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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 Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Presider: Rachel B. Vogelstein
Speaker: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of UN Women joined the Women and Foreign Policy program’s director, Rachel Vogelstein, to discuss implementation of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. 

See more in Global; Development

Zika Virus Update

Speaker: Laurie Garrett
Speaker: Cláudio Maierovitch Pessanha Henriques
Presider: Sheri L. Fink

Experts discuss the Zika virus health emergency, its impact on Brazil, and actions that need to be taken to prevent a crisis.

See more in Global; Diseases, Infectious

Censorship and Free Expression in Modern Russia

Speaker: Ilya Danishevsky
Speaker: Anna Nemzer
Speaker: Maria Stepanova
Speaker: Ludmila Ulitskaya
Presider: Kimberly Marten

Four Russian literary figures share their experience as creative intellectuals in modern Russia and provide their perspective on the Russian government’s use of media, literature, and other forms of creative expression to regulate the narrative of the past and the present.

See more in Russian Federation; Culture and Foreign Policy