Educators

August 14, 2007

In this issue:

WELCOME TO CFR

Dear Educator:

As we begin the academic year, I invite you to explore the newest resources from the Council on Foreign Relations. Below you will find the fall schedule for our innovative Academic Conference Call Series, as well as links to select CFR publications, timelines, and maps. I also encourage you to visit www.cfr.org/educators for additional resources, including teaching notes for CFR books and reports. For more information or for exam copies, please contact us at educators@cfr.org.

Best regards,

Irina A. Faskianos,
Vice President, National Program and Outreach

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

2007 Fall Schedule

This biweekly conference call series features a short presentation by a CFR fellow, expert, or Foreign Affairs author, followed by a question-and-answer session for students.  In order to encourage an interactive dialogue, we ask that professors convene students in a group to participate.  For more information or to RSVP, please email educators@cfr.org.


Political Development and the Military in the Middle East

Thursday, September 13, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Steven A. Cook, Douglas Dillon Fellow, CFR; Author, Ruling But Not Governing


China and the Environment

Thursday, September 27, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, CFR; Author, "The Great Leap Backward?" Foreign Affairs, September/October 2007


Africa: Beyond Humanitarianism

Thursday, October 11, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, CFR; Coeditor, Beyond Humanitarianism


American Values and U.S. Foreign Policy

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

Speaker: Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Board Director, CFR


Great Foreign Policy Challenges

Thursday, November 15, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Michael J. Gerson, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow, CFR; Author, Heroic Conservatism


In Defense of Globalization

Thursday, November 29, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Senior Fellow for International Economics, CFR; Author, In Defense of Globalization

CFR.ORG WEB RESOURCES: PAKISTAN'S TRIBAL BELT AND CHAVEZ'S VENEZUELA

MAP: Pakistan's Troubled Tribal Belt


This interactive map explores the turbulent tribal region along Pakistan's Afghan border, including the North West Frontier Province, Balochistan, and the semiautonomous tribal areas.


TIMELINE: Venezuela's Chavez Era


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took office in 1999 on a populist platform. But as he moves to enact his “socialist revolution,” critics say the country increasingly resembles an authoritarian state. This interactive timeline offers a visual account of modern Venezuelan politics and Chavez’s rise to power.

CFR BOOK NEW EDITION: IN DEFENSE OF GLOBALIZATION

In Defense of Globalization

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Senior Fellow for International Economics, CFR

Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on critics, arguing that, when properly regulated, globalization is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today. Named a Best Book of 2004 by Barron's and Businessweek, this new edition features a new afterword by the author, in which he counters recent writings and argues that current anxieties about the economic implications of globalization are just as unfounded as were the concerns about its social effects.

NEW COUNCIL SPECIAL REPORT: IMF REFORM

Reform of the International Monetary Fund

Author: Peter B. Kenen, Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Economics, CFR

The International Monetary Fund’s purpose and scope have changed dramatically since its founding after World War II, sparking recent calls for reform.  This new Council Special Report offers a balanced assessment of reform proposals and argues that such efforts deserve the support of the United States.