Educators

February 10, 2011

In this issue:

CFR IN THE CLASSROOM: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY'S DANIEL C. KURTZER

Daniel C. Kurtzer, professor at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, used the Council Special Report “Dealing With Damascus: Seeking a Greater Return on U.S.-Syria Relations,” in his graduate workshop titled U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East “Pariahs”: Syria, Libya and Non-State Actors. Ambassador Kurtzer said the report added to the students’ knowledge base and challenged them to think about policy implications for the United States.

==> Explore the teaching notes and academic module for this report.

UPCOMING ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL

CFR Academic Conference Call Series

POST-REFERENDUM SUDAN: PROSPECTS FOR PEACE


Thursday, February 17, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speakers: Katherine Almquist, Former Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID

Payton L. Knopf
, International Affairs Fellow in Residence, CFR


To RSVP, please email educators@cfr.org or call Isabella Santoro at 212.434.9573. Invitations are transferable, but limited to professors who call in with their students. Please share with interested colleagues!

==> Visit the CFR Educators Portal for the complete Winter/Spring 2011 Academic Conference Call schedule.

CRISIS IN EGYPT

Share the following resources on the political conflict in Egypt with your students.

Egypt's Need for Presidential Change

CFR's Richard N. Haass makes the case for why the United States should either support a transfer of authority or the initiation of a constitutional reform process in Egypt.

Egypt's Uphill Economic Struggles

In this Expert Brief, CFR’s Isobel Coleman discusses the social factors underlying Egypt’s crisis.

Understanding Egypt's Historic Moment

CFR's Steven A. Cook outlines a range of factors, including the role of the military, that will have a critical bearing on the outcome of the crisis in Egypt.

==> Read more about the role of the Egyptian military on Dr. Cook's blog, "From the Potomac to the Euphrates."

POLITICAL UNREST IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Provide your students with background on the unfolding unrest in the Middle East.

Lebanon Approaches the Tipping Point

Listen to this media conference call in which CFR’s Mohamad Bazzi discusses the history of and current political situation in Lebanon.

What Egypt Means for Syria

CFR's Robert Danin examines whether the wave of change engulfing the Arab world will ride through Syria.

==> Explore Foreign Affairs' coverage of and resources on the crisis in Egypt and the Middle East.

OBAMA'S STATE OF THE UNION

Obama's Call for American Revival

CFR experts Sebastian Mallaby and James M. Lindsay discuss Obama’s state of the union address and what it means for the U.S. economy and foreign policy.

==> Read this CFR Analysis Brief for more on Obama's Investment vs. Deficit Dilemma.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS FEATURED ARTICLE

Connect your students with Foreign Affairs!

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The Political Power of Social Media: Technology, the Public Sphere, and Political Change"

January/February 2011


New York University professor Clay Shirky claims that the real potential of social media lies not in the power of mass protests to topple governments, but in supporting civil society and the public sphere.