David Miliband discusses the global state of humanitarian and development aid and offers recommendations for making relief more efficient and effective.
Academic Conference Calls
CFR's Academic Conference Call series provides students the opportunity to interact with a CFR fellow, Foreign Affairs author, or another expert in an hour long teleconferenced discussion. Calls take place every other week during each semester and are dedicated to different topics related to international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. Background readings are distributed prior to each call, and the audio recording is posted afterward below.
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Edward Alden, CFR’s Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow and director of the CFR Renewing America publication series, discusses international trade policy and American competitiveness, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Paul D. Williams discusses peace operations in Africa, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Sheila A. Smith, CFR's senior fellow for Japan studies, discusses the findings of her new book Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Audrey Kurth Cronin discusses U.S. counterterrorism policy and the threat posed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Michael A. Levi, CFR’s David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment, and director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for geoeconomic studies, discusses climate change and the evolving global response.
Farah Pandith, CFR’s adjunct senior fellow, discusses global efforts to counter violent extremism and offers policy recommendations for the United States, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
John Campbell, CFR’s Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies, discusses the political and security implications of Nigeria’s Independent National Elections Commission’s decision to postpone the presidential elections.
Thomas J. Bollyky, CFR’s senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, discusses the global rise of noncommunicable diseases, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Micah Zenko, CFR’s Douglas Dillon fellow in the Center for Preventive Action, and Sarah E. Kreps, associate professor of government at Cornell University, discuss the increased tactical use of unmanned aerial systems and the ramifications for U.S. foreign policy, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.