Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

May 7, 2008

In this issue:

CFR RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE CALL: ISLAM AND SHARIA

The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Wednesday, June 18, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: NOAH FELDMAN, Adjunct Senior Fellow, CFR

Feldman will discuss his new book, The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State.


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!

CFR.ORG CRISIS GUIDE: ISRAEL/PALESTINE

Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


An in-depth, multimedia look at the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its geopolitical repercussions.

CFR.ORG BACKGROUNDER: U.S.-VATICAN RELATIONS

U.S.-Vatican Relations


Experts say not to expect significant changes in U.S.-Vatican relations even after Joseph Ratzinger’s accession as Pope Benedict XVI.

CFR MEETING ARCHIVE: IRAQ AND EDUCATION

Iraq, Education, and Children of Conflict


Speakers: ANGELINA JOLIE, Co-Chair, Jolie-Pitt Foundation; Co-Chair, Education Partnership for Children of Conflict;
SAFAA EL-KOGALI, Senior Economist, Human Development Department, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank;
GEORGE E. RUPP, President, International Rescue Committee

Presider: GENE B. SPERLING, Director, Center for Universal Education, CFR; Co-Chair, Education Partnership for Children of Conflict

Experts discuss issues surrounding the education of children of conflict, specifically with regard to the current situation in Iraq.

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

U.S. Foreign Policy and the New Evangelical Agenda


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

Land discusses the American evangelical community's current foreign policy priorities and their influence on policymaking as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

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