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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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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.

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Korea Update

Presider: Calvin Sims
Panelists: Victor D. Cha, Michael A. McDevitt, and Scott A. Snyder

Experts provide an update on North Korea, including its relationships with South Korea, China, and the United States.

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HBO History Makers Series with Erskine Bowles

Speaker: Erskine B. Bowles
Presider: Matthew Winkler

Erskine Bowles discusses his career in U.S. government and current economic challenges facing the country.

The Home Box Office History Makers Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in international relations.

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C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: Anton Siluanov

Speaker: Anton G. Siluanov
Presider: Peter R. Fisher

Russian Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov talks finance policy for the next government of Russia, including budgetary and fiscal issues and priorities for APEC and G20 in 2012.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics.

The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

Speaker: Hernando de Soto
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, discusses how economic factors, including formal and informal markets, property rights, entrepreneurship, and access to credit, contributed to the Arab uprisings.

This meeting is cosponsored with CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

See more in Middle East and North Africa; Political Movements and Protests; Poverty

Technology and Global Growth: A Conversation with Bill McDermott

Speaker: Bill McDermott
Presider: Peter Cook

SAP Co-Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott shares his view on how SAP is dealing with the changing effects of technology on the global economy and on policymakers.

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 Technology and Foreign Policy

World Economic Update

Speakers: Lewis Alexander, Joyce Chang, and Vincent Raymond Reinhart
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby

Experts analyze the state of the U.S. and world economies, discuss how emerging markets have been affected by the financial crisis, and offer predictions on what the preeminent economic risks will be in the coming months.

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

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Policy Responses for the United States and Europe

Speakers: Robert M. Danin and Eugene Rogan
Presider: Gideon Rose


Robert Danin, CFR's Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, and Eugene Rogan, faculty fellow and university lecturer in the modern history of the Middle East at University of Oxford's St. Antony's College, analyze the reactions of the United States and Europe to the Arab uprisings.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Implications of the Arab Uprisings, which was made possible by the generous support of Rita E. Hauser, and organized in cooperation with University of Oxford's St. Antony's College.

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Islam and Politics

Speakers: Isobel Coleman, Ed Husain, and Michael Willis
Presider: Deborah Amos

Isobel Coleman, Ed Husain, and Michael Willis discuss the relationship between Islam and politics following the Arab uprisings, including how Islam affects women's and minority rights, democracy, and secularism.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Implications of the Arab Uprisings, which was made possible by the generous support of Rita E. Hauser, and organized in cooperation with University of Oxford's St. Antony's College.


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Monarchies

Speakers: Mohamad Bazzi and Eugene Rogan
Presider: Raghida Dergham

Mohamad Bazzi, CFR's adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies and assistant professor of journalism at New York University, and Eugene Rogan, faculty fellow and university lecturer in the modern history of the Middle East at University of Oxford's St. Antony's College, discuss how Middle Eastern monarchies are responding to the pressures created by the Arab uprisings.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Implications of the Arab Uprisings, which was made possible by the generous support of Rita E. Hauser, and organized in cooperation with University of Oxford's St. Antony's College.

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Prospects for Democracy

Speakers: Elliott Abrams and Michael Willis
Presider: James M. Lindsay

Elliott Abrams, CFR's senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies, and Michael Willis, director of the Middle East Centre and King Mohamed VI fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean studies at University of Oxford's St. Antony's College, discuss the progress made in the movement toward democracy in the Middle East as a result of the Arab uprisings.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Implications of the Arab Uprisings, which was made possible by the generous support of Rita E. Hauser, and organized in cooperation with University of Oxford's St. Antony's College.

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President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Discussion

Speakers: Ellen Kullman, Robert Wolf, and Jeffrey Zients
Presider: Garrick Utley

President Obama formed the Council on Jobs to provide differing perspectives and non-partisan advice on bolstering the economy through fostering job creation, innovation, growth, and competitiveness. At this CFR meeting, experts discuss the Council's work and recommendations.

See more in United States; Competitiveness; Labor