Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen debate the global reach of technology and the implications on countries such as China and Iran.
George Washington University's Peter Bock, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Paul Cohen, and MIT's Andrew McAfee join Amy Alving, former chief technology officer of Science Applications International, to discuss recent innovations in artificial intelligence as well as the economic and security implications of these technological advances.
The panelists will discuss the October 4, 1957 launching of the Soviet satellite, Sputnik, its impact on the Cold War, and its role in propelling the Information Age.
Joel Garreau of the Garreau Group and Michael Rogers of the Practical Futurist join HyperVocal.com's Lee Brenner to discuss the latest advances in information technology and biotechnology and their implications for public policy.
As more citizens turn online for information and opinions, the Internet plays an increasingly central role in empowering and shaping public involvement in the political process on issues ranging from the war in Iraq to the Dubai Ports controversy. As elections approach, join Joe Trippi and Lee Rainie for a discussion on how the Internet has changed the public’s role in policymaking, and how current trends may impact the future.
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Meeting
**You are welcome to bring a guest to this event.**
Intel Corporation CEO Paul Otellini discusses his thoughts on how periods of recession coincide with bursts of innovation. He also describes the transformative opportunities that are emerging today and the implications for business and government leaders.
Against the backdrop of the global debt crisis and its lingering aftershocks, enormous technological changes have steadily unfolded. SAP, as the largest business software company in the world by sales, is at the center of how these technologies are changing the ways that businesses and governments operate, plan, and act on information. SAP Co-Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott shares his view on how SAP is dealing with the changing impact of technology on the global economy and on policymakers. He also addresses the potential of technology to help businesses around the world drive growth, jobs, and innovation.
This meeting is part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker Series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights before a high-level audience of CFR members. The series aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership.
See more in Technology and Foreign Policy
James Manyika and Charles Roxburgh discuss the Internet's potential to fuel economic growth, even as governments work to address the security and privacy risks it brings.
Research prepared by the McKinsey Global Institute and McKinsey's Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice offers the first quantitative assessment of the impact of the Internet on GDP and growth, while also considering the most relevant tools governments and businesses can use to get the most benefit from the digital transformation.
In his piece for the Financial Times Magazine, Shawn Donnan discusses Google's latest venture into the world of philanthropy: Google Ideas. Described as a "think/do-tank", it either amounts to a bold attempt to stretch the boundaries of corporate social responsibility, perhaps even to rewire the entire role of business in today's world -- or, with its brief to find solutions to some of the world's most intractable problems, the ultimate expression of new tech bubble bravado.
Hugh Miles explains, "the inside story of Egypt's TV wars and how Saudi Arabia could be next."
Wired's Joshua Davis reports on a rogue computer network that crashed Estonia's Internet, launching what he calls Web War I.
The Center for Strategy and Technology suggests that the Air Force continue to anticipate and develop countermeasures to emerging threats in order to proactively protect and dominate the cyberspace domain of the future.
In his EPI guide, L. Josh Bivens reports on the ubiquitous offshoring of jobs that were once reserved for domestic labor and are now available to a foreign work force. The rise of internet commerce and technology enables positions to open up to international competition. In the past, these jobs were insular, excluding foreign labor. The offshoring trend has consequences on the U.S. economy.
If Congress does not approve the U.S.-India nuclear deal, “it would damage the bilateral relationship,” concludes a new Special Report. Congress should adopt a two-stage approach: formally endorsing the deal’s basic framework, while delaying final approval until it is assured that critical nonproliferation needs are met.
While the "threat of a nuclear attack by terrorists has never been greater," the U.S. government has yet to make prevention the highest priority, says a new Council on Foreign Relations report that outlines ways to reduce the possibility of nuclear terrorism.
Frank Klotz writes that China's growing space power has profound implications for America's own interests in space and the much-touted "pivot" to the Asia-Pacific region.
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen argue that technology can play a big role in the fight against drug cartels.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Red Team provides an in-depth investigation into the work of red teams, revealing the best practices, most common pitfalls, and most effective applications of these modern-day devil's advocates. More
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2015 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
Read and download »