Educators

August 10, 2010

In this issue:

CFR IN THE CLASSROOM: WESLEY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY'S SHAUN CASEY


Professor Shaun Casey of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, uses the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force Report on U.S. Immigration Policy in his course on Christian Ethics. “The Immigration Task Force report is the single best entrance document to these complex issues that I have been able to put in front of my graduate students. We are all buried with reports that we tend not to read, but this is one worth reading and using to teach if you are in an academic setting.”

--> To supplement your syllabus with this publication, click here to access the CFR Academic Module.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS HIGHLIGHTS


Selected Reading Lists

See what professors are recommending:

European Union, Kathleen McNamara, Georgetown University
Fascism, David Art, Tufts University
Nuclear Proliferation, Bradley Thayer, Baylor University


Featured Article
Academics and U.S. policymakers worked together to create the field of Soviet studies. Should the same be done today with Islamic fundamentalism? Read Brandeis University Professor David C. Engerman's Foreign Affairs article from the archives:

"Jihadology: How the Creation of Sovietology Should Guide the Study of Today's Threats."

GLOBAL HEALTH INTERACTIVE GUIDE


Global Health Governance Monitor

A new multimedia interactive from CFR's program on International Institutions and Global Governance examines the current global health regime's strengths and weaknesses, and offers concrete ways to improve it.

--> Click here to read publications by CFR's Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett.

PREVENTING AN ISRAEL-HEZBOLLAH CONFLICT


A Third Lebanon War

This CFR Center for Preventive Action Contingency Planning Memorandum assesses scenarios and warning signs of renewed Israel-Hezbollah conflict and recommends U.S. action to prevent a "Third Lebanon War."

--> Click to access the audio and video recordings, as well as the transcript, of the recent CFR on-the-record meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu .

OPTIONS FOR A U.S. RESPONSE TO NORTH KOREA


U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula

This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force Report identifies three elements of an internationally coordinated response to the threat posed by North Korea: denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, regional cohesion, and China's cooperation and active engagement.

-->To access the CFR Crisis Guide on the Korean Peninsula, click here.

A HISTORY OF AMERICAN HUBRIS


The Icarus Syndrome

In this new CFR book, Peter Beinart provides a history of three generations of American leaders on the eve of war and how each time, a president held the nation in the palm of his hand and a war conceived in arrogance brought untold tragedy.

--> For more CFR books ideal for the classroom, click here.