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January 25, 2022

Monetary Policy
Digitizing the Dollar: The Future of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Panelists discuss the future of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), including their implications for traditional banking and financial sectors, concerns over privacy and public acceptance, and t…

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March 17, 2022

Asia
World Update: A Town Hall Meeting With CFR Fellows

CFR fellows discuss the world, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, nuclear negotiations with Iran, recent coups in Africa, tensions with China, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The town h…

Play A girl looks out of a train for refugees from north eastern Ukraine fleeing the ongoing Russian invasion, at a train station in Lviv, Ukraine, March 12, 2022

March 15, 2022

Global Governance
World Economic Update: Inflation, Sanctions, and the Russia-Ukraine War

Panelists discuss the economic consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the use of sanctions by the United States and other countries, and the rates of inflation around the world. The Worl…

Play A woman walks past a destroyed tank in a street damaged during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the separatist-controlled town of Volnovakha in the Donetsk region, Ukraine March 15, 2022.

December 13, 2021

Religion
Addressing Food Insecurity Around the World

Eugene Cho, president and CEO at Bread for the World, and Ertharin Cousin, visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Food Security and the Environment, discuss the work of faith communities…

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September 15, 2021

Economics
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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May 26, 2021

Race and Ethnicity
Race and Policy: America’s Standing in the World

The murder of George Floyd iin 2020 catalyzed an anti-racism protest movement that echoed around the world. Global protests, mostly in support of Black Lives Matter, lasted for months and were reigni…

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November 16, 2021

World Order
Centennial Speaker Series Session 9: The Future of World Order

Please join Richard Haass and Fareed Zakaria for a conversation of U.S. grand strategy and world order in the 21st century. This meeting is the ninth and final session in CFR’s centennial speaker …

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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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December 12, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
A Conversation on Financial Inclusion With World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank, discusses legal and regulatory disparities in access to and usage of formal financial institutions and highlight how well designed dig…

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October 5, 2021

Democracy
Young Professionals Briefing: The Future of Democracy Around the World

Panelists discuss democratic backsliding, the rights of marginalized populations living under authoritarian regimes, and the prospects for and obstacles against democratic movements around the world…

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