Oceania

New Zealand

  • New Zealand
    Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand
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    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discusses the future of New Zealand's foreign policy and lessons learned from the country's response to COVID-19 and reopening.  This meeting kicks off the 2021 Virtual National Conference and is open to all CFR members. The National Conference is underwritten by a generous gift given in memory of Peter E. Haas from the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund. Inaugurated in 1969, the Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture was named for Russell C. Leffingwell, a charter member of the Council who served as its president from 1944 to 1946 and as its chairman from 1946 to 1953. The lecture is given by distinguished foreign officials, who are invited to address Council members on a topic of major international significance.
  • Cybersecurity
    Cyber Week in Review: December 4, 2020
    EU proposes transatlantic partnership; New Zealand debuts views on international law in cyberspace; North Korean hackers target vaccine makers, State Department launches North Korea bounty program; China drafts guidelines on personal data from mobile apps; and DHS under investigation by inspector general, NSO’s Circles sells location data to twenty-five countries.
  • U.S. Congress
    U.S. Senate Votes on COVID-19 Relief Bill, Bolivia’s General Election, and More
    Podcast
    The U.S. Senate votes on a COVID-19 relief bill; Bolivians head to the polls for a twice-postponed general election; and New Zealand, considered to have one of the most successful pandemic responses, also holds a general election.