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A Conversation with Pervez Musharraf

Speakers: Pervez Musharraf and James J. Shinn

Pervez Musharraf, former president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, discusses his return to politics and analyzes the current government's relationship with the United States.

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Personality and Power: The Case of Otto Von Bismarck

Speaker: Jonathan Steinberg
Presider: Wm. Roger Louis

Jonathan Steinberg, professor of modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses his book, Bismark: A Life.

This meeting is part of a series hosted with the National History Center featuring prominent historians who will examine the events and times that shaped foreign policy as we know it today.

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Achieving a Sustainable Federal Budget

Speaker: Douglas W. Elmendorf
Presider: Chrystia Freeland

Douglas W. Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, discusses the effects of revenue increases and spending cuts on the projected budget deficit.

This meeting is part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

See more in Budget, Debt, and Deficits; United States

HBO History Makers Series with Stanley A. McChrystal

Speaker: Stanley McChrystal
Presider: Tom Brokaw

Stanley A. McChrystal, former commander of the United States and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan and Joint Special Operations Command's premier military counterterrorism force, discusses his experiences in Afghanistan.

This meeting is part of the HBO History Makers series.

See more in Afghanistan; Defense Strategy

A Conversation with Pham Binh Minh

Speaker: Pham Binh Minh
Presider: Robert W. Woodruff

Pham Binh Minh, minister of foreign affairs for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, analyzes Vietnam's relationship with the United States and the surrounding nations, and outlines the country's strategy for economic growth.

See more in Economic Development; Vietnam

A Conversation with Sebastián Piñera

Speaker: Sebastian Piñera
Presider: J. Tomilson Hill

Sebastián Piñera, president of the Republic of Chile, discusses Chile's strong fiscal and trade policies, as well as efforts to increase domestic per capita income.

See more in Chile; Economic Development

A Conversation with Hoshyar Zebari

Speaker: Hoshyar Zebari
Presider: Mary Boies

Hoshyar Zebari, minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Iraq, analyzes Iraq's growth under democracy, and reaffirms that U.S. and international efforts were worth the cost.

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A Conversation with Philip Zelikow

Speaker: Philip D. Zelikow
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Garrick Utley

Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission Report, presses the need to hold trials for the 9/11 conspirators and explores the findings of the report.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, 9/11: Ten Years Later, which was made possible by the generous support of Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis.

See more in United States; 9/11 Impact

Cyber Governance and Instability

Speaker: Paul Twomey
Presider: Stewart A. Baker

Paul Twomey, chief executive officer of Argo Pacific, discusses the challenges posed by the present state of global cyber instability for governance at both the corporate and international levels.

This event is made possible in partnership with the Atlantic Council and the Cyber Conflict Studies Association.

See more in Cybersecurity; Global Governance; United States