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November 3, 2005

Financial Markets
Gerd Hausler is a brave man.

Hausler heads the IMF's capital market division - so he is paid to worry.  And he is not all that worried: "I don't see a systemic crisis" That is a bold thing to say - even if he is right t…

January 30, 2006

Emerging Markets
It is hard to bet on curve flattening when the curve is already flat

Or spread compression when spreads have already compressed. As David Altig kindly noted, I was quoted in Clint Riley's Wall Street Journal story about the impact of a flat yield curve on bank ear…

April 5, 2006

Political History and Theory
Thicker Than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia

Council Senior Fellow and Director for Middle East and Gulf Studies Rachel Bronson reveals why the U.S.-Saudi partnership became so intimate and how the countries’ shared interests sowed the seeds of…

May 14, 2008

Global
Slavery and Supply Chains: What Businesses Can Do to Fight Human Trafficking

Watch Ambassador Mark Lagon discuss ways the U.S. government and the private sector can work together to combat human trafficking.

May 14, 2008

Global
Slavery and Supply Chains: What Businesses Can Do To Fight Human Trafficking

The unprecedented movement of labor and complex chains of production of exportable goods promise many advances for economic prosperity. Ambassador Mark Lagon will argue that the rule of law and good …

November 16, 2006

Global
Ending Global Poverty

Watch Muhammad Yunus, founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, discuss the role of microcredit in fighting poverty.

November 16, 2006

Global
Ending Global Poverty

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Meeting

August 27, 2008

Elections and Voting
Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Next Administration

Watch experts discuss foreign policy challenges for the next administration at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, featuring a special address by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albr…