CFR Campus programs provide a forum for the educational community to interact with CFR experts and join the debate on foreign policy. Activities include the Academic Conference Call Series; live streaming of CFR meetings; workshops for college and university presidents and professors; briefings for students; exhibitions and events at conferences; and sharing the vast array of CFR resources and products for teaching and learning about international relations and the role of the United States in the world.

Academic Conference Calls

The Academic Conference Call series provides the opportunity for students across the country and around the world to participate in an interactive conversation with a CFR fellow, Foreign Affairs author, or other expert. Calls take place every other week during the fall and spring semesters and are dedicated to a wide range of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy topics. Background readings are distributed prior to each call, and the audio recording is posted online afterward.

View the full schedule for the Winter/Spring 2019 Academic Conference Call series. Subscribe to the CFR Campus podcast via iTunes.

For questions about the Academic Conference Call series or to sign up for future invitations, please email cfrcampus@cfr.org

College and University Educators Workshop
CFR's academic initiative is truly world-class—both in quality and in making today's international system more understandable. — Joseph S. Nye, Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School


CFR hosts workshops for university and college presidents, chancellors, and professors, as well as foundation heads. Annual meetings include the Higher Education Working Group, with sessions on a range of foreign policy topics and the role of higher education in a complex world; and the College and University Educators Workshop, which features expert briefings on global issues and discussion groups on best practices for teaching international affairs. For more information about future workshops, please email cfrcampus@cfr.org.

College and University Educators Workshop

Women and Economic Growth

Kim K. Azzarelli, Jamille Bigio, and Richard Fry analyze factors underlying the global gender wage gap and discuss the benefits of gender parity, with Elmira Bayrasli moderating.


Nicole M. Bibbins Sedaca, Jacqueline R. McAllister, and Michael Nojeim discuss CFR teaching resources and how CFR materials can bridge the gap between the academic and policymaking worlds, with Dan Caldwell as moderator.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Jen Easterly, Bruce Hoffman, and Matthew C. Waxman provide insight into counterterrorism efforts to combat extremism and policies to better safeguard the United States, with Amy Davidson Sorkin moderating.

Student Events

Back-to-School Event

Each year, CFR invites college and university students and professors to the annual Back-to-School Event in New York. The program includes a panel discussion with foreign policy experts on a pressing issue, a presentation of the latest CFR multimedia resource, and a networking session with CFR representatives. Watch the 2018 event panel discussion on Responses to the Global Refugee Crisis.

Student Briefings

Each year, CFR welcomes a limited number of college and university student groups to its New York headquarters and Washington, DC, office to learn about the organization and meet with CFR fellows and staff. Briefings may include an overview of CFR and its mission, a foreign policy discussion with a CFR expert or Foreign Affairs editor, or a short presentation on job and internship opportunities. A minimum of twenty students is required to arrange a visit, and briefings are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to apply, please fill out the CFR Briefing Request Form


Winter/Spring 2019

CFR Campus participates in academic conferences across the country by hosting exhibitions, meetings, and workshops. Meet CFR representatives and learn more about our resources at these upcoming conferences.

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 2019 Annual Meeting

June 20–22, in Arlington, Virginia

Visit CFR's booth to interact with CFR representatives, collect free publications, and learn more about CFR teaching resources during the 2019 SHAFR Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA.

American Library Assocation 2019 Annual Conference

June 20–25, in Washington, D.C.

Connect with CFR representatives at ALA's 2019 Annual Conference from June 20 to 25 in Washington, DC. Visit our booth in the exhibit hall to explore resources for the classroom and learn more about CFR.


For more information about CFR Campus programs, please contact cfrcampus@cfr.org or 1.212.434.9837.  Follow us on Twitter at @CFR_Campus.