CFR’s recurring meeting series invite leaders to discuss the important foreign policy issues of our time.
Series
  • Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture

    Distinguished speakers address pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns at this annual CFR event.

  • Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture

    This series focuses on the relationship between business and government in the making of foreign policy, and ways for government to make better use of business in solving foreign policy problems.

  • C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics

    The world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary policy. 

  • C.V. Starr & Co. Annual Lecture on China

    This annual lecture was established in 2018 to honor the trailblazing career of C.V. Starr and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of C.V. Starr & Co., Maurice R. Greenberg.

  • CEO Speaker Series

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  • CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

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  • CFR Fellows' Book Launch

    This series highlights new books by CFR fellows, with a discussion with the author, cocktail reception, and book signing.

  • CFR Master Class

    The CFR Master Class Series is a weekly 45-minute session hosted by Vice President and Deputy Director for Studies Shannon O’Neil in which a CFR fellow will take a step back from the news and discuss the fundamentals essential to understanding a given country, region of the world, or issue pertaining to U.S. foreign policy or international relations.

  • College and University Educators Workshops

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  • Darryl G. Behrman Lecture on Africa Policy

    This lecture series is designed to bring Africa policy issues to greater prominence in the United States.

  • David A. Morse Lecture

    An annual meeting series with expert speakers invited to focus on human rights, international organizations and labor, conflict resolution, and relations with Asia.

  • David Rockefeller Lecture

    This lecture is awarded annually to a distinguished African from either the governmental or non-governmental sector.

  • Distinguished Voices Series

    The Distinguished Voices Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in the history of the country or the world.

  • Emerging Technology

    Explore the science behind innovative new technologies and the effects they will have on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and the global economy in this series.

  • Foreign Affairs Issue Launch

    The Foreign Affairs Issue Launch series brings together authors, Council members, and friends of the magazine for timely, in-depth discussions on significant global issues.

  • HBO History Makers

    This series focused attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in U.S. foreign policy, or at noteworthy moments in recent history.

  • John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture

    This lecture series features individuals who represent critical new thinking in international affairs and foreign policy.

  • Kenneth A. Moskow Memorial Lecture

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  • Lessons From History

    bob体育网址This meeting series, endowed by David M. Rubenstein, uses historical analysis as a critical tool for understanding modern foreign policy challenges by hearing from practitioners, experts and historians.

  • Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture

    bob体育网址This annual lecture series on science and technology addresses issues at the intersection of science, technology, and foreign policy.

  • McKinsey Executive Roundtable

    This quarterly meetings series brought together major U.S. and foreign policymakers, business leaders, and independent commentators to discuss current issues in international economics.

  • Paul C. Warnke Lecture

    This lecture series on international security supports the belief that U.S. power brings with it a special responsibility in world affairs.

  • Power Profile

    In the Power Profile series, speakers discuss the leadership style, psychology, personality, and policies of well-known leaders from around the world.

  • Privacy and Data in the Age of Surveillance

    bob体育网址This symposium convenes policymakers and other opinion leaders for an analysis of online privacy, with a focus on the United States, the U.S.-European Union relationship, and big data.

  • Religion and Foreign Policy Series

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  • Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop

    This annual workshop brings together congregational and lay leaders, scholars of religion, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on pressing global concerns. 

  • Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium

    This endowed annual symposium generates critical thinking about the consequences of herd mentality behavior in global economics.

  • Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture

    This lecture is given by a distinguished foreign official, who is invited to address Council members on a topic of major international significance. 

  • Sorensen Lecture

    This lecture series offers a special occasion for the United Nations' most distinguished and experienced leaders to speak to the Council on Foreign Relations membership.

  • Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium

    This symposium on global economics addresses the broad spectrum of issues affecting Wall Street and international economics.

  • The President's Inbox Series

    This series examines the major issues confronting the U.S. administration in the foreign policy arena.

  • Voices of the Next Generation

    This series seeks to bring CFR members together with fresh, young voices in the nation's foreign policy discourse.

  • What to Do About...

    Made possible through the generous support of Home Box Office, this series highlights a specific issue and features experts who put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions.

  • World Economic Update

    Highlighting the quarter’s most important emerging economic trends, these discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with emphasis on current economic events and their implications for U.S. policy.