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.

International Trade Policy

Speaker: Edward Alden
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Edward Alden, CFR’s Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow and director of the CFR Renewing America publication series, discusses international trade policy and American competitiveness, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

See more in Global; Trade

The Migrant Crisis in Europe

Speaker: Nancy Lindborg
Speaker: Gregory A. Maniatis
Presider: Susan F. Martin

Experts assess the current state of the escalating migration and refugee crisis in Europe.

See more in Europe; Migration

Who Is Pope Francis?

Speaker: Kurt Martens
Speaker: Thomas J. Reese
Speaker: John Thavis
Presider: Katherine Marshall

Experts discuss the leadership style, psychology, personality, and policies of Pope Francis ahead of his upcoming visit to the United States.

See more in Global; Religion; Vatican/Holy See

China's Economic Readjustment

Speaker: Nicholas R. Lardy
Speaker: David Daokui Li
Speaker: Gao Xiqing
Introductory Speaker: Zheng Xinli
Presider: John C. Bussey

Experts discuss recent developments in the Chinese economy.

See more in China; Economics

Media Call: Iran Nuclear Agreement

Speaker: Philip H. Gordon
Presider: Deborah Susan Amos

Iran and six nations led by the United States reached a historic agreement on July 14, 2015, that will limit Tehran's nuclear capacity for more than a decade in return for lifting international economic sanctions. Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Philip Gordon assesses the deal's implications for U.S.-Iran relations and Iran's role in the international community.

See more in Iran; United States; Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament; Nuclear Energy