Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

October 2, 2008

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CFR THIS FALL

Dear Colleague:

As we begin our 2008-2009 Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative program year, I invite you to explore the newest resources from CFR. Below you will find the fall schedule for our Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series, as well as links to select CFR publications and CFR.org backgrounders.

In addition, I invite you to explore www.cfr.org/campaign 2008 for resources, including candidate issue trackers, interviews, and podcasts, as we approach the U.S. presidential election in November.

For more information on our initiative, or to participate, please contact us at outreach@cfr.org.

Best regards,

Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach, CFR

CFR RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

2008 Fall Schedule

The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series seeks to engage religious and congregational leaders, scholars, and thinkers from across the country in cross-denominational conversations on global issues. Each call, led by a CFR expert or religious leader, provides a nonpartisan forum for discussion on topics at the nexus of religion and foreign policy.


U.S.-Latin America Relations

Thursday, October 16, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET), with:

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SHANNON K. O'NEIL, Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin America Studies, CFR


U.S. Foreign Policy in the Next Administration

Thursday, November 13, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET), with:

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MICHAEL J. GERSON, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow, CFR


Climate Change and Religious Environmental Activism

Wednesday, December 3, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET), with:

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RICHARD CIZIK, Vice President for Governmental Affairs, National Association of Evangelicals

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MICHAEL A. LEVI, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, CFR


To participate in a 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: PAKISTAN

Securing Pakistan's Tribal Belt

Author: DANIEL MARKEY, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR

Pakistan is the world’s second-most-populous Muslim-majority country. This Council Special Report outlines the nature of the challenges in Pakistan's tribal areas, formulates strategies for addressing those challenges, and distills the strategies into realistic policy proposals worthy of consideration by the incoming administration.

CFR TASK FORCE: CLIMATE CHANGE

Confronting Climate Change: A Strategy for U.S. Foreign Policy

Against the backdrop of increasing attention to climate change in the presidential campaigns, this report recommends an overhaul of U.S. domestic and foreign policy to confront the challenges of climate change.

-->VIDEO: Watch the co-chairs and director discuss the Task Force Report at CFR on June 24, 2008.

CFR.ORG BACKGROUNDER: AFRICA AND THE ICC

Africa and the International Criminal Court

This CFR.org backgrounder examines cases before the ICC in Africa, and discusses the the future of the U.S. relationship with the court.