Educators

October 20, 2009

In this issue:

IRAN AND THE WORLD


CFR Book:
Guardians of the Revolution: Iran and the World in the Age of the Ayatollahs

 

For over a quarter-century, Iran has been one of the United States' chief nemeses. But as CFR's Ray Takeyh shows in this accessible and authoritative history of Iran's relations with the world since the revolution, behind the famous personalities and extremist slogans is a nation that is far more pragmatic—and complex—than many in the West have been led to believe.

 


More resources on Iran:

 

CFR.org Backgrounder: Iran's Ballistic Missile Program

 

Op-Ed: Richard N. Haass on a Different Regime Change in Iran

 

CFR.org Interview: Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Manouchehr Mottaki

A NEW TAKE ON IMMIGRATION


CFR Task Force Report:
U.S. Immigration Policy

 

This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report offers a strategy for maintaining the United States' political and economic leadership by attracting skilled immigrants, a program of legalization for those living in the United States illegally, and steps for securing the country's borders in an effective and humane way.

 


More resources on Immigration:

 

Academic Module: Teaching Notes and Resources on CFR Book The Closing of the American Border

 

Op-Ed: Edward Alden on Losing America's Secret Weapon

 

CFR Meeting Transcript: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet A. Napolitano

GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK


CFR Working Paper:
The Gloomy Prospects for World Growth

 


In this Center for Geoeconomic Studies Working Paper, CFR's Steven Dunaway argues that the world economy faces the prospect of prolonged slower growth. Other sources must be found to counteract decreased U.S. demand, but no other major economy appears inclined to change their policies to do so.

 


More resources on Economics:

 

CFR Meeting Transcript: Alan Greenspan on the Global Financial Crisis

 

Foreign Affairs Article: "The Dollar and the Defecits"

 

Crisis Guide: The Global Economy

PANDEMIC FLU


CFR Symposium: Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy

 

CFR recently hosted a three-part symposium, cosponsored with Science Magazine, on the science, economics, and foreign policy related to pandemic influenza.

 


To access the archived audio, video, and transcripts of each session, click here.

 


For more information and resources on pandemics, H1N1, and other global health issues, explore the Global Health Program at CFR.

CFR 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 remaining calls on the Fall 2009 schedule follow below. To RSVP, please email educators@cfr.org.

NOVEMBER 5: THE CHALLENGE OF SOMALIA


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

 


Speaker: BRONWYN E. BRUTON, International Affairs Fellow in Residence, CFR; Author, "In the Quicksands of Somalia," Foreign Affairs, November/December 2009

NOVEMBER 19: ENHANCING PREVENTIVE ACTION


Thursday, November 19, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

 


Speaker: PAUL B. STARES, General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, CFR

DECEMBER 3: CLIMATE CHANGE AND COPENHAGEN


Thursday, December 3, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

 


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