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Assessing the Threat: Is the United States Still Vulnerable?

Speakers: Richard A. Falkenrath, John E. McLaughlin, and Juan Carlos Zarate
Presider: Gideon Rose

Experts discuss how changes to U.S. domestic and international policy since September 11, 2011 have enhanced counterterrorism approaches and contributed to preventing planned terrorist attacks.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, 9/11: Ten Years Later, which was made possible by the generous support of Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis.

See more in 9/11 Impact; Counterterrorism

A Conversation with Philip Zelikow

Speaker: Philip D. Zelikow
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Garrick Utley

Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission Report, presses the need to hold trials for the 9/11 conspirators and explores the findings of the report.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, 9/11: Ten Years Later, which was made possible by the generous support of Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis.

See more in United States; 9/11 Impact

Cyber Governance and Instability

Speaker: Paul Twomey
Presider: Stewart A. Baker

Paul Twomey, chief executive officer of Argo Pacific, discusses the challenges posed by the present state of global cyber instability for governance at both the corporate and international levels.

This event is made possible in partnership with the Atlantic Council and the Cyber Conflict Studies Association.

See more in Cybersecurity; Global Governance; United States

Immigration as an Economic Engine

Speakers: Edward Alden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Vivek Wadhwa
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Matthew Winkler

Edward Alden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Vivek Wadhwa address the benefits of immigration reform for the economic future of the United States. The session focuses on the many important contributions immigrants make creating jobs in the country and addressed what can be done fix the system currently in place.

This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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A Conversation with Michael Bloomberg

Speaker: Michael R. Bloomberg
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Julia Preston

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlights the role of immigrants for America's economic growth and the need for Washington to put aside partisan politics to pass immigration reforms needed to create jobs.

This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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Political Pathways for Progress

Speakers: Alfonso Aguilar, Angela Kelley, and Andrew Kohut
Presider: Edward Schumacher-Matos

Alfonso Aguilar, Angela Kelley, and Andrew Kohut address the prospects for greater political cooperation on immigration legislation. This panel discussion focuses on areas where political compromise may be possible.

This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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A Conversation with Senator Jim Webb

Speaker: Jim Webb
Presider: Jim Sciutto

Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, discusses issues facing the United States and East Asian countries, drawing on observations from his recent trip to examine U.S. national security and foreign policy toward the region.

See more in Defense and Security; Asia and Pacific; United States

A Conversation with Sheila C. Bair

Speaker: Sheila C. Bair
Presider: Andrew Ross Sorkin

Sheila C. Bair, chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, discusses financial regulatory reform, as well as higher capital requirements for large banks and money lenders.

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

See more in Financial Crises