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.

Reimagining National Service

Speaker: Elisa Villanueva Beard
Speaker: Jonathan Koppell
Speaker: Stan A. McChrystal
Speaker: Tonia R. Wellons
Presider: Tom Brokaw

Experts share their perspectives on how service organizations can promote a culture of national service in the United States.

See more in United States; Military Leadership

Financing a New Ukraine

Speaker: Natalie Jaresko
Presider: Reuben Jeffery III

Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko discusses her country’s economy, including its ambitious reform agenda and recent International Monetary Fund package.

See more in Europe; International Finance

Charting a Future for the United Nations

Speaker: Bathsheba Crocker
Presider: Stuart W. Holliday

Bathsheba Crocker discusses the complex global challenges facing the United Nations, U.S. policies regarding the UN, and the arguments for investment in international organizations.

See more in Global; Global Governance

Saudi Arabia: A Look Ahead

Speakers: Helima Croft, F. Gregory Gause III, and Sarah Leah Whitson
Presider: Ethan Bronner

Experts discuss Saudi Arabia’s leadership transition and what it means for policymaking, oil prices, and human rights.

See more in Saudi Arabia; Human Rights; Oil