Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

December 7, 2007

In this issue:

NEW AT CFR

Dear Colleague:

This month, I would like to highlight a new CFR book,
Heroic Conservatism, by CFR fellow Michael J. Gerson. Drawing from his experiences as a top adviser to President George W. Bush, Mr. Gerson argues that America needs an agenda that includes such social strategies as continued international AIDS funding, anti-poverty initiatives, and a government leadership rooted in moral values. This month's CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call will feature a discussion with Mr. Gerson on his book; I invite you to join us for that conversation.

As 2007 comes to a close, I hope you have found this newsletter and CFR's resources useful for the important work that you are doing. As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions via email at outreach@cfr.org. Happy holidays and look forward to your continued participation in 2008.

Best regards,

Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach

CFR RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE CALL SERIES: DECEMBER 2007

The Role of Religion in America's Great Foreign Policy Challenges

Thursday, December 13, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: MICHAEL J. GERSON, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow, CFR; Author, Heroic Conservatism


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!

NEW CFR BOOK: HEROIC CONSERVATISM

Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail if They Don't)


Author: MICHAEL J. GERSON, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow, CFR

Michael J. Gerson, former speechwriter and adviser to President George W. Bush, draws upon his experiences in the White House and argues for renewed idealism and compassion in domestic and foreign policy.

CFR MULTIMEDIA SYMPOSIUM ARCHIVE: EVANGELICALS AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

CFR Symposium:
Evangelicals and U.S. Foreign Policy

In a recent CFR symposium, religious leaders and scholars examined the role of evangelicals in U.S. foreign policy.  This event was the second in a series of CFR symposia that integrate the study of religion and foreign policy, made possible by a generous contribution from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Watch video, listen to audio, and read transcripts of symposium sessions

CFR EXPERTS' RESPONSE: ANNAPOLIS CONFERENCE

CFR Fellows Respond to Annapolis Conference

Authors: STEVEN A. COOK, Douglas Dillon Fellow, CFR;
CHARLES A. KUPCHAN, Senior Fellow for Europe Studies, CFR;
MOHAMAD BAZZI, Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, CFR;
STEVEN SIMON, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR

CFR experts offer their analysis of the Mideast peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland.

CFR CONFERENCE CALL ARCHIVE: PRESERVING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

The Promotion of Religious Freedom


Speaker: DAVID SAPERSTEIN, Director and Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

The director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism discusses the promotion of religious freedom as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

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