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January 4, 2024

United States
Daughters and Sons Guest Event: Fellows’ Book Launch—God, Guns, and Sedition

In God, Guns, and Sedition, Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware offer the definitive account of the rise of far-right terrorism in the United States—and how to counter it. In recent years shocking acts o…

Play People grieving at the site of the site of the church shooting massacre in Charleston, South Carolina

February 27, 2024

Energy and Environment
Financing the Clean Industrial Revolution

Panelists discuss private capital’s role in leading the clean energy transition and what it takes to establish a redeployment of steady capital investing in decarbonization. 

Play Solar energy fields and wind turbines seen from the air in foggy conditions during an autumn morning

August 7, 2023

Energy and Environment
Global Energy Tracker

As the effects of climate change mount, high-carbon energy sources continue to provide most of the world’s power. On average, 84 percent of tracker countries’ energy comes from high-carbon sources su…

September 26, 2023

Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Fusion and the Future of Energy

Kim Budil, director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, discusses the recent achievement of a net energy gain from a nuclear fusion reaction and its implications for the futu…

Play Fusion reactor, illustration. Nuclear fusion is the combination of atomic nuclei, a process that releases massive amounts of energy. If this process could be harnessed it could be an unlimited source of clean renewable energy.

December 13, 2023

Climate Change
Did the COP28 Summit Give a Boost to Renewable Energy Plans?

Leaders at the UN climate meeting in Dubai signaled a crucial pivot away from fossil fuel use, but significant hurdles remain for a speedy transition to emission-free energy.

An employee connects solar cells at a manufacturing plant in Oragadam, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Currently, Coal powers 70 percent of India’s electricity generation.

September 18, 2023

Climate Change
The Energy Transition Is Fueling a Power Transition

Gender equality is a crucial missing piece of the climate puzzle. If governments want a fighting chance of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and shifting to renewable energy, they must give women mor…

Women collect vegetables from a farm in Keraniganj, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 12, 2022.

June 1, 2023

United States
Daughters and Sons Guest Event: A Conversation With Richard Haass

After two decades as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass discusses his experience with leadership both inside and outside of government, lessons learned along the way, as wel…

Play Richard and Shannon on the CFR stage