Corporate Conference Calls

The Corporate Program provides opportunities for corporate members to participate in a variety of conference calls with CFR fellows and other experts speaking on timely international issues. The "Window on Washington" call series is designed to provide corporate members with inside perspectives on Washington, DC and critical international regions, the "West Coast and Washington" call series examines global issues of particular interest to businesses on the West Coast, and the "Rapid Response Briefing" call series offers analysis and insight on breaking global developments.

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West Coast and Washington Conference Call Series

June 1, 2013—Present

The "West Coast and Washington" conference call series examines global issues of particular interest to businesses on the West Coast, and the impact of Washington policies and politics. The series provides opportunities for the West Coast and Washington to engage on topics including digital policy, data, intellectual property rights, immigration, and other issues related to U.S. competitiveness and technology.

Rapid Response Briefing Conference Call Series

September 2, 2009—Present

The "Rapid Response Briefing" conference call series offers insights and analysis of breaking global events and crises. CFR fellows, members, and other experts examine the issues as well as impacts on U.S. policy and business.

Window on Washington Conference Call Series

April 8, 2008—Present

The "Window on Washington" conference call series examines international issues from the perspective of the nation's capital and what they mean for business. The calls cover Congress, the administration, and other major players in Washington, drawing speakers from these groups, journalists and others who know the issues and Washington.

Past conference call series: Recovering from Recession

Ended January 26, 2010

The "Recovering from Recession" conference call series examined regions and countries experiencing economic, political, and social shifts and developments exacerbated by or resulting from the global financial crisis. Drawing on experts from the United States and from the regions under discussion, these calls addressed the factors influencing recovery and the impact of economic shifts on politics and policy.

Past conference call series: View from Abroad

Ended December 17, 2009

The "View from Abroad" Conference Call series examined global issues from the non-U.S. perspective and the impact on business and policy communities abroad. The calls drew speakers from foreign governments and policy communities, business analysts, and geoeconomic experts as well as journalists and others who knew the issues from the local perspective.

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Corporate Teleconference: The Emerging Arctic

Speakers Scott G. Borgerson

Chief Executive Officer, CargoMetrics

, Lawson W. Brigham

Distinguished Professor, Geography and Arctic Policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks


Presider Charles L. Cashin III

Military Fellow, U.S. Coast Guard, Council on Foreign Relations

April 2, 2014 4:00–4:45 p.m. - EST

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Corporate Teleconference: U.S. Policy in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region

Speakers Daniel S. Markey

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

, Patrick J. Mahaney Jr.

Military Fellow, U.S. Army, Council on Foreign Relations

January 24, 2014 11:00–11:45 a.m. - EST

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Foreign Affairs Media Call on the Nomination of Janet Yellen to Chair the Federal Reserve

Speakers Martin S. FeldsteinGeorge F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Adam S. PosenPresident, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presider Sebastian MallabyDirector, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 10, 2013

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Rapid Response Briefing: Asian Reaction to U.S. Debt Crisis

Speakers Patrick ChovanecBusiness Professor, Tsinghua University, John C. BusseyAssistant Managing Editor and Executive Business Editor, Wall Street Journal
August 11, 2011 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Rapid Response Briefing, "Congressional Showdown: Politics and the U.S. Budget"

Speakers James BacchusChair, Global Practice, Greenberg Traurig; Former U.S. Representative (D-FL), Vin WeberManaging Partner, Clark & Weinstock; Former U.S. Representative (R-MN)
Presider Kay KingVice President, Washington Initiatives, Council on Foreign
April 7, 2011 4:00–4:45 p.m. - Rapid Response Conference Call

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Assessing Risk in the Middle East: Implications for Business

Speakers Robert M. DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert PowellSenior Editor and Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit
February 28, 2011 3:00–3:45 p.m.

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Rapid Response Briefing: Unrest in the Middle East: Egypt and Beyond

Speakers Steven A. CookHasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert M. DaninEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Angela Sapp ManciniSenior Manager and Practice Leader, Control Risks
January 31, 2011 3:00–3:45 p.m. - Rapid Response Briefing

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"American Innovation and the Asian Challenge" with Adam Segal

Speaker Adam SegalIra A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 26, 2011 10:00–10:45 a.m.

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Risk and Reward: The Future of the Nuclear Renaissance and Implications for Global Energy Security

Speakers Matthew FuhrmannStanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, David C. JonesSenior Vice President, Back End Business Group, AREVA, David LewisPartner, Energy Group, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
January 25, 2011 10:00–10:45 a.m.

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Rapid Response: Crisis in Tunisia and Implications for the Region

Speakers Elliott AbramsSenior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Steven A. CookHasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Helima CroftDirector and Senior Geopolitical Strategist, Barclays Capital
January 18, 2011 4:00–4:45 p.m. - Conference Call

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A Conversation with Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, "Financial Times"

Speaker Martin WolfChief Economics Commentator, "Financial Times"
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
December 15, 2010 11:00–11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Rapid Response Briefing: The Korean Peninsula

Speakers Peter M. BeckInternational Affairs Fellow, Hitachi Research Fellow at Keio University in Tokyo, Council on Foreign Relations, Paul B. StaresGeneral John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention, Director, Center for Preventive Action
November 30, 2010 11:00–11:45 a.m. - Rapid Response Briefing

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Rapid Response: Brazil's Run-Off Election Results

Speakers Julia E. SweigNelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow and Director for Latin America Studies; Director of CFR's Global Brazil Initiative and the Independent Task Force on Brazil, Council on Foreign Relations, Sergio J. GalvisPartner, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP
November 2, 2010 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Promoting Cybersecurity Through Internet Governance

Speaker Robert K. KnakeInternational Affairs Fellow in Residence, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider Adam SegalIra A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies, Coucil on Foreign Relations
September 8, 2010 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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The Political and Economic Future of Europe

Speakers Charles A. KupchanSenior Fellow for Europe Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of International Relations, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Marc LevinsonSenior Fellow for International Business, Council on Foreign Relations
May 17, 2010 2:00–2:45 p.m. - Conference Call

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Window on Washington: Financial Regulatory Reform: U.S. and Global Solutions

Speakers James BacchusChairman, Global Trade Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Former Member, Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives (1991-1995), Marc LevinsonSenior Fellow for International Business, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider John C. BusseyWashington Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal
February 24, 2010 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Recovery from Recession: India

Speakers Jahangir X. AzizChief Economist, JPMorgan Chase India, Dipak DasguptaLead Economist for India and South Asia, the World Bank
Presider Charles R. KayeCo-President, Warburg Pincus
January 26, 2010 9:30–10:15 a.m. - Conference Call

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View from Abroad: Harmonization of Financial Regulatory Reform: Challenges and Trends in the Developed Markets

Speakers Dr. Adrian Blundell-WignallDeputy Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Olivier GirardSenior Advisor, Directorate General for Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Moderator Dr. Philippa MalmgrenPresident, the Canonbury Group
December 17, 2009 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Recovery from Recession: Europe

Speaker Willem BuiterProfessor of Political Economy, London School of Economics (Until December 31, 2009) Chief Economist, Citi (After January 1, 2010)
Moderator James P. SweeneyDirector & Senior Global Strategist, Credit Suisse
December 15, 2009 11:00–11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Dubai's Debt Crisis: Implications for the Region and the Global Recovery

Speakers Steven A. CookHasid J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Sebastian MallabyDirector of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
December 2, 2009 11:00–11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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The U.S. in the New Asia

Speaker Evan A. FeigenbaumSenior Fellow for East, Central, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator Kevin G. NealerPrincipal, The Scowcroft Group
November 17, 2009 11:00–11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Recovery from Recession: Latin America

November 16, 2009 1:00–1:45 p.m. - Conference Call

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Window on Washington: Congressional Perspectives on Financial Regulatory Reform

Speakers Larry LavenderChief of Staff, Minority, House Financial Services Committee, Jeanne RoslanowickChief of Staff/General Counsel, Majority, House Financial Services Committee
Presider John C. BusseyWashington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
October 30, 2009 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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The Future of the Dollar

Speaker Marc LevinsonSenior Fellow for International Business, Council on Foreign Relations
October 23, 2009 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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View from Abroad: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis: Financial Regulatory Reform and Economic Growth in the Middle East

Speakers Michael G. EssexDirector, Middle East and North Africa International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ahmed M. SaeedPresident and Managing Director, Cerberus Middle East Capital Advisors
Presider Josephine LindenPartner, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
September 23, 2009 11:00–11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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U.S. Immigration Policy

Speaker Edward AldenBernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator Robert H. McCooey Jr.Senior Vice President, New Listings and the Capital Markets Group, Nasdaq OMX
September 9, 2009 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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The Canadian Oil Sands: Energy Security vs. Climate Change

Speaker Michael A. LeviDavid M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator C. Perry SpitznagelVice Chairman and Managing Partner (Calgary), Bennett Jones LLP
June 4, 2009 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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The North Korea Nuclear Crisis

Speakers Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies and Director, Northeast Asia Security Architecture Project, Council on Foreign Relations, Scott A. SnyderAdjunct Senior Fellow for Korea Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Associate, The Asia Foundation
Moderator Paul B. StaresGeneral John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations Moderating
June 3, 2009 3:00–4:00 p.m. - Conference Call

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Beyond the Crisis: The Outlook for Global Finance

Speaker Mohamed El-ErianChief Executive Officer; Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO)
Moderator Thomas R. KeeneEditor-at-Large, Bloomberg News
May 29, 2009 12:00–12:45 p.m. - Conference Call

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The Swine Flu Outbreak and U.S. Foreign Policy

Speaker Michael T. OsterholmDirector, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota
Presider Irina A. FaskianosVice President for National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
May 1, 2009 12:00–12:45 p.m. - Conference Call

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Window on Washington: Somalia Piracy and Politics: Causes and Challenges for the Way Forward

Speakers Bronwyn E. BrutonInternational Affairs Fellow in Residence, Council on Foreign Relations, Jeroen MeijerVice President and National Practice Leader for Crisis Management, Control Risks
April 27, 2009 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Speaker Benn SteilSenior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, "Lessons of the Financial Crisis," a new Council Special Report
April 9, 2009 10:00–10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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The Japan Fallacy: Today's U.S. Financial Crisis is Not Like Tokyo's "Lost Decade"

Speaker Richard KatzEditor in Chief, "The Oriental Economist Alert"; Author, "Japanese Phoenix: The Long Road to Economic Revival"
Moderator Carl GreenSenior Representative, Hitachi Ltd.
March 31, 2009 11:00–11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Window on Washington: Previewing the G20 Summit

Speaker Clay LoweryAssistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury
November 14, 2008 11:00–11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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