The Council of Councils Inaugural Conference

CFR convened the inaugural Council of Councils conference on March 12-13 in Washington, DC. Participants tackled four major themes:

• The overall state of global governance and multilateral cooperation
• The status of the nuclear nonproliferation regime (with a focus on Iran)
• The dollar's future as the world's reserve currency
• The criteria for humanitarian intervention, in the wake of regime change in Libya, and an ongoing crisis in Syria.

Rapporteur's Report for the Council of Councils Inaugural Meeting (PDF)

Meetings

Conference Panel Session

The Multilateral View

Speaker:

Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank Group

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
March 12, 2012 12:15-2:00 p.m.

This meeting is on the record.

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Conference Panel Session

The View from the Obama Administration

Speaker:

Robert D. Hormats, Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Thierry de Montbrial, President, French Institute of International Relations
March 12, 2012 7:00-8:00 p.m.

This meeting is on the record.

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