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World Energy Outlook 2012

Speaker: Fatih Birol
Presider: Gary Ross

Dr. Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency (IEA), explains key findings in the IEA's flagship publication, World Energy Outlook 2012. The report presents authoritative projections of energy trends through 2035 and insights into what they mean for energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic development.

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Is There a Seat at the Table for the Food and Beverage Industry in the Global Fight Against Obesity?

Speakers: Kelly Brownell and Derek Yach
Presider: Thomas Bollyky

In this Council on Foreign Relations meeting, "Is There a Seat at the Table for the Food and Beverage Industry in the Global Fight Against Obesity," Drs. Kelly Brownell, Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, and Derek Yach, Senior Vice President, Vitality Group, and Member, PepsiCo Scientific Advisory Board, debate the involvement of the food and beverage industry in the fight against global obesity.

See more in Diseases, Noncommunicable; Global

The Crisis in Gaza

Speaker: Robert M. Danin
Presider: Toni Johnson

Robert Danin, Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, discusses the conflict in Gaza with's Toni Johnson.

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The Current State of Affairs in the European Union

Speaker: János Martonyi
Presider: Nancy G. Brinker

Nancy Brinker, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen for the Cure interviews Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Janos Martonyi on the state of the European Union today.

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Paradigm Shift: Efforts to Reform Drug Policy

Speaker: Gil Kerlikowske

Gil Kerlikowske, director of the National Drug Control Policy, discusses global drug policy, including a new emphasis on programs that recognize drug addiction as a disease of the brain instead of a moral failure, domestic and international trends in drug consumption, and the diversification of transnational criminal organizations.

See more in Drug Trafficking and Control; United States

A Conversation With Moncef Marzouki

Speaker: Mohamed Moncef Marzouki
Presider: Gideon Rose

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki discusses the successes, difficulties and future challenges of the democratic revolution that has swept over his country in the last year and a half.

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