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    John Brennan on U.S. Policy Toward Yemen

    John O. Brennan discussed U.S. policy toward Yemen, the status of Yemen’s political transition and economic recovery program, as well as the humanitarian and security. The Obama…

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    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Remarks

    Imam Rauf talked about his efforts to build an Islamic center near the site of the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center terrorist attacks. In his remarks he said that he was…

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    Book Discussion on The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

    Ray Kurzweil spoke about his book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, published by Viking. The book is about the rapid advancements in technology and the possible…

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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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    Jamie Dimon Remarks on the Global Economy

    Jamie Dimon talked about the state of the global economy. He said that bond markets would reject U.S. debt if Congress cannot reach an agreement on a federal budget. He also said…

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    Future of Pakistan

    Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousef Raza Gilani spoke about Pakistan’s future stability, democracy, and prosperity. Following his prepared remarks he answered questions…

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    Book Discussion on The Battle of Bretton Woods

    Benn Steil talks about his book, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order, in which he explores the creation of the Bretton…

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    Secretary Clinton Remarks on America's Role in the World

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about America’s leadership in the world and the need for “smart power” diplomacy to address the changing world. She said 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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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Secretary of State Clinton spoke about U.S. foreign policy goals and accomplishments. She said that the U.S. had reached a new “American moment” and that the Obama…

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    Book Discussion on Empire: Lessons for Global Power

    British historian Niall Ferguson discussed his book Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power, published by Basic Books. Mr. Ferguson…

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    Challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations about ongoing U.S. challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He said the U.S. should be prepared to take…

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    Treasury Secretary Geithner on Global Economic Challenges

    Treasury Secretary Geithner talked about global economic challenges, U.S. recovery efforts, and the European debt crisis. He also talked about trading losses at JPMorgan Chase, an…

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    U.S. Trade and Investment Policy

    Former office holders talked about their recommendations on new strategies for job creation and increased wages. Topics included the impact of global trade, incentives for foreign…

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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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    Government Involvement in Economic Recovery

    Former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan was interviewed by Roger Altman about the U.S. recovery from the 2008 financial crisis. Mr. Greenspan in his comments said that…

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    Book Discussion on No Time to Lose

    Peter Piot, who discovered the Ebola virus and has been on the front lines in the fight against AIDS, talked about his career. Dr. Piot, the founding executive director of the…

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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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    2008 Financial Crisis

    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations…

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    Ayman Mohyeldin on Middle East Political Unrest

    Al-Jazeera Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin discussed his experiences reporting on Middle East events, including protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo. He also talked about the Arab…

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