CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, April 8

CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, April 8, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET). Audrey Kurth Cronin, distinguished service professor and director of the international security program at George Mason University’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, will discuss U.S. counterterrorism policy and the existing threat posed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

Dr. Cronin joined George Mason University as a tenured senior faculty member in September 2011. Prior to that, she was a faculty member and director of the core course on military strategy at the U.S. National War College from 2007 to 2011. She came to the war college from Oxford University, where she was director of studies for the Oxford/Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War from 2005 to 2007. She continues to be a non-residential senior research associate at Oxford. Before that, Dr. Cronin was a specialist in terrorism at the Congressional Research Service, where she was responsible for advising members of Congress in the aftermath of 9/11. She regularly consults with agencies in both the executive and legislative branches. Dr. Cronin is the author of “How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns.”

In order to encourage student participation, professors typically convene as a group in a classroom or their office around a speaker phone. Please reply to this email if you would like to make this call available to your students, and we will send you the toll-free dial-in number and password one day prior to the call.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to have your students review the following materials:

1) Audrey Kurth Cronin, “ISIS Is Not A Terrorist Group,” Foreign Affairs, March/April 2015.

2) James R. Clapper Jr., “James Clapper on Global Intelligence Challenges,” Video,, March 2, 2015.

3) Richard N. Haass, “Managing the ISIS Crisis,” Project Syndicate, February 23, 2015.

4) Stewart M. Patrick, “Transnational Terrorism: Three Things to Know,” Video,, February 18, 2015.

5) Janine Davidson, Defense in Depth, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

I hope you will visit CFR Education,, CFR’s gateway for professors, teachers, and students in search of tools and resources to deepen their understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Enhanced search options allow you to explore more than 20,000 online resources sorted by region, topic, or format.

Please don’t hesitate to call or email Catalina Caro at 212.434.9564 or should you have any questions.

Learn TV field production in China! We are now offering TV production courses in our summer study abroad China. The course is a once in a lifetime experience to produce a program in a Chinese setting, immerse yourself in Chinese culture, and work with other students.

Application deadline March 20.

Also: come and learn about an inexpensive way to travel and study in China! If you need financial aid, student loans, and scholarships, it is good to attend this info session now, so that you can start preparing early.

Information sessions will be held in 3439 Boylan Hall, from 1 to 2 p.m. on the following days:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

We welcome students from any campus in the U.S., so please help spread the word.

For more information about the program,

  1. Visit the program website:
  2. E-mail Professor Lu at 3. Call 718.951.5225 (ask for Ms. Sonia Garrick)

The Office of International Education & Global Engagement is pleased to announce Spring Passport Day at Brooklyn College! All Brooklyn College faculty, staff, and students may submit passport application documents right on campus. Friends, family, and neighbors are welcome too. The US Department of State Passport Office will have personnel available to review and accept your completed applications. Completed applications for a new passport or renewal should be brought to 1108 Boylan Hall on that day.

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: 1108 Boylan Hall; Brooklyn College

For more information and details on what to bring, contact IEGE at 718.951.5189 or visit

Study Abroad Scholarship Writing Workshop

Preparing to study abroad? The Office of International Education & Global Engagement is pleased to announce that we are hosting a scholarship writing workshop! This event will be held in 1108 Boylan Hall from 12:30 – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Learn about scholarships and stipends that are available for study and research abroad. Learn the key points of a winning scholarship application and increase the quality of your written proposals. Practice with professionals and receive insider tips from IEGE. For more information, please contact the Office of International Education & Global Engagement at 718.951.5189 or visit

This workshop is open to all students. We hope to see you there!