Technology and Science

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ICT for Development: Combating Corruption and Increasing Government Accountability (Audio)

Speaker: Boris Weber
Presider: Isobel Coleman

CFR Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman speaks with Boris Weber, director of ICT4Gov at the World Bank Institute, on how technology is being leveraged to promote good governance and increased transparency in fragile states and emerging markets.

This was a meeting of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Roundtable series.

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mDevelopment: Harnessing Mobile Technology for Global Economic Growth (Audio)

Speakers: Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott Ratzan
Introductory Speaker: Cherie Blair
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott C. Ratzan discuss innovative ways mobile technology can be leveraged to foster economic growth, empower women, improve public health, and alleviate poverty.

The Women and Technology Roundtable series is made possible thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil.

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Lessons Learned with Esther Dyson (Audio)

Speaker: Esther Dyson
Presider: Vaughan C. Turekian

Esther Dyson shares perspectives arrived at through career experience as a journalist and Wall Street technology analyst with investment experience in information technology start-ups. Her current areas of interest are private aviation, space, and health care.

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CEO Speaker Series: Technology and Global Growth

Speaker: Bill McDermott
Presider: Peter Cook

SAP Co-Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott shares his view on how SAP is dealing with the changing effects of technology on the global economy and on policymakers.

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.

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The Mobile Revolution: Driving the Next Wave of Productivity and Growth (Audio)

Speaker: Randall L. Stephenson
Presider: Chrystia Freeland

Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, discusses the role of mobile technology as a driving force of productivity and business investment, as well as AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.

This session was part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker series, as well as the Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy.

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Navigating America’s Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World (Audio)

Speakers: Joseph S. Nye Jr. and Gideon Rachman
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs commentator at Financial Times, and Joseph S. Nye Jr., university distinguished service professor at Harvard Kennedy School, discuss new variables that are changing America's foreign policy strategies including the diffusion of power as technology empowers nonstate and nongovernmental actors, as well as the power transition from West to East.

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Academic Conference Call: Energy Innovation in Brazil, China, and India: U.S. Policy Implications (Audio)

Speakers: Michael A. Levi and Shannon K. O'Neil
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

CFR's Michael Levi and Shannon O'Neil discuss their recent CFR report, Energy Innovation: Driving Technology Competition and Cooperation Among the U.S., China, India, and Brazil, coauthored with CFR Senior Fellows Adam Segal and Elizabeth C. Economy with students as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Learn more about CFR's Academic Initiative.

See more in India; Brazil; Energy Policy; Innovation

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A Conversation with Ivan Seidenberg (Audio)

Speaker: Ivan Seidenberg
Presider: Alan S. Murray

Listen to Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, discuss technology and innovation, as well as the implications of recent legislation on Verizon.

This meeting was part of the CEO Speaker series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights.

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Technology and Commerce: The Impact on International Coverage (Audio)

Speakers: L. Gordon Crovitz, Christopher Isham, Nicholas Lemann, and Charles Sennott
Presider: John Hockenberry

Listen to experts discuss the impact of technology on the press and the future of traditional media.

This session was part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event, which was made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and Time Warner, Inc.

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China, Space Weapons, and U.S. Security (Audio)

Speaker: Bruce W. MacDonald
Introductory Speaker: Charles D. Ferguson
Presider: Thomas Behling

Listen to Bruce Walter MacDonald, senior director, Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, discuss China's space, counterspace, and satellite programs and their implications for U.S.-China relations.

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Is Castro Right? The Prospects for Biofuel Development (Audio)

Speakers: David J. Rothkopf and C. Ford Runge
Presider: Julia E. Sweig

Listen to David Rothkopf, president and chief executive officer of Garten Rothkopf, and C. Ford Runge, distinguished McKnight university professor of applied economics at the University of Minnesota, discuss the potential impact of the increasing demand for biofuels on global energy and food security.

See more in Cuba; Renewable Energy; Biotechnology