In this issue:
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 email@example.com.
Irina A. Faskianos,
Vice President, National Program and Outreach
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Political Development and the Military in the Middle East
Thursday, September 13, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.