Resources for the Classroom

Winter/Spring 2014 Academic Conference Call Series

All calls are held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (ET). To join, email educators@cfr.org.


Thursday, April 24: "Global Gender Gaps" with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Background reading: "The Global Gender Gap Report," Development Channel

Academic Conference Call Audio

Afghanistan after the Drawdown

Seth G. Jones discusses Afghanistan after the drawdown with professors and students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Update on the Congo

Jason Stearns, director of the Usalama project at the Rift Valley Institute, discusses the current situation in the Democratic Republic...

Teaching Modules

Teaching Notes: The Emerging Arctic

Teaching Notes: The Emerging Arctic

These discussion prompts, essay questions, and in-class activities are designed to help educators use "The Emerging Arctic" InfoGuide in the classroom. This CFR InfoGuide explains how the northern reaches of the planet are melting at a pace few nations can afford to ignore, yielding potentially lucrative returns in energy, minerals, and shipping.
Teaching Module: Invisible Armies

Teaching Module: Invisible Armies

This module contains Teaching Notes by CFR Senior Fellow Max Boot with discussion questions, essay questions, activities, and additional materials for educators to supplement the use of Boot's book Invisible Armies in the classroom. In this book, Boot offers a comprehensive history of guerrilla warfare and terrorism, and relates lessons of the past to current national security policy considerations.
Teaching Notes: No One's World

Teaching Notes: No One's World

These Teaching Notes, by CFR Senior Fellow Charles A. Kupchan, feature discussion questions, essay questions, activities, and additional materials for educators to supplement the use of Dr. Kupchan's book No One's World in the classroom. In this book, Dr. Kupchan argues that the world is on the cusp of a redistribution of power in which no single state or region will dominate—or govern—the international scene.
Teaching Module: Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink

Teaching Module: Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink

Use these Teaching Notes and additional resources to supplement the use of the updated CFR book Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink in the classroom. In this book, CFR Senior Fellow John Campbell examines Nigeria's postcolonial past and offers policy options for the United States to help promote political, social, and economic development.
Teaching Notes: Foreign Policy Begins at Home

Teaching Notes: Foreign Policy Begins at Home

These Teaching Notes, by CFR President Richard N. Haass, feature discussion questions, essay questions, activities, and additional materials for educators to supplement the use of Dr. Haass's book Foreign Policy Begins at Home in the classroom. In this book, Dr. Haass argues that the biggest threat to the security and prosperity of the United States comes not from abroad but from within.

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