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January 11, 2022

China
Young Professionals Briefing: Navigating Increasing Tensions Between China and Taiwan

Panelists discuss the state of China-Taiwan relations, U.S. interests in the Taiwan Strait, and the potential for increased tensions to escalate into open conflict. The CFR Young Professionals B…

Play An F-16 jet fighter of Taiwan's air force takes off from the eastern Hualien airbase, 17 August, 2004.

January 6, 2022

Politics and Government
Renewing America Series: The Growing Divide—Polarization in the United States

On the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, our panelists examine polarization in the United States and the threats it poses to U.S. democracy. This meeting is part of the Diamo…

Play Capitol Rioters on January 6th

October 27, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
A Conversation With Rochelle Walensky

Dr. Rochelle Walensky discusses CDC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC’s role in coordinating global health initiatives, and the future of public health in the United States.

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October 7, 2021

Taiwan
The Evolving Military Balance in the Taiwan Strait

Panelists discuss the risk of an armed conflict between the United States and China over Taiwan and how the United States should adapt its defense strategy to meet the China challenge.

Play Military helicopters carrying tremendous Taiwan flags conduct a flyby rehearsal ahead of National Day celebration, near Taipei 101 , amid escalating tensions between Taipei and Beijing, China, in Taipei, Taiwan 7 October 2021.

October 6, 2021

China
Centennial Speaker Series Session 7: Will the 21st Century be China's?

Elizabeth Perry discusses China, its role in the world, and how emerging great power competition could shape the 21st century. This meeting is the seventh session in CFR’s centennial speaker serie…

Play People watch a flag-raising ceremony at the Tian'anmen Square on the first day of the May Day holiday on May 1, 2021 in Beijing, China. May Day, also known as Labor Day, is observed on May 1 in China.

October 5, 2021

Inequality
Virtual Roundtable: The Persistence of Social Hierarchy

It seems that on race, everything changes and nothing does—even as many rural white Americans feel ignored and scorned by cosmopolitan elites. How should we understand today’s communal tensions, and …

Play Protestors sitting on the ground holding hands with a sign in front of them that reads "Fight for 15"

September 24, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Conversation With Minister Naledi Pandor of South Africa

Minister Naledi Pandor discusses the state of democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa, the South African response to COVID-19 along with lessons learned for the future, and the country’s role as a leader in …

Play Minister Naledi Pandor walking with a man in uniform in the background.

July 26, 2021

Belarus
A Conversation With Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya discusses Belarus-U.S. relations, prospects for democratic reform in Belarus, and regional security in Eastern Europe.

Play Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya speaks during interview with Reuters in Warsaw, Poland, June 4, 2021.

June 16, 2021

New Zealand
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discusses the future of New Zealand's foreign policy and lessons learned from the country's response to COVID-19 and reopening.  This meeting kicks off the 2021 Virtu…

Play Screen grab of Arden zoom call with Richard Haass and Jacinda Ardern on screen.

June 15, 2021

State and Local Governments (U.S.)
The American Rescue Plan and Economic Recovery

Janet Cowell, former state treasurer of North Carolina, and Kathryn White, director of budget process studies at the National Association of State Budget Officers, discuss the American Rescue Plan Ac…

Play DOCUMENT DATE: March 10, 2021 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer display the "American Rescue Plan" during the enrolment ceremony following passage of U.S. President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.