CFR Events Audio
CFR Events Audio
Virtual Meeting: Combating Online Misinformation
Panelists discuss the roles of the government and private sector in combating online misinformation and safeguarding freedom of expression.
Virtual Meeting: A Conversation with House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn
House Majority Whip James Clyburn discusses the latest on Congress's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responding to COVID-19 and Racism: Learning From Faith Communities
Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With John Campbell
John Campbell discusses Nigeria, its history, colonial legacy, and strategic importance to the United States.
Ambassador Campbell argues that Nigeria is the African country of greatest strategic importance to the United States, but it remains poorly understood. Unlike a conventional nation-state, Nigeria is run by a small cartel of self-serving elites who cooperate just enough to divvy up state oil revenue among themselves and their clients, but otherwise do little to improve the lot of the vast majority of Nigerians. How did it get this way? The answer lies in British indirect rule, a half-baked independence movement, a deadly civil war, and a generation of rapacious military rule that coincided with the oil boom.
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.
Election Administration and Mail-in Voting
Reporting on Local Health Systems
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Great content for those into foreign policy
Have been listening to this podcast for a few years and enjoy it. Content is informative. Only complaint is the sound engineering - the speakers/panelists/question askers don't have consistent volume (come on editing people!) and it's too quiet. I have to blast the volume in the car to hear it.
Hard to hear
The audio is a challenge. I honestly cannot hear most of what is said. This is worse for those who speak English as a second language or have a lighter voice. Also clanking of dishes and popping of soda cans (obviously a recording at a luncheon or dinner) is distracting. Great topic, just wish I could hear it.
Listen Critically & Carefully
CFR is a rich resource of world views and information, but remember: Just as critical reading skills have always been necessary to get at the truth (i.e., the heart) of any given wriiten piece, it is essential in today's times to have critical LISTENING skills; skills that are much needed in a world of podcasts if you want to accurately identify & analyze a given speaker's professional biasis and political leanings. That said, the "Inside CFR Events" podcast is a welcome source of world-wide views from those who are "in the know". The guests of CFR are a mix of current and past movers & shakers who've witnessed, studied and often documented extremely important world issues. Listen carefully and critically, and don’t be afraid to press "rewind/replay" as needed to ensure you fully understand what's being said—be it altruistic, analytical, didactic, or propagandist.