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March 26, 2015—In-depth discussions on foreign policy topics of the day can now be accessed from CFR Events, a new portal on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) website.
Each year CFR organizes more than one hundred on-the-record events in which senior government officials, global leaders, business executives, and prominent thinkers discuss pressing international issues. Recent speakers include India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, CIA Director John O. Brennan, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and Dell CEO Michael Dell.
Visitors to CFR Events can watch discussions live, or browse the archive of approximately 1,000 videos, 1,700 audio recordings, and 2,000 transcripts by region, topic, or series. Diverse speakers cover a wide range of subjects: former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger shared his perspective on the Cold War’s legacy, and robotics experts debated the future of artificial intelligence.
The portal also previews upcoming events, such as a March 26 discussion in which Afghan President Ashraf Ghani outlines his government’s political and economic priorities. The event will be streamed live at 12:00 p.m. (EDT).
"Since 1921 it has been CFR’s mission to provide a nonpartisan forum for informed foreign policy debate. By matching our convening power with the latest digital technologies, we hope this portal will be a valuable learning tool for those seeking to understand the changing world around us," says Richard N. Haass, president of CFR.