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A chance to go inside Council on Foreign Relations on-the-record meetings, in their entirety. Listen to world leaders and foreign policy experts discuss and debate the most pressing issues in international affairs.

A Conversation With Amina J. Mohammed

Speaker: Amina J. Mohammed
Presider: Rachel B. Vogelstein

Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, today nearly 90 percent of nations around the world still have laws on the books that impede women’s work, thereby undermining economic development. H.E. Amina J. Mohammed discusses the legal barriers that women face and offers recommendations to level the economic playing field for women in order to grow economies worldwide. This meeting is part of a new high-level series, in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to explore the economic effects of inequality under the law. 

 

See more in Global; Economics

Responding to Russia

Speaker: Samuel Charap
Speaker: Thomas Gomart
Speaker: Charles A. Kupchan
Presider: Kimberly Marten

Experts explore policy options for the United States and Europe, including the possibility of a Western reset with Russia and the efficacy of sanctions.

See more in Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft

Russia Today

Speaker: Heidi Crebo-Rediker
Speaker: Keir Giles
Speaker: Kathryn Stoner
Presider: Drew J. Guff

Experts discuss the significant economic, political, demographic, and military trends in Russia today.

See more in Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft

How Did We Get Here?

Speaker: James M. Goldgeier
Speaker: Philip H. Gordon
Speaker: Marie Mendras
Presider: Michael Mandelbaum

Experts explore the lessons to be learned for U.S. policy from the quarter century since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Perspectives on Russia

Speaker: Dmitri Trenin
Speaker: Alexander R. Vershbow
Introductory Remarks: Rita E. Hauser
Presider: Paula Dobriansky

Experts provide insight on the internal politics of Russia, as well as the current state of U.S.-Russia relations.

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A Conversation With Dan Schulman

Speaker: Dan Schulman
Presider: Richard N. Haass
Introductory Remarks: Blair Effron

Dan Schulman discusses how globalization defines today's consumer and the value of public-private partnerships and how they accelerate innovation. He will also address responsible leadership, and how businesses can drive lasting economic and socioeconomic impact.

See more in Global; Business and Foreign Policy; Innovation

Driverless Cars and the Future of Transportation

Speaker: Hans-Werner Kaas
Speaker: Karlyn D. Stanley
Speaker: Jack Weast
Presider: Daniel Runde

Experts discuss innovations in driverless cars, the costs and benefits of autonomous vehicles, and the regulatory, ethical, and policy concerns that need to be addressed with the implementation of the technology.

See more in Global; Innovation; Entrepreneurship

A Look Inside Mexico

Speaker: Randal C. Archibold
Speaker: Shannon K. O'Neil
Speaker: Arturo Sarukhan
Presider: Jose W. Fernandez

Experts delve into the domestic politics of Mexico, analyzing the impact of corruption, the drug war, and Mexico’s bilateral strategy with the United States following disagreements over immigration, border walls, and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

See more in Mexico; Economics; Politics and Strategy

Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare State

Speaker: Jody Miller
Speaker: Eduardo Porter
Speaker: Heidi Shierholz
Presider: Susan Lund

Experts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in turn, the possible need for a large welfare state to care for an increasingly underemployed population.

See more in Global; Labor; Trade

Presidential Elections in France: Results and Consequences

Speaker: William Drozdiak
Speaker: Jane Hartley
Speaker: Dominique Moisi
Presider: David A. Andelman

Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with the European Union and the United States.

See more in France; Elections