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As part of its mission, CFR convenes meetings in New York, Washington, DC, and other cities where senior government officials, global leaders, and prominent thinkers come together with CFR members to discuss and debate major international issues.
Many of these on-the-record meetings are streamed live. Upcoming CFR Live meetings are listed below. You can also subscribe to CFR's YouTube channel for updates. Additionally, CFR maintains an archive of full-length videos from its on-the-record meetings, as well as transcripts and audio recordings.
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Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, discusses North America's natural gas and oil resources, technological innovations, and their effect on the global energy market.
This meeting is part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker Series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights before a high-level audience of CFR members. The series aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership.
See more in Oil; Energy Policy; United States
Ambassador Carlos Gianelli Derois and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein discuss the challenges that governments face in balancing international trade and tobacco control objectives and the increasing number of trade disputes involving tobacco control that have arisen under bilateral investment treaties (BIT) and at the WTO.
This meeting is part of the Global Health, Economics, and Development Roundtable Series, which provides a forum for U.S. policymakers, academics, and other prominent experts to evaluate the most pressing health and development challenges afflicting low- and middle-income countries. The series explores best practices and potential solutions from the field's leading thinkers and serves to educate and engage CFR's influential membership.
See more in United States; Trade
Hyun In-taek and Kim Tae-young discuss their experiences managing crises on the Korean peninsula in 2010 and their policy recommendations for future U.S.-ROK cooperation.
See more in South Korea; United States; Regional Security
Secretary Geithner discusses the state of the global economy and the U.S. recovery.
See more in Financial Crises; EU
A panel discussion marking the release of CFR's new ebook, Iran: The Nuclear Challenge. The essays in this volume, all authored by fellows in CFR's David Rockefeller Studies Program and edited by Robert Blackwill, inform readers on how, not what, to think about Iran's nuclear activities.
See more in Iran; Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation
John Lewis Gaddis, author of George F. Kennan: An American Life, discusses the diplomatic and personal legacy of George F. Kennan, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union.
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.
See more in History and Theory of International Relations; Europe
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres discusses the current state of the world's refugees.
This meeting is part of the Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture series, which was established by the Council and the family of Arthur C. Helton, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who died in the August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. The Helton Lectureship is an annual event at which one or more speakers address pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns.
See more in Global; Refugees and the Displaced
Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng discusses his personal journey, human rights, and the rule of law in China.
See more in Human Rights; China; Rule of Law
Senator Marco Rubio discusses foreign policy challenges facing the United States.
See more in Politics and Strategy; United States
General C. Robert Kehler discusses the future of U.S. strategic nuclear forces, as well as U.S. Strategic Command's broader mission to deter and detect attacks against the U.S. and its allies, prepare for emerging threats around the world, and defend the nation as directed.
See more in United States; Defense and Security
William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, discusses monetary policy.
This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics.
See more in Monetary Policy; United States
Ahead of Egypt's first presidential election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, Steven A. Cook and Michele Dunne assess the country's current political landscape and U.S. policy options moving forward.
See more in Egypt; Elections
Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott C. Ratzan discuss innovative ways mobile technology can be leveraged to foster economic growth, empower women, improve public health, and alleviate poverty.
The Women and Technology Roundtable Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil.
See more in Global; Women; Telecommunications
Washington Meeting: The new CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force report provides analysis and recommendations on Turkey's relationship with the United States; role within NATO; relations in the Middle East and Europe; political and social development; and place in the global economy.
See more in Turkey
See more in Turkey; United States
Executives from NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN discuss the future of the news media, including the importance of international news coverage, the rise of online news, and the effects of technology on the industry.
This meeting was made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation.
See more in United States; Media and Foreign Policy
Joshua Kurlantzick and Lex Rieffel assess the challenges and opportunities of modifying U.S. political and economic policy toward Myanmar.
See more in Burma/Myanmar
Jose W. Fernandez and Michael Shifter, author of the new Council Special Report, Countering Criminal Violence in Central America, discuss U.S. and regional efforts to mitigate the violence.
See more in Latin America and the Caribbean; Transnational Crime
Daniel K. Tarullo, member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, reviews the vulnerabilities in the financial system that contributed to the crisis and compelled regulatory response, outlines key reforms adopted to date, and identifies the important regulatory tasks that remain.
The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.
See more in United States; Financial Crises
Experts discuss outcomes of the 2012 elections in the United States and Mexico and look at both countries' post election agendas.
This session was part of a CFR symposium, U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyond the 2012 Election, which was made possible by the generous support of the Mexican Business Council.
See more in Mexico