Transcripts

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

Menlo Park Meeting: U.S. Education Reform and National Security

Speakers: Julia Levy and Condoleezza Rice
Presider: Eric Schmidt

Condoleeza Rice and Julia Levy introduce and describe the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security, which is part of CFR's Renewing America initiative and asserts that fixing the nation's underperforming education system is critical for strengthening the country's security and increasing its economic competitiveness.

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U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, and Steven A. Cook
Presiders: Anya Schmemann and David R. Ignatius

The new CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force report provides analysis and recommendations on Turkey's relationship with the United States; role within NATO; relations in the Middle East and Europe; political and social development; and place in the global economy.

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A Conversation with Network News Executives

Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Panelists: Stephen A. Capus, Ken Jautz, David Rhodes, and Benjamin B. Sherwood

Executives from NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN discuss the future of the news media, including the importance of international news coverage, the rise of online news, and the effects of technology on the industry.

This meeting was made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation.

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Next Steps for NATO

Speaker: Ivo H. Daalder
Presider: Michael Getler

Ahead of the mid-May NATO summit in Chicago, Ambassador Daalder discusses the alliance's priorities and future, as well as broader transatlantic relations.

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The Evolution and Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations

Speakers: Jorge G. Castañeda and Robert A. Pastor
Presider: James F. Hoge Jr.

Experts discuss outcomes of the 2012 elections in the United States and Mexico and look at both countries' post election agendas.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyond the 2012 Election, which was made possible by the generous support of the Mexican Business Council.

See more in Mexico; Elections; Politics and Strategy; United States

Media Conference Call: Tensions in the U.S.-China Relationship

Speaker: Jerome A. Cohen
Presider: Bernard Gwertzman

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner head to Beijing for the annual Security and Economic Dialogue, the U.S.-China relationship faces diplomatic tension over the status of activist Chen Guangcheng, China's currency, China's leadership transition, and other issues. CFR's Jerome Cohen, an expert on law and business in China, discusses the U.S. relationship with China and the implications of these tensions.

Speaker: Erskine B. Bowles

Erskine Bowles at the HBO History Making Series shares that the United States is facing the most predictable yet the most avoidable economic crisis in history


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The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

Speaker: Hernando de Soto
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Speaker

Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, which advises heads of state and governments worldwide; Author, The Other Path: The Invisible Revolution in the Third World and The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

Presider

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations

See more in Middle East and North Africa; Poverty; Political Movements and Protests