Esther Brimmer discusses the evolution of the United Nations over the past seventy years.
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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Priscilla A. Clapp discusses Myanmar’s newly elected government.
Robert K. Knake discusses U.S. cybersecurity policy and internet governance.
Alyssa Ayres discusses how the United States and India should work together to improve their shared interests.
Micah Zenko, senior fellow at CFR, discusses the use of red teams—groups enlisted to identify weaknesses and anticipate threats—by the military, intelligence community, and private sector, and outlines best practices for employing these teams effectively.
Rachel B. Vogelstein discusses her experience working in foreign policy and offers suggestions for how students can prepare for careers in public service, global affairs, and policy research.
Lawson W. Brigham discusses the future of the Arctic region.
Janine Davidson discusses U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan and offers recommendations for the future.
Katherine Marshall discusses the intersection of religion and international affairs.
David Miliband discusses the global state of humanitarian and development aid and offers recommendations for making relief more efficient and effective.