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.

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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Diversifying Global Supply Chains

Speakers: Anabella Ruiz de Freeman, Elizabeth Vazquez, and Astrid Pregel
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Astrid Pregel, Anabella Ruiz de Freeman, and Elizabeth Vazquez discuss the opportunities and challenges to integrating women-owned businesses into global supply chains.

This meeting is part of the ExxonMobil Women and Economic Development Roundtable series.

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.

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World Energy Outlook 2012

Speaker: Fatih Birol
Presider: Gary Ross

Dr. Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency (IEA), explains key findings in the IEA's flagship publication, World Energy Outlook 2012. The report presents authoritative projections of energy trends through 2035 and insights into what they mean for energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic development.

See more in Global; Energy Policy