Educators

April 9, 2007

In this issue:

NEW CFR BOOK: RULING BUT NOT GOVERNING

The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey

Author: Steven A. Cook, Douglas Dillon Fellow, CFR

This book critically examines how the legacies of military control in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey affect political development in these countries, highlighting the often-overlooked difficulties of promoting democratic change in military-dominated political systems. Using Turkey's recent reforms as a point of departure, Steven Cook offers novel policy prescriptions for encouraging political change in Egypt and Algeria.

NEW COUNCIL SPECIAL REPORT ON NIGERIA

Nigeria: Elections and Other Challenges for Nation-Building

Author: Robert I. Rotberg, President, World Peace Foundation

This report describes what steps might be taken by Nigerians and the international community to avoid a breakdown of democracy, and possibly stability, in the wake of Nigeria's April 2007 electoral contest . It also addresses Nigeria's fundamental challenges of governance, security, and development in the longer term.

MULTIMEDIA SYMPOSIUM ARCHIVE: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Panacea or Pipe Dream? Energy Policy and the Search for Alternatives

A recent Council on Foreign Relations Symposium examined the premise that the United States must lessen the intensity of its dependence on fossil fuels or face rising challenges to its influence in global affairs on everything from security to climate change.

Summary Report of Symposium: Downloadable PDF

Session 1: A Foreign Policy Mandate? Thirty Years of Oil and Gas Audio Transcript

Session 2: The Range of the Possible: Energy Alternatives in the Market Audio Transcript

Session 3: What Next? Government Action and the Policy Puzzle Audio Transcript

Session 4: Energy Policy and the Search for Alternatives: Keynote Address Audio Transcript

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.


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