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

Expert Spotlight

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

Russian Cyber Operations

Transforming Election Cybersecurity

David Fidler outlines a strategy to protect the integrity of elections from cyber actors.

Nobody Knows That You’re a Russian Bot

Guest contributor Robert Gorwa makes the case that identifying a Russian Twitter bot is harder than it looks

Russia and the 2016 U.S. Election

Adam Segal takes a look at Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and what it means for future elections.

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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