Conference Call Audio

Led by a CFR scholar and/or religious community leader, the monthly CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series gives religious and congregational leaders, scholars, and thinkers the opportunity to participate in nonpartisan, cross-denominational conversations on global issues.

Resetting U.S.-Israel Relations

Speaker: Robert Danin
Moderator: Irina Faskianos

Robert M. Danin, CFR's Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, leads a conversation on the significance of Israel's new coalition government and President Obama's recent trip to the region, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

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Mormonism: the Church, the Media, and the Election

Speaker: Ahmad Corbitt
Moderator: Irina Faskianos

Ahmad Corbitt, director of the New York Office of Public and International Affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, leads a conversation on the growth of the religion and what has been referred to in the media as the "Mormon Moment."

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Syria Update

Speaker: Elliott Abrams
Speaker: Ed Husain
Moderator: Irina Faskianos

Elliott Abrams and Ed Husain, CFR senior fellows for Middle Eastern studies, lead a conversation on the current situation in Syria and discuss challenges that lie ahead, both for the country and the international community.

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Russia's Orthodox Church and the Kremlin

Speaker: Leonid Kishkovsky
Moderator: Irina Faskianos

Leonid Kishkovsky, director of external affairs and interchurch relations for the Orthodox Church in America, leads a conversation on the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Kremlin, and the standing of religious minorities in Russia.

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Syria Update: Religion and Rebellion

Speaker: Mona Yacoubian
Moderator: Irina Faskianos

Mona Yacoubian leads a conversation on the situation in Syria, including analysis of the religious divide, the role the United States and other international actors should play, and recommendations for U.S. policy.

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