Educators

September 12, 2008

In this issue:

CFR THIS FALL

Dear Educator:

As we begin the academic year, I invite you to explore the latest resources from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) at www.cfr.org/educators. In this issue of the Educators Bulletin, we have highlighted new materials to add to your teaching toolbox. I hope you will participate in CFR's Academic Conference Call Series. Please see below for the fall schedule.

As we approach the U.S. presidential election in November, I encourage you to share our campaign website, www.cfr.org/campaign 2008, with your students. There, you will find a host of resources, including candidate issue trackers, interviews, and podcasts.

Best regards,
Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach

CFR TASK FORCE: CLIMATE CHANGE

Confronting Climate Change: A Strategy for U.S. Foreign Policy

Against the backdrop of increasing attention to climate change in the presidential campaigns, this report recommends an overhaul of U.S. domestic and foreign policy to confront the challenges of climate change.

-->VIDEO: Watch the co-chairs and director discuss the Task Force Report at CFR on June 24, 2008.

CFR SPECIAL REPORT: PAKISTAN'S TRIBAL AREAS

Securing Pakistan's Tribal Belt

Author: DANIEL MARKEY, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, CFR

This Council Special Report outlines the nature of the challenges in Pakistan's tribal areas, formulates strategies for addressing those challenges, and distills the strategies into realistic policy proposals worthy of consideration by the incoming administration.

CFR BOOK: IMMIGRATION

The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11

Author: EDWARD ALDEN, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, CFR

In this book, CFR fellow Edward Alden goes behind the scenes to tell the story of the Bush administrationís struggle to balance security and openness in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

CFR ONLINE DEBATE: EASING OIL PRICES

Will Opening Restricted Federal Lands and Waters in the United States Ease Oil Prices?

Sara Banaszak of the American Petroleum Institute and Morgan Gray of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming debate whether opening restricted federal lands and waters will have any effect on the continuing rise in the price of oil.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

CFR's Academic Conference Call Series feature a short presentation by a CFR fellow, expert, or Foreign Affairs author, followed by a question-and-answer session for students. The complete Fall 2008 schedule follows. To RSVP, please email educators@cfr.org.


How to Leave a Stable Iraq

Thursday, September 18, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: STEPHEN BIDDLE, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, CFR; Coauthor, "How to Leave a Stable Iraq," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2008


America Between the Wars

Thursday, October 2, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speakers: DEREK CHOLLET, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Coauthor, America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11September/October 2008

JAMES M. GOLDGEIER, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Relations, CFR; Coauthor, America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11


U.S. Foreign Policy in the Next Administration: A Follow-Up to the Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 16, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET)
*Please note the special time for this call

Speaker: GIDEON ROSE, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs


The New U.S. President: Election Results and Priorities Ahead

Thursday, November 6, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: PETER BEINART, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, CFR; Editor At Large, New Republic


The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

Thursday, November 20, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: AMITY SHLAES, Senior Fellow for Economic History, CFR; Author, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression


The Closing of the American Border

Thursday, December 4, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: EDWARD ALDEN, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, CFR; Author, The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11