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June 19, 2020

United States
Five Foreign-Policy Satires Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: classic satires.

The movie posters from The Great Dictator (yellow with Charlie Chaplin over a globe), Dr. Strangelove (black and white actor smoking a cigarette), In the Loop (two silhouettes, one with U.S. flag the other with the UK flag), MASH (a hand with the peace sign and an army helmet on the finger), Catch-22 (a man walks away from a plane wreckage in the desert), and Wag the Dog (a tape recorder with the presidential seal) arranged in one picture.

April 26, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Altman: Solving the U.S. Debt Crisis

Roger Altman, Founder and Chairman of Evercore Partners and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, discusses the prospects for solving the U.S. debt and deficit with John Bussey, Washington Bu…

February 20, 2020

China
The Future of U.S. Trade

Speakers discuss U.S. trade, including the recent USMCA deal, trade disputes with China, and possible trade conflicts with Europe.

Play U.S. President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at USMC signing in 2018

April 19, 2012

Health Policy and Initiatives
The New Global Health Agenda

Overview The field of global health is witnessing a shift in focus from disease-driven initiatives to projects aimed at increasing the sustainability and strengthening of health systems. A crucial…

The New Global Health Agenda cover

May 9, 2019

Discussion of HBO VICE Special Report: The Future of Work

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us and scientists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are warning of an imminent paradigm shift in the future of work. Please join us for a screening of the HBO VI…

Play Future of Work

January 31, 2017

United States
The State of U.S. Trade Policy

President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has intensified debate over U.S. trade policy and its far-reaching effects.

September 24, 2018

South Africa
A Conversation with Cyril Ramaphosa

ALTMAN: Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to the Council and welcome to the David Rockefeller Lecture and in particular to some members of Mr. Rockefeller’s family who are with us today. Welcome es…

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June 16, 2014

Economics
Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

In the lead-up to the World Cup and through the first games, Brazilians have taken to the streets in protest. In this post for Daniel Altman on ForeignPolicy.com, I look at why these demands for chan…

Residents run to celebrate after decorating a street in the colours of Brazil's national flag, ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in the Taguatinga neighbourhood of Brasilia

July 27, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Dangerous Mirage of Washington Deficit Plans

The rapidly approaching August 2nd deadline, as proclaimed by the U.S. Treasury, for raising Congress’s self-imposed debt ceiling is producing a flurry of deficit-reduction plans – or, more accurat…

The Dangerous Mirage of Washington Deficit Plans