departments of State (1981-85) and Defense (1979-80) and was a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate.

Dr. Haass also was vice president and director of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, the Sol M. Linowitz visiting professor of international studies at Hamilton College, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a lecturer in public policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A Rhodes scholar, Dr. Haass holds a BA from Oberlin College and Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University. He has also received numerous honorary degrees.

Dr. Haass is the author or editor of twelve books on American foreign policy and one book on management. His most recent books are Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order, and War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars.

Dr. Richard Haass was born in Brooklyn, New York and lives in New York City.

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Testing Putin in Syria

Author: Richard N. Haass
Project Syndicate
There has been no shortage of scrutiny of what Russian President Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria and why, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass. Much of the analysis, though, has been narrowly focused on the short term and may be too negative in assessing his actions’ likely long-term consequences.

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Article

The New 'Two Chinas' Question

Author: Richard N. Haass
Project Syndicate

Today there is an emerging two China question centering on the future of the country and whether China is best understood as a strong country, one with a promising future despite some short-term difficulties, or whether China’s troubles are structural, with the result that it is in real trouble and its future in some doubt. In short, two very different Chinas. 

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CFR Events

Meeting ⁄ New York

NY CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series Guest Event: The Pragmatic Superpower--Winning the Cold War in the Middle East

Speakers Steven Simon

Visiting Fellow, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College; Former Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

, Ray Takeyh

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

May 26, 2016 5:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.


5:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m.—6:45 p.m. Discussion
6:45 p.m.—7:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Book Signing
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May 26, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

NY CFR Fellows’ Book Launch Series Guest Event: War by Other Means--Geoeconomics and Statecraft

Speakers Robert D. Blackwill

Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations 

, Jennifer M. Harris

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

May 25, 2016 5:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.


5:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. Discussion
6:45 p.m.–7:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Book Signing
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May 25, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Crisis in Global Governance: A Conversation with Richard N. Haass and the Council of Councils

Speakers Michael Fullilove

Executive Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy (Australia)

, Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

, Sook Jong Lee

President, East Asia Institute (South Korea)

, Amos Yadlin

Director, Institute for National Security Studies (Israel) 


Presider Marcus Mabry

Managing Editor, TwitterMoments

May 17, 2016 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.


8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Meeting
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May 17, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Commercial Diplomacy: A Conversation with Penny Pritzker

Speaker Penny Pritzker

Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

April 4, 2016 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


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

April 4, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

NY CFR Fellows’ Book Launch Series Guest Event: The Hacked World Order-How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age

Speaker Adam Segal

Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

March 16, 2016 5:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.


5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. Meeting
6:45 p.m.–7:15 p.m. Reception and Book Signing
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March 16, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

NY CFR Fellows’ Book Launch Series Guest Event: Dark Territory-The Secret History of Cyber War

Speaker Fred Kaplan

National Security Columnist, Slate Magazine; Former Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

March 14, 2016 5:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.


5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. Meeting
6:45 p.m.–7:15 p.m. Reception and Book Signing
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March 14, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Outlook 2016

Speakers Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

, Lawrence H. Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; Former Secretary, U.S. Treasury (1999-2001); Former Director, National Economic Council (2009-2010)

January 25, 2016 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

January 25, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

HBO What to Do About Syria

Speakers Michael Doran

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Former Senior Director, Middle East and North Africa, National Security Council

, Philip H. Gordon

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region

, Paul R. Pillar

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University; Former National Intelligence Officer, Near East and South Asia, National Intelligence Council


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

January 5, 2016 12:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Meeting
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January 5, 2016

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Meeting ⁄ New York

HBO What to do About Russia

Speakers Heidi Crebo-Rediker

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

, Ivo H. Daalder

President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Former U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

, Kimberly Marten

Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

December 8, 2015 5:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.


5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Reception
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December 8, 2015

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Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation With Michael Bloomberg

Speaker Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder, Bloomberg LP; Former Three-Term Mayor, New York City; UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relation

November 23, 2015

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Meeting ⁄ NY: 50 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065

Town Hall: Attacks in Paris

Speakers Steven A. Cook

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

, Philip H. Gordon

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

, Farah Pandith

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

, Graeme Wood

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

DC Town Hall: Attacks in Paris

November 17, 2015 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.


5:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Meeting
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NY Town Hall: Attacks in Paris

November 17, 2015 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.


5:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Meeting
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Teleconference: Town Hall: Attacks in Paris

November 17, 2015 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

November 17, 2015

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series for Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy with Micah Zenko

Speaker Micah Zenko

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

November 5, 2015 5:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.


5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. Meeting
6:45 p.m.–7:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Book Signing

November 5, 2015

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: Asia Update--Perspectives from International CEOs

Panelists Gail Kelly

Former Chief Executive, Westpac Banking; Member, CFR Global Board of Advisors

, Anand Mahindra

Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group; Member, CFR Global Board of Advisors

, Zhang Xin

Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, SOHO China; Member, CFR Global Board of Advisors


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

October 12, 2015 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


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

October 12, 2015

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The Endgame in the Eurozone and Europe’s Prospects as an Effective Global Actor

Moderator Ilter Turan

Professor of Political Science, Bilgi University (Turkey)


Speakers Thomas Gomart

Director, French Institute of International Relations (France)

, Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations (United States)

, Memduh Karakullukçu

Vice Chairman and President, Global Relations Forum (Turkey)

, Volker Perthes

Director, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Germany)

October 5, 2015

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series: Vigilance--My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City

Speaker Raymond W. Kelly

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Police Commissioner, City of New York


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

September 15, 2015 5:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.


5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Discussion
6:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Book Signing
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September 15, 2015

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Meeting ⁄ New York

The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Gulf War

Speakers Richard N. Haass

Senior Director, Near East and South Asian Affairs, National Security Council

, Richard Kerr

Deputy Director of Central Intelligence

, Thomas R. Pickering

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

, Paul D. Wolfowitz

U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy


Presider Deborah Amos

International Correspondent, National Public Radio

September 10, 2015 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Meeting
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September 10, 2015

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Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation With John Kerry

Speaker John F. Kerry

Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

July 24, 2015 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.


8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Meeting

July 24, 2015

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Policy Options for Addressing Climate Change

Speakers Mitchell C. Hescox

President and Chief Executive Officer, Evangelical Environmental Network

, Michael A. Levi

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and
Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

, Christine Todd Whitman

President, The Whitman Strategy Group LLC; Former
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Former Governor, State of New Jersey


Moderator Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

May 20, 2015 8:30–9:45 a.m.

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Meeting ⁄ New York

What To Do About The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Panelists Elliott Abrams

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Near East and North African Affairs, National Security Council (2002-2005)

, Edward P. Djerejian

Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel (1993-1994) and Syria (1988-1991)

, Martin S. Indyk

Executive Vice President, The Brookings Institution; Former Special Envoy for the Israeli Palestinian Negotiations, U.S. Department of State (2013-2014); Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel (1995-1997 and 2000-2001)


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

May 18, 2015 12:15–12:45 p.m. - Lunch
12:45–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

Crisis in Global Governance: A Conversation with Richard N. Haass and the Council of Councils

Speakers Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations (United States)

, Sunjoy Joshi

Director, Observer Research Foundation (India)

, Memduh Karakullukçu

Vice Chairman and President, Global Relations Forum (Turkey)

, Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

Chief Executive, South African Institute of International Affairs (South Africa)


Presider Margaret G. Warner

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

May 12, 2015 8:15–8:45 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:45–10:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CFR Fellows Book Launch Series: Intimate Rivals--Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

Speaker Sheila A. Smith

Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

March 12, 2015 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:00–6:45 p.m. - Discussion
6:45–7:15 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Session One: A Conversation With Stanley Fischer

Introductory Speaker Richard N. Haass
Speaker Stanley Fischer

Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System


Presider Laurence D. Fink

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations

December 1, 2014 12:30–2:00 p.m.

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Session One: Origins of the Cold War

Speakers Frank Costigliola

Professor of History, University of Connecticut; Editor, The Kennan Diaries

, Melvyn P. Leffler

Edward Stettinius Professor of American History, University of Virginia, Author, For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War

, Philip D. Zelikow

White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia


Presider Andrew Nagorski

Former President and Director of Public Policy, EastWest Institute


Introductory Speaker Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

November 4, 2014 8:30–9:45 a.m.

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Session Four: A Conversation With Henry A. Kissinger

Speaker Henry A. Kissinger

Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; Former U.S. Secretary of State; Former Assistant to the President for National Affairs


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

November 4, 2014 1:00–2:00 p.m.

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Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation With Narendra Modi

Speaker Narendra Modi

Prime Minister, India


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

September 29, 2014 12:30–1:00 p.m. - Lunch Reception
1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

NY Town Hall: Middle East Update

Panelists Elliott Abrams

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

, Isobel Coleman

Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

, Steven A. Cook

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

, Robert Danin

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

, Ray Takeyh

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

July 22, 2014 12:15–12:45 p.m. - Lunch
12:45–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

What to Do About Iraq

Speakers Stephen D. Biddle

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

, Max Boot

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

, Meghan L. O'Sullivan

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project, Harvard Kennedy School


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

June 18, 2014 12:00–1:00 p.m. - Conference Call

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Meeting ⁄ New York

HBO History Makers Series with Hillary Rodham Clinton

Speaker Hillary Rodham Clinton

Author, Hard Choices; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of State; Former Senator, U.S. Senate (D-NY); Former First Lady of the United States


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

June 12, 2014 9:30–10:00 a.m. - Reception
10:00–11:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

What to Do About Russia and Ukraine

Speakers Karen E. Donfried

President, German Marshall Fund of the United States

, Robert Kahn

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

, Stephen Sestanovich

George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

June 9, 2014 6:00–6:15 p.m. - Registration
6:15–7:30 p.m. - Meeting
7:30–8:00 p.m. - Reception

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

What to Do About Syria

Speakers Ryan C. Crocker

Dean, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria

, Charles W. Dunne

Director, Middle East and North Africa Programs, Freedom House; Former Director for Iraq, National Security Council Staff

, Paul R. Pillar

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University; Former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia, Central Intelligence Agency


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

May 1, 2014 12:00–12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30–1:45 p.m. - Meeting

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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

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A Global Perspective on Risk and Strategy

Introductory Speaker Rita E. Hauser

President, The Hauser Foundation; Chair, International Peace Institute


Speakers Lawrence D. Freedman

Professor of War Studies, King's College London; Author, Strategy: A History

, Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Walter Russell Mead

James Clark Chase Professor in Foreign Affairs and Humanities, Bard College; Editor-at-Large, American Interest

March 24, 2014 6:00–7:00 p.m.

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series--By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World

Speakers Elizabeth C. Economy

C.V. Starr Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

, Michael A. Levi

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

January 29, 2014 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–6:45 p.m. - Discussion
6:45–7:15 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing

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Meeting ⁄ New York

What to Do About Tensions in Asia

Speakers Jeffrey Bader

John C. Whitehead Senior Fellow in International Diplomacy, Brookings Institution; Former Senior Director for East Asian Affairs, National Security Council

, Karl W. Eikenberry

International Security Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation; Former Lieutenant General, U.S. Army; Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan

, Michael Green

Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

January 28, 2014

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Meeting ⁄ New York

What to Do About Egypt

Speakers Thomas Carothers

Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

, Daniel C. Kurtzer

S. Daniel Abraham Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel

, Shibley Telhami

Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, College Park; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Author, The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

December 4, 2013

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

America's Place in the World

Speakers Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations, Alan MurrayPresident, Pew Research Center
Presider Tom GjeltenNational Security Correspondent, NPR
December 3, 2013 6:00–6:30 p.m. - Registration and Crudités
6:30–7:30 p.m. - Meeting
7:30–8:00 p.m. - Reception

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American Grand Strategy

Speaker Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations


Moderator Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

November 6, 2013 12:00–1:00 p.m.

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series: Why Growth Matters--How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries

Speaker Jagdish N. BhagwatiSenior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
November 5, 2013 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:00–6:45 p.m. - Discussion
6:45–7:15 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Raymond W. Kelly (at Hilton New York Hotel)

Speaker Raymond KellyPolice Commissioner, City of New York
Presider William RudinChairman, Association for a Better New York; Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Rudin Management Company
Introductory Speaker Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
September 9, 2013 8:00–8:30 a.m. - Coffee
8:30–9:30 a.m. - Meeting

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Foreign Policy Begins at Home

Speaker Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations


Moderator Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

May 22, 2013

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Foreign Policy Begins at Home

Speaker Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations


Moderator Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

May 20, 2013

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order

Speaker Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider E.J. DionneSenior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution; Columnist, Washington Post
May 6, 2013 6:00–6:30 p.m. - Registration
6:30–7:30 p.m. - Meeting
7:30–8:00 p.m. - Reception and Book Signing

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Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order

Speaker Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order
Presider George StephanopoulosAnchor, Good Morning America, ABC News
May 1, 2013 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting
7:00–8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing

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Direct Connection: Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security

Speakers Harrison FordVice Chair, Conservation International
Introductory Speaker Jill SigalChief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO; Vice President, U.S. Government Policy, Conservation International
Speakers Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations, Peter SeligmannChairman and CEO, Conservation International
March 20, 2013 9:00–10:00 a.m.

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A Conversation with Ginni Rometty

Introductory Speaker James W. OwensFormer Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar, Inc.
Speaker Ginni RomettyChairman, President, and CEO, IBM
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
March 7, 2013

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HBO History Makers Series with Madeleine K. Albright

Speaker Madeleine K. AlbrightChair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State; Author, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
February 19, 2013 12:30–1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Remarks on American Leadership

Speaker Hillary Rodham ClintonSecretary, U.S. Department of State
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
January 31, 2013 1:00–2:00 p.m. - Registration and Reception
2:00–3:00 p.m. - Meeting

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A Conversation with George P. Shultz

Speaker George P. ShultzFormer U.S. Secretary of State (1982-89); Treasury (1972-74); and Labor (1969-70)
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
January 29, 2013 6:00–6:30 p.m. - Reception
6:30–7:30 p.m. - Meeting

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CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Jamie Dimon

Speaker Jamie DimonChairman and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
October 10, 2012 12:00–12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30–1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

The Lasting Legacy of George F. Kennan

Speaker John Lewis GaddisRobert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History, Yale University; Author, George F. Kennan: An American Life
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
June 4, 2012 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting
7:00–7:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

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Keynote: The Arab Uprisings: How Did We Get Here?

Introductory Speaker Rita E. Hauser

President, The Hauser Foundation; Chair, International Peace Institute


Speaker Margaret MacMillan

Warden, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford; Professor of History, University of Toronto; Author, Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World


Presider Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012 11:00–10:30 a.m.

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The Multilateral View

Speaker Robert B. ZoellickPresident, World Bank Group
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
March 12, 2012 12:15–2:00 p.m.

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: Defense Strategy and Budget Priorities for the 21st Century

Speakers Ashton B. CarterDeputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense, Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
March 6, 2012 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting
7:00–7:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

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Eni Enrico Mattei Chair in Middle East and Africa Studies: The Arab Uprisings: Initial Observations

Speaker Robert DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
Introductory Speaker Paolo ScaroniChief Executive Officer, Eni
June 23, 2011 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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A Conversation with Enda Kenny

Speaker Enda KennyTaoiseach, Republic of Ireland
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
May 5, 2011 12:15–12:45 p.m. - Lunch
12:45–1:45 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

Afghanistan: Mending It, Not Just Ending It

Speaker David MilibandMember of Parliament; Former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, United Kingdom
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
April 29, 2011 12:00–12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30–1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Richard Trumka

Speaker Richard TrumkaPresident, AFL-CIO
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
March 17, 2011 12:00–12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30–1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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The Gulf War: Twenty Years Later

Speakers Richard N. HaassSenior Director, Near East and South Asian Affairs, National Security Council, David E. JeremiahVice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Richard KerrDeputy Director of Central Intelligence, Brent ScowcroftNational Security Adviser, Paul D. WolfowitzUndersecretary of Defense for Policy
Presider Rick AtkinsonReporter, "Washington Post"
February 15, 2011 6:00–6:15 p.m. - Registration and Crudités
6:15–7:30 p.m. - Meeting
7:30–8:00 p.m. - Dinner Reception

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Navigating America's Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World

Speakers Joseph S. Nye Jr.University Distinguished Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Author, The Future of Power, Gideon RachmanChief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times; Author, Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
February 9, 2011 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Dinner Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CFR 90th Anniversary Series on Renewing America: American Power and Profligacy

Speakers Roger C. AltmanFounder and Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc., Michael MandelbaumChristian A. Herter Professor and Director of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, George StephanopoulosAnchor, Good Morning America, ABC News
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
January 18, 2011 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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A Conversation with Yang Jiechi

Speaker Yang JiechiMinister of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of China
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
January 6, 2011 12:30–1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

New Media, New Standards

Speakers Clark HoytAdviser, Bloomberg News; Former Public Editor, "New York Times", Mark WhitakerSenior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, NBC News
Presider Scott SimonHost, "Weekend Edition Saturday," NPR
Introductory Speakers Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations, Vivian SchillerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, NPR
December 6, 2010 6:00–6:25 p.m. - Registration and Reception
6:25–6:30 p.m. - Opening Remarks
6:30–7:30 p.m. - Meeting
7:30–8:00 p.m. - Dinner Reception

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The Digital Disruption

Panelists Eric SchmidtChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Google, Inc.; Co-author, "The Digital Disruption", (Foreign Affairs, November/December 2010), Jared CohenAdjunct Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Director, Google Ideas, Google, Inc.; Former Member, Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; Co-author, "The Digital Disruption", (Foreign Affairs, November/December 2010
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
November 3, 2010 6:30–7:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:30–7:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting with Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen, and Richard N. Haass on "The Digital Disruption"

Speakers Eric SchmidtChairman and CEO, Google, Inc., Jared CohenAdjunct Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Director, Google Ideas, Google, Inc.; Former Member, Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
November 3, 2010 6:30–7:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:30–8:30 p.m. - Meeting

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A Conversation with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Speaker Imam Feisal Abdul RaufChairman, Cordoba Initiative
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
September 13, 2010 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Speaker Hillary Rodham ClintonSecretary, U.S. Department of State
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
September 8, 2010 8:30–9:25 a.m. - Registration and Reception
9:30–10:30 a.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Benjamin Netanyahu

Speaker Benjamin NetanyahuPrime Minister, Israel
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
July 8, 2010 12:30–1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture: The Future of NATO

Speaker Madeleine K. AlbrightFormer U.S. Secretary of State; Chair, Group of Experts, NATO's New Strategic Concept
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
May 27, 2010 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting
7:00–8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

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William Kentridge: Five Themes

Introductory Speaker Glenn LowryDirector, Museum of Modern Art
Speaker William KentridgeArtist
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
March 2, 2010

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Meeting ⁄ New York

"The Sinews of Power": Rediscovering the Foundations of National Strength

Speaker Paul M. KennedyDirector, International Security Studies and Dilworth Professor of History, Yale University
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
December 14, 2009 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting
7:00–8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

Speaker Daniel SenorAuthor, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle; Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Introductory Speaker Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
December 8, 2009 5:30–7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing with Informal Remarks at 6:00 p.m.

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh

Speaker Manmohan SinghPrime Minister, Republic of India
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
Introductory Speaker Lee H. HamiltonPresident and Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
November 23, 2009 4:30–5:30 p.m. - Registration and Reception
5:30–6:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Organized Crime and Transnational Threats

Introductory Speaker Richard N. HaassPresident, CFR
Speakers David HolidayPolicy Analyst and Program Officer, Open Society Institute, William F. WechslerDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats, U.S. Department of Defense, Lee S. WoloskyPrincipal, International Corporate Practice Group, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; and Adjunct Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Presider Stanley S. ArkinChairman, The Arkin Group
November 18, 2009

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Paul C. Warnke Lecture in International Security with Mohamed ElBaradei

Speaker Mohamed ElBaradeiDirector General, International Atomic Energy Agency
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
November 4, 2009 12:30–1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Speakers Hillary Rodham ClintonU.S. Secretary of State, Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
July 15, 2009 12:15–1:00 p.m. - Registration and Reception
1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars

Speaker Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Ted KoppelSenior News Analyst, National Public Radio
May 13, 2009 6:00–6:30 p.m. - Registration and Reception
6:30–7:30 p.m. - Meeting
7:30–8:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing

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War of Necessity, War of Choice

Speaker Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Irina A. FaskianosVice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
May 8, 2009

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American Leadership and Global Governance in an Age of Nonpolarity

Introductory Speaker Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers R. Nicholas BurnsFormer Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Ellen LaipsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Henry L. Stimson Center, David F. GordonHead of Research, Eurasia Group
Moderator Stewart M. PatrickSenior Fellow and Director, Program on International Institutions, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2009 - May 8, 2009

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Meeting ⁄ New York

War of Necessity, War of Choice

Speaker Richard N. HaassPresident,Council on Foreign Relations; Author, War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars
Presider David J. RemnickEditor, The New Yorker
May 4, 2009 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting
7:00–8:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing

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Daughters and Sons Event

Speaker Robert M. GatesSecretary of Defense, United States Department of Defense
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
December 17, 2008 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President

Speakers Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations, Martin S. IndykDirector, The Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution, Gary SamoreVice President and Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
December 2, 2008 6:00–6:30 p.m. - Reception
6:30–7:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy featuring David J. O'Reilly

Speaker David J. O'ReillyChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
November 12, 2008 12:30–1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy

Speaker David J. O'ReillyChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
November 12, 2008 12:30–1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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A Conversation with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Speaker Cristina Fernández de KirchnerPresident of the Argentine Republic
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
September 22, 2008

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Meeting ⁄ Minneapolis

2008 Foreign Policy Symposium: Democracy and America’s Role in the World

Speakers Lorne W. CranerPresident, International Republican Institute, Michael J. GersonRoger Hertog Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations, Henry A. KissingerChairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., Vin WeberCEO, Clark & Weinstock, Ken WollackPresident, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
Presider J. Brian AtwoodDean, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
September 4, 2008

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2008 Foreign Policy Symposium: The Greater Middle East

Speakers Michael N. BarnettHarold Stassen Chair of International Relations, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Steven A. CookSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Vali R. NasrAdjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
September 3, 2008

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Meeting ⁄ Mineapolis

2008 Foreign Policy Symposium: Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Next Administration

Speakers Edward AldenBernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Kim R. HolmesVice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation, Benn SteilSenior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
September 2, 2008

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Meeting ⁄ Denver

2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtable on International Relations: Luncheon Discussion: Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Next Administration

Speakers Madeleine K. AlbrightChairman, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs; Former U.S. Secretary of State, Edward AldenBernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert D. CoombeChancellor, University of Denver, Elizabeth C. EconomyC.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Tom J. FarerDean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, John HickenlooperMayor, City of Denver, Jim PolsfutChairman, 2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtable
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
August 27, 2008

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2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtable on International Relations: Panel Discussion: Enhancing the U.S. Role in the World

Speakers Madeleine K. AlbrightChairman, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs; Former U.S. Secretary of State, Geoffrey GarinPresident, Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations, Richard C. HolbrookeVice Chairman, Perseus, LLC; Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Jessica T. MathewsPresident, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Jim PolsfutChairman, 2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtable, Vin WeberChair, National Endowment for Democracy, Timothy E. WirthChief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation
Presider Tom BrokawSpecial Correspondent, NBC News
August 27, 2008

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Center for Preventive Action Symposium: The Future of Conflict Prevention - Session I

Speaker Terje Rød-LarsenPresident, International Peace Academy
Introductory Speaker Paul B. StaresDirector, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
December 10, 2007

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A Conversation with Chuck Hagel

Speaker Chuck HagelU.S. Senator from Nebraska (R)
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
November 28, 2007 12:30–1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

On Nuclear Terrorism

Speaker Michael A. LeviFellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations
Introductory Speaker Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
November 20, 2007 5:30–7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing with informal remarks at 6:00 PM

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God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World

Speaker Walter Russell MeadHenry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Author, "God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World"
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
October 9, 2007 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting
7:00–7:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing

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Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Benazir Bhutto

Speaker Benazir BhuttoFormer Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
August 15, 2007 12:00–1:30 p.m.

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Hungary-Suez Crisis: Fifty Years On - The Suez Crisis (Session 1)

Speakers Douglas G. BrinkleyProfessor of History, Tulane University, David FromkinProfessor, Department of International Relations, Boston University, Timothy NaftaliAuthor, Kruschev’s Cold War: The Inside Story of An American Adversary, E. Roger OwenAJ Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
October 24, 2006

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Forging a World of Liberty Under Law: U.S. National Security in the 21st Century - Final Report of the Princeton Project on National Security

Speaker Anne-Marie SlaughterDean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Co-Director, The Princeton Project
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
October 3, 2006

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The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Implications for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Speakers Fouad AjamiM. Khadduri Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Vali R. NasrAdjunct Senior Fellow, Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
June 5, 2006

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Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture on Divided Nations: The Dilemmas of International Protection for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

Speakers Roberta CohenSenior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution; Co-Director, The Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement; and Principal Adviser to the Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Francis M. DengDirector of the Center for Displacement Studies; Research Professor of International Law, Politics and Society, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress; and Wilhelm Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
May 15, 2006

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Iran's Nuclear Program Symposium: Policy Options for the United States

Speakers Reuel GerechtResident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Kenneth M. PollackDirector of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
April 5, 2006

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U.S.-Japan Symposium: The Future of U.S.-Japan Relations

Speakers Yoichi Funabashi

Chairman, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation; Former Editor-in-Chief, Asahi Shimbun; Author, Examining Japan's Lost Decades

, Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations


Presider Tim W. Ferguson

Editor, Forbes Asia

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The State of U.S. Cybersecurity

Speakers Michael Daniel

Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, White House

, Michael McCaul

Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

, Raj Shah

Senior Director of Strategy, Palo Alto Networks


Presider Stewart A. Baker

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP


Introductory Speaker Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

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The State of the U.S. Economy

Speaker Jason Furman

Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, White House


Presider Robert E. Rubin
Introductory Speaker Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

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Dr. Richard Haass on Cuba

Dr. Richard Haass is quoted in this Politico article by Edward-Isaac Dovere on President Obama's approach to Cuba. 

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Dr. Richard Haass quoted in the Washington Post

In an article by Jenna Johnson and Phillip Rucker, Dr. Richard Haass comments that “the presidential campaign here is of intense interest to the entire world, in no small part because people and countries everywhere will be affected by our choice.”

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Dr. Richard Haass on MSNBC

Dr. Richard Haass discusses the severing of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports

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Dr. Richard Haass on CNN

On CNN's Quest Means Business Dr. Richard Haass discusses ISIS funding and the United Nations Security Council Resolution. 

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Dr. Richard Haass on Morning Joe

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Dr. Richard Haass talks about President Obama's speech at the Pentagon on counter-ISIS strategy. 

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Dr. Richard Haass on Bloomberg

On Bloomberg, Dr. Richard Haass talks about nations' ability to follow through on the climate change agreement reached in Paris. 

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Dr. Richard Haass on Bloomberg News

Dr. Richard Haass discusses President Obama’s address to the nation and Hillary Clinton's foreign policy on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect.

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Paris Climate Summit

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Dr. Richard Haass talks about the Paris Climate Summit and the role of China and India. 

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Attacks in Paris

On CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Dr. Richard Haass discusses the attacks in Paris. 

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Eradicating ISIS

In this Huffington Post article by Sam Stein and Jessica Schulberg, Dr. Richard Haass says, "Eliminating or eradicating the threat is impossible. We could be 99.99% effective and there would still be enough people to cause real harm. The goal should be to reduce -- dramatically -- the scale of the threat and what it can accomplish."

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How to Form an Army to Fight Islamic State

In this Wall Street Journal article by Gerald Seib, Dr. Richard Haass says, "The answer is not going to be an enormous force of Westerners. That’s not an answer. A U.S. or a NATO force wouldn’t fare better in western Iraq and much of Syria than the U.S. force did in Iraq or a NATO force did in Afghanistan. We need local partners.”

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Yearning to Breathe Free

In this Economist article on refugees, Dr. Richard Haass is quoted saying “We have a history of openness to immigrants and refugees, which has been good for us, and made the DNA of our country.”

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Troops in Afghanistan

Following President Obama's announcement to maintain a higher troop presence in Afghanistan, Dr. Richard Haass comments on MSNBC. 

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Obama's Doctrine of Restraint

In Roger Cohen's New York Times op-ed, Dr. Richard Haass says “I think Obama exaggerates the limits and underestimates the upside of American power, even if the trend is toward a more difficult environment for translating power and influence. By doing so, he runs the risk of actually reinforcing the very trends that give him pause. Too often during his presidency the gap between ends and means has been our undoing.”

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Russia's Actions in Syria

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Dr. Richard Haass interviews Secretary Albright about Putin's actions in Syria.

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Dr. Richard Haass on Tavis Smiley Show

On PBS's Tavis Smiley Show, Dr. Richard Haass discusses the Iranian nuclear deal, the EU migrant and refugee crisis, and other global issues. 

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Iran Nuclear Deal

Dr. Richard Haass discusses the Iran nuclear deal on Sirius XM Morning Briefing.

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American Foreign Policy: Does it Begin at Home?

Dr. Richard Haass joins Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs director Graham Allison in the JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard University for a conversation on U.S. foreign policy.

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The Irony of American Strategy

A decade ago, when the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began, the United States chose to immerse itself in the greater Middle East when it had little reason to dive in. But now that most Americans want little to do with the region, U.S. officials are finding it difficult to turn away.

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Why a Foreign Policy Debate Is an Anachronism

Presidential candidates should not only be asked how they will deal with foreign policy challenges but also what they would do ensure the United States is positioned to meet them, says Richard N. Haass in this Politico op-ed.

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Obama Speaks at UN General Assembly

Dr. Richard Haass talks about President Obama's speech at the UN General Assembly, anti-American protests throughout the Arab world, and the Obama administration's foreign policy, on the PBS NewsHour.

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Lack of Skilled Employees Hurting Manufacturing

In this USA Today op-ed, Richard Haass and Klaus Kleinfeld argue, "If the United States is to remain economically competitive, it must do a better job educating its children."

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The China Challenge

Dr. Richard Haass discusses necessary restructuring of China's economy in light of imminent political change on CNBC's Squawk Box.

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What Should Be Done in Syria?

On the PBS Newshour, Dr. Richard Haass speaks about the ramifications of international intervention in Syria.

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Davos Talking Points

Dr. Richard Haass previews the geopolitical landscape ahead of the 2012 World Economic Forum on CNBC's Closing Bell.

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