In this issue:
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.
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:
To view more Issue Trackers, visit: http://www.cfr.org/campaign2008/issues.html.
These backgrounders provide an in-depth explanation of foreign policy issues important to the election in a succinct question-and-answer format.
To view more Election Backgrounders, visit: http://www.cfr.org/campaign2008/backgrounders.html.
Foreign Affairs presents a series of articles by the top U.S. presidential candidates previewing the foreign policy agendas they would pursue if elected.
Renewing American Leadership
Toward a Realistic Peace
Reengaging With the World
Watch for more candidate articles in upcoming issues!
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 email@example.com.
Political Development and the Military in the Middle East
Thursday, September 20, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
(Please note the date change!)
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.