Renewing America Roundtable Series

Directors: Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, and James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
July 1, 2011 - Present

Part of CFR's Renewing America initiative, this roundtable series brings high-level attention to homegrown challenges to U.S. national security. Meetings in this series are led by individual CFR fellows and examine how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

The Dollar Trap: A Conversation with Eswar Prasad

Speaker:

Eswar Prasad, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University

Presider:

Abby Joseph Cohen, President, Global Markets Institute and Senior Investment Strategist, Goldman Sachs
February 6, 2014

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The Fiscal Cliff: What’s on the Table

Speakers:

Robert Kahn, Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Christopher M. Tuttle, Director, Washington Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
December 7, 2012

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What Does the Public Really Think About Defense Spending?

Speakers:

Steven G. Kull, University of Maryland, Matthew Leatherman, Stimson Center, R. Jeffrey Smith, Center for Public Integrity

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
June 27, 2012

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Scenarios for the Lame Duck Session of Congress

Speakers:

Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress, John D. Podesta, Chairman, Center for American Progress

Presiders:

Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, 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
June 26, 2012

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America in the Age of Descent

Speaker:

Edward Luce, Organiser, Financial Times

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
May 25, 2012

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After Manufacturing: Lessons for a New Reality from North Carolina

Speaker:

Roland Stephen, Senior Economist, Center for Science, Technology, and Economic Development, SRI International

Presider:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
May 24, 2012

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Fostering Greater Chinese Investment in the United States

Speaker:

David M. Marchick, The Carlyle Group

Presider:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
May 18, 2012

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Risks in the U.S. Economic Outlook

Speakers:

Martin S. Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

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
May 15, 2012

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The Middle Class in an Age of Global Finance

Speaker:

Michael Casey, Dow Jones Newswires

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
May 15, 2012

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America’s Dysfunctional Politics

Speakers:

Thomas E. Mann, Brookings Institution, Norman J. Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
May 3, 2012

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The Dysfunction of American Politics

Speaker:

Peter R. Orszag, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
April 27, 2012

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A Converstaion with Douglas Elmendorf

Speaker:

Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget Office

Presider:

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
April 20, 2012

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Curbing the Global Power Shift: The Reckoning

Speaker:

Michael Moran, Renaissance Insights

Presider:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
April 16, 2012

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Why the Eurozone Crisis is Not Over

Speakers:

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times; Distinguished Visiting Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

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
April 9, 2012

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The Future of Global Innovation: Using the New Rules to Our Advantage

Speaker:

Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, The Economist

Presider:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
March 15, 2012

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Two Views of the U.S. Economy: The Short- and the Long-Run

Speaker:

Jan Hatzius, Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs

Presider:

Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
March 13, 2012

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Opportunity, Jobs, and Inequality: Long-Run Challenges to American Capitalism

Speakers:

Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University, Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

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
February 22, 2012

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The U.S. Aging Population as an Economic Growth Driver for Global Competitiveness

Speakers:

Joseph F. Coughlin, AgeLab, MIT, Kelly Michel, AEGON

Presider:

Michael W. Hodin, Council on Foreign Relations
February 14, 2012

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Revitalizing the U.S. Economy After the Election: A Conversation with Glenn Hubbard

Speaker:

R. Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers

Presider:

W. Bowman Cutter, Senior Fellow and Director of the Next American Economy Project, Roosevelt Institute
January 30, 2012

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The Eurozone Crisis and the Future of Cross-Border Banking

Speakers:

Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Deputy Chief Economist and Director of Research, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Presider:

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
January 9, 2012

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Global Trade in Services: An Opportunity for the United States

Speaker:

J. Bradford Jensen, Georgetown University

Presider:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
December 19, 2011

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Consequences of the Eurozone Crisis

Speaker:

John P. Lipsky, Former First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Presiders:

Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, 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 7, 2011

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Differences Between the U.S. and European Financial Systems

Speaker:

Thomas Philippon, Associate Professor of Finance, NYU-Stern

Presider:

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 6, 2011

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China's Economic Future

Speaker:

Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Presiders:

Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman, 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
November 21, 2011

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Addressing the Challenge of State-Owned Enterprises

Presider:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow
November 16, 2011

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The Budget Politics of Washington

Speakers:

Vin Weber, Clark & Weinstock, Robert E. Rubin, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Council on Foreign Relations
October 20, 2011 - September 20, 2011

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The Future of Alaskan Energy

Speakers:

Daniel Sullivan, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Captain Melissa Bert, USCG, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Michael A. Levi, Council on Foreign Relations
October 7, 2011

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Prospects for the American Economy and What to Do About It

Speaker:

Martin S. Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Presider:

Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
April 11, 2011

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American Renewal: U.S. Prospects in the Technology Race with Asia

Speaker:

Adam Segal, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
January 18, 2011

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