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

Europe

Michel Barnier discusses the state of the Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union, what is at stake, and what needs to be achieved by the 2019 deadline.

Technology and Innovation

Panelists discuss implications of the GDPR for U.S. businesses and the future of federal privacy regulation in the United States.

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

CFR Fellows' Book Launch

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

CFR Fellows' Book Launch

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

Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

The Conference on Diversity in International Affairs is a collaborative effort by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Global Access Pipeline, and the International Career Advancement Program. The event connects professionals and students from underrepresented backgrounds with career opportunities in international affairs and includes plenary and breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

 

Podcasts

Donald Trump

The White House deals with the aftermath of the meeting between Presidents Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin, two trade summits kick off in Latin America, and Xi Jinping travels to Africa on his way to the BRICS summit.

Conference Call Series

Media Conference Calls

Listen to experts assess breaking news.

Member Conference Calls

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

Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Calls

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