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U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

This is a conference call hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. 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. The speaker for this conference call is Mona Yacoubian, Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Middle East and Africa, United States Institute of Peace. For background reading, participants may want to review the following:   Frances Z. Brown, “Why Trump’s Shapeshifting Syria Policy Worked—Until It Didn’t: The Limits of Strategic Ambiguity,” ForeignAffairs.com, November 13, 2019. Mona Yacoubian, “In Syria, Russian-Turkish Deal Is a Game Changer on the Ground,” United States Institute of Peace, October 23, 2019. “Civil War in Syria,” Global Conflict Tracker, Council on Foreign Relations. This event is sponsored by the International Relations Program. For additional information, please contact 315-443-2306.

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Technology that Heals: The Benefits of Neurofeedback-Enhanced Psychotherapy

Technology is shaping our world in unprecedented ways and some technological advances will inevitably change the way we think of health and human services. Although we often discuss evidence based and scientifically valid methods of treatment in mental health, we generally do not discuss technology’s potential impact on the way we conceptualize and innovate psychotherapy and other mental health services. Integrating neurofeedback with psychotherapy is an example of how technology can be used to positively improve mental health services, a growing need in our increasingly complex world.

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Election 2020: Foreign Policy Challenges

This is a conference call hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. 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. The speaker for this conference call is James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations. For background reading, participants may want to review the following: “Candidates Answer CFR’s Questions,” Election 2020 Series, Council on Foreign Relations. Michael Beckley, “The United States Should Fear a Faltering China: Beijing’s Assertiveness Betrays Its Desperation,” ForeignAffairs.com, October 28, 2019. James M Lindsay, The Water’s Edge, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations. This event is sponsored by the International Relations Program. For additional information, please contact 315-443-2306.

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Nuclear Nonproliferation: Disarming Gender Disparities

This is a conference call hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. 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. The speakers for this conference call are Sarah Bidgood, Director, Eurasia Nonproliferation Program, Middle bury Institute of of International Studies at Monterey and Jooeun Kim, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations. For background reading, participants may want to review the following: “North Korea’s Military Capabilities,” Backgrounder, CFR.org, October 8, 2019. Sarah Bidgood, “Undergraduate Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education: Gaps, Opportunities, and New Approaches,” Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 26, Nos. 3–4, August 16, 2019. Jamille Bigio, “Women are Critical to Ending Wars—and the Trump Administration Agrees,” DefenseOne.com, June 24, 2019. This event is sponsored by the International Relations Program. For additional information, please contact 315-443-2306.

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