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


Please join Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani for a conversation on developments in Afghanistan, engagement with Palestinians, policy priorities for Qatar-U.S. relations, and broader regional concerns.  Watch the conversation here at 4:30pm EDT. Refresh your page if you do not see the video player at that time.

South Korea

South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong discusses the peace process on the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s role in the Asia-Pacific and on the global front, and the ROK-U.S. comprehensive partnership.


Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan discusses Pakistan's relationship with the United States and the quest for peace and stability in the region.  

Explainer Videos

Sub-Saharan Africa

Only eight out of nearly fifty sub-Saharan countries are considered free. Here’s why democracy is declining across the region.

Oceans and Seas

There’s a one-in-five chance the fish you ate for dinner was caught illegally. Illegal fishing is devastating ecosystems and coastal communities. Here’s what countries are doing about it.


Increased infrastructure spending could improve U.S. economic competitiveness, including by reducing traffic congestion, better preparing for extreme weather events, and improving broadband access.


Diplomacy and International Institutions

The first in-person summit of the Quad—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—takes place; Germany’s general election is set to produce a successor to Angela Merkel; and Japan’s ruling party holds a leadership election.

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.