Educators

September 5, 2007

In this issue:

WELCOME TO CAMPAIGN 2008

Dear Educator:

This month, I'd like to introduce you to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Campaign 2008 program. CFR and Foreign Affairs have created a comprehensive lineup of resources that highlight the foreign policy issues central to the presidential election. Below you will find several features specially selected for you and your students. I invite you to explore www.cfr.org/campaign 2008 for additional resources. For more information on how CFR is connecting with the academic community, please visit www.cfr.org/eductors.

Best regards,

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

CFR.ORG: ISSUE TRACKERS

These primers cover a wide range of important foreign policy topics, providing a short summary of the issue and a detailed outline of each candidate’s position.

The Candidates on:

>> Democracy Promotion in the Arab World
>> Energy Policy
>> The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
>> U.S. Policy toward China

To view more Issue Trackers, visit: http://www.cfr.org/campaign2008/issues.html.

CFR.ORG: ELECTION BACKGROUNDERS

These backgrounders provide an in-depth explanation of foreign policy issues important to the election in a succinct question-and-answer format.

Selected Backgrounders:

>> The 110th Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy
>> Fast-Track and U.S. Trade Policy
>> Iraq after U.S. Forces Withdraw

To view more Election Backgrounders, visit: http://www.cfr.org/campaign2008/backgrounders.html.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ARTICLES

Foreign Affairs presents a series of articles by the top U.S. presidential candidates previewing the foreign policy agendas they would pursue if elected.

Barack Obama
Renewing American Leadership

Mitt Romney
Rising to a New Generation of Global Challenges

Rudolph Giuliani
Toward a Realistic Peace

John Edwards
Reengaging With the World

Watch for more candidate articles in upcoming issues!

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 20, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
(Please note the date change!)

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