CFR Meetings

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

CEO Speaker Series: Regaining U.S. Economic Growth and Global Leadership: A Conversation with J.W. Marriott Jr.

Speaker: J.W. Marriott Jr.
Presider: Gerald F. Seib

J.W. Marriott Jr. shares his views on how the U.S. economy and global leadership can rebound; the prospects for growth in China, India, and Brazil; the need for immigration reform to maintain U.S. global competitiveness; and his own experiences and lessons learned from building a global hotel and property management company.

This session was part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker Series.

See more in Business and Foreign Policy; Immigration

Trade Tensions: Challenges and Opportunities After the Midterm Elections

Speakers: Charlene Barshefsky, Jagdish N. Bhagwati, and Douglas A. Irwin
Presider: Edward Alden

Experts assess the global position of the United States, current state of U.S. trade policy, and results of globalization on NAFTA.

This session was part of CFR's Stephen C. Friedheim Symposium on Global Economics which was made possible through generous support from Stephen C. Freidheim.

See more in Trade; Globalization; United States

A Conversation with Lawrence H. Summers

Speaker: Lawrence H. Summers
Presider: Tim Ferguson

Lawrence H. Summers, director of the National Economic Council, remarks on volatile currency exchange rates, unstable European markets, and the negative effects of financial policy on organic economic growth.

This session was part of CFR's Stephen C. Friedheim Symposium on Global Economics which was made possible through generous support from Stephen C. Freidheim.

See more in Financial Crises; Economic Development

Currency Wars, Capital Controls, and the Outlook for the International Monetary System

Speakers: Ajay Shah, Benn Steil, and Alan M. Taylor
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby

Experts discuss the the current global economy and their skepticism of effective capital control, as well as the future of currency pegging, fixed currency rates, and capital mobility.

This session was part of CFR's Stephen C. Friedheim Symposium on Global Economics which was made possible through generous support from Stephen C. Freidheim.

See more in Monetary Policy; International Finance; Global

Beyond NAFTA: Raising Cross-Border Competitiveness

Speakers: Jorge Mariscal, Shannon O'Neil, and Juan E. Pardinas
Presider: Ana Paula Ordorica

Experts forecast the developments of U.S.-Mexico relations as a result of the new U.S. Congress, the need for Mexico to increase foreign direct investment in the face of investor insecurity caused by violence and organized crime.

This session was part of a CFR symposium,200 Years of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century,which was made possible through generous support from the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

See more in Mexico; United States; Competitiveness; Trade

The Economic and Policy Implications of Global Aging (Audio)

Speakers: David Beers, Peter S. Heller, and Michael W. Hodin
Presider: Michael Waldholz

Experts discuss the effect of global aging on public policy and investor communities in relation to predicated health and social costs, as part of CFR's Corporate Program and the Roundtable Series on Aging Populations.

See more in Aging; Global

The United States and Japan Looking Forward: New Opportunities, New Synergies, New Challenges

Presider: Sheila A. Smith
Panelists: Hiroshi Mikitani, Fumihiko Yoshida, and Sebastian Mallaby

This event was part of the workshop, The United States and Japan at 50: Resilience and Renewal, cosponsored by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Asahi-Shimbun. This event was also made possible by the generosity of the following corporate sponsors of CFR's Japan program: Canon USA, Mitsui & Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Mitsubishi International Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, and Toyota Motor North America.

See more in United States; Japan

The United States and Japan at 50: Where We Are Today

Presider: Yoichi Kato
Panelists: Yoshihide Soeya, Edward Alden, and Sheila A. Smith

This event was part of the workshop, The United States and Japan at 50: Resilience and Renewal, cosponsored by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Asahi-Shimbun. This event was also made possible by the generosity of the following corporate sponsors of CFR's Japan program: Canon USA, Mitsui & Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Mitsubishi International Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, and Toyota Motor North America.

See more in United States; Japan