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The Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy

About the Lectureship Series

This lecture series was established in fall 2002 and is funded by the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation. Bernard L. Schwartz is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Loral Space and Communications. The series focuses on two areas: the evolution of the relationship between business and government in the making of foreign policy, and ways for government to make better use of business in solving foreign policy problems and for business to become more involved in the making of foreign policy.


Middle East and North Africa

Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya have embarked on widely different political transitions. But in each case, economic tools are the best way for the United States to support their democratic development, says expert Michele Dunne.



Robert Greifeld discusses how the recent and upcoming elections in France, Germany, and the United States might affect trade, markets, and the future of globalization.

Capital Flows

Chevron Chairman and CEO John S. Watson shares his views on how U.S.-based multinational corporations can help expand American influence abroad and be a positive force for progress. Watson also discusses recent global energy trends, including the rise in production of shale gas and other unconventional energy sources, that are being driven by advances in energy technology.   Related Reading: This Month in Geoeconomics, CFR Newsletter, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies  

Energy and Climate Policy

Energy and Climate Policy