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 Fall 2017 Academic Conference Call series schedule. 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.

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.

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 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, email cfrcampus@cfr.org


Fall 2017

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.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities 31st Annual Conference

October 28-30, 2017 – San Diego, CA

Visit CFR in the exhibitor hall at Booth 419.

24th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Faculty Development Network Conference

November 2-4, 2017 – Crystal City, VA

Visit CFR's exhibit during the 2017 HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference.

Fellowship Opportunities

The International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars offers professors of U.S. foreign policy and international relations direct experience in the foreign policymaking field through placement in a U.S. government agency or international government organization for a period of twelve months.

The program is open to tenured professors who will focus on peace and security issues and who have arranged a paid sabbatical with their home university. The fellowship will match the home institution’s sabbatical salary up to a maximum of $80,000.

For more details on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and the application form, visit the program website.

All application materials must be sent to fellowships@cfr.org by October 31, 2017. Official selections will be made in December 2017. Fellowships will start between June and September 2018.

Visit www.cfr.org/fellowships for other fellowship opportunities.


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