CFR Meetings

Global Solutions for the Global Economic Crisis

Speaker: Justin Yifu Lin
Presider: Richard H. Clarida

World Bank's Justin Yifu Lin outlines how domestic policies such as reduced capital outflow and increased investment in infrastructure, can hinder a rapid recovery for the global economy.

See more in Financial Crises; Global

Our Common Cause and Shared Responsibility

Speaker: Lawrence Cannon
Presider: G. Richard Thoman

Lawrence Cannon, Canadian minister of foreign affairs, examines how the new economic goals set forth by President Obama can be realized in Canada and how both countries continue to work together in addressing issues abroad and trans-nationally.

See more in Canada; Border and Port Security

Currency Wars

Speakers: Raghuram G. Rajan and Kenneth S. Rogoff
Presider: Jeffrey R. Shafer

Experts discuss the effects of the Federal Reserve System's monetary policy on the foreign currencies pegged to the U.S. dollar and express concern over future currency wars.

This event was part of the McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics.

See more in United States; Trade

Academic Conference Call: Energy Innovation in Brazil, China, and India: U.S. Policy Implications (Audio)

Speakers: Michael A. Levi and Shannon K. O'Neil
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

CFR's Michael Levi and Shannon O'Neil discuss their recent CFR report, Energy Innovation: Driving Technology Competition and Cooperation Among the U.S., China, India, and Brazil, coauthored with CFR Senior Fellows Adam Segal and Elizabeth C. Economy with students as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Learn more about CFR's Academic Initiative.

See more in India; Brazil; Energy Policy; Innovation

Food and Drug Safety: Potential Solutions

Speakers: Caroline Smith DeWal, Aline Plançon, Michael Robach, and Greg Simon
Presider: Laurie Garrett

Experts explore solutions for food and drug safety including stronger sanctions against organized crime, increased surveillance and monitoring of facilities, and better inter-country communication.

This session was part of CFR's Symposium on Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization? which was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

See more in Global; Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines

Food and Drug Safety: Policy Challenges in a Globalized Era

Speakers: Dirceu Barbano and Margaret Ann Hamburg
Presider: Susan Dentzer

Experts review case studies that frame the complexities of the food and drug supply chains and the policies which need to be addressed in order to protect consumers from fraud and food outbreaks.

This session was part of CFR's Symposium on Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization? which was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

See more in Global; Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines; Drug Trafficking and Control

Food and Drug Safety: The Scale of the Challenge

Speakers: David Heymann, Gary Jay Kushner, and Paul B. Orhii
Introductory Speakers: Richard N. Haass and Margaret Ann Hamburg
Presider: Richard E. Besser

Experts discuss the implications of importing and exporting food, drugs, and other consumer products in a globalized economym, as well as how to manage the quality of these products.

This session was part of CFR's Symposium on Food and Drugs: Can Safety Be Ensured in a Time of Increased Globalization? which was sponsored by CFR's International Institutions and Global Governance Program and made possible through generous support from the Robina Foundation.

See more in Global; Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines; Drug Trafficking and Control

A Conversation with Lael Brainard

Speaker: Lael Brainard
Presider: Faryar Shirzad

Lael Brainard, undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Treasury, outlines the discussion between President Obama and President Hu Jintao, as well as the effect of the financial regulatory reform on the international agenda at the treasury for the upcoming year.

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

See more in United States; Business and Foreign Policy; Financial Regulation

American Power and Profligacy

Speakers: Roger C. Altman, Michael Mandelbaum, and George Stephanopoulos
Presider: Richard N. Haass

Experts examine the effects of the current Congressional stalemate, minimal economic growth, and the increasing debt burden on U.S. foreign policy in the Obama administration.

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, CFR will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

See more in United States; Business and Foreign Policy; Congresses, Parliaments, National Legislatures

What Sort of Fed Do We Want?

Speakers: Alan S. Blinder, John B. Taylor, and David Wessel
Presider: Jeffrey E. Garten

Experts discuss if the authority of the federal reserve system will change under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and grade the system as it changed from Chairman Greenspan to Chairman Bernanke.

See more in United States; Financial Crises

World Energy Outlook 2010

Speaker: Fatih Birol
Presider: Peter C. Goldmark

Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency, speaks about the four major components shaping the current World Energy Outlook: oil, natural gas, China, and climate change.

See more in Global; Energy Policy