Educators

January 6, 2009

In this issue:

Dear Educator:

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 educators@cfr.org.

Best regards,

Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach

CFR ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

JANUARY 22: CONFLICT IN GAZA

Thursday, January 22, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: STEVEN A. COOK, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR

FEBRUARY 5: DEALING WITH DAMASCUS

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

FEBRUARY 26: UKRAINIAN-RUSSIAN RELATIONS

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

MARCH 5: FOREIGN AFFAIRS AUTHOR

Thursday, March 5, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Foreign Affairs author, to be announced.

APRIL 2: LATIN AMERICA POLICY IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

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

Speaker: SHANNON K. O'NEIL, Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin America Studies, CFR

APRIL 16: MANAGING NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION

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