Academic Bulletin

September 5, 2007

In this issue:


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 2008 for additional resources. For more information on how CFR is connecting with the academic community, please visit

Best regards,

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


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:


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:


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!


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

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