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.
Madeleine K. Albright, chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group, Jin-Yong Cai, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the International Finance Corporation, David M. Cote, chairman and chief executive officer of Honeywell, and Jon Huntsman, chairman of the Atlantic Council, join Elizabeth C. Economy, CFR's C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and director for Asia studies, to discuss the political, economic, and security aspects of the U.S.-China relationship and their policy implications.
See more in China; Economics; Defense and Security
Ed Husain, CFR’s adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies, discusses countering the Islamist narrative, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Terrorism; Religion
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), joins CFR Board Member Mary McInnis Boies, to discuss Napolitano’s career. Napolitano reflects on border control, cybersecurity, intelligence capabilities, and leadership.
See more in United States; Homeland Security
Experts discuss the Arab uprisings, their aftermath, and their effect on today’s political landscape.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Political Movements and Protests
This weekend, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit India twice and the first to be a guest for India's Republic Day. The upcoming meeting comes only four months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to the White House. Alyssa Ayres, CFR senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, discussed what to expect from the president's visit.
See more in India; Diplomacy and Statecraft
Former governor of Vermont, Howard Dean, and Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist, join Politico's Michael P. Hirsh, to discuss President Lyndon B. Johnson’s broad social agenda, the Great Society. Fifty years after the Great Society’s inception, the panelists reflect on the agenda’s economic and social legacy and envision its future.
See more in United States; Health Policy and Initiatives; Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Nomura Securities' Lewis Alexander, LSE's Philippe Legrain, and CFR's Michael A. Levi, join CFR's Sebastian Mallaby, to discuss the global economy in 2015. The panel discusses oil prices, quantitative easing in Europe, and Greece and Russia’s economies.
See more in Global; Economics
Orchard Global Asset Management's Bradley D. Belt, North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell, and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, join Columbia University's Glenn Hubbard, to discuss the challenges of fulfilling pension obligations in the United States and how these liabilities will affect economic growth and stability.
See more in United States; Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Christine Lagarde, managing director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), joins Diana Farrell, chief executive officer and president at the JPMorgan Chase Institute, to discuss the global economy and the IMF’s role in 2015.
See more in Global; Economics
In keeping with the core mission of the Center for Preventive Action, this meeting evaluated the most worrisome sources of instability and conflict in 2015. The speakers discussed their respective organizations’ assessment of risks and potential crises for the new year.
See more in Global; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
Valerie Amos, undersecretary-general and emergency relief coordinator at the United Nations, joins Columbia University's George Rupp, to discuss the realities and challenges of humanitarian work around the world today.
See more in Global; International Organizations and Alliances
Peter Mandaville, director of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies and professor of international affairs at George Mason University, and Sara Silvestri, senior lecturer in international politics at City University London, discuss the challenges and opportunities of diplomatic engagement with religious communities.
See more in Global; Religion; Diplomacy and Statecraft
Shannon O’Neil hosts Michael Faye and Tariq Malik for a discussion on harnessing technology in the service of development and good governance.
See more in Global; Technology and Science
Listen to Farah Pandith, CFR adjunct senior fellow and the first-ever State Department special representative to Muslim communities, put the January 7, 2015 massacre at the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in context, explain the appeal of violent Islamic extremism, and offer a long-term strategy to combat extremist ideology.
See more in Europe; Terrorist Attacks
Adam Segal, CFR senior fellow for China studies, and Scott A. Snyder, CFR senior fellow for Korea studies, discussed the cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the studio's decision to cancel its release of The Interview, a comedy that reportedly depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
See more in North Korea; Cybersecurity; Homeland Security
Experts discuss the economic and geopolitical implications of the Russian ruble’s recent plunge.
See more in Russian Federation; Financial Crises
Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and chief executive officer of DuPont, joins Alan S. Murray, editor at Fortune magazine, to discuss global competitiveness. Kullman describes Dupont’s deep portfolio strategy, and innovations ranging from drought-resistant cultivars to biofuel to golf ball materials.
See more in Global; Innovation; Competitiveness
CFR Director of Latin America Studies Julia Sweig discussed historic changes to the relationship between the United States and Cuba.
See more in Cuba; Diplomacy and Statecraft
Following the Pakistani Taliban's December 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, CFR Senior Fellow Daniel Markey and Adjunct Senior Fellow Farah Pandith discussed the attack itself, the Taliban, the Pakistani political scene, the attack's likely implications, and how this might relate to U.S. policy.
See more in Pakistan; Defense and Security
Task Force Co-Chair Thomas E. Donilon, Task Force Project Director Thomas J. Bollyky, and Task Force Member Barbara Byrne, join Juju Chang, coanchor of ABC News’ Nightline, to discuss the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force Report on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), which assesses the NCD crisis in developing countries and recommends practical, scalable strategies for intervention.
See more in Global; Diseases, Noncommunicable