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Council on Foreign Relations Educators Bulletin
Fall 2012 Academic Conference Call Series

July 2012

Dear Educator:

I hope you are enjoying your summer. I write to invite you and your students to participate in CFR's Fall 2012 Academic Conference Call series. These calls provide an opportunity for students and their professors to interact with a CFR fellow, Foreign Affairs author, or another expert in an hour-long discussion. The schedule is below, along with accompanying background reading. If you are interested in receiving more information about each of these calls, please email educators@cfr.org with your name, email, 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 http://www.foreignaffairs.com/node/64126. For more information on CFR's Academic Initiative, visit www.cfr.org/educators.


We look forward to having you and your students join us for the upcoming conference calls.


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

 

Fall 2012 Academic Conference Call Series

CFR's Academic Conference Calls are designed for students to hear from and interact with a CFR fellow, Foreign Affairs author, or another leading expert. To sign up, please email educators@cfr.org.

Wednesday, September 12

Academic Conference Call: Iran: The Nuclear Challenge

with Speaker: Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Background Reading: Iran: The Nuclear Challenge, Crisis Guide: Iran, Why Iran Should Get the Bomb: Nuclear Balancing Would Mean Stability

Thursday, September 27

Academic Conference Call: Preventing Conflict in Sudan

with Speaker: Jendayi Frazer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Background Reading: How to Defuse Sudan Conflict, Africa in Transition: Sudan

Wednesday, October 10

Academic Conference Call: Campaign 2012 and Foreign Policy

with Speaker: James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Background Reading: The Candidates and the World, The Water's Edge

Thursday, October 25

Academic Conference Call: Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World

with Speaker: Thomas J. Bollyky, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Background Reading: The New Global Health Agenda, Developing Symptoms: Noncommunicable Diseases Go Global

Wednesday, November 7

Academic Conference Call: The Future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

with Speaker: Bernard K. Gordon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of New Hampshire

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Background Reading: U.S. Trade Policy, Trading Up in Asia: Why the United States Needs the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Thursday, November 29

Academic Conference Call: Rule of Law and Global Poverty

with Speaker: Terra Lawson-Remer, Fellow for Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Background reading: Beating the Resource Curse: Global Governance Strategies for Democracy and Economic Development, Development Channel

Wednesday, December 5

Academic Conference Call: U.S. Drone Policy

with Speaker: Micah Zenko, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Background Reading: Drone, Sweet Drone, Where the Drones Are, Politics, Power, and Preventive Action