Educators

April 4, 2008

In this issue:

INTERACTIVE SLIDESHOW: IRAQ WAR

Five Years of War in Iraq

Explore the first five years of the Iraq war through photographs, descriptions, and links to primary resources.

For more interactive resources from CFR, click here.

POLICY OPTIONS PAPER: KENYA

Policy Options Paper--Kenya

Author: Michelle D. Gavin, Adjunct Fellow for Africa, CFR

How should the United States respond to Kenya’s political crisis? This paper, which was distributed to select policymakers, explains the background for the current situation, lays out the stakes, and suggests several different policy options for students to evaluate and consider.

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ONLINE DEBATES: TRADE

Online debates are lively week-long exchanges between two experts, making them an ideal tool for exposing students to differing viewpoints on a foreign policy topic.

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BACKGROUNDER: CHINA AND THE OLYMPICS

Olympic Pressure on China

While Beijing continues to prepare for the Olymics, critics are pushing China on a range of policy issues. This backgrounder takes students on a step-by-step account of China's preparations for the 2008 Summer Games and the pressure it has received from around the globe.

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ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

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 educators@cfr.org.


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, the Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, and Deputy Director of Studies, CFR


The Unfulfilled Promises of Hugo Chávez

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

Speaker: Francisco R. Rodríguez, Assistant Professor of Economics and Latin American Studies, Wesleyan University; Author, "An Empty Revolution: The Unfulfilled Promises of Hugo Chávez," Foreign Affairs, March/April 2008