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

World Trade Organization (WTO)

This is the final session of the "The United States and World Trade: Future Directions" symposium. 

Trade

This is the third session of the "The United States and World Trade: Future Directions" symposium. 

China

This is the second session of the "The United States and World Trade: Future Directions" symposium. 

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

C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics

The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars to address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary policy. 

Freidheim Symposium
This symposium, created to address the broad spectrum of issues affecting Wall Street and international economics, was established through the generosity of a gift from CFR member Stephen C. Freidheim.
Emerging Technology
The Emerging Technology series explores the science behind innovative new technologies and the effects they will have on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and the global economy.

Conference Call Series

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.

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.