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June 26, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy
A Conversation with Ambassador Catherine M. Russell

Rachel Vogelstein and Ambassador Catherine M. Russell discuss how the United States can seek to elevate the status of women and girls internationally through its foreign policy agenda.

July 29, 2019

Southeast Asia
China’s Soft and Sharp Power Strategies in Southeast Asia Accelerating, But Are They Having an Impact?

In a recent analysis for the Jamestown Foundation, Russell Hsiao of the Global Taiwan Institute presented a thorough and compelling case of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influence operations in Singa…

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China April 29, 2019.

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The Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture Series

The Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture, inaugurated in 1969, was named for a charter member of CFR who served as its president from 1944 to 1946 and as its chairman from 1946 to 1953. This lecture is giv…

September 27, 2010

United Kingdom
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture: The Diplomacy of Climate Change

CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN: Good morning, everyone. In the interest of keeping to the council's usual discipline, we will start now in order to get everybody out by 9:00. I'd like to remind everybody an…

September 27, 2010

United Kingdom
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture: The Diplomacy of Climate Change

United Kingdom's foreign secretary, William Hague, discusses the urgency of an international climate deal in which all countries accept responsibility for climate change, enforce a more robust framew…

March 14, 2007

Ireland
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture: A Conversation with Bertie Ahern

Watch Bertie Ahern, prime minister of the Republic of Ireland, discuss the peace process with Northern Ireland and its relations with the rest of Europe.

September 24, 2004

India
Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture with Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, delivers the Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture. The Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture is given by a distinguished foreign official who is invited to address CFR mem…

July 8, 2002

United States
Walter Russell Mead Discusses U.S. Foreign Policy

President Bush entered the Oval Office in January last year with a briefcase full of campaign IOUs centering on domestic issues and little interest in international affairs. The attacks of September …

October 1, 2003

United States
Council’s Walter Russell Mead Named Henry A. Kissinger Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy

October 1, 2003 - Walter Russell Mead, a leading interpreter of the history of U.S. foreign policy and America?s role in the world, has been named the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreig…

November 26, 2018

United States
CFR 2018: The Year in Events

In 2018, CFR once again hosted high-level discussions of global affairs, from U.S. election security to the Iran-Saudi Arabia rivalry to the artificial intelligence race.

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