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James C. Greenwood and Robert Langer discuss recent advances in the biotechnology industry, areas of potential growth and application, and their significance for U.S. competitiveness.
See more in United States, Biotechnology
Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper discusses trade and the economy, current and future energy issues, and security concerns.
See more in Canada
The political successor to the Dalai Lama discusses Tibet.
See more in Tibet, Economics, Humanitarian Law, International Peace and Security
Richard N. Haass discusses his new book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home, in which he puts forward a new foreign policy doctrine of Restoration, where the United States limits its engagement in wars of choice and humanitarian interventions abroad, and focuses on restoring the foundations of its power at home.
See more in United States, U.S. Strategy and Politics
Wolfgang Schäuble discusses the financial market regulation and current state of the European Union.
See more in Europe/Russia, Economics
Icelandic president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson discusses the international economic, environmental, and security implications of a changing Arctic region.
See more in Polar Regions, Energy/Environment
Scott Pace and Robert Walker discuss U.S. space program budget cuts, the indefinite cancellation of U.S.-government-sponsored human space exploration, and the rise of private sector activity in the area.
See more in United States, Space
Experts discuss what lessons the military learned during the Iraq war, and how the war in Iraq will influence future policy making.
See more in Iraq, Defense Strategy
David Lipton discusses the evolution of the IMF in the global financial system.
See more in Americas, Economics, Economic Development, Emerging Markets, Infrastructure, Sanctions
Willem H. Buiter, chief economist at Citigroup, discusses break-up risk, sovereign debt restructuring, bank creditor bail-ins, debt mutualization, austerity, and growth in the eurozone.
See more in EU, Economics
Mvemba Dizolele, Tony Gambino, and Ben Rawlence discuss the long history of the Congo, the roadblocks to a sustainable framework agreement, and recommendations for the United States and regional players moving forward.
See more in Democratic Rep. of Congo
Jendayi Frazer, Juergen Voegele, and Gary Weir flesh out the drivers of scarcity and security challenges related to natural resources in Africa, focusing on natural resource management. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.
See more in Africa
Blake Clayton, Geoff Dabelko, and Greg Stone discuss natural capital accounting and valuing ecosystem services as key components in promoting sustainable natural resource management, while noting the role of technology in overcoming perceived natural resource scarcity. This meeting is part of the Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security symposium, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Conservation International.
See more in United States, Economics, Natural Resources Management
Carl Levin discusses U.S. defense policy and ongoing national security concerns.
See more in United States, National Security and Defense
Writer Maaza Mengiste and executive producer Tom Yellin discuss their new film, Girl Rising.
See more in Ethiopia
A panel of experts discuss Iran's nuclear program.
See more in Iran
Experts discuss China's leadership transition and its implications for U.S.-China relations.
See more in China
Ambassador Fredrick Barton assesses challenges facing his bureau stemming from conflicts around the world.
See more in Asia, Middle East, Conflict Prevention, Terrorism
As the 113th U.S. Congress considers an overhaul of the country's immigration system, Task Force members Richard Land, Eliseo Medina, and project director Edward Alden discuss U.S. policy options and political prospects for comprehensive change.
See more in United States, Homeland Security, U.S. Strategy and Politics
Hina Rabbani Khar, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan's minister for foreign affairs, discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations, counterterrorism, and Afghanistan.
See more in Pakistan