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.
John P. Abizaid, retired U.S. Army general, and F.J. Bing West, former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs at the Department of Defense, join Kathleen Troia McFarland, national security analyst at Fox News, to provide insight and on-the-ground perspective on intervention efforts over the past twenty years.
See more in Global; Humanitarian Intervention
John Campbell, CFR's Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies, discusses the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the global response to this health crisis, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Diseases, Infectious; Religion
Hans Blix, former executive chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), joins Mitchel B. Wallerstein, president of Baruch College, to discuss Blix's experiences.
See more in Global; Weapons of Mass Destruction
Stephen J. Hadley, former national security advisor to President George W. Bush, joins CNN's Global Affairs Correspondent, Elise Labott, to discuss his experiences in foreign policy and national security. Hadley reflects on the evolution of terror groups since 9/11, changes in intelligence strategy, decisions made in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the effects of those decisions on today's challenges in the Middle East and Russia.
See more in United States; Politics and Strategy
Michael Kirby, former chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea, discusses the commission's recommendations for addressing systematic crimes against humanity in North Korea, including religious repression.
See more in North Korea; Human Rights; Religion
Matthew C. Waxman, CFR's adjunct senior fellow for law and foreign policy, discusses the costs and benefits of keeping Guantanamo Bay open and policy options available to the Obama administration, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
See more in Cuba; Human Rights; Terrorist Leaders
Isobel Coleman hosts Brian Levy, senior adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, for a discussion on the relationship between good governance and economic progress.
See more in Global; Global Governance
Bonnie S. Glaser of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith join Marcus Noland, executive vice president and director of studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, to discuss Chinese and Japanese perceptions towards North Korea since the death of Kim Jong-il.
See more in North Korea; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
Isobel Coleman hosts Ziba Mir-Hosseini for a discussion on the status of gender equality in the Muslim world.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Women; Human Rights
One Mind's Peter W. Chiarelli, Veterans Benefit Administration's Allison A. Hickey, and Goldman Sachs' Owen O'Driscoll West join Matthew Pottinger of Davidson Kempner Capital Management to discuss the transition of military veterans from the battlefield into civilian life.
See more in United States; Veterans Affairs
Jang Il Hun, ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the United Nations, joins Donald P. Gregg, chairman of the Pacific Century Institute and former U.S. ambassador to Korea, to discuss human rights in North Korea.
See more in North Korea; Human Rights
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, joins R. Glenn Hubbard, dean and professor at Columbia's University's Graduate School of Business, to discuss the state of the world economy following the financial crisis.
See more in Global; Economics
The Fifth Annual CFR Back-to-School Event showcases CFR's InfoGuide on the Sunni-Shia divide and features a conversation with Deborah Amos and Vali R. Nasr on the nature of the conflict, its effect on the Middle East region, and tactics for managing it.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; Religion; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
CFR Senior Fellow Alyssa Ayres discusses Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the United States and the evolving U.S.-India relationship, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
See more in India; Economics
Jeffrey Crisp, senior director for policy and advocacy at Refugees International, and Rochelle Davis, associate professor of cultural anthropology at Georgetown University, join Andrew Parasiliti, director of the Center for Global Risk and Security at the RAND Corporation, to discuss the long-term welfare of Syrian refugees and the burden on host countries.
See more in Syria; Refugees and the Displaced
Listen to Foreign Affairs contributors Jeremy Shapiro, former member of the U.S. State Department's policy planning staff and current fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Jytte Klausen, founder of the Western Jihadism Project, discuss the threat that foreign fighters returning from Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere pose to their home countries.
See more in Syria; Counterterrorism
George Washington University's Peter Bock, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Paul Cohen, and MIT's Andrew McAfee join Amy Alving, former chief technology officer of Science Applications International, to discuss recent innovations in artificial intelligence as well as the economic and security implications of these technological advances.
See more in Global; Innovation; Technology and Foreign Policy
Ernest Moniz, secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, joins Matthew Winkler, editor in chief at Bloomberg News, to discuss the "all-of-the-above" energy strategy of the United States.
See more in United States; Energy Policy
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, founder of Open Russia, joins CFR Fellow Stephen Sestanovich to discuss building and strengthening civil society in Russia.
See more in Russian Federation; Political Movements and Protests
Task Force Co-Chairs David H. Petraeus and Robert B. Zoellick and Task Force Project Director Shannon K. O'Neil join Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent at ABC News, to discuss economic growth potential in North America.
See more in North America; Economics; Energy and Environment