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. 

Expert Spotlight

Steven A. Cook

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies

Middle East and North Africa Turkey Arab Spring

Shannon K. O'Neil

Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program

Latin America Trade Immigration and Migration

In Focus: Changing Demographics of Global Health

Bollyky interactive

Population growth and aging are fueling a spectacular rise in noncommunicable diseases in poor countries that are unprepared to handle them as Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development Tom Bollyky shows in this engaging interactive.

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

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