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An Overview of the Global Debt Crisis

Speaker: Alan Greenspan
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby

Alan Greenspan discusses the increase in U.S. debt levels, the roles of the Central Bank and the European Bailout Fund, and Germany's position in the European financial crisis.

This symposium is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and is made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.

See more in Budget, Debt, and Deficits; Financial Crises; Global

The Future of News

Speakers: Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel
Presider: Megan McArdle

Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel discuss the future of the international news media, including the proliferation of media outlets, their changing business models, and the effects the new media landscape has on an informed public.

See more in Media and Foreign Policy; Global

A Conversation with Donald Tsang

Speaker: Donald Tsang
Presider: Maurice R. Greenberg

Donald Tsang, chief executive of Hong Kong, reflects on Hong Kong's role in the international community, as well as the economic and health challenges the city has overcome.

This meeting is cosponsored with CFR's Asia Program.

See more in Hong Kong

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.

See more in Pakistan

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.

See more in Germany

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.

See more in Iraq