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By Council on Foreign Relations
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A chance to go inside Council on Foreign Relations events. Listen to world leaders and foreign policy experts discuss and debate the most pressing issues in international affairs.
||CleanEngaging Religious Communities in Countering Violent Extremism||Tarek Elgawhary, Susan Hayward, Humera Khan, and Peter Mandaville discuss engaging religious communities in countering violent extremism.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Foster Inclusive Growth||--||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen's Land Rights||--||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeasuring Progress on Women's Inclusion, Justice, and Security||In the aftermath of the passage of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, Ambassador Aas and Dr. Klugman join us for a discussion about the first ever global index bridging both women’s inclusion and access to justice, as well as security. Dr. Kl||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Workplace Discrimination Impedes Economic Growth||Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, today nearly 90 percent of nations still have laws on the books that impede wom||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEthnonationalism and Vulnerable Populations||Jocelyne Cesari, Marcia Chatelain, and Simran Jeet Singh discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the social and political consequences for at-risk communities.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYemen: A Country in Crisis||The What to Do About... series highlights a specific issue and features experts who will put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWomen’s Contributions to Conflict Prevention and Resolution||Despite the growing evidence that women’s participation in peace and security processes improves stability, the inclusion of women in these processes has lagged since the passage of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in 2000. The speaker||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Status of Women in the Economy||The connection between women’s economic empowerment has been proven to be critical to economic growth and stability, but the share of women in the labor force has stagnated for two decades and significant structural and cultural barriers continue to i||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFatou Bensouda on Global Women’s Issues at the Crossroads: Assessing Progress||Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), discusses her career at the ICC, the obstacles she has faced in her profession, and the challenges that still exist in integrating women into high level foreign policy posi||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation with David Malpass||Last month, policymakers at the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group expressed cautious optimism about the state of the international economy and predicted continued growth around the world.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace by Paul B. Stares||Paul Stares discusses his new book, Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace. Stares proposes a comprehensive new strategy for how the United States can manage an increasingly turbulent world and reduce the risk||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Owns Space? Commercial Activity Beyond Earth||Panelists discuss the robust and competitive commercial space sector, including the current legal framework governing territorial claims in space and what steps should be taken to ensure that human activity in space remains peaceful and productive.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation With Jeffrey Feltman||Jeffrey Feltman discusses his five years as undersecretary-general for political affairs at the United Nations (UN), the role of the UN in mediating and preventing conflict, and the relationship between the United States and the UN.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation with Richard Burr||This is the keynote session of the Hacked Elections, Online Influence Operations, and the Threat to Democracy symposium.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding a Foreign Policy Response||This panel examines what foreign policy responses are at the United States’ disposal to respond to Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and how it could learn from countries that have faced a similar threat.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCombating Online Information Operations||The panelists will explore how the United States and the tech community can respond to foreign actors' use of online platforms to propagate disinformation and amplify specific viewpoints.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCybersecurity Threats to the Integrity of U.S. Elections||The panelists will provide an overview of the complex problems facing election cybersecurity and offer recommendations to protect the integrity of elections from cyber threats.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation with Valerie Jarrett||--||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreventing the Unraveling of the Balkans Peace Agreements||--||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation With John C. Bogle||John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, discusses lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis and the future of investment management in a period of global low-returns.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Foreign Policy of Cities and States: Municipalities Take the Lead on Climate||Following the U.S. federal government’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, individual cities and states are actively seeking to shape their own climate policies.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDocumentary Screening and Discussion of 'Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS'||Panelists will discuss National Geographic Documentary Films’ Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, as well as the Syrian war and its political and social consequences.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Realism and Democracy - American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring'||Elliott Abrams discusses his new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRussia and the West: A Historical Perspective||Panelists discuss the history of Russian foreign policy, and how themes seen through the last century of Russia’s relationship with the West might affect present and future U.S.-Russia relations.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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A must for anyone interested in current affairs.
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How's Goodluck Johnathan?
I enjoy hearing the Sophisticated
side of policy making. The folks at
The CFR are game theory revisted,
with the calculations and predictions
endless. They are on their game, tho.
Their ideas favour a convergence
in policy and trade, which I, and many
others, aren't rooting for. Besides that,
... what podcast is their peer? Is there
another NGO of credibility podcasting?
Thank you, CFR...