Linda Bartlett, an esteemed scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses maternal health in Afghanistan, highlighting her experiences during the Reproductive Age Mortality Survey (RAMOS), which she had conducted on horseback only months after the fall of the Taliban in 2002.
Experts discuss the 'real cost' of the financial crisis, specifically after central banks implemented Quantitative Easing 2 last year. This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.
Olli Rehn, commissioner for economic and monetary affairs for the European Union (EU), details the steps the EU is taking for comprehensive economic repair, and states that the EU is maintaining its momentum of growth.
Experience has shown that community-based interventions not only reduce maternal mortality in Afghanistan, but also complement broader efforts to achieve stability and development in this war-torn country. Denise Byrd, an expert in maternal and child health, reproductive health, and family planning, described the challenges faced by maternal health providers in Afghanistan and discussed several successful intervention programs.
CFR Senior Fellow Steven Cook and Foundation for Defense Democracies Research Fellow Tony Badran discuss the increasing violence and political change sweeping the region with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose. Cook and Badran have authored articles in the recently released eBook New Arab Revolt, published by CFR and Foreign Affairs.
Speaker: Jonathan Browning Presider: Steven Pearlstein
Volkswagen Group of America CEO Jonathan Browning shares his views on his company's aggressive investment in the United States as well as the future of manufacturing, the global automobile market, and other topics.
Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health and the Council on Foreign Relations and Lawrence Gostin, Professor of Global Health at Georgetown University Law Center, discusses what the upcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva will likely address and possible reforms to the World Health Organization.
CFR Senior Fellow For Defense Policy Stephen Biddle and CFR Senior Fellow For India, Pakistan, And South Asia, Daniel Markey, discuss the new methods the U.S. may have to employ in both Afghanistan and Pakistan after the recent killing of Osama bin Laden.
CFR President Richard N. Haass and Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose discuss what this development means for the war in Afghanistan and how it will affect the United States' relations with the region, and its implications for homeland security.
Speaker: Masaaki Shirakawa Presider: William J. McDonough
Masaaki Shirakawa, governor of the Bank of Japan, discusses the effects the March earthquake, tsunami, and events surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had on the Japanese economy, as well as the resilience and adaptability of the Japanese people.