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October 21, 2008

South Africa
A Conversation with Jacob Zuma

After the forced resignation of South African president Thabo Mbeki in September, and the subsequent departure of several cabinet members, Kgalema Motlanthe was sworn in as South Africa's interim pre…

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April 11, 2016

United States
Why U.S. Economic Leadership Matters

Jacob J. Lew discusses America’s leadership in the global economy.

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January 16, 2014

United States
Economic Policy After the Omnibus

With the 2014 omnibus budget bill nearing completion, U.S. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew outlines his economic policy priorities for the coming year with John Bussey of the Wall Street Journal.

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January 16, 2014

United States
Economic Policy After the Omnibus

With the 2014 omnibus budget bill nearing completion, U.S. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew outlines his economic policy priorities for the coming year with John C. Bussey of the Wall Street Journal.

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November 10, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Addressing the U.S. Deficit Problem

Jacob J. Lew, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, analyzes the effect of the political gridlock in Washington on fiscal policies, and discusses the domestic deficit challenge…

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March 23, 2021

China
Report Launch of CFR Independent Task Force on a U.S. Response to China's Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy endeavor, has the potential to meet developing countries’ needs and spur economic growth, but the reality i…

Play Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China April 26, 2019.

November 10, 2011

Europe
Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Europe's Debt, America's Deficit: The Crisis of the Rich World

Session One: An Overview of the Global Debt Crisis Alan Greenspan, President, Greenspan Associates LLC; Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board Presider: Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice …

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June 2, 2021

United Kingdom
Virtual Roundtable: The Post-Election Future of Scotland

David Scheffer: Well, thank you and welcome to everyone. I see some familiar names on the participant list, and I'm heartened that there is such interest in the future of Scotland among all of you…

Play People hold Scotish flags during a rally in support of Scotland's independence referendum, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, September 18, 2014.

April 15, 2021

Education
School Policy Decisions During COVID-19

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, speaks on the considerations schools face in terms of reopening, taking into account their individual needs as well as public healt…

Play Louise Elementary School teacher Lori Heard teaches her students in a classroom with plastic partitions, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Louise, Texas, U.S., November 20, 2020.