Linda Bartlett, an esteemed scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses maternal health in Afghanistan, highlighting her experiences during the Reproductive Age Mortality Survey (RAMOS), which she had conducted on horseback only months after the fall of the Taliban in 2002.
Experts discuss the 'real cost' of the financial crisis, specifically after central banks implemented Quantitative Easing 2 last year. This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.
Speakers: Michelle Bachelet, Paul De Lay, and Robert C. Orr Presider: Seth Berkley
Experts discuss the advancements on AIDS prevention during the last three decades. Robert Orr, the UN assistant secretary general for strategic planning and policy coordination, argues that policymakers should continue addressing the social functions of AIDS to maintain UNAIDS' bold platform.
Speakers: Bishop Charles E. Blake, Kenneth Hackett, and Jed Hoffman Presider: Laurie Garrett
Experts discuss how to equip and mobilize churches and faith communities to respond to the needs of those affected by HIV/AIDS in positive ways that target the stigmas associated with the pandemic, while improving access to HIV/AIDS treatment. Bishop Charles E. Blake, chairman and CEO of Save Africa's Children, emphasizes that the black church must emulate the Biblical leader Joseph's actions, providing humanitarian assistance to brothers and sisters struggling in Africa, the "homeland."
Olli Rehn, commissioner for economic and monetary affairs for the European Union (EU), details the steps the EU is taking for comprehensive economic repair, and states that the EU is maintaining its momentum of growth.
Experience has shown that community-based interventions not only reduce maternal mortality in Afghanistan, but also complement broader efforts to achieve stability and development in this war-torn country. Denise Byrd, an expert in maternal and child health, reproductive health, and family planning, described the challenges faced by maternal health providers in Afghanistan and discussed several successful intervention programs.
Speaker: Admiral Gary Roughead Presider: John F. Lehman
Admiral Gary Roughead, chief of U.S. naval operations, discusses the Navy's strategies for being a forward thinking global force that provides international maritime security, as well as humanitarian and disaster relief.
Austan D. Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, outlines major economic developments in the United States, including strategies for short-term and long-term growth, increases in investment, and the creation of jobs in the private sector.
CFR Senior Fellow Steven Cook and Foundation for Defense Democracies Research Fellow Tony Badran discuss the increasing violence and political change sweeping the region with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose. Cook and Badran have authored articles in the recently released eBook New Arab Revolt, published by CFR and Foreign Affairs.
Speaker: Jonathan Browning Presider: Steven Pearlstein
Volkswagen Group of America CEO Jonathan Browning shares his views on his company's aggressive investment in the United States as well as the future of manufacturing, the global automobile market, and other topics.
Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health and the Council on Foreign Relations and Lawrence Gostin, Professor of Global Health at Georgetown University Law Center, discusses what the upcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva will likely address and possible reforms to the World Health Organization.
CFR's Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program sits down with Anne-Marie Slaughter, Former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Deparment, to discuss the State Department's approach to alleviating poverty and empowering women in the developing world.