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

This is the keynote session of the Hacked Elections, Online Influence Operations, and the Threat to Democracy symposium. 

United States

This panel examines what foreign policy responses are at the United States’ disposal to respond to Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and how it could learn from countries that have faced a similar threat. 

United States

The panelists will explore how the United States and the tech community can respond to foreign actors' use of online platforms to propagate disinformation and amplify specific viewpoints.  

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

Kenneth A. Moskow Memorial Lecture

The Kenneth A. Moskow Memorial Lecture on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism is an annual meeting at CFR to bring together the leaders of the intelligence community and promote discussion on critical issues in counterterrorism.

What to Do About...

The What to Do About... series highlights a specific issue and features experts who will put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting. This series is made possible through the generous support of Home Box Office.

HBO History Makers

The HBO History Makers series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in U.S. foreign policy, international relations, or at noteworthy moments in recent history.

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.

Academic Conference Calls

The CFR Academic Conference Call series provides a forum for educators and students to interact with CFR experts and join the debate on foreign policy.

Member Conference Calls

CFR scholars and experts analyze breaking news and answer questions from CFR members around the country and the world.