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.

A Conversation With Arun Jaitley

Speaker: Arun Jaitley
Presider: Charles R. Kaye

Arun Jaitley discusses the status of India’s economy, its relationship with the United States, and its place in the world economy.

See more in India; Economics

A Conversation With Benoît Cœuré

Speaker: Benoît Cœuré
Presider: Steven Liesman

Benoît Cœuré discusses his position on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, the effectiveness of the bank’s Asset Purchase Program, and the impact on international capital flows.

See more in Europe; Eurozone

Responding to Russia

Speaker: Samuel Charap
Speaker: Thomas Gomart
Speaker: Charles A. Kupchan
Presider: Kimberly Marten

Experts explore policy options for the United States and Europe, including the possibility of a Western reset with Russia and the efficacy of sanctions.

See more in Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft

Russia Today

Speaker: Heidi Crebo-Rediker
Speaker: Keir Giles
Speaker: Kathryn Stoner
Presider: Drew J. Guff

Experts discuss the significant economic, political, demographic, and military trends in Russia today.

See more in Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft

How Did We Get Here?

Speaker: James M. Goldgeier
Speaker: Philip H. Gordon
Speaker: Marie Mendras
Presider: Michael Mandelbaum

Experts explore the lessons to be learned for U.S. policy from the quarter century since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

See more in Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft

Perspectives on Russia

Speaker: Dmitri Trenin
Speaker: Alexander R. Vershbow
Introductory Remarks: Rita E. Hauser
Presider: Paula Dobriansky

Experts provide insight on the internal politics of Russia, as well as the current state of U.S.-Russia relations.

See more in Russian Federation; Diplomacy and Statecraft

A Conversation With Dan Schulman

Speaker: Dan Schulman
Presider: Richard N. Haass
Introductory Remarks: Blair Effron

Dan Schulman discusses how globalization defines today's consumer and the value of public-private partnerships and how they accelerate innovation. He will also address responsible leadership, and how businesses can drive lasting economic and socioeconomic impact.

See more in Global; Business and Foreign Policy; Innovation

Driverless Cars and the Future of Transportation

Speaker: Hans-Werner Kaas
Speaker: Karlyn D. Stanley
Speaker: Jack Weast
Presider: Daniel Runde

Experts discuss innovations in driverless cars, the costs and benefits of autonomous vehicles, and the regulatory, ethical, and policy concerns that need to be addressed with the implementation of the technology.

See more in Global; Innovation; Entrepreneurship

A Look Inside Mexico

Speaker: Randal C. Archibold
Speaker: Shannon K. O'Neil
Speaker: Arturo Sarukhan
Presider: Jose W. Fernandez

Experts delve into the domestic politics of Mexico, analyzing the impact of corruption, the drug war, and Mexico’s bilateral strategy with the United States following disagreements over immigration, border walls, and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

See more in Mexico; Economics; Politics and Strategy

Libya: A Fractured State

Speaker: Lisa Anderson
Speaker: Christopher S. Chivvis
Speaker: Dirk Vandewalle
Presider: Carol A. Giacomo

Experts examine the challenges Libya faces in regaining stability—from its ongoing civil war to the increasing danger of the Islamic State—and discuss the repercussions of foreign intervention in failing states.

See more in Libya; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights

Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare State

Speaker: Jody Miller
Speaker: Eduardo Porter
Speaker: Heidi Shierholz
Presider: Susan Lund

Experts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in turn, the possible need for a large welfare state to care for an increasingly underemployed population.

See more in Global; Labor; Trade

Presidential Elections in France: Results and Consequences

Speaker: William Drozdiak
Speaker: Jane Hartley
Speaker: Dominique Moisi
Presider: David A. Andelman

Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with the European Union and the United States.

See more in France; Elections