In this issue:
Happy New Year! As you may know, CFR hosts a popular Academic Conference Call Series for educators and students across the country. Each call features a short presentation by a CFR expert or Foreign Affairs author, followed by a question-and-answer session for students. I invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity in the coming semester, and have included the Winter/Spring 2009 schedule below. In addition, I hope you will encourage your students to continue to use CFR’s website, www.cfr.org, as a resource on pressing foreign policy issues. Students can access interactive crisis guides, backgrounders, podcasts of CFR meetings, and a variety of other materials on topics such as the ongoing conflict in Gaza and the global financial crisis.
For more information on CFR’s Academic Initiative or to RSVP for an Academic Conference Call, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach
Thursday, January 22, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: STEVEN A. COOK, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR
Thursday, February 5, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: MONA YACOUBIAN, Special Adviser, Muslim World Initiative, Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention, United States Institute for Peace; Coauthor, Dealing with Damascus, Council Special Report, June 2008
Thursday, February 26, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: STEVEN PIFER, Senior Adviser, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Thursday, March 5, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: Foreign Affairs author, to be announced.
Thursday, April 2, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: SHANNON K. O'NEIL, Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin America Studies, CFR
Thursday, April 16, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speakers: GARY SAMORE, Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, CFR; Coauthor, "Managing Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East," Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President
BRUCE O. RIEDEL, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Coauthor, "Managing Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East," Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President