CFR's Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Sheila A. Smith, discusses the political and economic state of Japan one year after the earthquake and tsunami.
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.
Stephen Sestanovich, CFR's George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies, discusses Russia's upcoming election and its outcomes.
Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, discusses the course of U.S.-Iran relations and escalating tensions surrounding the nuclear question.
CFR's Julia E. Sweig, discusses the rise of Brazil with students.
CFR's Gayle Lemmon discusses female entrepreneurship in Afghanistan with students.
CFR's Mark P. Lagon discusses with students the problem of human trafficking in the world and what the United States can do to deter it.
CFR's Steven A. Cook discusses his book The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square with students.
David Kaye, executive director of the international human rights program and director of the international justice clinic at the UCLA School of Law, discusses his Council Special Report, Justice Beyond the Hague, with students.
CFR's Robert Danin examines the fragile relationship between Israel and Palestine in light of the ongoing discussions taking place at the United Nations General Assembly meetings.
CFR's Stuart A. Levey discusses what the United States has learned in the ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks with students.