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


Dear Colleague:Please join me for a roundtable discussion with Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II, adjunct senior fellow for African peace and security issues at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), dean of the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and former appointed representative of the United States to the African Union and permanent representative of the United States to the UN Economic Commission of Africa.To RSVP, please click the "Register or Decline" button in this email. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Wilson at 202-509-8463, or by email at jwilson@cfr.org. Sincerely,  Paul B. StaresGen. John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict PreventionDirector, Center for Preventive ActionCouncil on Foreign Relations

North Korea

Panelists discuss the threats posed by a nuclear North Korea and the Trump-Kim summit meeting.


Panelists examine existing laws for digital currencies, potential areas for abuse and crime, and the best next steps for governments to keep up with the technology.

Explainer Videos

Renewable Energy

Solar energy, the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs. But in a new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet” (MIT Press), energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that solar’s current surge is on track to stall, dimming prospects for averting catastrophic climate change. Brightening those prospects, he argues, will require innovation—creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy systems.

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.

Event Series

Renewing America

The Renewing America Series examines how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

Religion and Foreign Policy Series

This program provides a forum to deepen the understanding of issues at the nexus of religion and U.S. foreign policy.

CFR Fellows' Book Launch

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



Aaron L. Friedberg, an expert on the international relations of Asia and professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the emerging U.S.-China strategic rivalry, the Trump administration's planned tariffs, and what the tariffs could mean for global trade partnerships.

Conference Call Series

Corporate Conference Calls

Noted thinkers and practitioners discuss issues at the nexus of business and foreign policy.

Academic Conference Calls

The premier forum for educators and students to discuss foreign policy with CFR experts.

Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Calls

Faith leaders, scholars, and policy experts discuss issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs.