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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) membership list of over 5,000 of some of the most prominent leaders in the foreign policy arena, including top government officials, renowned scholars, business executives, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers, and distinguished nonprofit professionals. The membership is divided almost equally among those living in New York, Washington, DC, and across the country and abroad.

December 9, 2015

Alyssa Ayres: India at Paris - Working with a Rising India

India’s status as a large developing country and a major emitter complicates its position at the Paris climate talks, writes Alyssa Ayres in this guest blog post, but there are signs that its delegat…

May 6, 2015

United States
Fostering a Government of 'Open Innovation'

Aneesh Chopra discusses how technology and innovation affect public policy.

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May 27, 2014

India
Hello, Narendra Modi: Prime Minister of India

India did not produce Horatio Alger, but it certainly has produced a Horatio-Alger story: Narendra Modi. Yesterday the son of a poor tea seller took the oath of office as India’s fourteenth (or fifte…

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July 16, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Georgia Considers New Taxes to Fund Infrastructure

When Georgia voters head to the polls on July 31, they will vote on whether to adopt an additional penny sales tax to fund infrastructure projects (Stateline). If a county enacts the new sales tax, t…

The Atlanta skyline at night (James Rintamaki/Flickr).

April 15, 2008

Climate Change
McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: What is the Right Economic Approach to Global Warming?

The McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Corporate Program.

April 15, 2008

Climate Change
McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: What is the Right Economic Approach to Global Warming?

Watch economist Ian W.H. Parry, Richard L. Sandor of the Chicago Climate Exchange, and Princeton's Robert H. Socolow discuss the best economic approach to mitigating global greenhouse-gas emissions.

October 29, 2007

United States
Senator John F. Kerry

RICHARD SALOMON:  Good afternoon.  Can I get your attention, please?  It's a pleasure for me to welcome Senator Kerry and all of you to today's program at the Council on Foreign Relations.Before I i…

October 29, 2007

United States
A Conversation with John Kerry

Watch Senator John Kerry (D-MA) discuss climate change as a U.S. national security threat and the opportunity for the United States to pursue global leadership on the issue.

November 30, 2006

United States
Funding an Energy Revolution? Ethanol and Energy Security

In response to member demand, the Council has begun a new series focusing on energy and the available options for increasing U.S. energy security. Given finite federal resources, the decisions made b…