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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.

June 10, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Life Lessons Learned with Michèle Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy discusses her distinguished career in public service including working as former undersecretary of defense for policy.  Visit “How I Got Here: Michèle Flournoy” on the Foreign Aff…

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June 7, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Corporate Program Young Professionals Briefing: Fact, Fear, and Falsehood: COVID-19 and the State of Global Vaccine Hesitancy

Panelists discuss vaccine hesitancy in the United States and around the world and how misinformation, public confidence, and the efficacy of public health communication may affect global immunization…

Play Boxes of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are seen at a walk-in vaccination centre in Algiers

May 13, 2021

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

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April 7, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Lessons Learned With Thomas Donilon

Thomas Donilon discusses his distinguished career in business and government, including his role as national security advisor under President Barack Obama, working with three U.S. presidents, serving…

Play National Security Advisor Tom Donilon speaks during a news conference on June 8, 2013 in Rancho Mirage, California.

March 24, 2021

Coronavirus
Academic Webinar: Equitable Vaccine Distribution and Pandemic Preparedness

Sonya Stokes, assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine and fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Health Security, leads a conversation on…

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March 23, 2021

China
Report Launch of CFR Independent Task Force on a U.S. Response to China's Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy endeavor, has the potential to meet developing countries’ needs and spur economic growth, but the reality i…

Play Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China April 26, 2019.

March 15, 2021

Economics
Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium

The 2021 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium discusses how behavioral economics can help explain decision-making during a pandemic. The full agenda is available here. The Robert B. Menschel Eco…

COVID-19

March 12, 2021

China
Council Special Report: The United States, China, and Taiwan—A Strategy to Prevent War

In the Council Special Report The United States, China, and Taiwan: A Strategy to Prevent War, authors Ambassador Robert Blackwill and Philip Zelikow warn that “Taiwan is becoming the most dangerous …

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February 18, 2021

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The Future of U.S. Diplomacy

Panelists discuss how diplomacy can be used to advance U.S. interests, and the function and responsibilities of ambassadors and embassies abroad. 

Play Mexican US resident Roberto Márquez, places a United States national flag on the border wall next to Rio Grande river to demonstrate against the immigration policies of Donald Trump in the border between El Paso, US, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on June 6, 2019.