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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.

Navigating the U.S. Presidential Transition

Speaker: Joshua B. Bolten
Speaker: William M. Daley
Speaker: Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty III
Presider: Amy S. Davidson

Former White House chiefs of staff discuss the challenges facing the incoming administration as it enters the White House, as well as lessons learned from the three previous U.S. presidential transitions.

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A Conversation With James Clapper

Speaker: James R. Clapper
Presider: Charlie Rose

James Clapper reflects on lessons learned over his six years as Director of National Intelligence and discusses critical intelligence concerns facing the next U.S. president.

See more in United States; Intelligence