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January 6, 2011

United States
CEO Speaker Series Interview: Frederick W. Smith, FedEx

FedEx chairman, president, and chief executive officer Frederick W. Smith on the landscape for business in 2011.

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June 29, 2022

United States
Young Professionals Briefing Series: Defense Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

Our panelists discuss the future of defense innovation, the efficacy of public-private partnerships in informing U.S. national security and technology policy, and the future of AI, quantum computing,…

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June 2, 2022

Ukraine
Covering the War in Ukraine: The View From Journalists

A panel of journalists who have recently spent time covering the war in Ukraine discusses the situation on the ground there and in the surrounding region, and policy considerations for the United Sta…

Play Journalists wearing a "press" vest walks through the site of a destroyed Russian munitions depot in Biskvitne, Ukraine

March 1, 2022

Religion
Refugee Resettlement and Faith Communities

Kelly A. Gauger, deputy director of refugee admissions at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, and Rick Santos, president and CEO of Church World Service, dis…

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January 31, 2022

Economics
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series: "The Power Law"

It is the nature of the venture-capital (VC) game that most attempts at discovery fail, but a very few succeed at such a scale that they more than make up for everything else. That extreme ratio of s…

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March 24, 2022

Ukraine
Ukrainian Refugees Fleeing West

Our panelists discuss the growing Ukrainian refugee crisis, the situation on the ground in Poland and other neighboring countries where over three million Ukrainians have fled, and what is to be expe…

Play A group of Ukrainian refugees walk along the platform at a train station in Poland.

January 13, 2022

Afghanistan
Virtual Screening and Discussion of Flee

Our panelists discuss Flee, an animated documentary about a young man's odyssey escaping Afghanistan with his mother and siblings. Twenty years later, he grapples with how his traumatic past will aff…

Play Refugees who fled Afghanistan walk in a line through the terminal in VA to board buses.

November 30, 2020

Venezuela
Screening and Discussion of "A La Calle"

Panelists discuss the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela as the country continues to face high rates of poverty, unemployment, and even starvation. A La Calle (“To the Street”) is a firsthand account o…

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April 28, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Conversation With Chairman Adam Schiff

U.S. Representative and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff discusses the evolving situation in Ukraine, including congressional responses to the war, and the state of democracy …

Play WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks as members of Congress share recollections of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2022 in Washington, DC. One year ago, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden.

April 29, 2021

Economics
Transition 2021 Series: U.S.-Saudi Relations: Where Do We Go From Here?

Panelists discuss the future of the U.S.-Saudi relationship under the Biden administration and its implications for American foreign policy in the Middle East. The Transition 2021 series examines …

Play U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit to the country, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia