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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) membership list of over 5,000 of some of the most prominent leaders in the foreign policy arena, including top government officials, renowned scholars, business executives, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers, and distinguished nonprofit professionals. The membership is divided almost equally among those living in New York, Washington, DC, and across the country and abroad.

March 10, 2016

Why STEM Needs Girls

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Carol Jenkins, …

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March 19, 2012

United States
Ailing Public Education System Jeopardizes U.S. National Security, CFR Task Force Argues

The United States’ failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country’s ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role, finds a new Co…

November 3, 2014

Global
Agriculture and Technology: Improving Farming, Food Security, and Funding

Andras Forgacs of Modern Meadow, Robert Leclerc of AgFunder, and Mark Rosegrant of the International Food Policy Research Institute join Carol C. Adelman, senior fellow and director of the Center for…

November 3, 2014

Global
Agriculture and Technology: Improving Farming, Food Security, and Funding

Andras Forgacs of Modern Meadow, Robert Leclerc of AgFunder, and Mark Rosegrant of the International Food Policy Research Institute join Carol C. Adelman, senior fellow and director of the Center for…

June 18, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Islam and the Self-Proclaimed Islamic State

Experts discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and the state of violent extremism.

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May 27, 2015

Brazil
Assessing Dilma Rousseff's Brazil

Experts discuss what the future holds for Brazil.

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April 20, 2015

Asia
Assessing U.S. Asia Policy

Daniel Russel and Michael Fullilove discuss the U.S. rebalance to Asia.

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April 9, 2015

Ten Whats With…Sheila A. Smith

Sheila A. Smith is a senior fellow for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China (Columbia University Pres…

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March 11, 2015

Education
Forging an International Approach to Education

Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia, joins CFR Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon to examine global education.

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