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

Education

USAID Administrator Mark Green and a panel of representatives from government agencies discuss the U.S. government strategy on international basic education and the linkage between international education efforts and U.S. foreign policy priorities. This meeting is co-sponsored with CFR's Women and Foreign Policy program.

Technology and Innovation

This panel examines AI’s role in moderating online content, and its effectiveness, particularly with respect to disinformation campaigns.

Robots and Artificial Intelligence

This symposium convenes policymakers, business executives, and other opinion leaders for a candid analysis of artificial intelligence’s effect on democratic decision-making.

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

CFR Fellows' Book Launch

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

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. 

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.

Podcasts

United Kingdom

A Brexit deal triggers a political crisis in Britan, trade wars loom large as the APEC Summit gets underway, and an Ebola outbreak in Congo threatens to spread. Ted Alden sits in for Bob McMahon.   

Conference Call Series

Corporate Conference Calls

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

Member Conference Calls

CFR scholars and experts analyze breaking news and answer questions from CFR members.

Academic Conference Calls

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