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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.

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.

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 /

China's Resource Quest

CFR Senior Fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses how China's quest for natural resources is changing the world with professors and students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Speaker: Elizabeth C. Economy /

2014 Preventive Priorities

CFR Senior Fellow Paul Stares discusses preventive priorities in 2014 with professors and students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.



Speaker: Paul B. Stares /

Pandemic Preparedness

CFR Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett discusses pandemic preparedness on a global scale with professors and students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Speaker: Laurie Garrett /

American Grand Strategy

CFR President Richard N. Haass discusses American grand strategy and U.S. foreign policy with professors and students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

Speaker: Richard N. Haass /