Academic Bulletin

December 21, 2007

In this issue:


The Council on Foreign Relations invites you and your students to participate in its biweekly Academic Conference Call series. Each call 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

The Costs of Containing Iran

Thursday, January 17, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR; Author, "The Costs of Containing Iran," Foreign Affairs, January/February 2008

Defending Against Nuclear Terrorism

Thursday, January 31, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Michael A. Levi, Fellow for Science and Technology and Director, Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, CFR; Author, On Nuclear Terrorism

Climate Change and National Security

Thursday, February 14, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Joshua W. Busby, Assistant Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Author, Climate Change and National Security: An Agenda for Action

Russia, Putin, and Authoritarianism

Thursday, February 28, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Michael A. McFaul, Director, Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law, Stanford University; Author, "The Myth of the Authoritarian Model," Foreign Affairs, January/February 2008

Stability Operations and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Thursday, March 20, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Amy B. Frumin, International Affairs Fellow, CFR

Update on the Global Economy

Thursday, April 10, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, and Deputy Director of Studies, CFR

Foreign Affairs Author

Thursday, April 24, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: TBD