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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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U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

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.

Speaker: Audrey Kurth Cronin
Moderator: Irina A. Faskianos
International Efforts to Combat Climate Change

International Efforts to Combat Climate Change

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.

Speaker: Michael A. Levi
Moderator: Maria Casa
Countering Violent Extremism

Countering Violent Extremism

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.

The Implications of Drones on U.S. Foreign Policy

The Implications of Drones on U.S. Foreign Policy

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.

Speakers: Sarah E. Kreps, Micah Zenko
Moderator: Irina A. Faskianos
U.S.-China Relations

U.S.-China Relations

Elizabeth C. Economy, CFR’s C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies, discusses Chinese President Xi Jinping’s reforms in his first two years in office and what they mean for U.S.-China relations, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

NAFTA at Twenty

NAFTA at Twenty

Shannon K. O'Neil, CFR's senior fellow for Latin America studies, discusses the North American Free Trade Agreement at twenty and policy recommendations for the region, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

The Future of Guantanamo Bay

The Future of Guantanamo Bay

Matthew C. Waxman, CFR's adjunct senior fellow for law and foreign policy, discusses the costs and benefits of keeping Guantanamo Bay open and policy options available to the Obama administration, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.