Event Audio

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.

Global Hearts: Confronting the Cardiovascular Disease Crisis

Speaker: John Boyce
Speaker: Thomas R. Frieden
Introductory Remarks: Michael R. Bloomberg
Introductory Remarks: Margaret Chan
Presider: Richard E. Besser
Speaker: Paulyn Rosell-Ubial

Experts discuss the growing crisis of noncommunicable diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases, and the initiatives by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in countering these threats globally.

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Private Sector Innovation and Women’s Entrepreneurship

Presider: Rachel B. Vogelstein
Speaker: Sarah Thorn
Speaker: Jane Nelson

Jane Nelson and Sarah Thorn will discuss strategies to grow women’s entrepreneurship worldwide, with a particular emphasis on the role of the private sector. They will address the importance of public-private partnerships to train female entrepreneurs and facilitate the integration of women-owned businesses into global supply chains. This meeting is part of a high-level series on women and development, generously sponsored by the ExxonMobil Foundation. 

See more in Ivory Coast; Entrepreneurship