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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Meetings

Corporate Meeting

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 Meeting

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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Corporate Meeting

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

Speakers:

Martin S. Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Adam S. Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director, 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 Chovanec, Business Professor, Tsinghua University, John C. Bussey, Assistant Managing Editor and Executive Business Editor, Wall Street Journal
August 11, 2011 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

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

Speakers:

James Bacchus, Chair, Global Practice, Greenberg Traurig; Former U.S. Representative (D-FL), Vin Weber, Managing Partner, Clark & Weinstock; Former U.S. Representative (R-MN)

Presider:

Kay King, Vice President, Washington Initiatives, Council on Foreign
April 7, 2011 4:00-4:45 p.m. - Rapid Response Conference Call

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Conference Call

Assessing Risk in the Middle East: Implications for Business

Speakers:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert Powell, Senior Editor and Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit
February 28, 2011 3:00-3:45 p.m.

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Conference Call

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

Speakers:

Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Angela Sapp Mancini, Senior Manager and Practice Leader, Control Risks
January 31, 2011 3:00-3:45 p.m. - Rapid Response Briefing

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Conference Call

"American Innovation and the Asian Challenge" with Adam Segal

Speaker:

Adam Segal, Ira 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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Conference Call

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

Speakers:

Matthew Fuhrmann, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, David C. Jones, Senior Vice President, Back End Business Group, AREVA, David Lewis, Partner, Energy Group, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
January 25, 2011 10:00-10:45 a.m.

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Corporate Meeting

Rapid Response: Crisis in Tunisia and Implications for the Region

Speakers:

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Helima Croft, Director and Senior Geopolitical Strategist, Barclays Capital
January 18, 2011 4:00-4:45 p.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

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

Speaker:

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, "Financial Times"

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
December 15, 2010 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Corporate Meeting

Rapid Response Briefing: The Korean Peninsula

Speakers:

Peter M. Beck, International Affairs Fellow, Hitachi Research Fellow at Keio University in Tokyo, Council on Foreign Relations, Paul B. Stares, General 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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Corporate Meeting

Rapid Response: Brazil's Run-Off Election Results

Speakers:

Julia E. Sweig, Nelson 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. Galvis, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP
November 2, 2010 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Corporate Meeting

Promoting Cybersecurity Through Internet Governance

Speaker:

Robert K. Knake, International Affairs Fellow in Residence, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Adam Segal, Ira 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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Conference Call

The Political and Economic Future of Europe

Speakers:

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

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Conference Call

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

Speakers:

James Bacchus, Chairman, Global Trade Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Former Member, Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives (1991-1995), Marc Levinson, Senior Fellow for International Business, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

John C. Bussey, Washington Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal
February 24, 2010 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

Recovery from Recession: India

Speakers:

Jahangir X. Aziz, Chief Economist, JPMorgan Chase India, Dipak Dasgupta, Lead Economist for India and South Asia, the World Bank

Presider:

Charles Robert Kaye, Co-President, Warburg Pincus
January 26, 2010 9:30-10:15 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

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

Speakers:

Dr. Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Deputy Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Olivier Girard, Senior Advisor, Directorate General for Internal Market and Services, European Commission

Moderator:

Dr. Philippa Malmgren, President, the Canonbury Group
December 17, 2009 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

Recovery from Recession: Europe

Speaker:

Willem Buiter, Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics (Until December 31, 2009) Chief Economist, Citi (After January 1, 2010)

Moderator:

James P. Sweeney, Director & Senior Global Strategist, Credit Suisse
December 15, 2009 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

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

Speakers:

Steven A. Cook, Hasid J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Sebastian Mallaby, Director 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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Conference Call

The U.S. in the New Asia

Speaker:

Evan A. Feigenbaum, Senior Fellow for East, Central, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator:

Kevin G. Nealer, Principal, The Scowcroft Group
November 17, 2009 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

Recovery from Recession: Latin America

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

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Conference Call

Window on Washington: Congressional Perspectives on Financial Regulatory Reform

Speakers:

Larry Lavender, Chief of Staff, Minority, House Financial Services Committee, Jeanne Roslanowick, Chief of Staff/General Counsel, Majority, House Financial Services Committee

Presider:

John C. Bussey, Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
October 30, 2009 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

The Future of the Dollar

Speaker:

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

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Conference Call

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

Speakers:

Michael G. Essex, Director, Middle East and North Africa International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ahmed M. Saeed, President and Managing Director, Cerberus Middle East Capital Advisors

Presider:

Josephine Linden, Partner, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
September 23, 2009 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

U.S. Immigration Policy

Speaker:

Edward Alden, Bernard 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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Conference Call

The Canadian Oil Sands: Energy Security vs. Climate Change

Speaker:

Michael A. Levi, David 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 Spitznagel, Vice Chairman and Managing Partner (Calgary), Bennett Jones LLP
June 4, 2009 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

The North Korea Nuclear Crisis

Speakers:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies and Director, Northeast Asia Security Architecture Project, Council on Foreign Relations, Scott A. Snyder, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Korea Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Associate, The Asia Foundation

Moderator:

Paul B. Stares, General 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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Conference Call

Beyond the Crisis: The Outlook for Global Finance

Speaker:

Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Executive Officer; Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO)

Moderator:

Thomas R. Keene, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg News
May 29, 2009 12:00-12:45 p.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

The Swine Flu Outbreak and U.S. Foreign Policy

Speaker:

Michael T. Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota

Presider:

Irina A. Faskianos, Vice 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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Conference Call

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

Speakers:

Bronwyn E. Bruton, International Affairs Fellow in Residence, Council on Foreign Relations, Jeroen Meijer, Vice 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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Conference Call

Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Speaker:

Benn Steil, Senior 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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Conference Call

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

Speaker:

Richard Katz, Editor in Chief, "The Oriental Economist Alert"; Author, "Japanese Phoenix: The Long Road to Economic Revival"

Moderator:

Carl Green, Senior Representative, Hitachi Ltd.
March 31, 2009 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Conference Call

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Conference Call

Window on Washington: Previewing the G20 Summit

Speaker:

Clay Lowery, Assistant 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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