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June 26, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy
A Conversation with Ambassador Catherine M. Russell

Rachel Vogelstein and Ambassador Catherine M. Russell discuss how the United States can seek to elevate the status of women and girls internationally through its foreign policy agenda.

June 2, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Net Politics Podcast: Catherine Novelli

In this latest episode of the Net Politics podcast, I speak to Catherine Novelli, undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment.

Podcast U.S. Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Cathy Novelli speaks with the media during the "Our Ocean" conference in Vina del Mar city, October 5, 2015. (Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters)

August 6, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Dear Mr President: Time to Take Women’s Rights More Seriously as a National Security Issue

Senior Fellow Catherine Powell reposts two pieces on conflict-related sexual violence.

President Donald J. Trump listens to Nadia Murad as he hosts a group of victims of religious persecution in the Oval Office of the White House. Washington, DC, United States. July 17, 2019.

June 24, 2019

Immigration and Migration
Bringing a Gender Lens to the Immigration Debate

Adjunct Senior Fellow Catherine Powell presided over a CFR roundtable, “Bringing a Gender Lens to Immigration: Domestic Violence–Based Asylum and Family Separation” with Lee Gelernt, deputy director …

Salvadoran migrant child, Lupe, sits on a bus as she leaves the premises of the National Migration Institute (INM) after being deported from the United States, June 22, 2019.

July 10, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Women on the Blockchain: Moving Beyond “Blockchain Bros”

Cryptocurrencies have the potential to radically alter the world's financial systems. But could they also upend inequality?

A Filipino guest demonstrates a blockchain-based remittance solution between Hong Kong and the Philippines during a news conference in Hong Kong, China, June 25, 2018.

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The Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture Series

The Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture, inaugurated in 1969, was named for a charter member of CFR who served as its president from 1944 to 1946 and as its chairman from 1946 to 1953. This lecture is giv…

July 29, 2019

Southeast Asia
China’s Soft and Sharp Power Strategies in Southeast Asia Accelerating, But Are They Having an Impact?

In a recent analysis for the Jamestown Foundation, Russell Hsiao of the Global Taiwan Institute presented a thorough and compelling case of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influence operations in Singa…

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China April 29, 2019.

March 19, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Womenomics Is Flipping the Script on Men in Japan

In addressing legal barriers and challenging entrenched gender stereotypes, Japan is pushing for gender equality in the workplace and growing its economy.

Commuters go home by train at Tokyo station March 23, 2011.

September 27, 2010

United Kingdom
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture: The Diplomacy of Climate Change

CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN: Good morning, everyone. In the interest of keeping to the council's usual discipline, we will start now in order to get everybody out by 9:00. I'd like to remind everybody an…

September 27, 2010

United Kingdom
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture: The Diplomacy of Climate Change

United Kingdom's foreign secretary, William Hague, discusses the urgency of an international climate deal in which all countries accept responsibility for climate change, enforce a more robust framew…