Speaker: Hina Rabbani Khar Presider: David E. Sanger
Hina Rabbani Khar, the minister for foreign affairs for Pakistan discusses the implications of U.S. and NATO troop reduction and withdrawal from Afghanistan, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and details surrounding the U.S. operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.
Harvard University professor and economist Martin Feldstein, and Princeton University professor and economist Alan Blinder discuss the implications of the fiscal cliff and how an agreement can be reached.
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.
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.
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.
Chevron Chairman and CEO John Watson shares his views on how U.S.-based multinational corporations can help expand American influence abroad and be a positive force for progress. Watson also discusses recent global energy trends, including the rise in production of shale gas and other unconventional energy sources, that are being driven by advances in energy technology.
In this Council on Foreign Relations meeting, "Is There a Seat at the Table for the Food and Beverage Industry in the Global Fight Against Obesity," Drs. Kelly Brownell, Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, and Derek Yach, Senior Vice President, Vitality Group, and Member, PepsiCo Scientific Advisory Board, debate the involvement of the food and beverage industry in the fight against global obesity.
CFR Fellow Shannon O'Neil and former Foreign Minister of Mexico Jorge Castañeda discuss newly elected Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and what this new administration means for U.S.-Mexico relations going forward.
Speakers: Antoine W. van Agtmael and Claudio M. Loser Presider: Theodore H. Moran
Claudio M. Loser and Antoine W. van Agtmael discuss perspectives on how Latin American countries have weathered the global financial crisis and assess what is at stake for the region's economies in the future.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.