Academic Bulletin

October 5, 2007

In this issue:


Dear Educator:

This month, I’d like to introduce you to CFR Academic Modules, a special Council on Foreign Relations resource created exclusively for educators.  Academic Modules are customized packages built around a CFR publication and feature teaching notes by the author of the text.  The modules also include supplementary readings, Foreign Affairs articles, and multimedia resources, compiled to assist educators in integrating CFR publications into their syllabi.  Below you will find three of our newest Academic Modules; to explore the complete list, please visit:

Best regards,

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


This module features teaching notes by CFR fellow Charles D. Ferguson, the author of Nuclear Energy, along with other resources to supplement the text.  In the report, Ferguson examines the benefits and limits of nuclear power, arguing that the United States and international partners must find effective ways to address risks if the use of nuclear energy is to be realistically expanded.


ACADEMIC MODULE: U.S.-China Relations

This module features teaching notes by CFR Hitachi international affairs fellow Frank Sampson Jannuzi, the director of the Council-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S.-China Relations, along with other resources to supplement the text. The report takes stock of the changes under way in China and what they mean for U.S.-China relations.


ACADEMIC MODULE: Darfur and Beyond

This module features teaching notes by former CFR senior fellow Lee Feinstein, the author of Darfur and Beyond, along with other resources to supplement the text. In the report, Feinstein argues that the new UN secretary-general should take the General Assembly's endorsement of responsibility to protect as a mandate and outlines steps the United States and others must follow to bolster UN action. 



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

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; Author, The Idea that is America; 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