Each year CFR organizes more than one hundred on-the-record events, conference calls, and podcasts in which senior government officials, global leaders, business executives, and prominent thinkers discuss pressing international issues. CFR Presents is a portal to live video content and offers an archive of approximately 1,300 videos; 2,000 audio recordings; and 2,000 transcripts by region, topic, or series.

Latest Events

Economics

This is the third and final session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

Economics

This is the second session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics.   

Economics

This is the keynote session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

Explainer Videos

Human Rights

Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in cultural tradition and poverty, the practice not only violates human rights laws but also threatens stability and economic development. 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Over the past two decades, the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced fighting that has killed more than five million people. As the eastern Congo struggles to overcome years of regional war, its hard-won progress remains at risk.

United States

The next president of the United States will play a critical role in shaping the country’s climate policy, deciding whether and how to reduce emissions, while minimizing any impact on economic growth. This video explains the domestic and global challenges. 

Event Series

CFR Fellows' Book Launch
The CFR Fellows’ Book Launch series highlights new books by CFR fellows. It includes a discussion with the author, cocktail reception, and book signing.
Religion and Foreign Policy Series
The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative provides a forum to deepen the understanding of issues at the nexus of religion and U.S. foreign policy.
Religion and Foreign Policy Series
The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative provides a forum to deepen the understanding of issues at the nexus of religion and U.S. foreign policy.

Podcasts

Trump Foreign Policy

Ambassador Nicholas Burns joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of U.S. diplomacy under the Donald J. Trump administration.

Conference Call Series

Academic Conference Calls

The CFR Academic Conference Call series provides a forum for educators and students to interact with CFR experts and join the debate on foreign policy.

CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Calls

The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series provides a forum for faith leaders, religion scholars, and policy experts to participate in cross-denominational conversations on global issues.