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September 30, 2016

Economics
A Conversation with Martha Chen

Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of povert…

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May 31, 2012

Human Rights
What's Next for Chen Guangcheng?

Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng discusses his personal journey, human rights, and the rule of law in China.

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May 31, 2012

Human Rights
What's Next for Chen Guangcheng?

(Note: Mr. Chen's remarks are provided through interpreter.) JEROME COHEN: Well, it's time to begin now, on a notable precedent: I understand the council has never done a program where everything f…

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February 19, 2020

United Nations
Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations: Protecting Our Children’s Future

Henrietta Fore discusses the work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as well as her priorities and goals for the agency.

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April 11, 2019

China
Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: China's Uighurs

Panelists discuss China’s treatment of Uighurs in the Xinjiang region, reports of detention and torture, and the response of other countries, including the United States. The Arthur C. Helton Memo…

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January 30, 2019

Health
The Growing Global Cancer Divide

In advance of World Cancer Day, speakers discuss developments in cancer treatment and prevention, and the prospects for closing the global cancer divide. 

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October 16, 2017

China
China and the United States: Governing a Contentious Bilateral Trade and Investment Relationship

This is the second session of the "The United States and World Trade: Future Directions" symposium. 

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June 6, 2017

Economics
Building Inclusive Economies: A Conversation With Laura Tyson

Drawing upon decades of experience in the field of international economics, Laura Tyson shares her insight on the relationship between women’s economic participation and global economic growth. She d…

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May 9, 2017

Global
A Path Forward: A Conversation With Richard N. Haass and the Council of Councils

Experts present the findings of the 2016–2017 Council of Councils Report Card and discuss implications for global cooperation.

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June 23, 2016

Development
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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