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.

What to Do About 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.

See more in Europe; Economics

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

HBO History Makers Series with Ted Koppel

Speaker: Ted Koppel
Presider: Ken Auletta

Ted Koppel reflects on his career and the changing nature of journalism and social media.

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. Recent speakers in the series include Mo Ibrahim, Paul Volcker, Madeleine Albright, and Stanley McChrystal.

See more in United States; Society and Culture