CFR Presents

CFR Presents

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

State and Local Governments (U.S.)

Women and Women's Rights

Speakers discuss the new book, Awakening: #MeToo and the Global Fight for Women’s Rights. Since 2017, millions have joined the global movement known as #MeToo, catalyzing an unprecedented wave of women’s activism powered by technology that reaches across borders, races, religions, and economic divides. Awakening is the first book to capture the global impact of this breakthrough movement. Bringing together political analysis and inspiring personal stories from women in seven countries—Brazil, China, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sweden, and Tunisia—Awakening takes readers to the front lines of a networked movement that’s fundamentally shifting how women organize for their own equality. The CFR Fellows’ Book Launch series highlights new books by CFR fellows.

China

Panelists discuss the possible origins of COVID-19, including the growing concern that the virus leaked from the Wuhan Virology Lab rather than originating in nature, what the ramifications are for regulating this type of research, and the implications for U.S.-China relations. 

Explainer Videos

Yemen

A civil war, demolished infrastructure, and millions of people at risk of starvation. Here’s why Yemen’s is considered the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

China

China and India have disputed their shared border for years—they even went to war in 1962. Here’s what to know about the latest escalation between the two Asian giants.

Central America

Tens of thousands of migrants from a region known as the Northern Triangle are arriving at the U.S. southern border. Here’s why they’re making the arduous journey.

Podcasts

Diplomacy and International Institutions

The Tokyo Olympic Games kick off in COVID-19’s shadow, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visits U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, and South Africans deal with the fallout from days of deadly rioting.

Conference Call Series

Academic and Higher Education Webinars

The premier forum for educators and students to discuss foreign policy with CFR experts.

Religion and Foreign Policy Webinars

Faith leaders, scholars, and policy experts discuss issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs.