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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.

Syria Update

CFR Senior Fellows Robert M. Danin and Ed Husain lead a conversation on the current situation in Syria and discuss the challenges that lie ahead for the country and the international community.

Speaker: Robert M. Danin /

U.S. Drone Policy

Micah Zenko, CFR's Douglas Dillon fellow in the Center for Preventive Action, discusses U.S. drone strikes and their global implications.

Speaker: Micah Zenko /

The Future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Bernard K. Gordon, professor emeritus of political science at the University of New Hampshire, leads a discussion on the ongoing negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Speaker: Bernard K. Gordon /

Campaign 2012 and Foreign Policy

James M. Lindsay, CFR's senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair, leads a conversation on how foreign policy is playing out in the U.S. presidential campaign.

Speaker: James M. Lindsay /

Iran: The Nuclear Challenge

Robert D. Blackwill, CFR's Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, discusses the issues and contingencies surrounding Iran's nuclear program.

Speaker: Robert D. Blackwill /

Energy Dependence

Blake Clayton, CFR's fellow for energy and national security, leads a conversation on global energy resources and policy.

Speaker: Blake Clayton /

Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East

F. Gregory Gause III leads a discussion on the findings of his recent Council Special Report, Saudia Arabia in the New Middle East.

Speaker: F. Gregory Gause III /