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

China

Representative Michael McCaul discusses global hot spots, including the crisis in Venezuela, the implications of China's Belt and Road Initiative, the relationship between the United States and Russia, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and the future of negotiations with North Korea.

Health

Panelists will discuss the links between democratic governance and global health.

Global

James Gorman discusses his approach to setting a global strategy for Morgan Stanley and the importance of effective leadership and clear communication when running a large multinational company.

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

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.

Renewing America

The Renewing America Series examines how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

CFR Fellows' Book Launch

This series highlights new books by CFR fellows, with a discussion with the author, cocktail reception, and book signing.

Podcasts

Israel

Martin S. Indyk, distinguished fellow and director of executive education at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Israel’s upcoming election.

Conference Call Series

Academic Conference Calls

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

Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Calls

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

Media Conference Calls

Listen to experts assess breaking news.