The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the Printable CFR Experts Guide.
Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy
Former senior associate at the Asia Foundation and Pacific Forum CSIS and founder of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy. Co-editor of North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy, and Society (Rowman and Littlefield, October 2012), and editor of Global Korea: South Korea's Contributions to International Security (Council on Foreign Relations, October 2012) and The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges (Lynne Rienner Publishers, March 2012).
Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Economist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001. Author of The Next Convergence, released in May 2011. Chairman of the Commission on Growth and Development.
General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action
Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics
Award-winning writer, and editor of the scholarly journal International Finance. His most recent book, Money, Markets, and Sovereignty, which earned him the 2010 Hayek Book Prize, analyzes the historical relationship between money and national sovereignty and its importance in understanding contemporary globalization.
Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies
Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
Former deputy editor of Newsweek International and director at EurasiaGroup.
Deputy Director, Information Services Operations
Military Fellow, U.S. Coast Guard
Senior Coast Guard officer and helicopter pilot; most recently served as Chief of Staff, Eighth Coast Guard District with area of responsibility encompassing Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River system. Extensive operational background in management of search and rescue, maritime law enforcement and security, maritime safety and environmental response missions.
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow
PhD candidate in political science at Harvard University. Current research focuses on institutional responses to nuclear threats, including arms control agreements and the nonproliferation regime.
Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy
Former advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on global women's issues. Currently an adjunct professor of women's human rights at Georgetown University. Research focuses on the relationship between women's advancement and prosperity, stability, and security.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy
Former State Department and Defense Department senior official and National Security Council staff member. Professor of international law and national security law at Columbia Law School. Fellow in CFR's Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity Initiative.