Transcripts

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Economic Policy After the Omnibus

Speaker: Jacob J. Lew
Presider: John C. Bussey

With the 2014 omnibus budget bill nearing completion, U.S. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew outlines his economic policy priorities for the coming year with John Bussey of the Wall Street Journal.

See more in United States; Economics

The Decline and Fall of Colonial Vietnam

Speaker: Fredrik Logevall
Presider: Gideon Rose

Fredrik Logevall, winner of the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award, discusses his prize-winning book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the long decline of French colonial power in Indochina and links it to the increasing involvement of the United States in the region.

See more in Global; Wars and Warfare

Pursuing Ideals or Protecting Interests in Egypt?

Speakers: Thomas Carothers, Daniel C. Kurtzer, and Shibley Telhami
Presider: Richard N. Haass

With the Muslim Brotherhood sidelined for the time being and the military once again firmly in charge, the Egyptian political landscape has settled into a three-way stalemate between the Islamists, secular liberals, and old-guard elites.

This meeting is part of the "What to Do About" series, which highlights specific issues and features experts who put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting.

See more in Egypt; Organization of Government

Europe 2014: An Outlook from the European Central Bank

Speaker: Jörg Asmussen
Presider: Steve Liesman

Jörg Asmussen reflects on the European Central Bank's role in overcoming the eurozone crisis and the economic challenges for Europe ahead in 2014.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics.

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Renewing America Series: The Cost of U.S. Healthcare

Speakers: Steven Brill, Ezekiel Emanuel, and William Haseltine
Presider: Rana Foroohar

Experts discuss how the cost of U.S. healthcare is impacting the economy, as part of CFR's Renewing America series.

The Renewing America series examines how policies at home directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

See more in United States; Health Policy and Initiatives

The U.S. Economy and Fiscal Policy

Speakers: Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Vincent Reinhart
Presider: Alan S. Murray

Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Vincent Reinhart discuss the U.S. economy amidst continuing fiscal uncertainty.

See more in Global; Economics