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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.

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 /

Japan: One Year Later

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.

Speaker: Sheila A. Smith /

The United States and Iran: On the Brink

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.

Speaker: Trita Parsi /