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Darryl G. Behrman Lecture on Africa Policy: A Trip Report: Sudan

Speakers: George Clooney, John Prendergast, Andudu Adam Elnail, and Omer Ismail
Presider: Ann Curry

Following their return from South Sudan with the Enough Project, George Clooney and John Prendergast assess the in-country situation in the year since southern Sudan's independence referendum, with Andudu Adam Elnail, Anglican bishop of Kadugli, Sudan, and Omer Ismail, Darfur activist and senior adviser at the Enough Project.

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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.

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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.

Russia Update

Speakers: Masha Gessen and Stephen Sestanovich
Presider: Drew J. Guff

On the eve of the Russian elections, Masha Gessen, journalist and author of The Man Without A Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, and Stephen Sestanovich, CFR's George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, sat down to discuss Putin's strategy and public response.

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Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East

Speakers: F. Gregory Gause III and Toby C. Jones
Presider: Paul B. Stares

Leading regional experts Gregory Gause, III and Toby C. Jones assess the stability of Saudi Arabia, its role in the reshaped region, and the future of U.S.-Saudi relations.

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Screening of Qarantina

Speaker: Oday Rasheed
Presider: Deborah S. Amos

Iraqi filmmaker Oday Rasheed discusses his second film, Qarantina, which follows the story of a broken family in Baghdad who takes in a mysterious boarder.

Qarantina is part of the Global Lens 2012 film series and was co-presented with the Global Film Initiative.

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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.

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What Have We Learned about Macroeconomics from the Crisis?

Speakers: Olivier Blanchard, Richard H. Clarida, and Mark Zandi
Presider: James F. Hoge Jr.

Experts discuss the lessons learned during the financial crisis and the importance of federal economic oversight in addition to regulatory reform.

This meeting was part of the McKinsey Executive Roundtable series in International Economics.