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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.

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Iran and the Bomb: Hold or Hit?

Speakers: Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi
Presider: Gideon Rose

Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi debate whether an outside power should strike Iran to stop its nuclear program, as part of CFR's Third Annual Back-to-School Event.

Learn more about CFR's resources for the classroom at Educators Home.

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Paradigm Shift: Efforts to Reform Drug Policy

Speaker: Gil Kerlikowske
Presider: John J. Devine

Gil Kerlikowske, director of the National Drug Control Policy, discusses global drug policy, including a new emphasis on programs that recognize drug addiction as a disease of the brain instead of a moral failure, domestic and international trends in drug consumption, and the diversification of transnational criminal organizations.

See more in Drug Trafficking and Control

A Conversation with Moncef Marzouki

Speaker: Mohamed Moncef Marzouki
Presider: Gideon Rose

Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki describes the history of the democratic movement in his country, as well as Tunisia's role in the Arab uprisings.

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A Conversation with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Speaker: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Presider: George E. Rupp

Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discusses the progress she has made as head of state and the challenges facing her country.

A Conversation with Hina Rabbani Khar

Speaker: Hina Rabbani Khar
Presider: Madeleine K. Albright

Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar discusses U.S.-Pakistan relations, focusing on the bilateral relationship beyond national security concerns.

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A Conversation with Jim McNerney

Speaker: Jim McNerney
Presider: David G. Bradley

Boeing chairman, president, and chief executive officer Jim McNerney discusses the involvement of the business community in foreign policy; U.S. global competitiveness and the challenge of balancing fiscal austerity with necessary technology and innovation investment; and Boeing's outlook for the future.

The CEO Speaker series is a unique forum for leading global CEOs to share their insights on issues that are at the center of commerce and foreign policy and to speak to the changing role of business in the international community. The series, sponsored by the Corporate Program, is one way that CFR seeks to integrate perspectives from the business community into ongoing dialogues on pressing policy issues, such as the international economic recovery, sustainable growth and job creation, and the expanding reach and impact of technology.

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A Conversation with Ray Dalio

Speaker: Ray Dalio
Presider: Maria Bartiromo

Ray Dalio, founder and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, L.P., discusses global economics.

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.

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The Rise of NCDs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Speaker: Thomas R. Frieden
Presider: Jo Ivey Boufford

Thomas R. Frieden, director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, discusses the challenges facing low- and middle-income countries in combating noncommunicable diseases.

This session is part one of the two session meeting, Noncommunicable Diseases and the New Global Health.