July 14, 2016

Five Must-See Videos of 2016 (So Far)

Since the start of 2016, we have live streamed and recorded more than 40 programs featuring world leaders, policymakers, business executives, journalists, activists, and other leading global voices. Here are five speakers and panels in particular we think you must see if you missed, or rewatch! 

1. 2016 International Women's Day Global Health Symposium

March 4, 2016

This year's IWD Global Health Symposium looked at the health of the next generation of women and girls locally, nationally, and internationally. Browse this video playlist showcasing a half-day's worth of keynotes and break-out sessions that generated new ideas and a greater understanding of the ways we can help our young girls grown into healthy and productive leaders. 

 

 


2. Red Teams: Thinking like the Enemy 

June 7, 2016

CFR Senior Fellow Micah Zenko describes the way "red teams," groups hired by corporations and security agencies to view a problem from an adversary or competitor's perspective, work to challenge preconceived notions and call attention to weak points in internal systems and operations. 

 

 


3. Global Leadership Awards Dinner 2016 

April 20, 2016

Each year, the Council honors distinguished individuals for their outstanding achievements in international relations, global thought leadership, and philanthropy. Last April, we recognized Academy Award-winning Pakistani documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Council board member and Chicago civic leader Samuel C. Scott III. Watch both honorees give speeches pushing for reason, tolerance, and change against the backdrop of today's divisive political climate and turbulent global landscape. 

 

 


4. David Ignatius on Syria's Lessons

March 23, 2016

As the Syrian Civil War passed its half-decade mark in March, Washington Post editor and columnist David Ignatius examined the distant prospect of peace, based on the elusive fate of Bashar al-Assad and the destabilizing effect of ISIS. 

 

 


5. The Illegal: Ripped from the Headlines

February 2, 2016

One of the many baleful byproducts of the Syrian Civil War, as well as other conflicts around the globe, is the wave of refugees and migrants who often face obstacles–instead of open arms–when seeking asylum in the Western world. Lawrence Hill, author of "The Illegal," Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, and Yolanda Perdomo of WBEZ discuss the refugee crisis and which government policies are helping and which are hurting. 

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| By Michael H. Moskow

Michael H. Moskow on 'American Hero' Paul Volcker

Paul A. Volcker, chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, died earlier this week. The Council's Michael H. Moskow shares his insights on why Volcker is an 'American hero' for his work in monetary policy and public service.






Wait Just a Minute: Elisabeth Braw on Cyber Warfare

Elisabeth Braw, director of the Royal United Services Institute’s Modern Deterrence Project, takes a minute to examine which countries are best at cybersecurity and whether a cyberattack is an act of war.


| By Sushant Singh, Paul Staniland, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Which Side Will India Take in US-China Rivalry?

A centerpiece of US strategy during the Trump administration has been the idea of the "Indo-Pacific," a massive single region stretching across both the Pacific and Indian Oceans. One of the goals in this strategy is to link up India with US allies in East Asia as a counterbalance to a rising China.


Wait Just a Minute: Kathryn Koob

Kathryn Koob, a former American Embassy employee held hostage in Iran, takes a minute to answer questions about Tehran in 1979, what helped her most during her 444 days of captivity, and her advice for future diplomats on the 40th anniversary of the US Embassy hostage crisis.




Wait Just a Minute: Stephen A. Schwarzman on China

Blackstone founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman takes a minute to answer questions about the current state of the US-China relationship and what Americans should understand about doing business in China.


| By Rana Foroohar, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Hard Truths about Big Tech and the US Economy

Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple are massive companies, commanding so much of the market that they are now being called monopolies. Rana Foroohar explains how these data-fueled tech behemoths are disrupting the US economy and American politics.