The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—analyzes pressing global challenges and offers actionable steps that policymakers and citizens can take to address them. The more than seventy full-time and adjunct fellows in Studies cover all the world’s major regions and significant foreign policy issues. In addition to producing books, articles, op-eds, blogs, podcasts, and interactives, the Studies Program administers eleven fellowship programs. 


Full Time, Adjunct, and Visiting Fellows

In Focus: "Creating a State Department Office for American State and Local Diplomacy"

Alyssa Ayres

CFR's Alyssa Ayres discusses how an office within the State Department should facilitate and provide advisory support to international trade delegations, sister-city linkages, and networks being pursued by American cities and states.  


United States

CFR's Ted Alden and Bob Litan join Jim Lindsay to talk about cultivating new job skills, automation, and American competitiveness. 
The mission is to be a resource and a source of ideas, and to provide analysis and background to help people understand the world. — Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

The Future of World Order

Trump and World Order

Stewart Patrick assesses the warning signs of an eroding world order. 

The Rise of Ethnonationalism

A discussion on the future of liberal democracy at the Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop in May 2017.

CoC Sixth Annual Conference

The Council of Councils assesses the future of international cooperation in light of the past year’s events, most notably the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald J. Trump. 

Contact Us

James M. Lindsay
Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Janine Hill
Director, Fellowship Affairs
Amy R. Baker
Director, Studies Administration
Victoria Alekhine
Deputy Director, Fellowship Affairs
Shira Schwartz
Deputy Director, Studies Administration