13,353Aug 8, 2012
John Brennan on U.S. Policy Toward Yemen
John O. Brennan discussed U.S. policy toward Yemen, the status of Yemen’s political transition and economic recovery program, as well as the humanitarian and security. The Obama ...
5,571Sep 13, 2010
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Remarks
Imam Rauf talked about his efforts to build an Islamic center near the site of the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center terrorist attacks. In his remarks he said that he was surprised and ...
2,920Nov 30, 2005
Book Discussion on The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
Ray Kurzweil spoke about his book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, published by Viking. The book is about the rapid advancements in technology and the possible ...
2,204Oct 10, 2012
Jamie Dimon Remarks on the Global Economy
Jamie Dimon talked about the state of the global economy. He said that bond markets would reject U.S. debt if Congress cannot reach an agreement on a federal budget. He also said JPMorgan ...
2,040Jul 29, 2008
Future of Pakistan
Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousef Raza Gilani spoke about Pakistan’s future stability, democracy, and prosperity. Following his prepared remarks he answered questions moderated by ...
1,575Jan 31, 2013
Secretary Clinton Remarks on America's Role in the World
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about America’s leadership in the world and the need for “smart power” diplomacy to address the changing world. She said the U.S. ...
1,382Feb 25, 2013
Book Discussion on The Battle of Bretton Woods
Benn Steil talks about his book, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order, in which he explores the creation of the Bretton ...
1,059Sep 8, 2010
U.S. Foreign Policy
Secretary of State Clinton spoke about U.S. foreign policy goals and accomplishments. She said that the U.S. had reached a new “American moment” and that the Obama ...
967Apr 30, 2003
Book Discussion on Empire: Lessons for Global Power
British historian Niall Ferguson discussed his book Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power, published by Basic Books. Mr. Ferguson ...
805Oct 21, 2011
Challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations about ongoing U.S. challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He said the U.S. should be prepared to take steps to ...
775Sep 19, 2011
U.S. Trade and Investment Policy
Former office holders talked about their recommendations on new strategies for job creation and increased wages. Topics included the impact of global trade, incentives for foreign investment in ...
750Jun 13, 2012
Treasury Secretary Geithner on Global Economic Challenges
Treasury Secretary Geithner talked about global economic challenges, U.S. recovery efforts, and the European debt crisis. He also talked about trading losses at JPMorgan Chase, an upcoming G-20 ...
712Mar 15, 2011
Government Involvement in Economic Recovery
Former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan was interviewed by Roger Altman about the U.S. recovery from the 2008 financial crisis. Mr. Greenspan in his comments said that government ...
681Jun 19, 2012
Book Discussion on No Time to Lose
Peter Piot, who discovered the Ebola virus and has been on the front lines in the fight against AIDS, talked about his career. Dr. Piot, the founding executive director of the Joint United ...
583Mar 28, 2011
Ayman Mohyeldin on Middle East Political Unrest
Al-Jazeera Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin discussed his experiences reporting on Middle East events, including protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo. He also talked about the Arab world’s ...
552Sep 16, 2013
2008 Financial Crisis
Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law. Among the ...
528Sep 24, 2012
Mexican President Felipe Calderon talked about U.S.-Mexico relations and this country’s global standing. In addition to immigration, he also addressed other spillover challenges affecting ...
513Oct 1, 2010
Senator Carl Levin Remarks on Afghanistan War
Senator Carl Levin, chair of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, spoke about the war in Afghanistan, and afterward he responded to audience members' questions. In his remarks he defended U.S. ...
477May 3, 2013
Book Discussion on Foreign Policy Begins at Home
Richard Haass talked about his book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order, in which he argues that for the U.S. to retain its primacy in the 21st ...
469Oct 26, 2009
U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan
Senator John Kerry addressed the Council on Foreign Relations. He gave his assessment on military operations, the Afghan political situation, and legislation he co-sponsored that provides ...
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