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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides overall direction of the Council.

December 7, 2016

Global
Countering Violent Extremism by Engaging Women

This session addresses strategies to counter violent extremism by capitalizing on the contributions of women.

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April 22, 2016

Global
Beyond the Paris Climate Agreement: Implementation and Next Steps

Michael Levi discusses the next steps after the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, its implementation, and implications for future climate change diplomacy. 

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October 20, 2014

Syria
Are U.S. Ground Troops Headed to Syria?

Without a capable military partner on the ground, the United States and its allies will likely consider introducing special forces in the battle against ISIS, says expert Frederic C. Hof.

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

July 8, 2014

South Africa
Cape Town Mayor Says Clean Government and Pro-Business Policies Are Keys to Development

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille joins Ann Cooper of Columbia University to offer her thoughts on recent events in South African politics.

July 8, 2014

South Africa
Cape Town Mayor Says Clean Government and Pro-Business Policies Are Keys to Development

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille joins Ann Cooper of Columbia University to offer her thoughts on recent events in South African politics.

November 21, 2013

Global
Good Philanthropy, Bad Philanthropy, and Their Role in International Development

THOMAS BOLLYKY: Welcome everyone. My name is Tom Bollyky, and I'm the senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations. I am extremely pleased to welco…

November 4, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Reflections on the Causes of the First World War

Experts discuss the events that led up to the First World War.

November 4, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
A Look Back at the Buildup to the Great War

As the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One approaches, Margaret MacMillan, Robert K. Massie, and David A. Andelman discuss the rivalries and alliances in Europe during the years leadin…