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.
CFR Presents

Latest Events

Elections and Voting

Panelists provide an update on the 2020 presidential race, the role of foreign policy in the upcoming primaries, and the international challenges the Democratic presidential candidates will need to address if they are elected president.

United States

Presider Gideon Rose celebrates the winners of this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award: Jill Lepore, Andrew Roberts, and Max Hastings. Gold medalist Jill Lepore discusses why the United States needs a national history. Gold Medal: Jill Lepore for These Truths: A History of the United States Silver Medal: Andrew Roberts for Churchill: Walking With Destiny Bronze Medal: Max Hastings for Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–1975

United States

Richard Clarida discusses the U.S. economy and the challenges facing the U.S. Federal Reserve. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars to address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary policy. This meeting series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

Explainer Videos

Election 2020

When was the last time you went to the mall for something you could buy on your phone? Automation is a disruptive force that continues to shape the future. CFR breaks down what automation means for the U.S. workforce.

United States

Take a look back at 2019’s most pressing current events and the experts and renowned guests who came to CFR, including Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to discuss these issues

Election 2020

Who wins and who loses in the back and forth on tariffs? CFR’s Shannon K. O’Neil breaks down the ongoing tariff battle between the United States and China.

Podcasts

Asia

The United States and China increasingly seem locked in a technological rivalry that may determine much of the twenty-first century’s security and prosperity. The outcome of that competition could be shaped by how the two countries and their allies decide to manage the vast amounts of data generated by the modern digital economy. Samm Sacks, cybersecurity policy and China digital economy fellow at New America, discusses these issues and many more with Stephen A. Schwarzman Senior Fellow for Asia Studies Mira Rapp-Hooper in the latest episode of the Asia Unbound podcast series.

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.

Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Calls

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