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 Economics
Kenneth Rogoff is a senior fellow for economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and currently Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. From 2001–2003, Rogoff served as chief economist and director of research at the International Monetary Fund.
Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow
Currently an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University. Her research and teaching interests focus on international security and U.S. foreign policy, including the presidency and foreign policy, and the politics of using force.
Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program
Adam Segal is the Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for China studies and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Dr. Segal was the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet. His book Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge (W.W. Norton, 2011) looks at the technological rise of Asia. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, among others. He currently writes for the blog, “Net Politics.”
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.
National Intelligence Fellow
Former deputy national intelligence officer for economic issues on the National Intelligence Council and senior economist at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Applied international economist with experience at the U.S. Treasury and the International Monetary Fund. Currently examining central bank reserve growth, sovereign wealth funds, and the political implications of emerging market financing of the United States. Author of the recent Council Special Report, Sovereign Wealth and Sovereign Power.
Former senior advisor for energy and water policy to the mayor of Los Angeles, energy consultant with McKinsey, and physicist developing solar technology. Currently researching the impact of disruptive technology on U.S. energy and security.
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Globalization
Former member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Coauthor of the Council Special Report, Global FDI Policy. Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School and the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
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.
Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern 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.
Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow
Writer and contributing editor at the Atlantic and other publications. Currently writing a book on the Islamic State.
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.