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January 13, 2015

Global
Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations

Valerie Amos, United Nations undersecretary-general and emergency relief coordinator, discusses the humanitarian crises around the world today.

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The Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations

The Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations is an annual lecture and dinner established in 1996 with funds from former CFR Director Theodore C. Sorensen, who was a member for over 40 yea…

February 11, 2013

International Organizations
Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations: A Conversation with Ban Ki-moon

The Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations was established in 1996 by Gillian and Theodore C. Sorensen to highlight the United Nations and offer a special occasion for its most distingu…

June 19, 2017

Global
TWNW Reading What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast last week. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy and best…

January 9, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Podcast Women's land rights - India Women's Land Rights

Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, today nearly 90 percent of …

November 28, 2017

United Nations
Play Jeffrey D. Feltman A Conversation With Jeffrey Feltman

Jeffrey Feltman discusses his five years as undersecretary-general for political affairs at the United Nations (UN), the role of the UN in mediating and preventing conflict, and the relationship betw…

February 15, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
New From CFR: Ban Ki-moon’s Views and the G-20’s Role

http://youtu.be/Z70vYcfDokY This week CFR hosted two events on issues relevant to the global development landscape. On Monday, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon delivered the Sorensen Distinguished L…

May 27, 2016

Elections and Voting
Trump-Bakken-JPG Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Donald Trump Talks Energy

Donald Trump laid out his “America First Energy Plan” yesterday at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. As with his America First foreign policy address last mon…

April 20, 2016

Wars and Conflict
Haver-Griest-military_RTX1P4BJ What’s Next for Women in the Armed Forces?

On December 3, 2015 the Pentagon made history by announcing that all positions in the U.S. military—including combat roles—would open to women. This Friday, I’ll join Juliet Beyler, Principal Directo…

April 22, 2016

United States
Play RTX1P4A5_EC.jpg Women in the Armed Forces: The Future of the Military

Experts discuss the Pentagon's decision to open up more combat positions to women, the challenges of integrating women into today's armed forces, and the potential benefits for the military, diplomac…