Transcripts

CFR maintains an archive of unedited transcripts from its on-the-record meetings. Separate archives of audio and video recordings are also available.

Diversifying Global Supply Chains

Speakers: Anabella Ruiz de Freeman, Elizabeth Vazquez, and Astrid Pregel
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Astrid Pregel, Anabella Ruiz de Freeman, and Elizabeth Vazquez discuss the opportunities and challenges to integrating women-owned businesses into global supply chains.

This meeting is part of the ExxonMobil Women and Economic Development Roundtable series.

The Responsibility to Lead

Speaker: Mike Duke
Presider: Daniel L. Doctoroff

Mike Duke, president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., discusses the role of business in sustainability, women's economic empowerment, food security, and the global middle class.

This meeting is part of the CEO Speaker Series.

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World Energy Outlook 2012

Speaker: Fatih Birol
Presider: Gary Ross

Dr. Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency (IEA), explains key findings in the IEA's flagship publication, World Energy Outlook 2012. The report presents authoritative projections of energy trends through 2035 and insights into what they mean for energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic development.

See more in Global; Energy Policy

The Case for U.S. Multinationals

Speaker: John S. Watson
Presider: Alan S. Murray

Chevron Chairman and CEO John Watson shares his views on how U.S.-based multinational corporations can help expand American influence abroad and be a positive force for progress. Watson also discusses recent global energy trends, including the rise in production of shale gas and other unconventional energy sources, that are being driven by advances in energy technology.

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Is There a Seat at the Table for the Food and Beverage Industry in the Global Fight Against Obesity?

Speakers: Kelly Brownell and Derek Yach
Presider: Thomas Bollyky

In this Council on Foreign Relations meeting, "Is There a Seat at the Table for the Food and Beverage Industry in the Global Fight Against Obesity," Drs. Kelly Brownell, Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, and Derek Yach, Senior Vice President, Vitality Group, and Member, PepsiCo Scientific Advisory Board, debate the involvement of the food and beverage industry in the fight against global obesity.

See more in Diseases, Noncommunicable; Global

The Crisis in Gaza

Speaker: Robert M. Danin
Presider: Toni Johnson

Robert Danin, Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, discusses the conflict in Gaza with CFR.org's Toni Johnson.

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The Current State of Affairs in the European Union

Speaker: János Martonyi
Presider: Nancy G. Brinker

Nancy Brinker, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen for the Cure interviews Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Janos Martonyi on the state of the European Union today.

See more in EU