Event Transcripts

CFR maintains an archive of unedited transcripts from its on-the-record meetings. Separate archives of audio and video recordings are also available.

HBO History Makers Series with Hans Blix

Speaker: Hans Blix
Presider: Mitchel B. Wallerstein

Hans Blix recounts his experiences leading the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission as it searched for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2002, and as Director General of the IAEA during the Chernobyl Disaster in Ukraine.

See more in United States; Politics and Strategy

Assessing the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Speakers: Jeffrey Crisp and Rochelle Davis
Presider: Andrew Parasiliti

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

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Robots and Beyond

Speakers: Peter Bock, Paul Cohen, and Andrew McAfee
Presider: Amy Alving

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

DC Event: Report Launch of the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force on North America

Speakers: General David H. Petraeus, Robert B. Zoellick, and Shannon K. O'Neil
Presider: Jonathan Karl

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; Energy and Environment