CFR Academic provides a forum for the educational community to interact with CFR experts and join the debate on foreign policy. Activities include the Academic Webinar series for students; Higher Education Webinar series; College and University Educators Workshops; briefings for students; exhibitions and events at conferences across the country; livestreaming of CFR meetings; and sharing the vast array of CFR resources and products for teaching and learning about international relations and the role of the United States in the world.
Academic Webinars for Students
The CFR Academic Webinar series, formerly the Academic Conference Call series now in Zoom webinar format, provides the opportunity for students across the country and around the world to participate in an interactive conversation with a CFR fellow, Foreign Affairs author, or other expert. Webinars take place every other week during the fall and spring semesters and are dedicated to a wide range of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy topics. Background readings are distributed prior to each call, and the video recording and transcript are posted online after the fact.
View the Fall 2020 Academic Webinar schedule. For questions about the series or to sign up for future invitations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also subscribe to the CFR Academic podcast via iTunes.
Higher Education Webinars
CFR Higher Education Webinars offer timely conversations for college and university leaders, administrators, and professors on global issues affecting higher education, featuring CFR fellows and thought leaders. Webinars convene throughout the year to explore strategic challenges and share best practices for meeting them. To sign up, write email@example.com.
College and University Educators Workshop
CFR hosts an annual workshop for university and college professors, the College and University Educators Workshop, which features expert briefings on global issues and discussion groups on best practices for teaching international affairs. For more information about future workshops, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College and University Educators Workshop Sessions
Each year, CFR invites college and university students and professors to the annual Back-to-School Event in New York. The program includes a panel discussion with foreign policy experts on a pressing issue, a presentation of the latest CFR multimedia resource, and a networking session with CFR representatives. In fall 2020, we will be convening Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy virtual forums for in-depth, nonpartisan conversations on critical foreign policy challenges facing the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former government officials from Republican and Democratic administrations will discuss issues central to our national interest and answer questions about U.S. policy and America’s role in the world.
Watch the 2019 event celebrating the tenth anniversary of the podcast The World Next Week with a live taping before a student audience.
Each year, CFR welcomes a limited number of college and university student groups to its New York headquarters and Washington, DC, offices to learn about the organization and meet with CFR fellows and staff (*Note: All briefings are currently conducted virtually). Briefings may include an overview of CFR and its mission, a foreign policy discussion with a CFR expert or Foreign Affairs editor, or a short presentation on job and internship opportunities. A minimum of twenty students is required to arrange a visit, and briefings are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to apply, please fill out the CFR Briefing Request Form.
CFR Academic participates in conferences across the country by hosting exhibitions, meetings, and workshops. Meet CFR representatives and learn more about our resources at upcoming conferences. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Commissioned from Gallup, a December 2019 survey by CFR and the National Geographic Society revealed that adult Americans exhibit gaps in their knowledge about geography and world affairs. While the report shows that U.S. adults have limited knowledge about these topics, seven in ten respondents consider international issues to be relevant to their daily lives and express a desire to promote education in these areas.
CFR partners with educational institutions and research centers to foster a deeper understanding of international relations and an enduring interest in U.S. foreign policy.
- Forum for the Future of Higher Education
- National Speech and Debate Association
- Harvard National Model United Nations
- Global Kids