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    Christine Lagarde on Global Economy

    Christine Lagarde spoke about her predictions for the global economy in 2015 and the potential impact on the International Monetary Fund’s 188 member countries. She said to look…

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    Global Conflicts and Instability

    Panelists talked about global instability and potential conflicts in 2015, as well as how these conflicts may impact U.S. interests. Topics addressed included the Ukraine-Russia…

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    International Climate Change Conferences

    World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim talked about the priorities for the international community at the Lima, Peru, international conference later in the month. He said that it was…

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    Henry Kissinger on the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Henry Kissinger talked about the enduring impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The former Secretary of State also talked about U.S.-Russian relations and the potential for a second…

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    U.S.-Canada-Mexico Relations

    Panelists, including General David Petraeus (Ret.), talked about U.S.-Canada-Mexico relations. Topics included an independent task force report that indicated the U.S. should…

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    Iraqi President on Combating Militants

    Iraqi President Fuad Masum talked about militant violence in Iraq and Syria and ongoing military strikes against ISIL* targets in those countries. He discussed the origins of ISIL, the…

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    U.S. Response to Islamic State

    Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) talked about the U.S. response to Islamic State* militants in Iraq and Syria and other foreign policy issues. Senator Levin expressed…

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    Department of Homeland Security Initiatives

    Secretary Jeh Johnson talked about evolving threat of terrorism, calling it more decentralized and complex. He spoke about the Department of Homeland Security’s counterterrorism…

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    25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

    The Council on Foreign Relations hosted an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square student-led anti-government protests in 1989. Panelists included activists,…

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    Technology and Policymaking

    Joel Garreau and Michael Rogers talked about the role technological advances play in policymaking. Topics included the effect of driverless cars on the taxi driving industry, and how…

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    North Korean Nuclear Threat

    Stephen Bosworth and Han Sung-Joo talked about the evolution of the North Korean nuclear threat since 1994, including their experiences during negotiations for the 1994 Agreed Framework…

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    Global Economic Inequality

    Jim Yong Kim talked about World Bank’s efforts to address global economic inequality, announcing plans to end extreme poverty by 2030. He also talked about building a hydro-electric…

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    Global Energy Supply

    Energy experts talked about at the state of the world energy supply. They discussed oil, gas, renewable energies, the environment, global economies, and the interconnection of the…

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    National Security and Intelligence

    CIA Director John Brennan talked with NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell about national security and intelligence issues. In his remarks, he refuted charges Senate…

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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the Economy

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was interviewed by John Bussy of the Wall Street Journal. They talked about the health of the U.S. economy, the future of financial reform, and his…

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    Potential Global Crises in 2014

    Crisis experts talked about the implications of a Council on Foreign Relations survey outlining the potential global threats in 2014. The list ranked the Syrian civil war, increased…

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    Book Discussion on The War That Ended Peace

    Margaret MacMillan, international history professor at Oxford University, talked about her book, The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, in which she examines the lead-up to World War…

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    Data Protection and Privacy in the U.S. and the European Union

    Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill talked about U.S. and European Union efforts to enhance consumer privacy and data security. In addition, she outlined her proposals for updating…

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    Book Discussion on Why Growth Matters

    Jagdish Bhagwati talked about his book, Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries, in which he argues that…

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    Senator Carl Levin on Afghanistan Policy

    Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about Afghanistan. He said things in Afghanistan have changed significantly for the better, but Americans did not…

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