CFR Campus Tools and resources for teaching and learning about global affairs.


Education has been central to the Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) mission since its founding in 1921. With the introduction of CFR Campus, CFR is now redoubling its commitment to education by extending its reach beyond experts, policymakers, academics, and students of international relations to include those with no prior specialization in global affairs.

CFR Campus: Building Global Literacy

CFR Campus seeks to help prepare citizens to take advantage of opportunities and contend with challenges in a world that is more interconnected than ever. It will do so by providing original educational content that will help equip Americans with the skills, knowledge, and perspective—the global literacy—required to understand the forces, ideas, and institutions that shape the world and how the United States operates in it. Extending beyond CFR’s traditional audience of experts, policymakers, academics, and students of international relations, CFR Campus serves all college and high school students and educators, as well as lifelong learners. For general inquiries, please email

CFR Campus comprises three primary areas of activity:

  • First, creating innovative educational products that fill a void in the global literacy space. These include a blended learning simulation program, Model Diplomacy, launched in January 2016, and modular learning materials that will teach the fundamentals of international relations and foreign policy. The multimedia modules will be released incrementally in themed groupings during the 2016–2017 academic year. Both programs are designed to help build essential knowledge, but are also infused with exercises to reinforce the core elements of a liberal arts education, including critical thinking, negotiation, collaboration, and persuasive speaking and writing skills.

  • Second, CFR Campus showcases CFR’s extensive resources and provides information about educational programming and events.  

  • Third, providing a forum for educators and students to interact with CFR experts and join discussions on a range of issues of global significance through professional development workshops, annual student events, a popular Academic Conference Call series, and strategic partnerships with academic associations, colleges, and universities across the country. Email for information about upcoming events and follow us on Twitter @CFR_Academic.

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