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President Bush describes his policies designed to create jobs for American workers and strengthen the U.S. economy.
Karen Kornbluh discusses discriminatory policies that account for the wage gap between men and women with children and recommends the more fully developed family policies of other industrialized countries.
While much has been made of the uncertainty amid Egypt's political turmoil, one thing is clear: the participation of women is critical to Egypt's future.
There is a strong economic case for investing in women. Encouraging female workforce participation and entrepreneurship helps lift women and their families out of poverty, generates innovation, and grows economies.
The foreign policy of China's newly-installed president, Xi Jinping, is in its infancy, but one variable that has already generated much discussion is the role that Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan might play in shaping China's image abroad.
In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton on Sirus XM, Catherine Powell discusses her recent CFR paper "Women in Tech as a Driver for Growth in Emerging Economies."
Following the launch of the White House’s Let Girls Learn initiative, Tina Tchen and Catherine Powell discuss community-based strategies to remove the barriers to education for over sixty million girls around the world.
As the international combat mission in Afghanistan comes to a close, Catherine Powell discusses Afghan women and girls’ need for security and stability with Barnett Rubin and Rina Amiri.
Isobel Coleman hosts Ziba Mir-Hosseini for a discussion on the status of gender equality in the Muslim world.
Unlocking Markets: How Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Can Spur Economic Growth
Rachel Vogelstein and Ambassador Catherine M. Russell discuss about how the United States seeks to elevate the status of women and girls internationally through its foreign policy agenda.
Following the release of her report on the status of women in Afghanistan, Catherine Powell moderates a discussion with Open Society Foundations' Rachel Reid and the U.S. Department of Defense's David Sedney on the role the United States can play in extending the progress of Afghan in women in education, the economy, health care, and beyond.
Gwendolyn Mikell and Zeenat Rahman discuss development issues affecting women and youth around the globe.
Rachel Vogelstein, CFR's fellow for women and foreign policy, and Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, discuss ending the practice of child marriage at the American Academy of Religion 2013 Annual Meeting, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative.
Rachel B. Vogelstein, CFR's fellow for women and foreign policy, discusses the link between U.S. foreign policy and the rights of women and girls around the world, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Mary Robinson and Geeta Rao Gupta discuss the Council on Foreign Relations report, Ending Child Marriage: How Elevating the Status of Girls Advances U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives. In the report, author Rachel B. Vogelstein argues that ending child marriage is not only a moral obligation, but a strategic imperative that will further U.S. foreign policy interests in development, stability, and the rule of law.
Reza Aslan discusses the connection between women's empowerment and economics, as part of the Council on Foreign Relations' roundtable series on religion and the Middle East.
This meeting was cosponsored by the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initative.
Drawing on lessons learned from his distinguished diplomatic career, Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker discusses women's integral role in peacemaking and peacekeeping, with a focus on Afghanistan.
This session is part of the What's New in Women, Peace, and Security: From Theory to Practice Workshop.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. 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.
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