Educators

January 5, 2007

In this issue:

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

2007 Winter/Spring Semester Schedule

To participate in the Academic Conference Call Series, we ask that professors gather their students around a speaker phone and dial in a few minutes prior to each call. The speaker will make a ten minute presentation, and then students will have the opportunity to ask questions for the remainder of the hour. For more information or to RSVP, please email educators@cfr.org.


The United Nations and the Prevention of Atrocities

Thursday, January 25, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Lee Feinstein, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and International Law, and Executive Director, Task Force Program, CFR


The New Middle East

Thursday, February 8, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Richard N. Haass, President, CFR


Latin America Update

Thursday, February 22, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Shannon O'Neil, Adjunct Fellow for Latin America Studies, CFR


Foreign Affairs Author

Thursday, March 8, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: TBD


Homeland Security: The Edge of Disaster

Thursday, March 22, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, CFR


India's Growing Economic Engagement with Africa

Thursday, April 12, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Karen J. Monaghan, National Intelligence Fellow, CFR

MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES: HUNGARY-SUEZ CRISIS SYMPOSIUM

Hungary-Suez Crisis: Fifty Years On

Summary of Symposium

Session One: Hungary-Suez Crisis: Fifty Years On - The Suez Crisis

Session Two: Hungary-Suez Crisis: Fifty Years On - The Hungarian Revolt

NOW IN PAPERBACK: THE OPPORTUNITY

The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course

Author: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

The Opportunity describes an unprecedented moment in which the United States has a chance to bring about a world where most people are safe, free, and can enjoy a decent standard of living. Richard Haass provides a much-needed foreign policy compass, one with the potential to do for this post-Cold War, post-9/11, post-Iraq world what George Kennan’s containment doctrine did for the previous era.

NEW COUNCIL SPECIAL REPORT FROM THE CENTER FOR PREVENTIVE ACTION

Avoiding Conflict in the Horn of Africa: U.S. Policy Toward Ethiopia and Eritrea

Author: Terrence Lyons, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

This report depicts what is going on in the Horn of Africa and recommends what the United States needs to do to address the multiple challenges to stability.

NEW COUNCIL SPECIAL REPORT: INNOVATION, PATENTS, AND POLICY

Reforming U.S. Patent Policy: Getting the Incentives Right

Author: Keith E. Maskus, Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics, University of Colorado

This report argues that reforms of the U.S. patent system have succeeded in limiting the competition of ideas, discouraging innovation, and ultimately reducing U.S. competitiveness.

Part of the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Series on American Competitiveness.