Educators

October 9, 2008

In this issue:

NEW CFR.ORG FEATURE: CFR FORUM

CFR Forum: Financial Turmoil and U.S. Power

A new blog from CFR's think tank, CFR Forum is a series of discussions about pressing international issues hosted by CFR fellows. Every few weeks, a select group of experts tackle a new subject of international importance. This week's topic focuses on the growing economic crisis.

-->VIDEO: Watch Charles I. Plosser of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia discuss the current financial crisis during a CFR meeting on October 8, 2008.

CFR REPORT: NUCLEAR TERRORISM

Deterring State Sponsorship of Nuclear Terrorism

Author: MICHAEL A. LEVI, CFR's David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change

This Council Special Report analyzes nuclear deterrence in the post-Cold War world, and offers practical guidelines for U.S. policy on how to deter rogue states from letting terrorists acquire a nuclear device.

CFR.ORG ONLINE DEBATE: DOMESTIC OIL DRILLING

Will More Drilling Increase U.S. Energy Security?

David Abraham and Iain Murray debate the degree to which opening more federal lands and waters to drilling will improve U.S. energy security.

CFR MEETINGS DURING UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Each year, CFR hosts meetings with heads of states and dignitaries from across the world in New York during the UN General Assembly. Audio and videos of these meetings are available on CFR.org.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

CFR's Academic Conference Call Series feature a short presentation by a CFR fellow 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.


The September 12 Paradigm

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

Speaker: ROBERT KAGAN, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Author, "The September 12 Paradigm: America, the World, and George W. Bush," Foreign Affairs, September/October 2008


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