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October 5, 2018

United States
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With John Kerry

John Kerry discusses his American life as a Navy lieutenant, prosecutor, lieutenant governor, Democratic nominee for the presidency of the United States, five term senator, and U.S. Secretary of Stat…

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May 11, 2018

Russia
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture With Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul provides an insider’s perspective on Russia during his time as U.S. ambassador, including his analysis of Russia’s foreign policy from the end of the cold war to the presidency of Vlad…

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The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture

Inaugurated in 2002 in memory of CFR member John B. Hurford, this annual lecture features individuals who represent critical new thinking in foreign policy and international affairs.  John B. Hurf…

March 7, 2012

United States
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture: Transforming Foreign Aid

NICHOLAS KRISTOF: This is a(n) on-the-record meeting, and we have people -- council members watching remotely at other locations around the world. They will be submitting questions to this, after fo…

May 16, 2011

Asia
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture: A Conversation with Michael Spence

Related readings: Changing China's Growth Path by A. Michael Spence

August 28, 2018

United States
Scoop Jackson and John McCain

In the course of my career I've had the great privilege of working for Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson and knowing John McCain, two of the most consequential senators of the last seventy-five years. And the…

March 7, 2012

United States
John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture: Transforming Foreign Aid: A Conversation with Rajiv Shah

Rajiv Shah, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, discusses how foreign assistance and development efforts can spread U.S. values, deter conflict, and shape a more peaceful…

May 27, 2010

Security Alliances
The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture: The Future of NATO

Dr. Albright will discuss the new recommendations and analyses of the Group of Experts on NATO's New Strategic Concept, including how NATO governments can further transform the Alliance, and the twen…

September 24, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 15–21

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between September 15 to September 21.

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September 20, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Trump Administration Cuts Refugee Admissions Further

The Trump administration has announced that it plans to reduce refugee admissions to the United States next year from 45,000 to 30,000. This would be the lowest ceiling for refugee admissions since 1…

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