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The Legacy of the Global Financial Crisis

CFR's 2018 Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: The Legacy of the Global Financial Crisis was held on September 24, in New York. This symposium was created to address the broad spectrum of issues affecting Wall Street and international economics.

August 13, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Why Do U.S. Treasury Rates Remain Low?

Despite the looming fiscal cliff, and mounting debt, the United States continues to enjoy low borrowing costs, perhaps because the rest of the world has great troubles (WSJ). Economist Kenneth Rogoff…

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange react to the latest interest rate decision of the Federal Reserve (Brendan McDermid/Courtesy Reuters).

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…

January 9, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
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 …

Podcast Women's land rights - India

November 28, 2017

United Nations
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…

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May 16, 2017

Global
A Conversation With Inge Thulin

Inge Thulin discusses the value of research and development in a fast-moving world, global growth strategies, and the effect of U.S. trade policy on multinational corporations.

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November 21, 2016

United Kingdom
The Brexit Breakup: Negotiating the Separation

Experts discuss the upcoming Brexit negotiations, the various settlement options, and the future relationship between Great Britain and the European Union.

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April 1, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy

Donald Trump made foreign policy news a hot topic on the campaign trail this week. In interviews with the Washington Post and the New York Times and in various campaign appearances he suggested that …

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November 16, 2015

Global
The United Nations and Global Human Rights

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein shares his reflections on the status of human rights across the world.

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March 4, 2016

Global
A Conversation With Robert J. Shiller

Robert J. Shiller discusses the importance of economic irrationality, crowd behavior, and other elements of behavioral finance in understanding the global economy and making effective economic policy…

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