Egyptians headed to the polls Monday in the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak amid deepening divisions in society and concern about the nation's direction. Join CFR senior fellow Ed Husain, who is currently in Cairo, for an analysis of the elections and the path ahead.
More than twenty people have died and hundreds are wounded in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Tahrir Square. CFR senior fellow Steven A. Cook, author of The Struggle for Egypt, discusses the Egyptian military, the upcoming parliamentary elections, and the implications of this violence.
Speakers: Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel Presider: Megan McArdle
Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel discuss the future of the international news media, including the proliferation of media outlets, their changing business models, and the effects the new media landscape has on an informed public.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan provides an overview of the global debt crisis in the first session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Europe's Debt, America's Deficit: The Crisis of the Rich World.
Jacob J. Lew, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, analyzes the effect of the political gridlock in Washington on fiscal policies, and discusses the domestic deficit challenges faced by the White House.