CFR Events Audio
CFR Events Audio
Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With Alice Hill
Alice Hill discusses the intersection of climate change and national security, including an assessment of the growing threats to U.S. national security from climate fueled extreme weather events and the U.S policy response to date.
Virtual Meeting: Lessons Learned With David Cote
David Cote discusses the lessons he has learned during his career in business and leadership along with his new book on how companies can perform better in the short term while still planning for long term growth.
Virtual Meeting: CFR Master Class Series With James M. Lindsay
In CFR's first inaugural Master Class Series virtual meeting, James M. Lindsay discusses the role of Congress in shaping U.S. foreign policy, relationships with other countries, and America’s standing in the world.
Virtual Roundtable: World Order After COVID-19: Perspectives From China and India
In this video of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action Roundtable Series on Managing Global Disorder, Qingguo Jia, Peking University, and Dhruva Jaishankar, Observer Research Foundation, discuss what the post-pandemic world may look like.
Virtual Roundtable: Russian Arms Control Compliance: A Report Card, 1984-2020
Last month, the White House announced that the United States will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, citing Russian noncompliance with the agreement as part of the rationale for the decision. Christopher A. Ford reflects on the past thirty-five years of U.S. compliance assessments and discusses U.S. concerns over Soviet and Russian behavior in arms control.
Virtual Meeting: A Conversation With Brian Hook
Brian Hook discusses the future of U.S.-Iran relations and the current state of the Iranian economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
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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.