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October 5, 2020

United States
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series With Charles A. Kupchan

Charles A. Kupchan discusses his new book, Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself From the World. From the founding era until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the United St…

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January 7, 2021

Mexico
Discussion of Whitney Museum Exhibition: Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art

The Council on Foreign Relations and the Whitney Museum of American Art invite you to join our panelists for a discussion of Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, currently on view a…

Play People look at art at the press preview of "Vida Americana: Mexican muralists remake American art, 1925-1945", that brings together 200 works by 60 American and Mexican artists at the Whitney Museum, in New York on Febuary 11, 2020.

November 19, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Virtual Roundtable: Preparing Democracies for Pandemics

The coronavirus pandemic has not been an advertisement for the healthy effects of democracy. There have been some notable success stories among democracies, but it is also true that nine out of the t…

Play A medical worker wearing a protective suit and face shield carries out tests at the Biogenix Laboratories, which performs COVID-19 detection tests, in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.

October 22, 2020

Wars and Conflict
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With Margaret MacMillan

Historian and author Margaret MacMillan discusses her new book War: How Conflict Shaped Us, including the evolution and intricacies of warfare as well as how war has influenced humanity and society o…

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October 19, 2020

Democracy
Strengthening U.S. Democracy

Panelists discuss U.S. democracy, including current challenges, possible reforms, and lessons learned from other democracies. 

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September 15, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With Thomas Bollyky

For the first time in recorded history, bacteria, viruses, and other infectious agents do not cause the majority of deaths or disabilities in any region of the world. However, humankind's progress ag…

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November 28, 2007

Middle East and North Africa
A Conversation with Chuck Hagel

Watch Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) discuss U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East, including the need for dialogue with Iran and lessons from the war in Iraq.

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November 28, 2007

Middle East and North Africa
A Conversation with Chuck Hagel

RICHARD N. HAASS:  Why don't we get started?Good afternoon.  Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations.  Let me repeat our favorite mantra, to please turn off anything electrical other than a hear…

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September 10, 2020

Heads of State and Government
Distinguished Voices Series With Robert B. Zoellick

Robert Zoellick and the historian Michael Beschloss discuss Ambassador Zoellick’s new book America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, as well as his distinguished career in…

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May 8, 2007

Congresses and Parliaments
A Conversation with Chuck Hagel

Having just returned from his fifth trip to Iraq, Senator Hagel says "there are important areas of progress."  However, he says he is "frustrated and worried" about the situation there. Join him for …

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