Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

June 10, 2008

In this issue:

CFR FELLOW WINS AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION AWARD

Mohamad Bazzi, CFR Edward R. Murrow press fellow, recently won the 2008 American Academy of Religion Award for Best In-Depth Reporting on Religion.

Writing for The Nation and Newsday, Bazzi's "focus on politics and religion in the Middle East provides insight into some of today's most vexing topics," commented one judge. "The articles are a must-read for anyone trying to understand the political situation in the Middle East."

Read Mohamad Bazzi's articles

CFR RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE CALL: ISLAM AND SHARIA

The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Wednesday, June 18, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: NOAH FELDMAN, Adjunct Senior Fellow, CFR

Feldman will discuss his new book, The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State.


To participate in this conference call, please email outreach@cfr.org or call Jessica Brandt at 212-434-9573. Invitations are transferable, but limited to religious and congregational leaders and scholars; please share with interested colleagues!

CFR REPORT: INDEPENDENT TASK FORCE ON LATIN AMERICA

U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality

This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report examines changes in Latin America and in U.S. influence there, while taking account of the region's enduring importance to the United States. The Task Force offers an agenda for U.S. policy toward Latin America and identifies four critical areas that should provide the basis of a new U.S. approach.

CFR.ORG BACKGROUNDER: CHINA AND RELIGION

Religion in China

This CFR.org backgrounder examines how the Chinese government has been growing more tolerant of religious activity, but some groups continue to face persecution in the atheist state.

NEW CFR REPORT: FOOD CRISIS

Food Failures and Futures

A CFR Center for Geoeconomic Studies Working Paper

Author: LAURIE GARRETT, Senior Fellow for Global Health, CFR

Garrett addresses the mistakes in humanitarian food polices and maps out a better way forward.

CFR CONFERENCE CALL ARCHIVE: ISRAEL/PALESTINE

The Israel/Palestine Peace Process


Speaker: STEVEN A. COOK, Douglas Dillon Fellow

Cook discusses the status of the Israel/Palestine peace process sixty years after the creation of the state of Israel as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

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