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Leading Experts on National Security, Religion, and International Economics Join CFR

October 10, 2012
Council on Foreign Relations

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October 10, 2012—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Studies Program welcomed several new scholars to its roster.

Robert Kahn is the Steven A. Tananbaum senior fellow for international economics. Kahn has held positions in the public and private sectors, with an expertise in macroeconomic policy, finance and crisis resolution. Prior to joining CFR, Kahn was a senior strategist with Moore Capital Management, where his portfolio spanned G-7 monetary and fiscal policy, regulatory reform, debt policy and debt workouts, and the crisis in Europe. Prior to that, he was a senior adviser in the financial policy department at the World Bank, where he focused on financial sector assessments for developing economies. Kahn also held staff positions at the International Monetary Fund, where he worked on public policy and the resolution of debt crises in emerging markets. He was also a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers from 1990 to 1991, as well as the Federal Reserve Board from 1984 to 1990 and 1991 to1992.

Reza Aslan is adjunct senior fellow where he is leading a roundtable series on religion in the Middle East. He is the founder of AslanMedia.com, which is an online journal for news and information on the greater Middle East. Currently the Wallerstein visiting professor at Drew University, Aslan has also taught at the University of California, Riverside, the University of Iowa, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Aslan is the author of the bestselling No God But God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam. He received a PhD in sociology of religions and global studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He also holds degrees from the University of Iowa, Harvard University, and Santa Clara University.

Carla Anne Robbins is an adjunct senior fellow, and is leading a roundtable series on national security in an age of austerity. An award-winning journalist and foreign policy analyst, Robbins was deputy editorial page editor at the New York Times and chief diplomatic correspondent at the Wall Street Journal. She has reported from Latin America, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. Robbins is a graduate of Wellesley College and received a PhD in political science from U.C., Berkeley. She was a Nieman fellow at Harvard.

In addition, CFR hosts a class of visiting fellows each year. This year's fellows include:

Military Fellow—Julian Dale Alford, U.S. Marine Corps

Military Fellow —Peter A. Garvin, U.S. Navy

Military Fellow —Brian M. Killough, U.S. Air Force

Military Fellow —John S. Kolasheski, U.S. Army

Military Fellow —Peter Troedsson, U.S. Coast Guard

National Intelligence Fellow—Paula Briscoe, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow—Pir Zubair Shah, New York Times

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow—Andrew J. Coe, University of Southern California

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow—Gregory D. Koblentz, George Mason University

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow—Jane Vaynman, Harvard University

International Affairs Fellow—Jeanne Hull, U.S. Army

For a full list of CFR experts, visit www.cfr.org/thinktank/experts.html. For more information on fellowships, visit http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/index.html

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.