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A Conversation with Helen Clark

Speaker: Helen Clark
Presider: George Rupp

Helen Clark discusses the 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. The report identifies more than forty developing countries that have done better than expected in human development in recent decades, with their progress accelerating markedly over the past ten years.

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Corporate Conference Call: Rio+20 Summit: The Wasted Opportunity

Speaker: Bjorn Lomborg
Presider: Gideon Rose

Controversial environmental scientist Bjorn Lomborg discusses his latest Foreign Affairs article, "Environmental Alarmism, Then and Now: The Club of Rome's Problem—and Ours," and the Rio+20 summit, arguing that the world is focusing too much on environmentalism and climate change, and not enough on confronting the lack of economic growth in the developing world.

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The American Agenda for United Nations Reform (Audio)

Speaker: Joseph Torsella
Presider: Celina B. Realuyo

The United Nations is facing a growing range of transnational challenges in a time of increasingly scarce resources. Ambassador Joseph Torsella, U.S. representative to the United Nations for management and reform, discusses the U.S. role in working toward a more effective and efficient United Nations.

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Media Conference Call: Intervention in Libya - Options for the United States

Speakers: Micah Zenko and Matthew C. Waxman
Presider: Deborah Jerome

As fighting continues in Libya between anti- and pro-government forces, the Obama administration has warned that it is considering all options, including military intervention. Conflict prevention expert Micah Zenko and international law expert Matthew Waxman discuss the Obama administration's options in Libya and their implications.

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Global Security Institutions: The Nonproliferation Regime (Audio)

Speakers: Nobuyasu Abe, Graham T. Allison, and Abdul S. Minty
Presider: Alexander T.J. Lennon

A panel of experts debate the future of the nonproliferation regime as a global security institution.

This session is part of a Council on Foreign Relations symposium on Rising Powers and Global Institutions in the Twenty-First Century and was made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

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Countdown to Copenhagen Symposium: Session 1: Copenhagen in a Global Context (Audio)

Speakers: Atul Arya, Jose Goldemberg, and Sun Guoshun
Presider: Robert Lane Greene

Listen to experts and policymakers place the climate change negotiations at Copenhagen within a global context.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Climate Change?, which was made possible through generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Robina Foundation.

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Countdown to Copenhagen Symposium: Session 3: U.S. Options for Copenhagen (Audio)

Speakers: Michael A. Levi, Frank E. Loy, and Daniel M. Price
Presider: Juliet Eilperin

Listen to experts outline some of the options the United States negotiating team could pursue during climate change talks at Copenhagen.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Climate Change?, which was made possible through generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Robina Foundation.

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