Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the board of governors at the Federal Reserve System, joins Laurence D. Fink, chairman and chief executive officer at BlackRock and member of the board of directors at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss how the Federal Reserve system has evolved over time, and challenges for the future.
Speakers: Liaquat Ahamed, Willem Buiter, and Mark Gertler Presider: Sebastian Mallaby
Liaquat Ahamed, author of Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, Willem Buiter, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and global chief economist at Citigroup, and Mark Gertler, professor of economics at New York University and member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Academic Advisory Board, join Sebastian Mallaby, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss the history of the Federal Reserve and its future.
Speakers: Arminio Fraga, Jacob A. Frenkel, Philipp Hildebrand, and Mervyn King Presider: Roger C. Altman
Arminio Fraga, former president at the Central Bank of Brazil, Jacob A. Frenkel, former governor at the Bank of Israel, Philipp Hildebrand, former chairman at the Swiss National Bank, Mervyn King, distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former governor at the Bank of England, join Roger C. Altman, former deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to discuss their experiences as central bankers and insights into past financial crises.
Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, joins Michelle Patron, senior director for energy and climate change at the National Security Council, to discuss the current energy landscape and key findings from the 2014 World Energy Outlook.
Speakers: Christine Bader, Marcus Noland, and Ann M. Veneman
Christine Bader, visiting scholar and lecturer at Columbia University, Marcus Noland, executive vice president and director of studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Ann M. Veneman, former executive director at UNICEF and former U.S. secretary of agriculture, join Peter H. Lehner, executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council to dicuss their experiences with agriculture and extractive industries in resource-rich developing countries.
Speakers: Christopher Painter and Lawrence Strickling Presider: Nuala O’Connor
Christopher Painter, coordinator of the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the U.S. Department of State, Daniel Sepulveda, deputy assistant secretary and U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy at the U.S. Department of State, and Lawrence Strickling, assistant secretary for communications and information at the U.S. Department of Commerce, join Nuala O’Connor, president and chief executive officer at the Center for Democracy & Technology, to discuss the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) conference in Busan, South Korea, and what comes next.
Speakers: Dominique Lazanski, Robert Pepper, and Jonathan Spalter Presider: Craig Mundie
Dominique Lazanski, director of Public Policy at GSMA, Robert Pepper, vice president of global technology policy at Cisco Systems, and Jonathan Spalter, chairman at Mobile Future, join Craig Mundie, senior advisor to the chief executive officer at Microsoft, to discuss technological change and the move to mobile devices.
Speakers: Andrea Glorioso, Jeferson Nacif, and Eric Osiakwan Introductory Speaker: James M. Lindsay Presider: Aparna Sridhar
Andrea Glorioso, European Union information and communications technologies attaché to the United States, Jeferson Nacif, head of international affairs at the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications, and Eric Osiakwan, executive secretary of the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association, join Aparna Sridhar, counsel at Google, Inc. to discuss internet governance issues and the role of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Michael McCaul, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives, joins Jane Holl Lute, president and chief executive officer at the Council on CyberSecurity, to discuss the growth of ISIS, foreign fighters, and threats to U.S. homeland security.
Fellow Michael Levi, CFR's senior fellow for energy and the environment and director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, discusses the new U.S.-China bilateral agreement to cut carbon emissions and the deal's implications for global climate policy.
Henry A. Kissinger, chairman of Kissinger Associates, former U.S. Secretary of State, and former assistant to the president for national affairs, joins CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss Kissinger's role in the Cold War.
CFR's Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, Robert D. Blackwill, Vitaly Churkin, permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, and Frank Elbe, former director of German Foreign Minister Hans-Deitrich Genscher's cabinet, join Mary Elise Sarotte of Harvard University to discuss the factors and steps that led to the end of the Cold War.
Graham T. Allison of Harvard's Kennedy School, Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas at Austin, and William Taubman of Amherst College join Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose to discuss Cold War conduct.
Speakers: Frank Costigliola, Melvyn P. Leffler, and Philip D. Zelikow Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass Presider: Andrew Nagorski
Frank Costigliola of the University of Connecticut, Melvyn P. Leffler of the University of Virginia, and Philip D. Zelikow of the University of Virginia join Andrew Nagorski, former president and director of public policy at the EastWest Institute, to discuss key events and ideologies that formed the origins of the Cold War.
Speakers: Andras Forgacs, Robert Leclerc, and Mark Rosegrant Presider: Carol C. Adelman
Andras Forgacs of Modern Meadow, Robert Leclerc of AgFunder, and Mark Rosegrant of the International Food Policy Research Institute join Carol C. Adelman, senior fellow and director of the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute, to discuss emerging technologies in the agriculture sector.
Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, joins Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor at the Financial Times, to discuss current trends in the global economy and solutions for addressing the financial crisis.
Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster than in wealthier countries. The Independent Task Force outlines a plan for collective action on this growing epidemic.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
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