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

Global

Experts discuss the state of the global economy.

Global

Inge Thulin discusses the value of research and development in a fast-moving world, global growth strategies, and the effect of U.S. trade policy on multinational corporations.

Europe and Eurasia

Experts discuss recent terrorist attacks that have unsettled cities in Europe, and lessons to be learned to prevent future attacks around the world.

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

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.
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.
Hurford Lecture
The John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture series is supported by the Hurford Foundation and features individuals who represent critical new thinking in international affairs and foreign policy.

Conference Call Series

Media Conference Calls

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

Corporate Conference Calls

Corporate Program conference calls bring together decision-makers in the private sector, academia, government, and media to discuss and debate issues at the nexus of business and foreign policy.

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.