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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.

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 /

U.S. Spotlight on Human Trafficking (Audio)

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.

Speaker: Mark P. Lagon /

U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq (Audio)

Dan Caldwell, distinguished professor of political science at Pepperdine University, discusses the findings of his book Vortex of Conflict: U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq with students.

Speaker: Dan Caldwell /

Nigeria on the Brink (Audio)

CFR's John Campbell discusses the upcoming elections in Nigeria, as well as policy recommendations from his book "Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink," as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.

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Speaker: John Campbell /