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.
Senior Fellow for Japan Studies
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, Center for Strategic & International Studies. Founder of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy. Coeditor of North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy, and Society, editor of CFR's Global Korea: South Korea's Contributions to International Security, editor of The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges, and co-author of The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States.
Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Economist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001. Author of The Next Convergence. 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, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order, was called "a triumph of economic and diplomatic history" by the Financial Times.
Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies
Associate Professor at the School of International Service, American University. Currently writing a book on the political economy of democratic Brazil.
Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
Former deputy editor of Newsweek International and director at EurasiaGroup.
Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program
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. Currently working on CFR's Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity Initiative.
Acclaimed writer and historian, Jay Winik is the author of three consecutive New York Times bestsellers, April 1865: The Month That Saved America (a # 1 bestseller), The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788 – 1800, and 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History. Winik has advised presidents of both parties, the vice president, senators, Supreme Court justices, secretaries of state, NSC advisors, and other Cabinet officers on lessons of history for today’s world.
Political scientist with expertise in national security, conflict prevention, and U.S. drone strike policies. Zenko oversees the U.S.-UN roundtable series. His second book Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy, was published by Basic Books in 2015.