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 Pratt Mansion Council on Foreign Relations About CFR

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business …

January 6, 2011

United States
CFR Expands Its Expert Blog Offerings

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched several new blogs authored by CFR experts on U.S. foreign pol­icy, politics and security in Africa, energy and the environment, and the Middle East…

January 11, 2011

Afghanistan
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

The story of a young entrepreneur whose business created jobs and hope for women in her Kabul, Afghanistan, neighborhood during the Taliban years.

March 11, 2010

News Release
CFR Expands Multimedia Offerings with Timely Blogs, Interactive Guides, and New Video Featuring CFR Members

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has released a four-minute video featuring a broad range of members, including Erin Burnett, Chuck Hagel, Carla A. Hills, Angelina Jolie, Robert E. Rubin, Brian…

October 17, 2008

International Law
Symposium on International Law and Justice, Session Three: The Darfur Case

Listen to International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo discuss the Darfur case, with introductory remarks by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador Angelina J…

December 13, 2011

Conflict Prevention
Angelina Jolie talks to actors during the filming of her yet directorial debut in Budapest on August 11, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Laszlo Balogh). Movie Review: In the Land of Blood and Honey

Angelina Jolie talks to actors during the filming of her yet directorial debut in Budapest on August 11, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Laszlo Balogh). In August, I wrote a review of the powerful and moving…

July 2, 2012

Politics and Government
lindsay pena nieto 2012 07-02 Hola, Enrique Peña Nieto: President-Elect of Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto had a very good weekend. While Americans were grumbling about record-breaking heat and residents of Washington, D.C., were learning to live without air conditioning because powerfu…

December 7, 2010

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

Yesterday I blogged on an article in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about John Prendergast’s efforts to enlist celebrities to help bring attention to humanitarian disasters in Africa.  A sharp-ey…

December 6, 2010

Sudan, Celebrities, and American Foreign Policy Sudan, Celebrities, and American Foreign Policy

The New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a profile yesterday by Daniel Bergner of John Prendergast, the co-founder of the Enough Project, an effort to end genocide and crimes against humanity.  The a…