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

United States

Senator John Cornyn discusses the challenge facing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

Europe and Eurasia

Chairman McCaul discusses his recent bipartisan congressional trip to France, Poland, Estonia, and Ukraine to examine cybersecurity issues, and how the United States can continue to support European partners while also learning from their experiences to bolster U.S. homeland security.

Global

Experts discuss the current threats and vulnerabilities in U.S. cybersecurity and the level of U.S. preparedness in responding to the next cyberattack.

Explainer Videos

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.

United States

The next president of the United States will play a critical role in shaping the country’s climate policy, deciding whether and how to reduce emissions, while minimizing any impact on economic growth. This video explains the domestic and global challenges. 

Event Series

CFR Fellows' Book Launch
The CFR Fellows’ Book Launch series highlights new books by CFR fellows. It includes a discussion with the author, cocktail reception, and book signing.
Lessons from History
The Lessons From History series is made possible through the generous support of David M. Rubenstein.
CFR Fellows' Book Launch
The CFR Fellows’ Book Launch series highlights new books by CFR fellows. It includes a discussion with the author, cocktail reception, and book signing.

Podcasts

United States

As automation spurs changes in the U.S. labor landscape, how can workers adapt? This episode of the President's Inbox podcast covers changing labor dynamics in the United States.

Conference Call Series

CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Calls

The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series provides a forum for faith leaders, religion scholars, and policy experts to participate in cross-denominational conversations on global issues.

Media Conference Calls

CFR scholars analyze breaking news and answer questions from members of the press.

Media Conference Calls

CFR scholars analyze breaking news and answer questions from members of the press.