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


As the final session of the 2018 College and University Educators Workshop, Kelly M. Greenhill, Joan Donovan, and Benjamin T. Decker assess the challenges of disinformation and media literacy, and its role in U.S. democracy, with Richard Stengel.  


As part of the 2018 College and University Educators Workshop, Toja Okoh, Craig Albert, and Karen Lynden join Daniel Kurtz-Phelan to discuss CFR and Foreign Affairs resources for the classroom, including the National Security Council simulation Model Diplomacy, World101, and the Academic Conference Call series.

North Korea

As part of the 2018 College and University Educators Workshop, Patricia M. Kim, Gary Samore, and Sheila A. Smith speak with Mitchel B. Wallerstein about the threats posed by a nuclear North Korea and prospects for a Trump-Kim summit meeting. 

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.

National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Meeting

March 13-17, in Baton Rouge, LA

Connect with CFR during the NCOBPS 50th annual meeting to collect free publications and learn more about CFR resources.

International Studies Association Annual Convention

March 27–30, in Toronto, Canada

Join us for the annual CFR Campus event held in conjunction with the ISA Convention in Toronto! The luncheon discussion on The Illiberal Turn: Shifting Geopolitical Alignments will take place on Thursday, March 28, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Shangri-La Hotel. Additionally, visit us in the exhibition hall from March 27 to 30 at booth 123 in the Sheraton Centre's Grand Ballroom.


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