Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

February 5, 2009

In this issue:

UPCOMING CONFERENCE CALL: INTERPLAY OF FAITH AND POLITICS IN SOUTH ASIA

India, Pakistan, and the Role of Religion

Wednesday, February 11, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET)

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

TIMOTHY SAMUEL SHAH, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Religion and Foreign Policy, CFR


To participate in this CFR Religion and Foreign Policy 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: COMBATING POVERTY

The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis

As the world economic crisis threatens to undermine strides made in combating poverty, CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett calls on the U.S. government to, "stay the course in its commitments to global health and development." Read more.

More from CFR:

Expert Brief: Development and Global Health Aid Cuts Would Be Cruelest of All

Symposium Transcript: Rethinking Maternal Health

CFR BACKGROUNDER: A NEW CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA

Climate Policy in the Age of Obama

President Obama says he is serious about sharply reducing carbon emissions. But the recession and competing "green" agendas pose major obstacles to new climate change policy. Read more.

More from CFR:

Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call: Climate Change and Religious Environmental Activism

Interactive: Crisis Guide: Climate Change

Backgrounder: Economic Challenges for Climate Change Policy

CFR Experts on Climate Change

CFR BACKGROUNDER: AFRICAN ELECTIONS

A Tale of Two Africas

After a year of electoral turmoil in Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Guinea, Ghana ran a free and fair presidential election. Is this a trend the international community can encourage? Read more.

More from CFR:

Backgrounder: The African Growth and Opportunity Act

Interview with Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion: Five Steps to Sustainable Governance in Africa

CFR Experts on Africa

CFR WORKING PAPER: GLOBAL EDUCATION

A Global Education Fund: Toward a True Global Compact on Universal Education

This CFR's Center for Universal Education Working Paper argues for a new Global Education Fund to mobilize a greater global commitment toward achieving quality universal education for the world's poorest children. Read more.

More from CFR:

Podcast: Educating Talented Scientists for Africa

Report: What Works in Girls' Education