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September 10, 2020

Heads of State and Government
Distinguished Voices Series With Robert B. Zoellick

Robert Zoellick and the historian Michael Beschloss discuss Ambassador Zoellick’s new book America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, as well as his distinguished career in…

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August 25, 2020

Iran
Lessons From History Series: Screening and Discussion of “Desert One”

Panelists discuss the Iranian hostage crisis and the implications of the failed rescue attempt for U.S.-Iran relations for the next forty years. From two-time Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Barbara…

Play Blindfolded U.S. hostages and their Iranian captors outside the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, 1979.

August 3, 2020

Coronavirus
Virtual Meeting: A Conversation with House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn

House Majority Whip James Clyburn discusses the latest on Congress's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Play House Majority Whip James Clyburn stands next to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at Capitol Hill with three U.S. flags behind them

July 29, 2020

Elections and Voting
Virtual Meeting: Protecting U.S. Elections

Panelists discuss threats to conducting a fair U.S. presidential election in November, including foreign interference, voter suppression, and the health risks of voting in-person during the COVID-19 …

Play Voters stand in voting booths while casting ballots in the New Hampshire U.S. presidential primary election in Manchester, New Hampshire.

July 28, 2020

Nigeria
Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With John Campbell

John Campbell discusses Nigeria, its history, colonial legacy, and strategic importance to the United States. Ambassador Campbell argues that Nigeria is the African country of greatest strategic i…

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July 21, 2020

Russia
Foreign Affairs Live: A Conversation With Robert Gates

Across the political spectrum, there is a belief that post–Cold War U.S. presidents have turned too often to the military to resolve challenges abroad. How could the United States move away from rely…

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July 15, 2020

Maternal and Child Health
The Emptying Planet: The Global Impact of Declining Fertility Rates, A Virtual Roundtable

Most countries outside of sub-Saharan Africa are projected to enter a period of sustained low fertility and a decline in the working age populations. Speakers Drs. Natalia Kanem and Christopher Murra…

Play Pregnant woman, wearing a floral shirt, touches her stomach.

July 15, 2020

United Kingdom
Virtual Roundtable: Scotland's Place in the World: Brexit and Pandemic Recovery

David Scheffer: Thank you very much. Hello, everyone. I'm David Scheffer, visiting senior fellow on international law at the Council on Foreign Relations. And I've been a longtime student of Scott…

Play Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stands in front of a blue Scottish flag

July 14, 2020

China
Virtual Meeting: The State of U.S. 5G

Panelists discuss the state of the U.S. 5G industry, including its progress relative to Chinese competitors and the status of public-private cooperation in achieving universal 5G.

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July 8, 2020

Food and Water Security
Virtual Meeting: Food Security During COVID-19

David Beasley discusses the global food crisis and how the UN World Food Program is working to ensure food security amid the pandemic's disruption of supply chains.

Play David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, speaks at the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland.