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A Discussion of the Fed’s Dual Mandate Responsibilities

Speaker: Charles L. Evans
Presider: Jeffrey E. Garten

Charles L. Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, discusses the Fed's dual mandate in working to avoid an economic collapse and an increase in inflation, as well as lowering the unemployment rate.

Click here to view graphs of the Federal Reserve's Dual Mandate.

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

See more in Monetary Policy; United States

The Future of the Eurozone

Speakers: Thomas Philippon and Benn Steil
Presider: Frank Brosens

Experts reflect on the effects of the economic turmoil in Greece and Italy on the Eurozone and discuss the political dimension in resolving the crisis.

This symposium is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and is made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.

See more in EU; Financial Crises

Addressing the U.S. Deficit Problem

Speaker: Jacob J. Lew
Presider: Gillian Tett

Jacob J. Lew, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, analyzes the effect of the political gridlock in Washington on fiscal policies, and discusses the domestic deficit challenges faced by the White House.

This symposium is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and is made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.

See more in Budget, Debt, and Deficits; United States

An Overview of the Global Debt Crisis

Speaker: Alan Greenspan
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby

Alan Greenspan discusses the increase in U.S. debt levels, the roles of the Central Bank and the European Bailout Fund, and Germany's position in the European financial crisis.

This symposium is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and is made possible through the generous support of Stephen C. Freidheim.

See more in Budget, Debt, and Deficits; Financial Crises; Global

The Future of News

Speakers: Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel
Presider: Megan McArdle

Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel discuss the future of the international news media, including the proliferation of media outlets, their changing business models, and the effects the new media landscape has on an informed public.

See more in Media and Foreign Policy; Global

A Conversation with Donald Tsang

Speaker: Donald Tsang
Presider: Maurice R. Greenberg

Donald Tsang, chief executive of Hong Kong, reflects on Hong Kong's role in the international community, as well as the economic and health challenges the city has overcome.

This meeting is cosponsored with CFR's Asia Program.

See more in Hong Kong; Economics

A Conversation with Pervez Musharraf

Speakers: Pervez Musharraf and James J. Shinn

Pervez Musharraf, former president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, discusses his return to politics and analyzes the current government's relationship with the United States.

See more in Pakistan

Personality and Power: The Case of Otto Von Bismarck

Speaker: Jonathan Steinberg
Presider: Wm. Roger Louis

Jonathan Steinberg, professor of modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses his book, Bismark: A Life.

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 Germany; History and Theory of International Relations

Achieving a Sustainable Federal Budget

Speaker: Douglas W. Elmendorf
Presider: Chrystia Freeland

Douglas W. Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, discusses the effects of revenue increases and spending cuts on the projected budget deficit.

This meeting is part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

See more in Budget, Debt, and Deficits; United States

HBO History Makers Series with Stanley A. McChrystal

Speaker: Stanley McChrystal
Presider: Tom Brokaw

Stanley A. McChrystal, former commander of the United States and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan and Joint Special Operations Command's premier military counterterrorism force, discusses his experiences in Afghanistan.

This meeting is part of the HBO History Makers series.

See more in Afghanistan; Defense Strategy