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.

A Conversation with General C. Robert Kehler

Speaker: General C. Robert Kehler
Presider: Franklin C. Miller

General C. Robert Kehler discusses the future of U.S. strategic nuclear forces, as well as U.S. Strategic Command's broader mission to deter and detect attacks against the U.S. and its allies, prepare for emerging threats around the world, and defend the nation as directed.

See more in Missile Defense; United States; Defense and Security

mDevelopment: Harnessing Mobile Technology for Global Economic Growth

Speakers: Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott Ratzan
Introductory Speaker: Cherie Blair
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott C. Ratzan discuss innovative ways mobile technology can be leveraged to foster economic growth, empower women, improve public health, and alleviate poverty.

The Women and Technology Roundtable Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil.

See more in Women; Telecommunications; Global

Atlanta Meeting: HBO History Makers Series with Jimmy Carter

Speaker: Jimmy Carter
Presider: Douglas G. Brinkley

Former president Jimmy Carter discusses the foreign policy accomplishments of his administration, as well as his work with the Carter Center.

The Home Box Office History Makers Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in international relations.

See more in United States; Diplomacy and Statecraft; Presidents and Chiefs of State

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.

See more in United States; Education; Learning Technologies

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.

See more in Turkey; United States; Politics and Strategy

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.

See more in United States

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.

See more in NATO; Global

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.