Roundtable on Technology, Innovation, and American Primacy

The Roundtable Series on Technology, Innovation, and American Primacy, directed by Council on Foreign Relations Adjunct Senior Fellow James P. Dougherty, investigates how government policy promotes or hinders technological innovation. The ability of the United States to encourage and stimulate innovation has established it as the world’s economic and military leader. Technological developments over the past thirty years, however, have helped to create a globalized world of new and diverse challenges. The roundtable series examines how government strategy and policy should respond to these challenges and their impact on American geoeconomic and geopolitical interests.

 

Meetings

  • Racism and Sexism in Technology

    May 9, 2018
    Speakers:

    Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Principal, Rare Union
    Cathy O’Neil, Founder, O'Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing
    Presider:

  • Alondra Nelson, Professor, Department of Sociology, Columbia University; President, Social Science Research Council
    This meeting is not for attribution.

     

  • Demographic Change and the American Economy
    April 5, 2018

  • Speakers:

  • Rakesh Kochhar, Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center
    William M. Rodgers III, Professor of Public Policy, Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

    Presider: 

  • Jessica Halliday Hardie, Assistant Professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
    This meeting is not for attribution.

     

  • Privacy, Net Neutrality, and Technological Innovation

    March 12, 2018
    Speakers:

    Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
    Vishal Misra, Professor, Columbia University, Department of Computer Science
    Presider: 
    Julia Powles, Research Fellow, New York University School of Law and Cornell Tech
    This meeting is not for attribution.


    Inequality, Innovation, and the American Economy
    Monday, March 5, 2018

  • Speakers:

    Branko Milanovic, Visiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

    Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University
    Presider: 
    Thea M. Lee, President, Economic Policy Institute
    This meeting is not for attribution.

     

  • Climate Change Prospects -- Physical and Legal
    February 21, 2018
    Speakers:

  • Gavin Schmidt, Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies

    Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School; Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
    Presider: 

  • Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Founder and CEO, Ocean Collectiv; Adjunct Instructor, New York University Department of Environmental Studies

  • This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Cyber Threats to Healthcare Information Security with Jennings Aske, Michael Czumak, and Brian Lozada.
January 18, 2018
Speakers: 

Jennings Aske, Chief Information Security Officer, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Michael Czumak, Chief Information Security Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brian Lozada, Chief Information Security Officer, Zocdoc
Presider: 
Richard N. Foster, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

The Decline of Global Internet Freedom with Michael Abramowicz and Sanja Kelly.
December 5, 2017
Speakers: 

Michael J. Abramowicz, President, Freedom House
Sanja Kelly, Freedom on the Net Project Director, Freedom House
Presider: 
Gordon M. Goldstein, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Building a More Defensible Cyberspace
November 13, 2017
Speakers: 

Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Greg Rattray, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Presider: 
Gordon M. Goldstein, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

The Chinese Firewall: Keeping Firms In or Out?
November 8, 2017
Speakers: 

Clay Shirky, Professor, New York University
Presider: 
Bill Bishop, Publisher, Sinocism China Newsletter
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

How Blockchain Will Transform the Digital Economy
June 29, 2017
Speakers: 

Neha Narula, Director, MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative
Muneeb Ali, Co-founder, Blockstack
Presider: 
Christian Catalini, Fred Kayne Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Global Populism, Disinformation, and the Internet
June 6, 2017
Speakers: 

Richard Stengel, former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. State Department
Steven Rubenstein, President, Rubenstein Associates
Presider: 
Gordon M. Goldstein, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Will the Internet of Things Be a Cybersecurity Disaster?
May 25, 2017
Speakers: 

Nathaniel C. Fick, Chief Executive Officer, Endgame
Niloofar Razi Howe, Chief Strategy Officer, RSA
Presider: 
Gordon M. Goldstein, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Social Media and Foreign Policy
March 22, 2017
Speakers: 

Ted Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder, and Chairman, Dataminr
Nick Beim, Partner, Venrock
Presider: 
James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Systemic Cyber Risk and the U.S. Financial System
March 2, 2017
Speakers: 

Mary Jo White, Senior Chair and Litigation Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton; former SEC Chair
Sarah Dahlgren, Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Presider: 
Matthew H. Fleming, Vice President, Cybersecurity Resilience, Synchrony Financial; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
This meeting is not for attribution.


Industrial Espionage and Its Implications for American Competitiveness
February 23, 2017
Speakers: 

Christopher Porter, Manager, FireEye Horizons
Douglas D. Thomas, Director of Counterintelligence Operations and Corporate Investigations, Lockheed Martin
Presider: 
James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Risks and Threats in Markets, Policy, and Society
February 8, 2017
Speakers: 

Matthew Zeiler, Founder and CEO, Clarifai
Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Fellow, New America
Presider: 
Josh Wolfe, Cofounder and Managing Director, Lux Capital
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Internet Giants and the Challenges of Global Regulation
January 25, 2017

Speakers: 
Chris Hughes, Co-Chair, Economy Security Project; Cofounder, Facebook
Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School
Hemant Taneja, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners
Presider: 
David J. Kirkpatrick, Founder and CEO, Techonomy Media
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

The Future of the Internet: Continuity or Inflection Point?
December 15, 2016

Speakers: 
Michael Chertoff, Cofounder and Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group; former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Department of Commerce
Presider
Gordon M. Goldstein, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is on the record.

 

Effective U.S. Leadership and the Untapped Potential of Medical Innovation
November 14, 2016
Speakers: 

Amar Bhidé, Thomas Schmidheiny Professor, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Presider: 
William A. Haseltine, President, ACCESS Health International
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

National Security Implications of the Genetics Revolution
October 24, 2016

This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Health Care and American Competitiveness: Can Innovation in Information Technology Contain Unsustainable Cost Increases?
June 28, 2016

Speakers: 
Adam Karol, Director, Silver Lake Partners

Jonathan S. Bush, President and Chief Executive Officer, AthenaHealth Inc.

Presider: 
James P. Dougherty. Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Net Neutrality and Regulation of the Internet: Implications for the United States and the Future of the Global Network
June 1, 2016

Speakers: 
Robert Malcolm McDowell, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Scott Malcomson, Visiting Media Fellow, Carnegie Corporation

Presider: 
Gordon M. Goldstein, Managing Director and Head of External Affairs, Silver Lake Partners
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

The ICANN Transition, American Interests, and the Future of the Internet
April 27, 2016

Speakers: 
Laura DeNardis, Professor and Associate Dean of Communication Studies, American University; Director of Research, Global Commission on Internet Governance

David Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Presider: 
Gordon M. Goldstein, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Rise of the Machines: The Shift from Labor Arbitrage to Automation Arbitrage
March 28, 2016
Speakers: 

Frances Karamouzis, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Benjamin Case, Solutions Manager, IPsoft

Presider: 
James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

The Blockchain and Technological Innovation
February 22, 2016

Speakers:
Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management

Barry Silbert, Founder and CEO, Digital Currency Group

Presider: 
Christian Catalini, Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management

Introductory Speaker:
James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

The Globalization of Angel Investment
January 27, 2016

Speaker: 
Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School

Presider: 
James P. Dougherty. Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Innovation in Information Security
January 7, 2016

Speakers: 
Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Joe Bernik, Director, Promontory Financial Group, LLC

Presider:

Gordon M. Goldstein, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
This meeting is not for attribution.

 

The Geopolitics of the Internet: The Dual Challenges of ICANN and WSIS Plus 10
December 17, 2015

Speakers: 

Steve DelBianco, Executive Director, NetChoice
Veni Markovski, Vice President, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Presider:

Gordon M. Goldstein, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Foreign Policymaking in the Social Media Age
October 28, 2015

Speakers:

Andrew Rasiej. Founder, Civic Hall; Founder, Personal Democracy Forum
Alexis Wichowski, Director of Research and Communications, Harmony Institute
 

Presider: 

J. David Kirkpatrick, Founder and CEO, Techonomy Media; Author, The Facebook Effect

Introductory Speaker:

James P. Dougherty
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Social Media and Foreign Policy
June 3, 2015

Speakers:

Ted Bailey. CEO, Founder, and Chairman, Dataminr
Nicholas F. Beim, Partner, Venrock
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Political Change and the Next Internet
April 22, 2015

Speakers: 

Philip Howard, Professor, Central European University and University of Washington
Emily D. Parker. Digital Diplomacy Advisor and Senior Fellow, New America

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Smart Defense: Venture Capital and U.S. National Security
March 18, 2015

Speakers:

Peter Bloom, Advisory Director, General Atlantic
Adam Jay Harrison, Director, Center for Smart Defense
David Teten, Partner, ff Venture Capital
Josh Wolfe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Lux Capital
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Chinese Innovation: Paper Tiger or Global Player?
March 4, 2015

Speaker:

Gary Rieschel, Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

 

How Can the United States Lead the World in Frugal Innovation?
February 18, 2015

Speakers:

Navi Radjou, Author, Frugal Innovation: How to Do More with Less
Ravi Aurora, Senior Vice President and Group Head, Global Community Relations, MasterCard
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is on the record.


Debriefing Busan: What's Next for Web Governance?
December 15, 2014

Speaker: 

Gordon M. Goldstein, Managing Director and Head of External Affairs, Silver Lake
Presider: James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Tweeting Extremism: Social Media and Radicalism
November 12, 2014

Speakers:

Cori Dauber, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mitchell Silber, Executive Managing Director, K2 Intelligence
 

Presider: James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

 

Global Flows in a Digital Age
October 29, 2014

Speakers: 

Toos Daruvala, Director, McKinsey & Company
James Manyika, Director, McKinsey Global Institute

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is on the record.


Escaping the Commodity Trap: Toward Sustainable Growth
October 1, 2014

Speakers:

Jonathan Murray, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Music Group
John A. Zysman, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

 

The End of the Internet? The Future of Web Governance
June 26, 2014

Speaker: 

Gordon M. Goldstein, Managing Director and Head of External Affairs, Silver Lake
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business & Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Rules and Tools: How Technology, Innovations, and Regulations are Changing the Global Markets
June 9, 2014

Speakers:

Frank Hatheway, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, NASDAQ OMX
John L. Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Global Information Services, NASDAQ OMX
Rick Redding, Chief Executive Officer, Index Industry Association
Scot Warren, Senior Managing Director, Equity Index Products, CME Group

Presider:

Lucien Foster, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Broadridge Financial

This meeting is not for attribution.

Free Expression in a Digital World: Social Media and State Censorship
June 3, 2014

Speakers:

Susan Benesch, Director, Dangerous Speech Project
Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert Investments
Rebecca MacKinnon, Director, Ranking Digital Rights Project, New America Foundation
Ethan Zuckerman. Director, Center for Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presider:

James P. Dougherty. Adjunct Senior Fellow, Business & Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Addressing Long-Term Unemployment: Prospects for America
May 6, 2014

Speaker:

Diana Farrell, Global Leader, McKinsey Center for Government

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Is the Price Right for the Price of Rights? U.S. Patents as an Emerging Asset Class
March 18, 2014

Speakers: 

John Squires, Partner, Perkins Coie
Eran Zur, Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business & Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

Boston Roundtable: U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness
March 12, 2014

Speaker:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Immigration and American Competitiveness
December 18, 2013

Speakers: 

Ron Hira, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology
B. Lindsay Lowell, Director of Policy Studies, Institute for the Study of International Migration
Mark C. Regets, Senior Analyst, National Science Foundation
Vivek Wadhwa, Vice President of Research and Innovation, Singularity University
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Open Government Data and Its Economic and Competitive Implications
October 29, 2013

Speaker: 

Michael Chui, Principal, McKinsey Global Institute

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is on the record.

 

Social Media: Implications for American Foreign Policy
March 13, 2013

Speakers:

Ted Bailey, Founder and CEO, Dataminr
Laith Alkhouri, Senior Analyst, Flashpoint Global Partners
Mark Graff, Chief Information Security Officer, NASDAQ OMX

Presider:

Lucien Foster, Vice President, NASDAQ OMX

This meeting is on the record.

 

Made in the USA: Where is the American Manufacturing Renaissance?
March 7, 2013

Speakers:

James Manyika, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Katy George, Director, McKinsey & Company
Louis Rassey, Principal, McKinsey & Company

Presider:

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is on the record.


Small Business and the American Economy
February 20, 2013


Speaker:

Karen G. MillsAdministrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is on the record.


Entrepreneurship and the Internet
February 7, 2013
Speaker:

Martin Varsavsky, Founder and CEO, Fon
 

Presider: 

David Kirkpatrick. Founder and CEO, Techonomy Media

This meeting is on the record.


Social Media and American Foreign Policy
January 16, 2013


Speaker:

Alec Ross, Senior Adviser for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Department of State
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


The Architecture of Innovation
November 26, 2012

Speaker:

Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

Free Expression in a Digital World: Social Media and State Censorship
October 23, 2012
 

Speakers:

Ethan Zuckerman, Director, Center for Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rebecca MacKinnon, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Susan Benesch, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President, Calvert Investments
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage
October 9, 2012

 

Speaker:

Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Our Challenge in an Era of Global Competition
September 12, 2012

Speakers:

Michael S. Teitelbaum, Senior Advisor, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Paul Mascarenas, Chief Technical Officer, Ford Motor Company
Vivek Kundra, Chief Information Officer, salesforce.com
Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider: James P. Dougherty Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

Enough is Enough: Confronting Chinese Innovation Mercantilism
June 11, 2012

Speaker:

Robert D. Atkinson, President, The Information & Technology Foundation

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Jugaad: How Emerging Market Innovation Is Influencing America
April 3, 2012
Speakers:

Navi Radjou, Coauthor, Jugaad Innovation and Fellow, Judge School of Business, University of Cambridge
Simone Ahuja, Coauthor, Jugaad Innovation and Founder, Blood Orange

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Using Innovation to Our Advantage: Need, Speed, and Greed
March 14, 2012


Speaker:

Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China Business & Finance Editor, The Economist

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Social Media: Implications for American Foreign Policy
March 6, 2012

Speakers:

David Kirkpatrick, Author, The Facebook Effect; Columnist, The Daily Beast
Brian Solis, Principal, The Altimeter Group; Author, The End of Business As Usual
Clay Shirky,Author, Here Comes Everybody; Associate Arts Professor, New York University
Tiziana Dearing, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Rising

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

Innovation in India: Prospects for the Future and Opportunities for America
February 3, 2012
Speaker:

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services

Presider:

Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, South Asia Initiative, Harvard University

Introductory Speaker:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

The America Invents Act: Prospects for U.S. Entrepreneurship
October 31, 2011

Speakers:

David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Mark Blaxill, Cofounder, 3LP AdvisorsRochelle DreyfussPauline Newman Professor of Law, New York University

John A. Squires, Co-chair, Intellectual Property Practice, Chadbourne & Parke, LLP
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Does Cyberspace Matter in International Relations?
June 15, 2011

Speakers:

Nazli Choucri, MIT

Daniel Goldsmith, MIT Sloan School of Management

Michael Siechrist, Harvard Kennedy School


Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Driving American Leadership in Entrepreneurship Through Innovation Centers
June 6, 2011

Speakers:

Brad Feld, Foundry Group and TechStars
David Tisch, TechStars and BoxGroup
Jeffrey J. Bussgang, Flybridge Capital Partners and Harvard Business School
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Indovation and Sinovation
February 28, 2011

Speakers:

Navi Radjou, Forrester Research
Ashok Bardhan, University of California, Berkeley
Mike Daniels, GlobalLogic

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Social Media, Foreign Affairs, and Implications for American Policy
February 10, 2011

Speakers:

David Kirkpatrick, Author, The Facebook Effect
Robert Mackey, New York Times
Jared Cohen, Council on Foreign Relations
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Innovation in China: Implications for American Competiveness
January 25, 2011

Speakers:

Richard N. Foster, Senior Faculty Fellow, Yale School of Management
Denis Simon, Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of Oregon
Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Indovation and Sinovation: A Threat to American Innovation?
October 26, 2010

Speakers:

Dieter Ernst, East-West Center
Navi Radjou, Centre for India and Global Business, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Sean Randolph, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


A Call for Judgment
October 20, 2010

Speaker:

Amar Bhidé, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Presider:

James Grant, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

Chair:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Innovation in China: Threat to America?
May 25, 2010

Speakers:

Denis Simon, Penn State University
Cong Cao, The Levin Institute

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


China Innovation
January 25, 2010


Speakers:

Richard N. Foster, Millbrook Management Group LLC
Adam Segal, Council on Foreign Relations
Denis Simon, University of Oregon


Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Managing the New Trajectory of Global Innovation
October 14, 2009

Speaker:

Navi Radjou, Cambridge University

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Team Entrepreneur: The Najaf City Report
June 23, 2009

Speakers:

Sameeksha Desai, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Jessica LeCroy, Bennett Jones, LLP
Brigadier General Jeffory Smith, 10th Infantry Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

Immigration and American Competitiveness
May 18, 2009

Speakers:

Michael S. Teitelbaum, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
B. Lindsay Lowell, Georgetown University
Mark C. Regets, National Science Foundation
Vivek Wadhwa, Duke University


Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Outsourcing and American Competitiveness
April 23, 2009

Speakers:

Frances Karamouzis, Gartner, Inc.
Jacob Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics


Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.
 

The Patent Crisis: An Update
April 7, 2009

Speakers:

Mark Blaxill, 3LP Advisors
James Duffy, George Washington University
David Kappos, IBM
John A. Squires, Intellectual Property Practice, Chadbourne and Parke
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.
 

OECD Innovation Strategy
March 6, 2009

Speaker:

Robert E. Litan, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


The Venturesome Economy
October 29, 2008

Speaker:

Amar Bhidé, Columbia University

Presider:

Chrystia Freeland, Financial Times
 

Chair:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


India: The Emerging Innovation Giant
October 14, 2008

Speaker:

Navi Radjou, Forrester Research
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


New Proposals for Federal Actions to Improve American Competitiveness
June 17, 2008

Speakers:

Karen G. Mills, Solera Capital, LLC

Howard Wial, The Brookings Institution

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Maintaining American Competitiveness: Policy Lessons
May 28, 2008

Speakers:

Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

Scott Stern, Associate Professor, Department of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management

Byron Wien, Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley


Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Innovation and the Financial Sector: The Challenge From London
May 21, 2008

Speakers:

Charles Roxburgh, Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Hal Scott, Harvard Law School

Presider:

Michael J. Bingle, Managing Director, Silver Lake

This meeting is not for attribution.


National Innovation Programs: The Challenge from China and India
May 14, 2008

Speakers:

Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Denis Simon, Provost and Vice President, The Levin Institute


Presider: James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


The New Power Brokers in Global Capital Markets
December 4, 2007

Speaker:

Diana Farrell, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
 

Presider: James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Immigration and American Competitiveness
November 13, 2007

Speakers:

B. Lindsay Lowell, Director of Policy Studies, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
Michael S. Teitelbaum, Vice President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Jeff M. Wheeler, Business Operations Manager for Corporate Real Estate, Intel Corporation


Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Immigration and the American Economy
October 16, 2007
Speakers:

Richard Freeman, Director, Labor Studies Program, National Bureau of Economic Research
Mark C. Regets, Senior Analyst, Division of Science Resources Statistics, National Science Foundation

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Reexamining U.S. Competitiveness in the Context of National Innovation Networks
May 8, 2007

Speaker:

Navi Radjou, Forrester Research


Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, The Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Outsourcing: Three Years Later
May 2, 2007

Speakers:

Frances Karamouzis, Research Director, Gartner Research
Catherine Mann, Professor, International Business School, Brandeis University
Matthew J. Slaughter, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Globalization, The Council on Foreign Relations


Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, The Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


The Patent Crisis
March 20, 2007

Speakers:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, The Council on Foreign Relations
Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard University
David Kappos, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, IBM Corporation
John Squires,Vice President, Chief Patent Counsel, Associate General Counsel, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

This meeting is not for attribution.
 

Leadership in the Information Age
February 20, 2007

Speakers:

Col. Daniel Gerstein, Vice President, Homeland Security Services, MPRI / L-3 Communications, Inc.
James A. Lewis, Director, Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, The Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Emerging Financial Markets in China and India
January 16, 2007
Speaker:

Diana Farrell, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Improving the Flexibility of the American Labor Market
December 5, 2006
Speakers:

Erica Groshen, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Wayne Vroman, The Urban Institute


Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, The Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.
 

Innovation Roundtable
November 28, 2006

Speakers:

Karen G. Mills, Solera Capital
Navi Radjou, Forrester Research

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Immigration and the American Economy
October 25, 2006

Speakers:

Michael S. Teitelbaum, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Ron Hira, Rochester Institute of Technology
Mark R. Rosenzweig, Yale University
B. Lindsay Lowell, Georgetown University

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Globalization of Innovation
May 17, 2006

Speakers:

Jonathan Murray, Microsoft
John A. Zysman, University of California at Berkeley
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


More Globalization of Innovation
April 27, 2006

Speaker:

Amar Bhidé, Lawrence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business Management, Columbia School of Business
 

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.
 

Innovation in China and India
March 7, 2006

Speaker:

Charles R. Kaye, Co-President, Warburg Pincus

Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.
 

Globalization of Innovation
February 21, 2006

Speakers:

Andreas Beroutsos, Principal, McKinsey Global Institute
David Braunschvig, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Diana Farrell, McKinsey Global Institute


Presider:

James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


American Investment in Innovation Overseas
December 13, 2005

Speakers:
Richard N. Foster, Foster Health Partners, LLC
Karen G. MillsSolera Capital, LLCL.
Brooks Entwistle, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
James P. Dougherty, Gartner, Inc.

This meeting is not for attribution.


The Global Science and Engineering Labor Force
October 31, 2005

Speakers:

Richard Freeman, National Bureau of Economic Research
Mark C. Regets, National Science Foundation
Jeff M. Wheeler, Intel Corporation
James P. Dougherty, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Global Capital Markets and the American Economy
April 4, 2005

Speakers:

Glenn H. Hutchins, Silver Lake Partners
Diana Farrell, McKinsey Global Institute
Scott Stern, Kellogg School of Management
Karen G. Mills, Solera Capital, LLC

Presiders:

Kathleen O'Neil Liberty Street Advisors, LLC
James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Immigration and the American Economy
March 17, 2005

Speakers:

George J. Borjas, Professor of Public Policy,, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
B. Lowell, Georgetown University
Ron Hira, Rochester Institute of Technology
Harris Miller, Information Technology Association of America

Presiders:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations
Kathleen O'Neil, Liberty Street Advisors, LLC

This meeting is not for attribution.


Intellectual Property and the American Economy
February 9, 2005

Speakers:

Rochelle Dreyfuss, New York University School of Law
Adam Jaffe, Brandeis University
Richard Nelson, Columbia University
 

Presiders:

Kathleen O'Neil, Liberty Street Advisors, LLC
James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.


Higher Education and the American Economy
December 15, 2004

Speakers:

Daniel Goroff, Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University
Michael S. Teitelbaum, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
John N. Yochelson, President, Building Engineering & Science Talent
 

Presiders: James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations
Kathleen O'Neil, Liberty Street Advisors, LLC

This meeting is not for attribution.


Demographic Change and the American Economy
November 1, 2004

Speakers:

Tom Austin, Sector General Manager and Research Fellow Emeritus, Gartner, Inc.
David Canning, Professor of Economics and International Health, Harvard University
Laurence Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics, Boston University
Diana Farrell, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Presiders:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations
Kathleen O'Neil, Liberty Street Advisors, LLC

This meeting is not for attribution.


Outsourcing: Policy Options
May 5, 2004

Speakers:

Lori Kletzer, University of California, Santa Cruz
Lisa Lynch, Tufts University
Matthew J. Slaughter, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Catherine Mann, Institute for International Economics

Presiders:

Kathleen O'Neil, Liberty Street Advisors, LLC
James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations

This meeting is not for attribution.

Outsourcing
February 4, 2004

Speakers:

Diana Farrell, McKinsey Global Institute
Erica Groshen, New York Federal Reserve Bank
Frances Karamouzis, Gartner Research
Martin Kenney, University of California, Davis
 

Presiders:

James P. Dougherty, Council on Foreign Relations
Kathleen O'Neil, Liberty Street Advisors, LLC

This meeting is not for attribution.