Transcripts

CFR maintains an archive of unedited transcripts from its on-the-record meetings. Separate archives of audio and video recordings are also available.

Conservation and Sustainability: The Role of the Private Sector

Speakers: Donna A. Harman, Beth Keck, and David T. Perry
Presider: Theodore Roosevelt IV

Donna A. Harman, Beth Keck, and David T. Perry discuss efforts taken by their respective organizations to achieve environmental and sustainability goals along their global supply chains, citing social and ethical imperatives as primary drivers. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.

See more in United States; Corporate Governance; Environmental Policy

Scarcity and Security in Africa

Speakers: Jendayi Frazer, Juergen Voegele, and Gary Weir
Presider: Harry Broadman

Jendayi Frazer, Juergen Voegele, and Gary Weir flesh out the drivers of scarcity and security challenges related to natural resources in Africa, focusing on natural resource management. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.

See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Food Security; Environmental Policy

The Presidential Inbox: Iran's Nuclear Program

Speakers: James Dobbins, William J. Fallon, and Karim Sadjadpour
Presider: Carol A. Giacomo

Participants discuss possible U.S. policy approaches to Iran's nuclear program and the recently concluded talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

See more in Iran; Proliferation

U.S. Immigration Policy

Speakers: Edward Alden, Richard Land, and Eliseo Medina

As the 113th U.S. Congress considers an overhaul of the country's immigration system, Task Force members Richard Land, Eliseo Medina, and project director Edward Alden discuss U.S. policy options and political prospects for comprehensive change.

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U.S. Defense Spending

Speakers: Lieutenant General David Barno (Retired), Barry M. Blechman, and Dov S. Zakheim
Presider: Gordon Adams

Experts analyze how changes in defense spending would affect U.S. military strategy.

See more in United States; Defense Budget