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.

HBO History Makers: Understanding the 2008 Financial Crisis

Speakers: Barney Frank and Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Presider: David Wessel

Barney Frank and Henry M. Paulson Jr. look back at the 2008 financial crisis, the ongoing recovery process, and lessons learned from their unique perspectives.

In collaboration with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Home Box Office History Makers Series sponsors speakers whose contributions made a prominent impact at a critical juncture in history.

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Regulation, Behavior, and Paternalism

Speaker: Cass R. Sunstein
Presider: Thomas J. Bollyky

Cass R. Sunstein, former White House Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, discusses findings from his latest book, Simpler: The Future of Government, and discusses the international implications of his research on regulation, behavioral economics, and paternalism.

Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet

Speakers: John D. Negroponte, Samuel J. Palmisano, and Adam Segal
Presider: Thomas Gjelten

The CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, finds that as more people and services become interconnected and dependent on the Internet, societies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks.

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Britain’s Place in Europe

Speakers: Charles A. Kupchan and Adam Posen

Charles Kupchan and Adam Posen discuss the United Kingdom's future role in Europe and assess the ramifications of this changing relationship.

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Defending an Open, Global, Secure and Resilient Internet

Speakers: John D. Negroponte, Samuel J. Palmisano, and Adam Segal
Introductory Speaker: Anya Schmemann

The CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, finds that as more people and services become interconnected and dependent on the Internet, societies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks.

See more in Global; Cybersecurity

Child Marriage and U.S. Foreign Policy

Speakers: Geeta Rao Gupta and Mary Robinson
Presider: Rachel B. Vogelstein

Mary Robinson and Geeta Rao Gupta discuss the Council on Foreign Relations report, Ending Child Marriage: How Elevating the Status of Girls Advances U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives. In the report, author Rachel B. Vogelstein argues that ending child marriage is not only a moral obligation, but a strategic imperative that will further U.S. foreign policy interests in development, stability, and the rule of law.

See more in Global; Children