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President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Discussion

Speakers: Ellen Kullman, Robert Wolf, and Jeffrey Zients
Presider: Garrick Utley

President Obama formed the Council on Jobs to provide differing perspectives and non-partisan advice on bolstering the economy through fostering job creation, innovation, growth, and competitiveness. At this CFR meeting, experts discuss the Council's work and recommendations.

See more in United States; Competitiveness; Labor

The View from the Obama Administration

Speaker: Robert D. Hormats
Presider: Thierry de Montbrial

Undersecretary of Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats addresses the CFR's Council of Councils inaugural conference.

The Council of Councils is an international initiative designed to connect leading foreign policy institutes from around the worked in a common conversation on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation. The initiative is funded by a generous grant from the Robina Foundation.

See more in United States; Presidents and Chiefs of State

The Multilateral View

Speaker: Robert B. Zoellick
Presider: Richard N. Haass

The President of the World Bank, Robert B. Zoellick, addresses the CFR's Council of Councils inaugural conference.

The Council of Councils is an international initiative designed to connect leading foreign policy institutes from around the worked in a common conversation on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation. The initiative is funded by a generous grant from the Robina Foundation.

See more in United States; International Organizations and Alliances

Lessons of Diplomacy: An Event in Memory of Richard C. Holbrooke

Speakers: Christopher R. Hill, Vali R. Nasr, and Frank G. Wisner
Introductory Speakers: Richard N. Haass and Kati Marton
Presider: Leslie H. Gelb

This special event was held in memory of the late Richard C. Holbrooke, former board director and longtime member of CFR. Panelists discussed the lessons of diplomacy learned from U.S. engagement in Vietnam, Bosnia, and Afghanistan, three areas Ambassador Holbrooke worked on and cared deeply about.

See more in Diplomacy and Statecraft

The Geopolitics of the Arctic

Speakers: Scott G. Borgerson and Paula J. Dobriansky
Presider: Frank Sesno

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