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.

Public Opinion and the 2016 Election

Speaker: Kellyanne Conway
Speaker: Scott Miller
Speaker: Douglas E. Schoen
Presider: Elliot Stein

Experts discuss their insights and polling research on U.S. public opinions and attitudes towards the presidential candidates and the U.S. political system.

See more in United States; Elections

Colombia and FARC: Prospects for Peace

Speaker: Cynthia Arnson
Speaker: Bernard W. Aronson
Speaker: Daniel Restrepo
Presider: Michael Skol

Experts discuss Colombia’s peace negotiations with the FARC, prospects for completing and implementing a final deal, and implications for U.S.-Colombian relations.

See more in Colombia; Terrorism

The Troubles of Europe

Panelist: Péter Balázs
Panelist: Heidi Crebo-Rediker
Panelist: Anand Menon
Presider: Laura Zelenko

Experts address the challenges facing the EU today, including an aging population, an influx of refugees, and slow economic growth. Is Europe in the midst of a crisis of democratic governance? Will populism undo the Europe Union? Can Europe handle the challenges of an aging population, an influx of refugees, and slow economic growth?

See more in Europe; Diplomacy and Statecraft

The European Idea

Panelist: Jaroslaw Cwiek-Karpowicz
Panelist: Barbara Lippert
Panelist: Stewart M. Patrick
Presider: Walter Russell Mead

Experts take a look at the lessons learned from the creation and evolution of the European Union (EU). Faced with unprecedented challenges, the speakers assess how the EU and its antecedent organizations overcame past crises and how those lessons can be applied to the current situation today. 

See more in Europe; Diplomacy and Statecraft

A Conversation With Robert J. Shiller

Speaker: Robert J. Shiller
Presider: Peter R. Orszag
Introductory Speaker: Robert E. Rubin

Robert J. Shiller discusses the importance of economic irrationality, crowd behavior, and other elements of behavioral finance in understanding the global economy and making effective economic policy.

See more in Global; Economics