Renewing America Roundtable Series

Director: 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.

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The Dollar Trap: A Conversation with Eswar Prasad

Speakers Eswar S. Prasad

Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University

, Eswar S. Prasad

Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University


Presiders Abby Joseph Cohen

President, Global Markets Institute and Senior Investment Strategist, Goldman Sachs

, 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 KahnSteven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Christopher M. TuttleDirector, Washington Program, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert KahnSteven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Christopher M. TuttleDirector, Washington Program, Council on Foreign Relations
Presiders James M. LindsaySenior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations, James M. LindsaySenior 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. KullUniversity of Maryland, Matthew LeathermanStimson Center, R. Jeffrey SmithCenter for Public Integrity, Steven G. KullUniversity of Maryland, Matthew LeathermanStimson Center, R. Jeffrey SmithCenter for Public Integrity
Presiders James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations, James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 27, 2012

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Scenarios for the Lame Duck Session of Congress

Speakers John D. PodestaChairman, Center for American Progress, Neera TandenPresident, Center for American Progress, Neera TandenPresident, Center for American Progress, John D. PodestaChairman, Center for American Progress
Presiders Sebastian MallabyDirector of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, 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
June 26, 2012

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America in the Age of Descent

Speakers Edward LuceOrganiser, Financial Times, Edward LuceOrganiser, Financial Times
Presiders James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations, James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 25, 2012

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After Manufacturing: Lessons for a New Reality from North Carolina

Speakers Roland StephenSenior Economist, Center for Science, Technology, and Economic Development, SRI International, Roland StephenSenior Economist, Center for Science, Technology, and Economic Development, SRI International
Presiders Edward AldenBernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Edward AldenBernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
May 24, 2012

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Fostering Greater Chinese Investment in the United States

Speakers David M. MarchickThe Carlyle Group, David M. MarchickThe Carlyle Group
Presiders Edward AldenBernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Edward AldenBernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
May 18, 2012

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The Middle Class in an Age of Global Finance

Speakers Michael CaseyDow Jones Newswires, Michael CaseyDow Jones Newswires
Presiders James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations, James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 15, 2012

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Risks in the U.S. Economic Outlook

Speakers Martin S. FeldsteinGeorge F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations, Martin S. FeldsteinGeorge F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
Presiders Sebastian MallabyDirector of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, 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
May 15, 2012

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America’s Dysfunctional Politics

Speakers Thomas E. MannBrookings Institution, Norman J. OrnsteinAmerican Enterprise Institute, Thomas E. MannBrookings Institution, Norman J. OrnsteinAmerican Enterprise Institute
Presiders James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations, James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 3, 2012

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The Dysfunction of American Politics

Speakers Peter R. OrszagCouncil on Foreign Relations, Peter R. OrszagCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presiders James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations, James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 27, 2012

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A Converstaion with Douglas Elmendorf

Speakers Douglas W. ElmendorfDirector, Congressional Budget Office, Douglas W. ElmendorfDirector, Congressional Budget Office
Presiders Sebastian MallabyDirector of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, 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
April 20, 2012

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Curbing the Global Power Shift: The Reckoning

Speakers Michael MoranRenaissance Insights, Michael MoranRenaissance Insights
Presiders Edward AldenCouncil on Foreign Relations, Edward AldenCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 16, 2012

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Why the Eurozone Crisis is Not Over

Speakers Martin WolfChief Economics Commentator, Financial Times; Distinguished Visiting Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations, Martin WolfChief Economics Commentator, Financial Times; Distinguished Visiting Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
Presiders Sebastian MallabyDirector of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, 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
April 9, 2012

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

Speakers Vijay V. VaitheeswaranThe Economist, Vijay V. VaitheeswaranThe Economist
Presiders Edward AldenCouncil on Foreign Relations, Edward AldenCouncil on Foreign Relations
March 15, 2012

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

Speakers Jan HatziusChief Economist, Goldman Sachs, Jan HatziusChief Economist, Goldman Sachs
Presiders Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert E. RubinCo-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. SummersCharles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University, Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations, Lawrence H. SummersCharles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University, Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
Presiders Sebastian MallabyDirector of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, 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
February 22, 2012

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

Speakers Joseph F. CoughlinAgeLab, MIT, Kelly MichelAEGON, Joseph F. CoughlinAgeLab, MIT, Kelly MichelAEGON
Presiders Michael W. HodinCouncil on Foreign Relations, Michael W. HodinCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 14, 2012

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

Speakers R. Glenn HubbardDean, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, R. Glenn HubbardDean, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
Presiders W. Bowman CutterSenior Fellow and Director of the Next American Economy Project, Roosevelt Institute, W. Bowman CutterSenior 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 BerglofChief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Jeromin ZettelmeyerDeputy Chief Economist and Director of Research, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Erik BerglofChief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Jeromin ZettelmeyerDeputy Chief Economist and Director of Research, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Presiders Sebastian MallabyDirector of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, 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
January 9, 2012

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Global Trade in Services: An Opportunity for the United States

Speakers J. Bradford JensenGeorgetown University, J. Bradford JensenGeorgetown University
Presiders Edward AldenCouncil on Foreign Relations, Edward AldenCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 19, 2011

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Consequences of the Eurozone Crisis

Speakers John P. LipskyFormer First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, John P. LipskyFormer First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Presiders Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, 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, Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, 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 7, 2011

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Differences Between the U.S. and European Financial Systems

Speakers Thomas PhilipponAssociate Professor of Finance, NYU-Stern, Thomas PhilipponAssociate Professor of Finance, NYU-Stern
Presiders Sebastian MallabyDirector of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, 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 6, 2011

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China's Economic Future

Speakers Arvind SubramanianSenior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Arvind SubramanianSenior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presiders Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, 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, Robert E. RubinCo-Chairman, 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
November 21, 2011

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Addressing the Challenge of State-Owned Enterprises

Presiders Edward AldenBernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Edward AldenBernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow
November 16, 2011

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The Future of Alaskan Energy

Speakers Daniel SullivanAlaska Department of Natural Resources, Captain Melissa Bert, USCGCouncil on Foreign Relations, Daniel SullivanAlaska Department of Natural Resources, Captain Melissa Bert, USCGCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presiders Michael A. LeviCouncil on Foreign Relations, Michael A. LeviCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 7, 2011

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Prospects for the American Economy and What to Do About It

Speakers Martin S. FeldsteinGeorge F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Martin S. FeldsteinGeorge F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Presiders Robert D. BlackwillHenry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert D. BlackwillHenry 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

Speakers Adam SegalCouncil on Foreign Relations, Adam SegalCouncil on Foreign Relations
Presiders James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations, James M. LindsayCouncil on Foreign Relations
January 18, 2011

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