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The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture

About the Lectureship Series

Inaugurated in 2002 in memory of CFR member John B. Hurford, this annual lecture features individuals who represent critical new thinking in foreign policy and international affairs. 

John B. Hurford (1938–2000)

John B. Hurford was a graduate of Haverford College and Harvard University and spent two years in India through Fulbright Fellowships, where he lectured at the Institute for Economic Growth and the University of Delhi.

He then began his business career at Lazard Freres and Company, where he worked on mergers, acquisitions, and investment research. In 1969, he joined BEA Associates, a New York-based investment management firm, as a managing director. In 1998, he became vice chairman of U.S. equities at Credit Suisse Asset Management, the successor firm to BEA Associates.

Events

Asia

Experts discuss the Obama administration's "Pivot to Asia" strategy, its successes and failures, and the evolving dynamics of U.S. relations across Asia.

Global

Francis Fukuyama delivers the John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture.

United States

Experts discuss the recent history and evolution of the U.S. government's use of financial power and influence in national security.

Emerging Markets

Join Joyce Chang, Richard Clarida, and Peter Henry for a discussion of how emerging markets have responded to the global recession of 2008-2009 and potential lessons for developed countries.Inaugurated in 2002 in memory of Council member John B. Hurford, this annual lecture features individuals who represent critical new thinking in foreign policy and international affairs.

United States

Asia

Related readings: Changing China's Growth Path by A. Michael Spence

Security Alliances

Dr. Albright will discuss the new recommendations and analyses of the Group of Experts on NATO's New Strategic Concept, including how NATO governments can further transform the Alliance, and the twenty-first century challenges and opportunities the Alliance will face.Related Reading:NATO 2020: Assured Security; Dynamic Engagement

Politics and Government

This meeting is the John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture.12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting