Educators

February 8, 2007

In this issue:

CFR ACADEMIC WORKSHOP

The Council on Foreign Relations will hold an Academic Workshop in conjunction with the International Studies Association 2007 Annual Conference in Chicago. Please join us for an afternoon of substantive discussion on pressing foreign policy issues and an overview of the Council's resources for academics.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007
12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Chicago, Illinois

Registration is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email Educators@cfr.org

NEW CFR BOOK: THE EDGE OF DISASTER

The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation

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

Americans are in denial when it comes to facing up to how vulnerable our nation is to disaster, be it terrorist attack or act of God. In this gripping new book, leading security expert Stephen Flynn issues a call to action, demanding that we wake up and prepare immediately for a safer future.

NEW COUNCIL SPECIAL REPORT: DARFUR AND BEYOND

Darfur and Beyond: What is Needed to Prevent Mass Atrocities

Author: Lee Feinstein, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and International Law, CFR

This report argues that the new UN secretary-general should take the General Assembly's endorsement of responsibility to protect as a mandate and as a mission statement. And the United States and others must take steps to bolster UN action and be available when the UN is not.

NEW CFR CRISIS GUIDE: KOREA

Korea Crisis Guide

An interactive, multimedia guide to the dispute between North and South Korea, including a historical timeline, a look at North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities, and an examination of how the regime of Kim Jong-Il is perceived in Northeast Asia and the larger world.

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.

Click here to listen to our most recent ACC call on The United Nations and the Prevention of Atrocities.


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


Oil Dependency and Energy Security

Thursday, April 26, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: David G. Victor, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Science and Technology, CFR