Each year CFR organizes more than one hundred on-the-record events, conference calls, and podcasts in which senior government officials, global leaders, business executives, and prominent thinkers discuss pressing international issues. CFR Presents is a portal to live video content and offers an archive of approximately 1,300 videos; 2,000 audio recordings; and 2,000 transcripts by region, topic, or series.

Latest Events

Defense Technology

Panelists discuss the national security risks posed by corruption of IoT devices and ways to mitigate the probability of successful attacks. 

Technology and Innovation

Panelists discuss the widening schism in Silicon Valley between employees and their host companies over the national security applications of the frontier technologies they create, and the ethical concerns surrounding the debate. 

Women and Women's Rights

Explainer Videos

Renewable Energy

Solar energy, the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs. But in a new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet” (MIT Press), energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that solar’s current surge is on track to stall, dimming prospects for averting catastrophic climate change. Brightening those prospects, he argues, will require innovation—creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy systems.

Human Rights

Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in cultural tradition and poverty, the practice not only violates human rights laws but also threatens stability and economic development. 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Over the past two decades, the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have experienced fighting that has killed more than five million people. As the eastern Congo struggles to overcome years of regional war, its hard-won progress remains at risk.

Event Series

Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium

This symposium on global economics addresses the broad spectrum of issues affecting Wall Street and international economics.

HBO History Makers

This series focused attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in U.S. foreign policy, or at noteworthy moments in recent history.

C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics

The world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary policy. 

Podcasts

United States

Chris Tuttle joins James Lindsay to discuss the role that Congress plays in U.S. foreign policy.

Conference Call Series

Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Calls

Faith leaders, scholars, and policy experts discuss issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs.

Corporate Conference Calls

Noted thinkers and practitioners discuss issues at the nexus of business and foreign policy.

Academic Conference Calls

The premier forum for educators and students to discuss foreign policy with CFR experts.