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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.

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.

Speaker: Micah Zenko /

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

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.

Speaker: Shannon K. O’Neil /

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.

Speaker: Matthew C. Waxman /

The U.S.-India Relationship

CFR Senior Fellow Alyssa Ayres discusses Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the United States and the evolving U.S.-India relationship, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Speaker: Alyssa Ayres /

Confronting the Ebola Outbreak

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett discusses the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the evolving global response with professors and students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Speaker: Laurie Garrett /

What's Next for Iraq and the Middle East

Georgetown University's Colin H. Kahl discusses the ongoing turmoil in Iraq and evaluates U.S. policy options for contributing to stability in the region, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Global Gender Gaps

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, CFR's senior fellow for women and foreign policy, discusses global gender gaps with professors and students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Speaker: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon /

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.

Speaker: Seth G. Jones /

Update on the Congo

Jason Stearns, director of the Usalama project at the Rift Valley Institute, discusses the current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with professors and students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Speaker: Jason Stearns /