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Edward Alden
Edward Alden

Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow

Karen B. Brooks
Karen B. Brooks

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia

Heidi Crebo-Rediker
Heidi Crebo-Rediker

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
Roger W. Ferguson Jr.

Steven A. Tananbaum Distinguished Fellow for International Economics

Michael Froman
Michael Froman

Distinguished Fellow

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Sebastian Mallaby
Sebastian Mallaby

Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics

Inu Manak
Inu Manak

Fellow for Trade Policy

Justin Muzinich
Justin Muzinich

Distinguished Fellow

Brad W. Setser
Brad W. Setser

Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow

Benn Steil
Benn Steil

Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics

  • Technology and Innovation
    Virtual Roundtable: State-Sponsored Disinformation
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    Russia has made a concerted effort to discredit Western vaccines, while simultaneously promoting its own Sputnik V vaccine by paying influencers and creating misleading articles. China has also amplified disinformation aimed at sowing doubts about Western coronavirus vaccines and other countries’ response to the virus. These digital threats have real-world implications. The barrage of COVID-related disinformation has eroded trust in public health officials and vaccinations, and dramatically curtailed our ability to respond to both current and future pandemics. Steven Wilson, Assistant Professor of Politics, Brandeis University and Graham Brookie, Senior Director of the Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council discuss how the United States improve its information security and combat malicious state-sponsored narratives in a roundtable discussion moderated by Jennifer Nuzzo.
  • Economics
    C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Martin Wolf
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    Martin Wolf discusses the global economy, the repercussions of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars to address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary policy. This meeting series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.
  • Economics
    Renewing America Series: A U.S. Trade Rethink?
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    Panelists discuss U.S. trade policy, including the challenges of anti-globalization sentiment, the changing trade environment, and how the United States can develop a more coherent plan on trade. The meeting includes a salon discussion on trade. During the salon discussion, a facilitator helps steer a conversation on how U.S. trade policy can be updated. The Salon Series is intended to stimulate critical thinking and debate among CFR members on important and timely topics. Please note there are no speakers for the salon discussion session. The discussion is a chance for members to speak and discuss their views on the topic of the meeting. With its Renewing America initiative, CFR is evaluating nine critical domestic issues that shape the ability of the United States to navigate a demanding, competitive, and dangerous world.
  • Economics
    Federal Reserve Committee Convenes, U.S. Leads UN Security Council, and More
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    The U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates, the United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council, and Japan marks Constitution Memorial Day as the country makes changes to its defense and security policy.
  • Climate Change
    To Reduce Growing Climate Dangers, the World Needs to Consider Sunlight Reflection
    Nothing about the present climate crisis or its implications is natural. Perhaps how the world deals with a warming planet shouldn't be either.
  • Climate Change
    Reflecting Sunlight to Reduce Climate Risk
    Reflecting sunlight should be considered a potential stopgap for rising global temperatures, argues Stewart M. Patrick.
  • Labor and Employment
    U.S. Temporary Foreign Worker Visa Programs
    The United States has long accepted hundreds of thousands of foreign workers each year. President Biden has pledged to restore opportunities for migrants after the Trump administration blocked many temporary visas amid the pandemic.
  • Cybersecurity
    The Perils and Promise of America’s Older Cyber Regulatory Regime
    Outdated digital policy in the United States has long been cited as a point of failure. Hacking laws need updating, but broad protections and better implementation of the law can improve U.S. cybersecurity policy.
  • Global Governance
    CFR Term Member Spotlight Series: Hagar Hajjar Chemali
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    Our new series spotlights individuals within the Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program. Drawing on the enormous amount of talent and expertise within the Council’s Term Member Program, this series features a term member in conversation with a fellow term member discussing their career path, how they got to where they are, the challenges they have faced along the way, and the current work they are doing. We hope this regular series will provide an opportunity for Council term members to better engage and learn from one another, draw upon shared experiences within the group, and connect across geographies. Our second installment in this series features fifth-year term member Hagar Chemali, CEO and founder of Greenwich Media Strategies, in conversation with second-year term member Brit McCandless Farmer, digital producer at 60 Minutes. For those of you who do not know her yet, Hagar's impressive career includes serving twelve years in the U.S. government as director for Syria and Lebanon at the National Security Council, spokesperson for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and director of communications and spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Following her time in government, Hagar has gone on to found a communications strategy firm and to be a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Economic Sanctions Initiative. She also hosts, writes, and produces a weekly world news show on YouTube called Oh My World! that covers the top news stories in a fun, accessible, and humorous way.
  • India
    Anju Srivastava: How to Revolutionize Farming in India
    In India, farmers own high-value land but cannot translate land into wealth. New models of agriculture and ethical entrepreneurship can fix this. 
  • Inequality
    The U.S. Inequality Debate
    Public policy experts call income and wealth inequality one of the defining challenges of this century. Recent crises have accelerated these divisions, and the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened them further.