Videos

CFR maintains an archive of full-length videos from its on-the-record meetings, as well as brief highlight videos for select meetings. Separate archives of transcripts and audio recordings are also available.

A Conversation with Michael Bloomberg

Speaker: Michael R. Bloomberg
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Julia Preston

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlights the role of immigrants for America's economic growth and the need for Washington to put aside partisan politics to pass immigration reforms needed to create jobs.

This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.

See more in United States; Immigration; Labor

A Conversation with Mike Rogers

Speaker: Mike Rogers
Presider: Ellen Laipson

Mike Rogers discusses the intelligence lessons learned from the recent Osama bin Laden operation.

See more in Terrorism

The Gulf War: Twenty Years Later

Speakers: Richard N. Haass, David E. Jeremiah, Richard Kerr, Brent Scowcroft, and Paul D. Wolfowitz
Presider: Rick Atkinson

For historical context, speakers above are listed with their titles at the time of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Twenty years after Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, a panel of former administration officials discuss both their roles in and lessons learned from the Gulf War.

See more in Iran; Wars and Warfare

Currency Wars

Speakers: Raghuram G. Rajan and Kenneth S. Rogoff
Presider: Jeffrey R. Shafer

Experts discuss the effects of the Federal Reserve System's monetary policy on the foreign currencies pegged to the U.S. dollar and express concern over future currency wars.

This event was part of the McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics.

See more in United States; Trade

Speakers: Joseph S. Nye Jr. and Gideon Rachman
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs commentator at Financial Times, and Joseph S. Nye Jr., university distinguished service professor at Harvard Kennedy School, discuss new variables that are changing America's foreign policy strategies including the diffusion of power as technology empowers nonstate and nongovernmental actors, as well as the power transition from West to East.

See more in Defense Strategy; Technology and Foreign Policy; United States

Food and Drug Safety: The Scale of the Challenge

Speakers: David Heymann, Gary Jay Kushner, and Paul B. Orhii
Introductory Speakers: Richard N. Haass and Margaret Ann Hamburg
Presider: Richard E. Besser

Experts discuss the implications of importing and exporting food, drugs, and other consumer products in a globalized economym, as well as how to manage the quality of these products.

This session was part of CFR's Symposium on Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization? which was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

See more in Global; Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines; Drug Trafficking and Control

Speakers: Roger C. Altman, Michael Mandelbaum, and George Stephanopoulos
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Experts examine the effects of the current Congressional stalemate, minimal economic growth, and the increasing debt burden on U.S. foreign policy in the Obama administration.

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, CFR will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

See more in United States; Business and Foreign Policy; Congresses, Parliaments, National Legislatures

Next Steps in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Cooperation

Speakers: Rose E. Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, and Micah Zenko
Presider: Clifford A. Kupchan

Following U.S. ratification of the New START arms control treaty with Russia, Rose E. Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, and Micah Zenko discuss the next steps in U.S. and Russian nuclear cooperation, in particular with regard to missile defense cooperation and the new "123 Agreement."

See more in Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament; Russian Federation; United States

What Sort of Fed Do We Want?

Speakers: Alan S. Blinder, John B. Taylor, and David Wessel
Presider: Jeffrey E. Garten

Experts discuss if the authority of the federal reserve system will change under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and grade the system as it changed from Chairman Greenspan to Chairman Bernanke.

See more in United States; Financial Crises

U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Speakers: James Dobbins, Robert Grenier, and Daniel S. Markey
Presider: Leslie H. Gelb

Experts discuss the findings and recommendations of the Independent Task Force on U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan including nation building techniques, possible withdrawal strategies, and how to combat corruption, in addition to discussing the Obama administration's most recent Afghan strategy review.

See more in Afghanistan; Pakistan

A Conversation with Lawrence H. Summers

Speaker: Lawrence H. Summers
Presider: Tim Ferguson

Lawrence H. Summers, director of the National Economic Council, remarks on volatile currency exchange rates, unstable European markets, and the negative effects of financial policy on organic economic growth.

This session was part of CFR's Stephen C. Friedheim Symposium on Global Economics which was made possible through generous support from Stephen C. Freidheim.

See more in Financial Crises; Economic Development

U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan : Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Speakers: Richard L. Armitage and Daniel S. Markey
Presider: David R. Ignatius

Experts assess U.S. objectives, strategy, and policy options in Pakistan and Afghanistan; recommendations include a long-term partnership with Pakistan, calls for a new approach to Afghan political reform, reconciliation, and regional diploma; and changing strategy absent progress.

See more in Pakistan; Afghanistan; Politics and Strategy

The Future of Bilateral Security Cooperation

Speakers: Jorge Chabat, Alfredo Corchado, and Frances Fragos Townsend
Presider: Garrick Utley

Experts detail the effects of the increasing violence in Mexico and the resulting spillover into the United States; the tools needed for Mexico to combat this violence; and the need for leadership from the private industry.

This session was part of a CFR symposium,200 Years of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century,which was made possible through generous support from the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

See more in Mexico; United States