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October 9, 2020

Screening and Discussion of "The Perfect Weapon"

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the documentary The Perfect Weapon prior to the virtual discussion. A link to view the film will be sent to registrants on Monday, October 5. Please j…

Play Soldiers sitting in front of rows of computers at the the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center

September 15, 2020

CFR Master Class Series With Thomas Bollyky

For the first time in recorded history, bacteria, viruses, and other infectious agents do not cause the majority of deaths or disabilities in any region of the world. However, humankind's progress ag…

Play A scientist holds cells that produce antibodies against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in a university lab in Athens, Greece,

August 25, 2020

Lessons From History Series—The Iranian Hostage Crisis

PLEASE NOTE: CFR members are encouraged to watch the documentary Desert One prior to the virtual discussion. A link to view the film will be sent to registrants on Friday, August 21. Please join our …

Play Blindfolded U.S. hostages and their Iranian captors outside the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, 1979.

August 3, 2020

A Conversation with House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn

Please join House Majority Whip James Clyburn as he discusses the latest on Congress's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Play House Majority Whip James Clyburn stands next to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at Capitol Hill with three U.S. flags behind them

July 29, 2020

Protecting U.S. Elections

Please join our panelists as they discuss threats to conducting a fair U.S. presidential election in November, including foreign interference, voter suppression, and the health risks of voting in-per…

Play Voters stand in voting booths while casting ballots in the New Hampshire U.S. presidential primary election in Manchester, New Hampshire.

July 15, 2020

The China-India Border Crisis

Please join our speakers for a discussion on the recent China-India border skirmish, heightened tensions between both countries, the economic and military ramifications of the crisis, and geopolitica…

Play Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Jayanta Party (BJP) hold placards to protest against China while paying tributes to the Indian army soldiers killed in a border clash with Chinese troops in Ladakh region, at India Gate, in New Delhi

May 13, 2020

Does U.S. Debt Matter?

Please join our speakers for a discussion on the U.S. national debt and potential for an impending debt crisis, particularly given recent multi-trillion dollar COVID-19 stimulus packages, as well as …

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May 1, 2020

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The WHO and the State of Global Health Governance

Please join our panelists as they discuss the structure of the global health governance system, the role of the World Health Organization, and their perspectives on an effective international pandemi…

Play Three leaders of World Health Organization, including Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a news conference on the novel coronavirus.

February 19, 2020

Afghanistan
Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan

Speakers discuss the seven-day reduction of violence deal in Afghanistan reached by the Trump administration and the Taliban and the prospects for peace.

Podcast A U.S. soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment shields himself from the rotor wash of a UH-60 Blackhawk

January 24, 2020

Ukraine
Freedom of Expression in Crimea: Voices From Ukraine

A Ukrainian delegation of writers and human rights activists discuss the obstacles they face in their fight for freedom of expression in the region. This meeting is cosponsored with PEN America. 

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