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June 23, 2016

Private Sector Innovation and Women’s Entrepreneurship

Jane Nelson and Sarah Thorn will discuss strategies to grow women’s entrepreneurship worldwide, with a particular emphasis on the role of the private sector. They will address the importance of publi…

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April 24, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Higher Education in Arab Gulf Countries

Isobel Coleman hosts Everette E. Dennis, dean and chief executive officer of Northwestern University in Qatar, for a discussion on higher education in Arab Gulf countries, and the role of U.S. univer…

May 28, 2014

South Africa
The Democratic Alternative: Democracy and Development in South Africa, India, and Brazil

Isobel Coleman hosts Ann Bernstein, executive director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa, and John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Cou…

April 9, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Addressing the Challenge of Youth Unemployment in the Middle East

Isobel Coleman hosts Jamie McAuliffe, president and chief executive officer of Education For Employment, and Pamela Flaherty, president and chief executive officer of the Citi Foundation, for a discu…

April 8, 2014

Popular Media and Social Change

Isobel Coleman hosts William Ryerson, founder and president of the Population Media Center, and Roshaneh Zafar, founder and managing director of the Kashf Foundation, for a discussion about harnessin…

March 24, 2014

Realizing the Promise of Clean Cookstoves

Isobel Coleman, Radha Muthiah, Gary Hattem, and Jonathan Cedar discuss how finding innovative solutions for clean cooking can not only save lives, but also promote economic growth and development pro…

December 16, 2013

Savings: The Next Frontier in Financial Inclusion

CFR Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman leads a conversation with Mary Ellen Iskenderian of Women's World Banking and Steve Hollingworth of Freedom from Hunger about how savings are blazing the next frontie…

March 5, 2014

Economic Development and the Tyranny of Experts

Isobel Coleman hosts William Easterly, author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor and professor of economics at New York University, for a discussio…

June 19, 2013

Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions

Please join us for a discussion and cocktail reception for a new Council on Foreign Relations book, Pathways to Freedom (to be released on June 18, 2013).With contributions from several CFR Fellows, …

May 30, 2013

A Conversation With Rached Ghannouchi

In a meeting hosted by CFR's Ed Husain and Isobel Coleman, Rached Ghannouchi discusses Tunisia's post-revolution successes and the challenges the Nahdha party has faced as it has worked with Islamist…