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Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, John Ruggie, prepared the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework report. The report covers "the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises" and "summarizes his work from 2005 to 2011". The report was released in March 2011.

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Must Read Author: David Leonhardt

American companies are often paying far less than the official federal corporate tax rate of 35 percent,  David Leonhardt of the New York Times writes in this article. The official rate is higher than in almost any other country, which forces companies to devote enormous time and effort to finding loopholes.

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A Conversation with Lael Brainard

Speaker: Lael Brainard
Presider: Faryar Shirzad

Lael Brainard, undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Treasury, outlines the discussion between President Obama and President Hu Jintao, as well as the effect of the financial regulatory reform on the international agenda at the treasury for the upcoming year.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics.

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Video Speakers: Roger C. Altman, Michael Mandelbaum, and George Stephanopoulos
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Experts examine the effects of the current Congressional stalemate, minimal economic growth, and the increasing debt burden on U.S. foreign policy in the Obama administration.

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, CFR will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

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American Power and Profligacy (Audio)

Speakers: Roger C. Altman, Michael Mandelbaum, and George Stephanopoulos
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Experts examine the effects of the current Congressional stalemate, minimal economic growth, and the increasing debt burden on U.S. foreign policy in the Obama administration.

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, CFR will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

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