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Fall 2013 Academic Conference Call Series

June 2013

Dear Educator:

I hope your summer is off to a terrific start.

I write to invite you and your students to participate in our Fall 2013 Academic Conference Call series. These calls provide an opportunity for students and their professors to interact with a CFR fellow or Foreign Affairs author. Below you will find the call schedule with suggested background reading for your planning purposes. We will send individual invitations in advance of each call along with additional materials. If you do not already receive invitations for this series and would like to be added to the list, please email with your name, preferred email address, and academic affiliation.

In addition, I encourage you to take advantage of other CFR resources for educators, including Foreign Affairs magazine. We are offering a discounted bulk subscription rate for educators and students at For more information on CFR's Academic Initiative, visit or email

We look forward to having you and your students join us for these lively exchanges.

Best regards,
Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach


Fall 2013 Academic Conference Call Series

CFR's Academic Conference Calls connect students directly with a CFR fellow or Foreign Affairs author.

Wednesday, September 11

Academic Conference Call: Immigration Reform

with Speaker Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m.

Background Reading: Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States, Renewing America Blog: Immigration

Thursday, September 26

Academic Conference Call: Challenges of Global Governance

with Speaker Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m.

Background Reading: Global Governance Report Card, The Internationalist Blog

Wednesday, October 9

Academic Conference Call: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rights of Women and Girls

with Speaker Rachel B. Vogelstein, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m.

Related Reading: Ending Child Marriage, Why Ending Child Marriage Abroad Is Good for the United States, The Hillary Doctrine: Women's Rights Are a National Security Issue

Thursday, October 24

Academic Conference Call: Nontraditional Warfare

with Speaker Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m.

Background Reading: Invisible Armies Insurgency Tracker, Invisible Armies: Chapter 1

Wednesday, November 6

Academic Conference Call: American Grand Strategy

with Speaker Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m.

Background Reading: The World Without America, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: Introduction

Thursday, November 21

Academic Conference Call: Pandemic Preparedness

with Speaker Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m.

Background Reading: Why MERS Virus is So Scary, Why a Saudi Virus Is Spreading Alarm, The Big One?

Wednesday, December 4

Academic Conference Call: The State of U.S.-Pakistan Relations

with Speaker Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m.

Background Reading: United States Should Remove Barriers to Trade With Pakistan, India, Three Priorities for Pakistan's New Government, Asia Unbound Blog: Pakistan



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CFR’s Academic Initiative connects educators and students at the college and graduate levels with CFR’s research and analysis. The Academic Initiative offers a wealth of resources for the classroom, including an Academic Conference Call series, student briefings, and online Academic Modules, which feature teaching notes by authors of CFR publications. For more information, please contact

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