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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Julius Genachowski discusses the challenges and opportunities of the Federal Communications Commission's role in international telecommunications policy and its ongoing mission to promote Internet freedom, competition, innovation, and investment in broadband services around the globe.
See more in United States, Telecommunications
Claudio Loser and Antoine van Agtmael discuss perspectives on how Latin American countries have weathered the global financial crisis and assess what is at stake for the region's economies in the future.
See more in Central America, South America, Economics
Hungarian foreign minister János Martonyi discusses the current state of affairs in Europe from the Hungarian perspective.
See more in Central/Eastern Europe
Experts discuss CFR's Renewing America initiative issues: the U.S. fiscal cliff, government regulations, the state of U.S. infrastructure, and the economic consequences of political polarization.
See more in United States, Economics, Society and Culture
Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi debate whether an outside power should strike Iran to stop its nuclear program, as part of CFR's Third Annual Back-to-School Event.
Learn more about CFR's resources for the classroom at Educators Home.
See more in Iran
Vivek Wadhwa discusses his work with AnnaLee Saxenian of Berkeley on the critical contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs to the rise of Silicon Valley.
See more in United States, Business and Foreign Policy, Immigration
Shibley Telhami and film director Soraya Umewaka discuss the film Tomorrow We Will See, which follows a new generation of artists and designers living in Beirut.
See more in Lebanon, Society and Culture
Iranian minister of foreign affairs Ali Akbar Salehi discusses Iran's nuclear program, sanctions, and the country's relationship with the United States.
See more in Iran
Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki describes the history of the democratic movement in his country, as well as Tunisia's role in the Arab uprisings.
See more in Tunisia
Acting Secretary Blank discusses policies and investments for supporting U.S. competitiveness and job growth.
See more in United States, Business and Foreign Policy, Labor
Italian prime minister Mario Monti discusses his tenure in office and his country's participation in the eurozone.
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 Italy, Financial Crises
President Calderón discusses recent developments in Mexico, bilateral relations with the United States, and the country's role on the international stage.
See more in Mexico, United States
Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations, focusing on the bilateral relationship beyond national security concerns.
See more in United States, Pakistan
Boeing chairman, president, and chief executive officer Jim McNerney discusses the involvement of the business community in foreign policy; U.S. global competitiveness and the challenge of balancing fiscal austerity with necessary technology and innovation investment; and Boeing's outlook for the future.
The CEO Speaker series is a unique forum for leading global CEOs to share their insights on issues that are at the center of commerce and foreign policy and to speak to the changing role of business in the international community. The series, sponsored by the Corporate Program, is one way that CFR seeks to integrate perspectives from the business community into ongoing dialogues on pressing policy issues, such as the international economic recovery, sustainable growth and job creation, and the expanding reach and impact of technology.
See more in United States, Business and Foreign Policy
John O. Brennan discusses U.S. policy toward Yemen, the status of Yemen's political transition and economic recovery program, as well as the humanitarian and security situation throughout the country.
See more in Asia
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 Northeast Asia
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 and Disarmament
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 Central/Eastern Europe, Foreign Policy History
Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng discusses his personal journey, human rights, and the rule of law in China.
See more in China, Human Rights, Rule of Law