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Corporate Teleconference: Affordable Care Act

Speakers: Barry Friedman and Peter R. Orszag
Presider: Gideon Rose

Former Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Peter Orszag and NYU Law School Professor Barry Friedman discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), how it will impact the country's health-care system, and why the Supreme Court ruled as it did.

While serving as OMB director last year, Dr. Orszag, now at Citigroup, argued in Foreign Affairs magazine that the ACA would repair the nation's health-care system and improve the country's fiscal situation: "In the end, there is no credible path to reducing the long-term fiscal imbalance in the United States other than directly addressing high-cost cases in health care. The best bet, then, is to implement and improve the provider-value provisions in the health legislation, not abandon them."

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Food and Drug Safety: Potential Solutions (Audio)

Speakers: Caroline Smith DeWal, Aline Plançon, Michael Robach, and Greg Simon
Presider: Laurie Garrett

Experts explore solutions for food and drug safety including stronger sanctions against organized crime, increased surveillance and monitoring of facilities, and better inter-country communication.

This session was part of CFR's Symposium on Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization? which was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

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Food and Drug Safety: Policy Challenges in a Globalized Era (Audio)

Speakers: Dirceu Barbano, Margaret Ann Hamburg, and Howard Zucker
Presider: Susan Dentzer

Experts review case studies that frame the complexities of the food and drug supply chains and the policies which need to be addressed in order to protect consumers from fraud and food outbreaks.

This session was part of CFR's Symposium on Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization? which was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

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Food and Drug Safety: The Scale of the Challenge (Audio)

Speakers: David Heymann, Paul B. Orhii, and Gary Jay Kushner
Introductory Speakers: Richard N. Haass and Margaret Ann Hamburg
Presider: Richard E. Besser

Experts discuss the implications of importing and exporting food, drugs, and other consumer products in a globalized economy, as well as  how to manage the quality of these products.

This session was part of CFR's Symposium on Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization? which was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

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Open Labs, Open Minds: Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation and Access to Medicines in the Developing World (Audio)

Speaker: Andrew Witty
Presider: Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

Listen to GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty discuss steps GSK is taking to address neglected tropical diseases and to ensure access to vaccines in the developing world.

This session was part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker series.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session One: The Science (Audio)

Speakers: Arnold Monto, Peter Palese, and Lone Simonsen
Presider: Jon Cohen

Listen to experts detail how pandemic influenza viruses are created, why populations are affected differently, and how vaccinations affect the spread of the virus.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session Two: The Economics (Audio)

Speakers: Yanzhong Huang, Andrew Jack, and Michael T. Osterholm
Presider: Robert E. Rubin

Listen to experts analyze the economic effects of pandemic influenza including on the labor force and trade.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session Three: Foreign Policy (Audio)

Speakers: Helen Branswell and John Lange
Presider: Laurie Garrett

Listen to experts discuss the U.S. foreign policy implications of a global pandemic including access to vaccinations and effects on trade.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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H1N1: The Global Response to the Swine Influenza (Audio)

Speakers: Laurie Garrett and Stewart M. Patrick
Presider: James Traub

Listen to Laurie A. Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, explain the origins of H1N1, the threat it poses, and the actions that should be taken to minimize the pandemic threat of diseases such as the swine flu. Stewart M. Patrick, senior fellow and director of the program on International Institutions and Global Governance at the Council on Foreign Relations, makes concluding remarks.

This session was part of the CFR conference: The United States and the Future of Global Governance, which was made possible through the generous support of the Robina Foundation.

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The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis (Audio)

Speaker: Laurie Garrett
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to Laurie A. Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, discuss her recent report, "The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Advancing Global Health in the U.S. Development Agenda" as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

Learn more about CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative.

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