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Joseph Coughlin and Kelly Michel discuss how a healthy and active aging population can contribute to economic growth, and the public policy reform, new business strategies, and profound shifts in views on aging necessary to take advantage of this opportunity.
See more in United States; Aging; Competitiveness
Steve Coll, Robert Grenier, and Daniel Markey look at changes in U.S.-Pakistan relations over the past year and make recommendations for moving forward.
See more in Pakistan; United States
Ambassador David Scheffer and former State Department legal adviser John Bellinger discuss how international justice over the last two decades has affected international politics, including the U.S. role in assisting local war crimes prosecutions in Libya and elsewhere.
See more in Courts and Tribunals; Global
Leading regional experts Gregory Gause, III and Toby C. Jones assess the stability of Saudi Arabia, its role in the reshaped region, and the future of U.S.-Saudi relations.
See more in Saudi Arabia
Iraqi filmmaker Oday Rasheed discusses his second film, Qarantina, which follows the story of a broken family in Baghdad who takes in a mysterious boarder.
Qarantina is part of the Global Lens 2012 film series and was co-presented with the Global Film Initiative.
See more in Iraq
Obiageli Ezekwesili discusses the rise of Africa as a frontier market, the prospects for growth in coming years, the emergence of new players in African economies, and the World Bank's most innovative projects in the region.
See more in Africa (sub-Saharan); Emerging Markets
The United Nations is facing a growing range of transnational challenges in a time of increasingly scarce resources. Ambassador Joseph Torsella, U.S. representative to the United Nations for management and reform, discusses the U.S. role in working toward a more effective and efficient United Nations.
See more in United States; International Organizations and Alliances
David F. Gordon, Mark L. Schneider, and Paul B. Stares discuss their respective organization's assessments of the risks and the most worrisome sources of instability and conflict in 2012.
See more in Conflict Assessment; Global
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) discusses the current state of the U.S. economy and offers his suggestions for fundamental change through export expansion and corporate tax reform.
See more in United States; Financial Crises; Trade
Maria Otero discusses progress made on implementing recommendations outlined in the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review toward advancing American "civilian power."
See more in Homeland Security; United States
Scott Borgerson and Paula Dobriansky discuss the economic, environmental, and security implications of a changing Arctic region and its significance for the United States.
See more in Arctic; Climate Change
Experts discuss the energy demands of emerging economies, as well as the stability of oil supply.
This meeting is the first in a series of global partnership meetings with the Financial Times.
See more in Oil; Energy Policy; Global
U.S. secretary of homeland security Janet Napolitano discusses the Department of Homeland Security's work with international partners to strengthen global travel and trade networks, while addressing shared threats.
See more in United States; Homeland Security; Trade
Experts analyze the current economic conditions around the world and discuss potential threats in 2012.
This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.
See more in Economics; Global
Representative Kay Granger (R-TX) discusses the changing environment in the Middle East, focusing on Israel's future relations with Egypt and its other neighbors.
See more in Israel
In a meeting conducted via video conference, Aung San Suu Kyi discusses recent changes in Myanmar, her decision to rejoin the political system, and Myanmar-U.S. relations.
See more in Burma/Myanmar; Democratization
Experts discuss policy steps taken by central banks in the United States, Brazil, and Europe, and analyze the challenges ahead.
This meeting is part of the McKinsey Executive Roundtable series in International Economics.
See more in Infrastructure; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; Banks and Banking
Edmund S. Phelps, professor of political economy at Columbia University, discusses the causes of the economic slump in the United States.
See more in Financial Crises; United States
Representative Adam Smith, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses the evolving situation in the Middle East and North Africa.
See more in Middle East and North Africa; United States; Political Movements and Protests; Politics and Strategy
Michael Barber and Margaret Spellings discuss the state of elementary and secondary education in the United States.
See more in United States; Education; Competitiveness