CFR Meetings

HBO History Makers: A Conversation with Ted Turner

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.

See more in United States; Innovation; Media and Foreign Policy

Buiter: Sovereign Debt Problems to Continue

Speaker: Willem Buiter
Presider: Michael J. Elliott

Citigroup's Chief Economist Willem Buiter discusses the future of sovereign debt in the wake of the crisis in Greece.

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

See more in Greece; Financial Crises

Leveraging New Technology for Women's Economic Empowerment: Understanding and Expanding Distribution Networks

Speakers: Katherine Lucey, Carolyn Makinson, and Toshihiro Nakamura
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Watch experts give examples of bringing technologies to developing countries and how distribution of these products works.

This session was part of The ExxonMobil Women and Development Roundtable Series which was made possible by the generous support of ExxonMobil.

See more in Women; Economic Development

Leveraging New Technology for Women's Economic Empowerment: Setting the Context: Challenges and Opportunities

Speakers: Leslie Cordes, Gail Karlsson, and Richenda Van Leeuwen
Introductory Speaker: Lorie D. Jackson
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Watch experts discuss energy challenges facing women in the developing world and how new technologies can improve conditions and save lives.

This session was part of The ExxonMobil Women and Development Roundtable Series which was made possible by the generous support of ExxonMobil.

Globalization and the Contours of the Recovery

Speaker: Richard W. Fisher
Presider: Joan E. Spero

Watch Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard W. Fisher analyze the importance of the Federal Reserve Bank's regulatory abilities, and the importance of regulation to recovery.

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

See more in Global; Globalization; Financial Crises

Beyond Relief: Helping Haiti

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.

See more in Economic Development; Global Governance; Haiti

Tackling Terrorist Financing

Speaker: David Cohen
Presider: Celina B. Realuyo

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.

See more in Global; Terrorist Financing

Global Economic Trends: A Conversation with Joseph E. Stiglitz

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.

See more in United States; Financial Crises

Stimulus in a Volatile Financial World

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.

See more in Financial Crises; Monetary Policy; Global