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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.

See more in Diplomacy and Statecraft

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.

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

World Economic Update

Speakers: Lewis Alexander, Richard Bernstein, and Diane Swonk
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby

Experts analyze the current economic conditions around the world and discuss potential threats in 2012.

This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

See more in Economics; Global

Israel’s New Neighborhood

Speaker: Kay Granger
Presider: Michael Mosettig

Representative Kay Granger (R-TX) discusses the changing environment in the Middle East, focusing on Israel's future relations with Egypt and its other neighbors.

See more in Israel

A Conversation with Kenneth I. Chenault

Speaker: Kenneth I. Chenault
Presider: Alan S. Murray

Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and chief executive officer of American Express, discusses the upheaval in the Eurozone, the struggling U.S. economy, and the role of business in foreign policy.

The meeting is part of the CEO Speaker series and the Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy.

See more in Business and Foreign Policy

A Conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi

Speaker: Aung San Suu Kyi
Presider: Paula J. Dobriansky

In a meeting conducted via video conference, Aung San Suu Kyi discusses recent changes in Myanmar, her decision to rejoin the political system, and Myanmar-U.S. relations.

See more in Burma/Myanmar; Democratization

World Energy Outlook 2011

Speaker: Fatih Birol
Presider: Edward L. Morse

Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, discusses U.S., European, and Chinese oil imports, as well as the consistent annual growth in global temperatures.

Europe Update

Speakers: Maurizio Molinari, Andrew Nagorski, and Elaine Sciolino
Presider: David A. Andelman

Experts discuss the economic, political, and social conditions in Europe and analyze what is next for Italy, France, and Germany.