According to Desmond Lachman of the American Enterprise Institute, Greece is approaching the final stages of its currency arrangement. There is every prospect that within two to three years, after much official money is thrown its way, Greece's euro membership will end with a bang.
Speaker: Philip H. Gordon Presider: Karen E. Donfried
Listen to Philip H. Gordon, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, shed light on the status and future of the U.S.-European relationship under a new president's leadership, as well as the role of the transatlantic partnership in addressing international security challenges.
Timothy Garton Ash examines global politics twenty years since 1989 and questions whether today's Europe, ""mired in the narcissism of minor difference," can recapture the strategic boldness and historical imagination of 1989.
Moves toward the approval of the Lisbon Treaty could create a stronger European partner for Washington in global affairs, says CFR's Charles Kupchan. But he cites a competing trend toward stronger nation-states in Europe.
With Ireland passing the Lisbon treaty, Gideon Rachman contends that the European Union is staking a claim to be taken seriously as a global superpower, particularly with the Group of 20 where Europeans hold eight seats at the conference.
Speaker: José Manuel Barroso Presider: Lloyd C. Blankfein
Watch European Commission President José Manuel Barroso speak about the economic, moral, and environmental effects of climate change and the steps the European Union is taking to address this challenge.
Listen to experts discuss how the Euro has impacted the economies of member countries during the last ten years, and the complexities of navigating monetary policy amongst differing national interests.
This session was part of the 2009 International Affairs Fellows Conference.
As the U.S. Congress takes on President Obama's call for a cap-and-trade system, Kevin M. Dempsey, a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf, argues that it should look toward Europe's experience. In the second part of his Globalist Paper, he explains the benefits of carbon auctions--and the complications they may create under WTO law.
Speakers: Stewart Eldon, General Sir John Mccoll, and Andrew Moravcsik Presider: Robert E. Hunter
Listen to experts provide their insights on topics such as EU and NATO political and military cooperation, France’s role in NATO, EU defense policy, and others as part of the Council on Foreign Relations "NATO at 60" Symposium.
Speakers: Stewart Eldon, General Sir John McColl, and Andrew Moravcsik Presider: Robert E. Hunter
Watch experts provide their insights on topics such as EU and NATO political and military cooperation, France's role in NATO, EU defense policy, and others as part of the Council on Foreign Relations "NATO at 60" Symposium.
Charles A. Kupchan, CFR senior fellow for Europe studies, says Obama's "popularity and the departure of President Bush" create a "window of opportunity to improve relations between the United States and Russia and between the United States and the European Union.
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.
2011 Corporate Conference: Recaps and Highlights
To encourage the free flow of conversation, the 2011 Corporate Conference was entirely not-for-attribution; however, several conference speakers joined us for sideline interviews further exploring their areas of expertise.
Former Treasury secretary Robert E. Rubin and Nobel Laureate economist Michael Spence on the global economic outlook.
Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose and Edward Morse on energy geopolitics.