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Council on Foreign Relations Teleconferences

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Council on Foreign Relations Teleconferences

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Students of the Colin Powell School benefit from the school's partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, which enable students to take part in the Council's invitation-only teleconferences with national and international policy experts and leaders on critical issues facing the world today. The list of teleconference opportunities here include suggestions for background reading. 

Spring 2016 Academic Conference Calls in Shepard Hall, room 558

“Red Team: To Know Your Enemy and Yourself”
Thursday, February 11, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
with Micah Zenko, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Background Reading: How the NYPD Stops Terror AttacksInside the CIA Red CellPolitics, Power, and Preventive Action Blog

“US – India Relations”
Wednesday, February 24, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
with Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
Background Reading: How the U.S. Should Respond to the Rise of India, Task Force Report: Working With a Rising IndiaNarendra Modi on India’s Economy and U.S.-India RelationsTimeline: U.S.-India Relations

“The Future of Cybersecurity”
Thursday, March 10, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
with Robert K. Knake, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Background Reading: Cleaning Up U.S. CyberspaceJeh Johnson on U.S. Cybersecurity ReadinessCybersecurity Debate: Three Things to KnowNet Politics Blog

“Countering Transnational Threats”
Wednesday, March 23, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
with Michael R. Fenzel, 2015-2016 U.S. Army Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Background Reading: Now Is the Time to Strengthen NATO’s ResolveTransnational Terrorism: Three Things to KnowGlobal Governance Monitor: Armed Conflict

“What to Expect in Myanmar”
Thursday, April 7, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
with Priscilla A. Clapp, Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace
Background Reading: Democracy in Myanmar: A Long Way to GoUnderstanding MyanmarMyanmar’s Elusive Peace

“The Role of the United Nations”
Wednesday, April 20, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
with Esther Brimmer, Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Institutions, Council on Foreign Relations
Background Reading: The World Still Needs the United NationsWorld Weary: Evaluating the United Nations at 70The Role of the UN General Assembly