Inside CFR Events - 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.
Inequality has been steadily rising in the United States since the 1970s, but the gap between rich and poor increased dramatically following the financial crisis of 2008. José Ángel Gurría of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development joins Mary Ellen Iskenderian of Women's World Banking to discuss the growing inequality problem and what steps can be taken to promote more inclusive growth going forward.
See more in Global; Economic Development
CFR Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams leads a conversation on U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
See more in Israel; Palestine; Peacekeeping; Religion
Stephen Sestanovich, Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and previously ambassador-at-large for the former Soviet Union, and Alexander J. Motyl, professor of political science at Rutgers University–Newark, discuss the consequences of the protests in Ukraine for the country, the region, and the United States.
See more in Ukraine; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights
Three contributors to the Foreign Affairs ebook Iran and the Bomb 2: A New Hope—CFR Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Suzanne Maloney, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Vice President George Perkovich—discuss the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 over Iran's nuclear program, including the debate about potential U.S. sanctions against Iran.
See more in Iran; Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation
Alyssa Ayres leads a conversation on the upcoming elections in India and discusses the role of religion and caste in regional politics, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
See more in India; Religion; Elections
CFR Senior Fellow Gayle Lemmon moderates a conversation with Giovanna Lauro, deputy director of Promundo-U.S., and Alaka Basu, senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation and professor at Cornell University, on child marriage and the search for policy consensus on eliminating the practice globally.
See more in Global; Children
CFR Senior Fellow Paul Stares discusses preventive priorities in 2014 with professors and students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
See more in Global; Preparedness
Abdul Karim Aleryani, a former prime minister and vice president of the Yemen National Dialogue Conference, discusses Yemen's political transition process.
See more in Yemen; Development
China's growing demand for natural resources has been a boon for commodity producers, but it has also raised concerns about its effects on the global economy. Following the publication of their new book, By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World, CFR Fellows Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi join CFR's Director of Studies James M. Lindsay to discuss some of their findings.
See more in China; Economics
CFR Fellows Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss their recently published book, By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World.
See more in China; Energy and Environment; Economics
Emerging economies have boomed over the past decade, but many have recently seen their currencies come under pressure. With a potential currency crisis looming, CFR's Steven Cook, Marcus Noland of the Petersen Institute for International Economics, and Mitchell Orenstein of Northeastern University take an in-depth look at three emerging market success stories in a conversation with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose.
See more in South Korea; Turkey; Emerging Markets
Join experts as they discuss the recent history and evolution of the U.S. government's use of financial power and influence in national security.
See more in United States; Terrorism and the Economy
China's recent declaration of an air defense identification zone and territorial disputes in the East China and South China seas have led to increased tensions between China and its neighbors.
See more in Asia and Pacific; Territorial Disputes
Edward P. Djerejian leads a conversation on the international peace negotiations in Geneva and the challenges and possible outcomes that lie ahead for Syria, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
See more in Syria; Religion
Broad-based international economic sanctions on Iran have significantly impaired its economy and brought the regime to the negotiating table, but the recently concluded interim nuclear agreement remains controversial among many members of Congress.
See more in Iran; Politics and Strategy
With the Winter Olympics at Sochi set to begin in a matter of days, former ambassador John Beyrle, Angela Stent of Georgetown University, and CFR's Stephen Sestanovich discuss the current state and recent history of U.S.-Russia relations with Andrew Guff.
See more in Russian Federation; United States; Politics and Strategy
Jacques Berlinerblau leads a conversation on secularism in the United States and abroad, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
See more in Global; Religion
Olivier Blanchard of the International Monetary Fund offers his perspective on the world economy in a conversation with Abby Joseph Cohen of Goldman Sachs.
See more in Global; Economics
With the 2014 omnibus budget bill nearing completion, U.S. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew outlines his economic policy priorities for the coming year with John Bussey of the Wall Street Journal.
See more in United States; Economics
John Campbell leads a conversation on Nelson Mandela's legacy, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
See more in South Africa; Presidents and Chiefs of State; Religion