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Fall 2011 Academic Conference Call Series

September 9, 2011

Dear Educator:

Welcome back from what I trust was an enjoyable summer. I invite you and your students to participate in our Academic Conference Call series. The schedule follows below; please note that calls this semester will alternate between Wednesdays and Thursdays in order to better accommodate the schedules of different schools.

Another resource we encourage you to take advantage of is Foreign Affairs, which we are offering at a discounted bulk subscription rate for educators and students at

We hope you and your students are able to join us for one or more of the conference calls, as well as take advantage of the wide range of resources CFR has to offer. For more information on CFR's Academic Initiative, please visit or email

Best regards,

Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach


Fall 2011 Academic Conference Call Series

CFR's Academic Conference Call series feature a short presentation by a CFR fellow or Foreign Affairs author followed by a question-and-answer session for students. The complete fall 2011 schedule follows. To RSVP, please email

Thursday, September 15

Academic Conference Call: Ten Years After 9/11

with Speaker Stuart Levey, Senior Fellow for National Security and Financial Integrity, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Wednesday, September 28

Academic Conference Call: Israel and Palestine: A Fragile Relationship

with Speaker Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Thursday, October 13

Academic Conference Call: Justice Beyond the Hague

with Speaker David Kaye, Executive Director, International Human Rights Program, UCLA

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Wednesday, October 26

Academic Conference Call: The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square

with Speaker Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Thursday, November 10

Academic Conference Call: U.S. Spotlight on Human Trafficking

with Speaker Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign RelationsPresider Irina A. Faskianos, Vice President, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Wednesday, November 30

Academic Conference Call: Female Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan

with Speaker Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)

Thursday, December 8

Academic Conference Call: Global Brazil

with Speaker Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00—1:00 p.m., (ET)



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About CFR’s Academic Initiative

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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