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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

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Op-Ed

How to Manage Moscow

Author: Richard N. Haass
Newsweek

 

Russia may no longer be a superpower, but despite its declining population, it remains a major power, one in a position to influence the opening decades of the 21st century, writes Richard Haass. Because of this, U.S. policy ought to be for the two countries to cooperate where they can—and to disagree and compete within constraints where they must.

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Other Report

Gulf Trip Report: Richard Haass and Martin Indyk

Authors: Richard N. Haass and Martin S. Indyk

In February, Martin Indyk and Richard Haass engaged leading Gulf policymakers in detailed conversations about what they are looking for from a new American president. While all those with whom they spoke were fascinated by the American presidential primary elections and seem to be following the results closely, few have yet focused on the possibility that a significant change in U.S. foreign policy might result from a new administration in Washington. There was also a significant disconnect between leaders and publics: The leaders are focused on how the next administration will deal with complex regional security challenge posed by Iran, whereas the publics are hoping that a new president will resolve the Palestinian issue and press authoritarian governments to be more open, transparent and accountable.

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CFR Events

General 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 M. 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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National Program Teleconference

National Conference Call: What To Do About Iraq

Speakers:

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. - (ET)

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General 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

What To Do About Russia and Ukraine

Speakers:

Karen E. Donfried, President, The 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

What To Do About Syria

Speakers:

Ryan 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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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

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Corporate 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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Guest Event ⁄ 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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General 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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General 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

America's Place in the World

Speakers:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, Alan Murray, President, Pew Research Center

Presider:

Tom Gjelten, National 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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Guest Event ⁄ 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. Bhagwati, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey

Speaker:

Abdullah Gül, President, Republic of Turkey

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
September 26, 2013 10:15-10:30 a.m. - Reception
10:30-11:30 a.m. - Meeting

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National Program Teleconference ⁄ Virtual

A Conversation with Abdullah Gül

Speaker:

Abdullah Gül, President, Republic of Turkey

Moderator:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
September 26, 2013 10:30-11:30 a.m. - (ET)

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Guest Event ⁄ Washington

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

Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

E.J. Dionne, Senior 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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Guest Event ⁄ New York

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

Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order

Presider:

George Stephanopoulos, Anchor, 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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Symposium

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

Speakers:

Harrison Ford, Vice Chair, Conservation International

Introductory Speaker:

Jill Sigal, Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO; Vice President, U.S. Government Policy, Conservation International

Speakers:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International
March 20, 2013 9:00-10:00 a.m.

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Corporate Meeting

A Conversation with Ginni Rometty

Introductory Speaker:

James W. Owens, Former Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar, Inc.

Speaker:

Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
March 7, 2013

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

HBO History Makers Series with Madeleine K. Albright

Speaker:

Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, 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. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Remarks on American Leadership

Speaker:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with George P. Shultz

Speaker:

George P. Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State (1982-89); Treasury (1972-74); and Labor (1969-70)

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Jamie Dimon

Speaker:

Jamie Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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Guest Event ⁄ New York

The Lasting Legacy of George F. Kennan

Speaker:

John Lewis Gaddis, Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History, Yale University; Author, George F. Kennan: An American Life

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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Symposium

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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Conference Panel Session

The Multilateral View

Speaker:

Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank Group

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
March 12, 2012 12:15-2:00 p.m.

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Guest Event ⁄ New York

Book Party for "No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn" by Charlie Kupchan

Speakers:

Charles A. Kupchan, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn, Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
March 8, 2012 5:30-7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing with informal remarks at 6:00 PM

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speakers:

Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense, Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speaker:

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

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Introductory Speaker:

Paolo Scaroni, Chief 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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General Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Enda Kenny

Speaker:

Enda Kenny, Taoiseach, Republic of Ireland

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Afghanistan: Mending It, Not Just Ending It

Speaker:

David Miliband, Member of Parliament; Former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, United Kingdom

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Richard Trumka

Speaker:

Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

The Gulf War: Twenty Years Later

Speakers:

Richard N. Haass, Senior Director, Near East and South Asian Affairs, National Security Council, David E. Jeremiah, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Richard Kerr, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, Brent Scowcroft, National Security Adviser, Paul D. Wolfowitz, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Presider:

Rick Atkinson, Reporter, "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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Corporate Meeting

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 Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times; Author, Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speakers:

Roger C. Altman, Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc., Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor and Director of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, George Stephanopoulos, Anchor, Good Morning America, ABC News

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

New Media, New Standards

Speakers:

Clark Hoyt, Adviser, Bloomberg News; Former Public Editor, "New York Times", Mark Whitaker, Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, NBC News

Presider:

Scott Simon, Host, "Weekend Edition Saturday," NPR

Introductory Speakers:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, Vivian Schiller, President 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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General Meeting ⁄ New York

The Digital Disruption

Panelists:

Eric Schmidt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Google, Inc.; Co-author, "The Digital Disruption", (Foreign Affairs, November/December 2010), Jared Cohen, Adjunct 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. Haass, President, 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 Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google, Inc., Jared Cohen, Adjunct Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Director, Google Ideas, Google, Inc.; Former Member, Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Speaker:

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Chairman, Cordoba Initiative

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

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

Speaker:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Benjamin Netanyahu

Speaker:

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister, Israel

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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Guest Event ⁄ New York

Book Party: The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris

Speaker:

Peter Beinart, Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Former Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
June 17, 2010 5:30-7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing with Introductory Remarks at 6:00 PM

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speaker:

Madeleine K. Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State; Chair, Group of Experts, NATO's New Strategic Concept

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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Academic Conference Call

Teaching the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars in the Classroom

Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, War of Necessity, War of Choice

Presider:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
May 6, 2010

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General Meeting

William Kentridge: Five Themes

Introductory Speaker:

Glenn Lowry, Director, Museum of Modern Art

Speaker:

William Kentridge, Artist

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
March 2, 2010

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Guest Event ⁄ New York

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

Speaker:

Paul M. Kennedy, Director, International Security Studies and Dilworth Professor of History, Yale University

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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Guest Event ⁄ New York

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

Speaker:

Daniel Senor, Author, 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. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh

Speaker:

Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, Republic of India

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Introductory Speaker:

Lee H. Hamilton, President 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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Conference Panel Session

Organized Crime and Transnational Threats

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, CFR

Speakers:

David Holiday, Policy Analyst and Program Officer, Open Society Institute, William F. Wechsler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats, U.S. Department of Defense, Lee S. Wolosky, Principal, International Corporate Practice Group, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; and Adjunct Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Presider:

Stanley S. Arkin, Chairman, The Arkin Group
November 18, 2009

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Paul C. Warnke Lecture in International Security with Mohamed ElBaradei

Speaker:

Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

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

Speakers:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, Richard N. Haass, President, 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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Guest Event ⁄ Washington

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

Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Ted Koppel, Senior 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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Academic Conference Call

War of Necessity, War of Choice

Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
May 8, 2009

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Conference Panel Session

American Leadership and Global Governance in an Age of Nonpolarity

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

R. Nicholas Burns, Former 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 Laipson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry L. Stimson Center, David F. Gordon, Head of Research, Eurasia Group

Moderator:

Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director, Program on International Institutions, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2009 - May 8, 2009

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

War of Necessity, War of Choice

Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President,Council on Foreign Relations; Author, War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars

Presider:

David J. Remnick, Editor, 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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Conference Panel Session

A Second Look at the Great Depression and New Deal, Session One: The 1920s - Bubble, Growth, or Gold?

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Panelists:

Michael Bordo, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Monetary and Financial History, Rutgers University, Edward C. Prescott, 2004 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences; W. P. Carey Chair of Economics, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets, and Professor of Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

Presider:

Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
March 30, 2009

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Conference Panel Session

Symposium on Russian-American Relations, Session One: Russia's Economic and Political Outlook

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Timothy J. Colton, Professor of Government and Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, Maria Lipman, Editor, Pro et Contra, Carnegie Moscow Center

Presider:

David J. Remnick, Editor, The New Yorker
January 22, 2009

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Conference Panel Session

Center for Preventive Action Symposium on Preventive Priorities for a New Era, Session One: Preventive Priorities for the Next Administration

Introductory Speaker:

Paul B. Stares, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Madeleine K. Albright, Principal, The Albright Group

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
December 9, 2008

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speakers:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, Martin S. Indyk, Director, The Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution, Gary Samore, Vice 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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Conference Panel Session

Symposium on the U.S.-Japan Partnership, Session One: Global Transformations and the U.S.-Japan Partnership

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Panelists:

Tanaka Akihiko, Professor of International Politics, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, 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, Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Funabashi Yoichi, Editor-in-Chief, Asahi Shimbun
December 1, 2008

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speaker:

David J. O'Reilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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Corporate Meeting

Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy

Speaker:

David J. O'Reilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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 Kirchner, President of the Argentine Republic

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
September 22, 2008

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Speaker:

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of the Argentine Republic

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
September 22, 2008 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Buffet Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Symposium ⁄ Minneapolis

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

Speakers:

Lorne W. Craner, President, International Republican Institute, Michael J. Gerson, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., Vin Weber, CEO, Clark & Weinstock, Ken Wollack, President, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

Presider:

J. Brian Atwood, Dean, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
September 4, 2008

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Symposium ⁄ MInneapolis

2008 Foreign Policy Symposium: The Greater Middle East

Speakers:

Michael N. Barnett, Harold Stassen Chair of International Relations, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Steven A. Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Vali R. Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
September 3, 2008

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Symposium ⁄ Mineapolis

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

Speakers:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Kim R. Holmes, Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation, Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations, Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
September 2, 2008

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Symposium ⁄ Denver

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

Speakers:

Madeleine K. Albright, Chairman, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs; Former U.S. Secretary of State, Geoffrey Garin, President, Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, Richard C. Holbrooke, Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC; Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Jessica T. Mathews, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Jim Polsfut, Chairman, 2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtable, Vin Weber, Chair, National Endowment for Democracy, Timothy E. Wirth, Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation

Presider:

Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News
August 27, 2008

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Symposium ⁄ Denver

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

Speakers:

Madeleine K. Albright, Chairman, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs; Former U.S. Secretary of State, Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert D. Coombe, Chancellor, University of Denver, Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Tom J. Farer, Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, John Hickenlooper, Mayor, City of Denver, Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations, Jim Polsfut, Chairman, 2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtable

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
August 27, 2008

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Symposium ⁄ New York

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

Speaker:

Terje Rød-Larsen, President, International Peace Academy

Introductory Speaker:

Paul B. Stares, Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
December 10, 2007

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Chuck Hagel

Speaker:

Chuck Hagel, U.S. Senator from Nebraska (R)

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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Guest Event ⁄ New York

On Nuclear Terrorism

Speaker:

Michael A. Levi, Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, 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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Guest Event ⁄ New York

NY Book Party: Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail if They Don't)

Speaker:

Michael J. Gerson, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
October 31, 2007 5:30-7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception and Book Signing

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General Meeting

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

Speaker:

Walter Russell Mead, Henry 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. Haass, President, 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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General Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Benazir Bhutto

Speaker:

Benazir Bhutto, Former Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
August 15, 2007 12:00-1:30 p.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture: A Conversation with Bertie Ahern

Speaker:

Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister, Republic of Ireland

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
March 14, 2007 12:30-2:00 p.m.

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Symposium ⁄ New York

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

Speakers:

Douglas G. Brinkley, Professor of History, Tulane University, David Fromkin, Professor, Department of International Relations, Boston University, Timothy Naftali, Author, Kruschev’s Cold War: The Inside Story of An American Adversary, E. Roger Owen, AJ Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
October 24, 2006

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

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 Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Co-Director, The Princeton Project

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
October 3, 2006

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Symposium ⁄ New York

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

Speakers:

Fouad Ajami, M. Khadduri Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Vali R. Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
June 5, 2006

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General Meeting ⁄ Nwe York

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

Speakers:

Roberta Cohen, Senior 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. Deng, Director 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. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
May 15, 2006

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Symposium ⁄ New York

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

Speakers:

Reuel Gerecht, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Kenneth M. Pollack, Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
April 5, 2006

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

President George W. Bush

Speaker:

George W. Bush, President, United States of America

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
December 7, 2005

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

A Conversation with Senator Chuck Hagel on The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy

Speaker:

Chuck Hagel, Member, U.S. Senate (R-NE)

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
November 15, 2005

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

A Conversation with Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabir Al-Thani

Speaker:

Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Qatar

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
September 14, 2005

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General Meeting

HIV and National Security

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Richard C. Holbrooke, President and CEO, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC

Speakers:

Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS; Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
July 18, 2005

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General Meeting

The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course

Presider:

Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International

Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, and Author, The Opportunity
May 31, 2005

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General Meeting

Ten Days in Iraq: A Trip Report

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Leslie H. Gelb, President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations
April 26, 2005

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Inaugural Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: A Conversation with Sadako Ogata

Introductory Speaker:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Princeton N. Lyman, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow, Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Sadako Ogata, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
March 14, 2005

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Conference Panel Session

2005 Corporate Conference: Assessing Geopolitical Risk in the Global Economy

Presider:

Alan Murray, Assistant Managing Editor and Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Speakers:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International
March 11, 2005

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General Meeting

The World in the 21st Century: Addressing New Threats and Challenges

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Sergey B. Ivanov, Minister of Defense, Russian Federation
January 13, 2005

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General Meeting

A Meeting with Manmohan Singh

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, Republic of India
September 24, 2004

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General Meeting

The David A. Morse Lecture with Kofi Annan: The United Nations and Global Security in the 21st Century

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations
March 16, 2004

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General Meeting

Meeting with Hillary Rodham Clinton

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Member, U.S. Senate (D-NY)
December 15, 2003

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General Meeting

Campaign 2004 Series: Conversation with Senator Joseph Lieberman

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Joseph Lieberman, Member, U.S. Senate (D-CT)
September 10, 2003

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Press/Panels

Video Interview

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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Article

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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Post-Debate Analysis

On the PBS NewsHour, Dr. Richard Haass discusses similarities in points made by the two candidates during the foreign policy debate.

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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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Video Interview

U.S. Consulate in Libya Attacked

Dr. Richard Haass discusses the killing in Libya of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens, as well as the ongoing anti-American protests throughout the Middle East, on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

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Video Interview

11th Anniversary of 9/11

On MSNBCS's Morning Joe, Dr. Richard Haass discusses counterterrorism efforts and the fight against Al-Qaeda over the the last eleven years.

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Video Interview

Syria, Afghanistan, and China

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Dr. Richard Haass discusses the potential fall of Assad, preparations that should be made ahead of the end of his regime, and, if necessary, the ramifications of intervention in Syria. He also comments on U.S. strategy for Afghanistan and American troops serving there, as well as Chinese politics and outlook for regime change.

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Video Interview

Syria's Chemical Weapons

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Dr. Richard Haass talks about the ramifications of the Assad regime's potential use of chemical weapons.

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Video Interview

Update on Syria

Dr. Richard Haass appears on Charlie Rose discussing the recent violence in Syria.

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Video Interview

The Politics of Compromise

Dr. Richard Haass talks about partisanship and tax policy in Washington, on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

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Article

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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Outcome of Elections in Egypt

Dr. Richard Haass discusses power struggles--between the military and Muslim Brotherhood--in Egypt on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

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Video Interview

Escalating Violence in Syria

Dr. Richard Haass explains that there is no potential for diplomacy in Syria and that international intervention is not feasible, on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

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Video Interview

China's Woes

In light of the Chen GuangCheng arrival in the United States, Dr. Richard Haass discusses China's outlook on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

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Video Interview

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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Video Interview

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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Video Interview

Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Dr. Richard Haass discusses his Wall Street Journal op-ed, coauthored by Michael A. Levi, on why and how the United States should negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program.

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Video Interview

Uprisings in Syria, Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Dr. Richard Haass discusses the implications of arming the Syrian opposition, as well as the Arab League's resolution against the Syrian regime and Iran's nuclear ambitions.

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Video Interview

Hot Topics at Davos

From the World Economic Forum in Davos, Dr. Richard Haass talks about the global economy and the eurozone crisis on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

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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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Video Interview

U.S. Policy Toward Iran

Dr. Richard Haass discusses Iran's nuclear advance and potential for political change on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

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Video Interview

President Obama's New Defense Strategy

Dr. Richard Haass discusses the Obama administration's new defense strategy, which looks beyond the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and focuses on Asian security risks, on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

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Video Interview

The Death of Kim Jong-Il

Dr. Richard Haass discusses the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

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Bio

Dr. Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations, a position he has held for more than a decade. The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

Dr. Haass is the author or editor of twelve books on American foreign policy and one book on management. His most recent book is Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order. Dr. Haass was the independent chair of the official multi-party panel established in 2013 to address some of the most divisive political issues affecting Northern Ireland. For his efforts to promote peace and resolution there, he received the 2013 Tipperary International Peace Award.

From January 2001 to June 2003, Dr. Richard Haass was director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal adviser 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. For his efforts, 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 received honorary degrees from Hamilton College, Franklin & Marshall College, Georgetown University, Oberlin College, Central College, and Miami Dade College.

Dr. Richard Haass was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.