Lisa Shields directs media strategy for CFR and Foreign Affairs and serves as official spokesperson. She manages a team in NY and DC that executes the full range of communications including press briefings, digital marketing, social media, crisis communications, media training, and content partnerships. She has a BA in international relations from the American University of Paris and an MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
We encourage the media to contact our fellows directly with interview requests. Both the New York headquarters and Washington, DC, office have TV studios and dedicated ISDN lines for recording or live-broadcasting interviews with our experts.
Each year CFR organizes more than one hundred on-the-record events, conference calls, and podcasts in which senior government officials, global leaders, business executives, and prominent thinkers discuss pressing international issues. CFR Presents is a portal to live video content and offers an archive of approximately 1,300 videos; 2,000 audio recordings; and 2,000 transcripts by region, topic, or series.
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. Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda.