CFR's Center for Preventive Action (CPA) needs your help for its 2014 Preventive Priorities Survey. At the end of each year, CPA asks experts to rank 30 possible issues that are likely to threaten U.S. national interests in the coming year. Contribute to assembling a list of contingencies by telling us what international and religious conflicts you think will break out or escalate next year. Share your comments>>
In No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad, CFR Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia Dan Markey, explores the tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Dr. Markey highlights internal troubles in Pakistan that threaten U.S. security, traces the origins of anti-Americanism in Pakistani society, and analyzes regional dynamics that will influence U.S.-Pakistan relations in the years to come. Ultimately, Dr. Markey calls on Washington to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes.
In addition to her responsibilities as affiliate scholar at Harvard University, Elizabeth Prodromou co-chairs the Muslims in Democratic Politics Study Group at the school's Center for European Studies. From 2004 to 2012, she served as vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and remains a member of the secretary of state's Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group. Beginning this spring, Dr. Prodromou will serve as a visiting associate professor in conflict resolution at Tuft's University's Fletcher School, where she will teach on religion and conflict in international relations. She coeditedThinking Through Faith: New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars.
CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative invites you to attend a luncheon conversation on "Ending the Practice of Child Marriage" at the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, will moderate the conversation with CFR Fellow Rachel Vogelstein, who will discuss the religious and social challenges to ending child marriage, as well as consider the moral and strategic imperatives of abolishing the practice.
A CFR Must Read is the America Magazine interview by Anotonio Spadaro, SJ, editor in chief of the Italian Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica, with Pope Francis. The enlightening conversation touches upon the Pope's decision to become a Jesuit, the role of women in the Catholic church, and his hopes for the future.
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