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May 7, 2009

Climate Change
The United States and the Future of Global Governance: Tackling Climate Change

What will be the most effective forums for international cooperation in regulating the global commons, and what leadership role should the United States play on these issues? What are the prospects f…

September 27, 2008

Monetary Policy
It seems like so long ago ... documenting the role foreign central banks played in the US decision to backstop the Agencies

It is hard to believe that only three week have passed since the US government effectively took over the Agencies. Friday’s Wall Street Journal provided something of a post-mortem. And it sure se…

October 19, 2009

United States
Keynote III: The U.S. and China in 2025

RANDALL SCHRIVER: Okay. If I could have your attention now for our closing keynote address, and since this is our last event of a fairly long day but hopefully an interesting and productive and fr…

January 14, 2010

Development
Stimulus in a Volatile Financial World

Watch Justin Yifu Lin, chief economist and senior vice president at the World Bank, discuss how stimulus measures may be applied to boost global demand, taking into account the challenges such effort…

January 14, 2010

Development
Stimulus in a Volatile Financial World

Is the current focus on global imbalances the right framework for recovery? Please join Justin Yifu Lin to discuss how stimulus measures may be applied to boost global demand, taking into account the…

January 21, 2010

Financial Markets
Global Economic Trends: A Conversation with Joseph E. Stiglitz

Watch Dr. Stiglitz for a discussion of the financial crisis and his suggestions for a way forward that restores balance between markets and governments and addresses inequalities.

January 21, 2010

Financial Markets
Global Economic Trends: A Conversation with Joseph E. Stiglitz

According to Joseph E. Stiglitz, the recent global financial crisis was “made in America.” Please join Dr. Stiglitz for a discussion of the financial crisis and his suggestions for a way forward that…

January 8, 2003

United States
International Financial Crises Increasingly Take Priority Over Most Traditional Security and Foreign Policy Problems, Concludes New Council on Foreign Relations Book

September 7, 2001 - What if you took seventy-five of the most experienced professionals in the fields of finance, economics, foreign policy, and national security and confronted them with two dozen p…

July 17, 2002

United States
Robert C. Orr, Former High-Ranking U.S. Diplomat to the UN, Named Director of Council’s Washington Program

Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-434-9888 July 17, 2002 - Council President Leslie H. Gelb today named Robert C. Orr Vice President and Director of the Council’s Washington P…

June 16, 2010

United States
"More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite"

Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge-fund moguls have become the stars of twenty-first-century capitalism. Their weekend mansions are fodder for Vanity Fair photographers; their pot…