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April 6, 2022

Economics
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers discusses the U.S. economy and inflation, recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the global economic consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The C. Peter McColough Seri…

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April 21, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers discusses the U.S. economic recovery, the Biden administration's stimulus and infrastructure plans, possible inflation risks, and the implications for the global economy. The C…

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June 2, 2022

Ukraine
Covering the War in Ukraine: The View From Journalists

A panel of journalists who have recently spent time covering the war in Ukraine discusses the situation on the ground there and in the surrounding region, and policy considerations for the United Sta…

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November 17, 2010

Economic Crises
A Conversation with Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers, director of the National Economic Council, remarks on volatile currency exchange rates, unstable European markets, and the negative effects of financial policy on organic economi…

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March 19, 2008

United States
HBO History Makers Series with Lawrence H. Summers

Watch Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard University's Charles W. Eliot university professor, reflect on his career in government and academia as part of CFR's HBO History Makers Series.

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June 29, 2022

United States
Young Professionals Briefing Series: Defense Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

Our panelists discuss the future of defense innovation, the efficacy of public-private partnerships in informing U.S. national security and technology policy, and the future of AI, quantum computing,…

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March 19, 2008

United States
HBO History Makers Series: Lawrence Summers

LS: I didn't share many of the policy preferences of that administration, I found the experience to be one that was very interesting. I think from that point forward I hoped I would have a chance to …

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May 23, 2022

Military Operations
A Conversation With Adam Smith

U.S. Representative Adam Smith, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses the future of U.S. foreign policy and defense priorities, congressional initiatives designed to strengthen U…

Play Polish and American soldiers stand near their armoured vehicles during Defender Europe 2022 military exercise of NATO troops including French, American, and Polish troops, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the military range in Bemowo Piskie, near Orzysz, Poland May 24, 2022

April 14, 2022

Russia
The Struggles of the Russian Military in Ukraine

More than six weeks into its invasion of Ukraine, the Russian military is hindered by an inability to gain air supremacy, supply chain breakdowns, and dangerously low morale. Our panelists discuss th…

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February 23, 2022

Ukraine
Crisis in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin of Russia recognized the independence of two territories in eastern Ukraine, portions of which are controlled by Russia-backed separatists, and has ordered the deployment of …

Play Ukrainian soldiers ride on three green tanks during tactical drills at an open field in Ukraine.