CFR Meetings

Debt, Governance, and Growth: A Eurozone Perspective

Speaker: Olli Rehn
Presider: Steven L. Rattner

Olli Rehn, commissioner for economic and monetary affairs for the European Union (EU), details the steps the EU is taking for comprehensive economic repair, and states that the EU is maintaining its momentum of growth.

See more in Financial Crises; EU

A Conversation with Austan D. Goolsbee

Speaker: Austan Goolsbee
Presider: Alan S. Murray

Austan D. Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, outlines major economic developments in the United States, including strategies for short-term and long-term growth, increases in investment, and the creation of jobs in the private sector.

The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

See more in Economic Development

A Future Vision For Energy

Speaker: Anne Lauvergeon

Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive officer of AREVA, a company that provides complete fuel cycle services, nuclear reactor design, and construction for the nuclear energy industry internationally, offers her perspective on how to satisfy growing global energy needs while decreasing carbon dioxide emissions, protecting natural resources, and maintaining price stability and competition.

See more in Nuclear Energy; Renewable Energy; Global

Jim Owens: Revitalizing American Competitiveness

Interviewer: L. Camille Massey
Interviewee: James W. Owens

Jim Owens, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Emeritus, discusses the importance of competitiveness and free trade issues for the long term economic health of the United States and for the country's leadership role in the world. Owens spoke to Council on Foreign Relations Vice President Camille Massey during CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.

See more in United States; Competitiveness; Trade

Sweig: Siginificant Change Unfolding in Cuba

Speaker: Julia E. Sweig

Having just returned from Cuba's Communist Party Congress, Council on Foreign Relations' Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Julia Sweig, shares her analysis of the political and economic reforms introduced by Raul Castro.

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Altman: Solving the U.S. Debt Crisis

Interviewer: John C. Bussey
Interviewee: Roger C. Altman

Roger Altman, Founder and Chairman of Evercore Partners and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, discusses the prospects for solving the U.S. debt and deficit with John Bussey, Washington Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal. Altman and Bussey spoke on the sidelines of CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.

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

Spence: Emerging Market Investment Boom Ahead

Interviewer: Robert E. Rubin
Interviewee: A. Michael Spence

Economist A. Michael Spence says emerging market growth is going to produce a boom in investment, which in turn may lead to higher interest rates globally, and a tendency to intervene in international capital flows. Spence spoke to Robert Rubin, Former Treasury Secretary and Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, at CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.

See more in Emerging Markets; Global

Japan's Great Earthquake: Societal Resilience and Determination to Reconstruct

Speaker: Masaaki Shirakawa
Presider: William J. McDonough

Masaaki Shirakawa, governor of the Bank of Japan, discusses the effects the March earthquake, tsunami, and events surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had on the Japanese economy, as well as the resilience and adaptability of the Japanese people.

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

See more in Japan; International Finance

Bachelet: Empowering Women Country By Country

Interviewer: James M. Lindsay
Interviewee: Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women and former president of Chile, discusses the empowerment of women around the world with CFR's Director of Studies, James Lindsay. Bachelet emphasizes the importance of contextualizing the support provided in each country, and the need to combine both top-down and bottom-up approaches.

See more in International Organizations and Alliances; Women; Ethnicity, Minorities, and National Identity

AT&T's Stephenson: Regulators Will Approve T-Mobile Deal

Interviewer: Chrystia Freeland
Interviewee: Randall L. Stephenson

Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T, discusses the company's acquisition of T-Mobile with Thomson Reuters' Chrystia Freeland. Stephenson addressed the upcoming regulatory approval process of the merger, and what it means for consumers, prices, and the iPhone.

See more in United States; Telecommunications

The Mobile Revolution: Driving the Next Wave of Productivity and Growth

Speaker: Randall L. Stephenson
Presider: Chrystia Freeland

Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, discusses the role of mobile technology as a driving force of productivity and business investment, as well as AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.

This session was part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker series, as well as the Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy.

See more in Global; Telecommunications