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.

U.S. Defense Spending

Speakers: Lieutenant General David Barno (Retired), Barry M. Blechman, and Dov S. Zakheim
Presider: Gordon Adams

Experts analyze how changes in defense spending would affect U.S. military strategy.

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Democratic Internationalism: An American Grand Strategy for a Post-Exceptionalist Era

Presider: Stewart M. Patrick
Panelists: Daniel Deudney, G. John Ikenberry, and David Brooks

The discussion outlines a new U.S. grand strategy focused on reinvigorating solidarity between the United States and established democracies in defense of a world based on liberal principles and the rule of law, with Johns Hopkins University Professor Daniel Deudney, Princeton University Professor G. John Ikenberry, The New York Times columnist David Brooks, and CFR's Stewart M. Patrick.

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The Responsibility to Lead

Speaker: Mike Duke
Presider: Daniel L. Doctoroff

Mike Duke, president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., discusses the role of business in sustainability, women's economic empowerment, food security, and the global middle class.

This meeting is part of the CEO Speaker Series.

See more in Business and Foreign Policy