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Membership Roster

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.

October 21, 2014

Human Rights
The Future of Human Dignity—and Human Rights

For decades the global debate over human rights has been a dialogue of the deaf. This interminable argument pits advocates of civil and political rights against proponents of economic and social righ…

A Roma boy pumps water in the slum of Tiszavasvari, east of Budapest, Hungary, on September 26, 2014.

August 6, 2014

Human Rights
Dignity as Global Institutions’ Mission: A New Consensus?

In global governance, there are a couple of nettlesome questions of scope. First, how broadly should universal human rights norms be defined? For instance, one could focus on political and civil righ…

Children of Dalits—also known as "untouchables"—are seen in the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Lucknow.

October 29, 2008

Emerging Markets
At this rate the world’s financial architecture will have been remade before November 15th

Today the Federal Reserve indicated that it would swap US dollars for Brazilian real, Korean won, Mexican pesos and Singapore dollars -- effectively allowing a select group of emerging economies to b…