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.
CFR Presents

Latest Events

United States

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses the March/April 2020 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Kathleen Hicks, Stephen Wertheim, and Thomas Wright. The authors discuss the new issue of Foreign Affairs, which focuses on U.S foreign policy and asks the question, should America retrench?

Elections and Voting

Presented by the Council on Foreign Relations and Florida International University Watch an in-depth, nonpartisan conversation on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations will discuss issues central to our national interest and answer questions about U.S. policy and America’s role in the world.

Eastern Europe

Panelists discuss how human trafficking fuels conflict, drives displacement, and undercuts the ability of international institutions to promote stability. This meeting is cosponsored with CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy Program.

Explainer Videos

China

In 2019, researchers assessed how prepared 195 countries were for a health crisis. But how have countries measured up against the real-life pandemic? Here’s how their scores last year compare to their responses today.

Election 2020

“Made in China.” You’ve probably seen this label on your clothes, toys, and other everyday products. China’s reach has skyrocketed in recent decades, disrupting the global trading system as we know it.

China

The United States and China are responsible for more than 40% of global CO2 emissions. Which countries are the world’s biggest carbon polluters?

Podcasts

Trade

Shannon K. O’Neil, CFR vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the coronavirus pandemic means for international supply chains and trade. Read O’Neil’s article, “How to Pandemic-Proof Globalization: Redundancy, Not Reshoring, Is the Key to Supply Chain Security,” on ForeignAffairs.com.

Conference Call Series

Member Conference Calls

CFR scholars and experts analyze breaking news and answer questions from CFR members.

State and Local Conference Calls

Leaders from state and local governments discuss international issues of local importance.

Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Calls

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