Educators

November 11, 2008

In this issue:

NEW TRANSITION 2008 WEBSITE


On November 5, CFR.org launched its Transition 2008 site to track the transition from the Bush administration to the Obama administration, featuring morning updates, issue trackers, blogs, and interviews with foreign policy experts.

CRISIS GUIDE: CLIMATE CHANGE

Crisis Guide: Climate Change

The latest in CFR.org's Emmy Award-winning Crisis Guide series provides an in-depth, multimedia look at climate change, its global impact, and efforts to combat it.

COUNCIL SPECIAL REPORT: CONGO

Congo: Securing Peace, Sustaining Progress

This Council Special Report lays out a thoughtful agenda for U.S. policy toward the Democratic Republic of Congo, arguing that what happens there should matter to the United States--for humanitarian reasons as well as economic and strategic ones.

CFR.ORG BACKGROUNDER: INDIA AND AFGHANISTAN

Backgrounder: India-Afghanistan Relations

This CFR.org Backgrounder explains how India's growing influence in Afghanistan has angered Pakistan, and why experts are worried that Afghanistan could become another battleground in the long-standing rivalry between South Asia's two giants.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

CFR's Academic Conference Call Series features 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 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