Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

January 15, 2008

In this issue:

CFR IN 2008

Dear Colleague:

Happy New Year! As we begin the second half of our 2007-2008 Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative program year, I invite you to explore the newest resources from CFR. Below you will find the winter/spring schedule for our monthly conference call series, as well as highlights from our special Campaign 2008 package. For more information, please contact us at outreach@cfr.org. We look forward to your participation in the coming months.

Best regards,

Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach

CFR RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

2008 Winter/Spring 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.


Pakistan's Political Turmoil

http://www.cfr.org/content/newsletter/Akbar_Ahmed.jpgTuesday, January 15, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: AKBAR AHMED, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University


The Challenge of Iran

http://www.cfr.org/content/bios/nasr_sm_1.jpgWednesday, February 13, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: VALI R. NASR, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR; Author, The Shia Revival


Darfur and Beyond: Religious Organizations in Africa

http://www.cfr.org/content/newsletter/Gloria-W-H.jpgTuesday, March 12, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: GLORIA WHITE-HAMMOND, Cofounder, My Sister's Keeper; Co-Pastor, Bethel AME Church, Boston


U.S. Foreign Policy and the New Evangelical Agenda

http://www.cfr.org/content/newsletter/richardland.jpgTuesday, April 15, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: RICHARD D. LAND, President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention


The Israel/Palestine Peace Process

http://www.cfr.org/content/bios/cook_sm_3.jpgTuesday, May 6, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: STEVEN A. COOK, Douglas Dillon Fellow, 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 EXPERT INTERVIEW: PAKISTAN

"Pakistan Faces 'Prolonged Difficult Future'"


Interviewee: RICHARD N. HAASS, President, CFR

CFR president Haass says that the latest developments in Pakistan lead him to see that country heading into a period of considerable "drift."

CFR MULTIMEDIA SYMPOSIUM ARCHIVE: CONFLICT PREVENTION

CFR Symposium:
The Future of Conflict Prevention

A recent CFR symposium, sponsored by the CFR Center for Preventive Action, assessed what the United States, the UN, and the international community have and have not accomplished in conflict prevention theory and practice over the last decade, and identified new challenges and requirements for successful preventive action.

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

CFR CONFERENCE CALL ARCHIVE: RELIGION AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

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


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

CFR fellow Gerson discusses his new book, Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail if They Don't), as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

Listen to audio