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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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The Lasting Legacy of George F. Kennan

Speaker: John Lewis Gaddis
Presider: Richard N. Haass

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 History and Theory of International Relations; Europe

The State of the World’s Refugees: From Indifference to Solidarity

Speaker: António Guterres
Presider: George E. Rupp

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres discusses the current state of the world's refugees.

This meeting is part of the Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture series, which was established by the Council and the family of Arthur C. Helton, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who died in the August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. The Helton Lectureship is an annual event at which one or more speakers address pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns.

See more in Global; Refugees and the Displaced

A Conversation with General C. Robert Kehler

Speaker: General C. Robert Kehler
Presider: Franklin C. Miller

General C. Robert Kehler discusses the future of U.S. strategic nuclear forces, as well as U.S. Strategic Command's broader mission to deter and detect attacks against the U.S. and its allies, prepare for emerging threats around the world, and defend the nation as directed.

See more in United States; Defense and Security

mDevelopment: Harnessing Mobile Technology for Global Economic Growth

Speakers: Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott Ratzan
Introductory Speaker: Cherie Blair
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott C. Ratzan discuss innovative ways mobile technology can be leveraged to foster economic growth, empower women, improve public health, and alleviate poverty.

The Women and Technology Roundtable Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil.

See more in Global; Women; Telecommunications

U.S.-Turkey Relations - A New Partnership: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force (DC Video)

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, and Steven A. Cook
Presider: David Ignatius

Washington Meeting: The new CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force report provides analysis and recommendations on Turkey's relationship with the United States; role within NATO; relations in the Middle East and Europe; political and social development; and place in the global economy.

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Next Steps for NATO

Speaker: Ivo H. Daalder
Presider: Michael Getler

In advance of the mid-May NATO summit in Chicago, Ambassador Daalder discusses the alliance's priorities and future, as well as broader transatlantic relations.

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A Conversation with Network News Executives

Speakers: Stephen A. Capus, Ken Jautz, David Rhodes, and Benjamin B. Sherwood
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Gideon Rose


Executives from NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN discuss the future of the news media, including the importance of international news coverage, the rise of online news, and the effects of technology on the industry.

This meeting was made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation.

See more in United States; Media and Foreign Policy

C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: Regulatory Reform Since the Financial Crisis

Speaker: Daniel K. Tarullo
Presider: Jeffrey E. Garten

Daniel K. Tarullo, member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, reviews the vulnerabilities in the financial system that contributed to the crisis and compelled regulatory response, outlines key reforms adopted to date, and identifies the important regulatory tasks that remain.

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 United States; Financial Crises

Challenges and Opportunities of Global Growth: A Conversation with Sam Allen

Speaker: Sam Allen
Presider: Terry Moran

Sam Allen on meeting the world's increasing need for food, fuel, shelter, and infrastructure; John Deere's first 175 years and the company's ambitious growth plans.

This meeting is part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker Series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights before a high-level audience of CFR members. The series aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership.

See more in United States