Speaker: Ted Turner Introductory Speaker: Daniel L. Schorr Presider: David G. Bradley
Concentrating on his distinguished career in business, media, and philanthropy, Mr. Turner will share personal anecdotes and reflect on larger lessons for innovation and international relations. In collaboration with the Council on Foreign Relations, the Home Box Office History Makers Series sponsors speakers whose contributions made a prominent impact at a critical juncture in history.
Speakers: Pamela Cox, Arvind Subramanian, and Michele Wucker Presider: Marcus Mabry
Three panelists with expertise in the Latin America region and on development aid discuss options for helping Haiti after the earthquake, highlighting new approaches to institution building, migration, and decriminalization. The discussion also explores what support outsiders can provide to the government of Haiti as well as the limits to what they can do.
David Cohen, assistant secretary of treasury for terrorist financing, outlines the U.S. government's greatest challenges and priorities in disrupting terrorist financing, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Speaker: Joseph E. Stiglitz Presider: Steven R. Weisman
According to Joseph E. Stiglitz, the recent global financial crisis was "made in America." Dr. Stiglitz discusses the financial crisis and his suggestions for a way forward that restores balance between markets and governments and addresses inequalities.
Listen to CFR's Michael A. Levi discuss the Copenhagen Accord and the implications of last month's UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
Speaker: Justin Yifu Lin Presider: Harry G. Broadman
Justin Yifu Lin discusses how stimulus measures may be applied to boost global demand, taking into account the challenges such efforts face in poor nations, emerging economies, and wealthy countries alike.
Listen to CFR's Michael A. Levi discuss priorities and challenges facing the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, with students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
In Market Madness, Blake C. Clayton shows that predictions of dwindling oil supplies and a rise in prices have been empirically proven incorrect. Technological advances and geopolitical shifts have repeatedly prompted sudden, severe drops in oil prices—exactly like the one we are experiencing today.
In By All Means Necessary, Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi explore the unrivaled expansion of the Chinese economy. China is now engaged in a far-flung quest, hunting around the world for resources, and deploying whatever it needs in the economic, political, and military spheres to secure them. More
In Money, Markets, and Sovereignty, the authors present a fascinating intellectual history of monetary nationalism from the ancient world to the present and explore why, in its modern incarnation, it represents the single greatest threat to globalization. More
In The Closing of the American Border, Edward Alden goes behind the scenes to tell the story of the Bush administration's struggle to balance security and openness in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. More
In this report, Benn Steil shows that the financial crisis is the inevitable bust of a classic credit boom, and explains how monetary, taxation, and home ownership promotion policy combined with other features of the financial system to fuel an unsustainable buildup in debt. He recommends significant reforms to reverse the debt financing bias and make the system more resilient to falls in asset prices. More
In order for policymakers to tackle today’s global economic crisis, this report argues, they must go beyond bailouts and stimulus packages and focus on one of the crisis's root causes: imbalances between savings and investment in major countries. More