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.
Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies
George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Former U.S. ambassador-at-large for policy toward the states of the former Soviet Union. Author of Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama (Knopf, February 2014). Professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Globalization
Former member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Coauthor of the Council Special Report, Global FDI Policy. Associate dean and the Signal Companies' Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Senior Fellow for Japan Studies
Currently completing the project on Japan's Political Change and the U.S.-Japan Alliance, and working on a book on the consequences for the U.S. of Japan-China tensions in the East China.
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, and editor of The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges.
A visiting fellow and Colonel, U.S. Air Force. Most recently vice commander of the 509th Bomb Wing based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, where he was responsible for preparing and maintaining the United States' only B-2 wing. Commanded the 509th Operations Group, where he launched B-2s to protect civilians in Libya during Operation Odyssey Dawn.
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.
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.
Author of Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban and In Afghanistan. Consultant to CBS News on South Asia and terrorism, and has appeared frequently on radio and television since 2001.
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. Currently working on CFR's Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity Initiative.