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Mobile's Rise in the Future of the Internet

Speakers: Dominique Lazanski, Robert Pepper, and Jonathan Spalter
Presider: Craig Mundie

Dominique Lazanski, director of Public Policy at GSMA, Robert Pepper, vice president of global technology policy at Cisco Systems, and Jonathan Spalter, chairman at Mobile Future, join Craig Mundie, senior advisor to the chief executive officer at Microsoft, to discuss technological change and the move to mobile devices.

See more in Global; Internet Policy

The ITU: Building Connectivity and Cooperation in Internet Governance

Speakers: Andrea Glorioso, Jeferson Nacif, and Eric Osiakwan
Introductory Speaker: James M. Lindsay
Presider: Aparna Sridhar

Andrea Glorioso, European Union information and communications technologies attaché to the United States, Jeferson Nacif, head of international affairs at the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications, and Eric Osiakwan, executive secretary of the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association, join Aparna Sridhar, counsel at Google, Inc., to discuss internet governance issues and the role of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

See more in Global; Internet Policy

The Fall of the Berlin Wall: the Cold War’s Last Days

Speakers: Robert D. Blackwill, Vitaly Churkin, and Frank Elbe
Presider: Mary E. Sarotte

CFR's Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, Robert D. Blackwill, Vitaly Churkin, permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, and Frank Elbe, former director of German Foreign Minister Hans-Deitrich Genscher's cabinet, join Mary Elise Sarotte of Harvard University to discuss the factors and steps that led to the end of the Cold War.

See more in United States; Russian Federation; History and Theory of International Relations; Wars and Warfare

From Coalition to Rivalry: The Soviet Union and United States at the Beginning of the Cold War

Speakers: Frank Costigliola, Melvyn P. Leffler, and Philip D. Zelikow
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Andrew Nagorski

Frank Costigliola of the University of Connecticut, Melvyn P. Leffler of the University of Virginia, and Philip D. Zelikow of the University of Virginia join Andrew Nagorski, former president and director of public policy at the EastWest Institute, to discuss key events and ideologies that formed the origins of the Cold War.

See more in Russian Federation; United States; History and Theory of International Relations; Wars and Warfare

Agriculture and Technology: Improving Farming, Food Security, and Funding

Speakers: Andras Forgacs, Robert Leclerc, and Mark Rosegrant
Presider: Carol C. Adelman

Andras Forgacs of Modern Meadow, Robert Leclerc of AgFunder, and Mark Rosegrant of the International Food Policy Research Institute join Carol C. Adelman, senior fellow and director of the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute, to discuss emerging technologies in the agriculture sector.

See more in Global; Food Security; Technology and Science

Big Data, Big Potential

Speaker: Kalev Leetaru
Presider: Vivian Schiller

Kalev Leetaru, 2013-2014 Yahoo! fellow in residence at Georgetown University, joins media executive Vivian Schiller to discuss big data and its uses in policymaking, education, and beyond.

See more in Global; Digital Infrastructure

A Military Perspective on Humanitarian Intervention

Speakers: John P. Abizaid and F.J. “Bing” West
Presider: Kathleen Troia McFarland

John P. Abizaid, retired U.S. Army general, and F.J. Bing West, former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs at the Department of Defense, join Kathleen Troia McFarland, national security analyst at Fox News, to provide insight and on-the-ground perspective on intervention efforts over the past twenty years.

See more in Global; Humanitarian Intervention

Hans Blix on a Legacy of Nuclear Safeguards and Inspections

Speaker: Hans Blix
Presider: Mitchel B. Wallerstein

Hans Blix, former executive chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), joins Mitchel B. Wallerstein, president of Baruch College, to discuss Blix's experiences.

See more in Global; Weapons of Mass Destruction

China and Japan’s Perspectives on North Korea

Speakers: Bonnie S. Glaser and Sheila A. Smith
Presider: Marcus Noland

Bonnie S. Glaser of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith join Marcus Noland, executive vice president and director of studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, to discuss Chinese and Japanese perceptions towards North Korea since the death of Kim Jong-il.

See more in North Korea; Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights

Veterans’ Challenges in the Transition to Civilian Life

Speakers: Peter W. Chiarelli, Allison A. Hickey, and Owen O'Driscoll West
Presider: Matthew Pottinger

One Mind's Peter W. Chiarelli, Veterans Benefit Administration's Allison A. Hickey, and Goldman Sachs' Owen O'Driscoll West join Matthew Pottinger of Davidson Kempner Capital Management to discuss the transition of military veterans from the battlefield into civilian life.

See more in United States; Veterans Affairs

Ambassador Jang Il Hun on Human Rights in North Korea

Speaker: Jang Il Hun
Presider: Donald P. Gregg

Jang Il Hun, ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the United Nations, joins Donald P. Gregg, chairman of the Pacific Century Institute and former U.S. ambassador to Korea, to discuss human rights in North Korea.

See more in North Korea; Human Rights

Martin Wolf on Radical Reform for the Global Financial System

Speaker: Martin Wolf
Presider: R. Glenn Hubbard

Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, joins R. Glenn Hubbard, dean and professor at Columbia's University's Graduate School of Business, to discuss the state of the world economy following the financial crisis.

See more in Global; Economics