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November 16, 2016

United States
RTSQ3OC_EC.jpg A Conversation With Penny Pritzker

This symposium will convene policymakers, business executives, and other opinion leaders for a candid analysis of online privacy, with a particular focus on the United States, the U.S.-European Union…

April 4, 2016

Global
Play RTS3ET1_EC.jpg Commercial Diplomacy: A Conversation with Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker discusses the Commerce Department’s mission to use America’s commercial power to influence policy in markets around the world.

October 10, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
An oil rig drilling a well at sunrise near Midland, Texas. (REUTERS/Reuters Staff) No, Tax Breaks for U.S. Oil and Gas Companies Probably Don’t Materially Affect Climate Change

Last week, the journal Nature Energy published an article from scholars at the Stockholm Environment Institute arguing that the tax breaks given to oil companies by the U.S. government could lead to …

November 16, 2016

Privacy
CFR Cyber Net Politics Privacy Live Now: Privacy and Data in the Age of Surveillance

The Council on Foreign Relations is holding a half-day, multi-session symposium to bring together leading policymakers and experts for candid analysis of online privacy, with a particular focus on th…

October 21, 2016

China
rakhine-refugees Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of October 21, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, David O’Connor, Gabriel Walker, and James West look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. In western Myanmar, a lockdown by security forces. Reports th…

March 17, 2016

Cuba
Senator Menendez Speaks About the Obama Visit to Cuba

On Thursday, Sen. Robert Menendez (D, NJ) delivered a long and heartfelt statement on the floor of the United States Senate about Pres. Obama’s  forthcoming visit to Cuba. The entire text is copied b…

November 28, 2017

Monetary Policy
Play Bogle A Conversation With John C. Bogle

John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, discusses lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis and the future of investment management in a period of global low-returns.

February 19, 2015

Infrastructure
Commercial trucks line up on the Ambassador bridge crossing over to Detroit, Michigan from Windsor, Ontario (Rebecca Cook/Courtesy Reuters). A Bridge Too Far: Made in Detroit, Paid for by Canada

There are two possible reactions to the news that Canada and the United States have finally ironed out the last wrinkle and can now move ahead with the much needed new International Trade Crossing of…

November 14, 2017

Economics
Play Swensen A Conversation with David Swensen

This is the keynote session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

November 6, 2017

Economics
Play New York Stock Exchange World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter's most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…