Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement From CFR

March 13, 2020
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Due to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is operating remotely as of Monday, March 16, and has suspended all in-person events through at least Friday, April 3, 2020.

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