CFR Outreach is dedicated to promoting an informed citizenry by making CFR’s independent, nonpartisan analysis and commentary on international relations and the role of the United States in the world accessible to all. Explore the initiatives and programs below for the best way to connect with CFR’s experts, resources, and communities.

CFR Academic

Back to School with CFR Campus

CFR Academic collaborates with college and university presidents, professors, and students to extend the study of international relations and the role of the United States in the world across all disciplines. Our resources serve both classroom and research needs. Gain direct access to CFR experts through the Academic Conference Call series and dedicated workshops and consult our free online publications on a wide range of current global issues, including backgrounders, interactives, timelines, teaching notes, and quizzes.

Religion and Foreign Policy Program

Religion and Foreign Policy

CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy (RFP) Program advances understanding of the forces shaping international relations through exchange between faith leaders and policymakers. By bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, representatives of faith-based organizations, CFR creates a forum for interfaith dialogue with policy experts. A conference call series, roundtables, and an annual workshop in New York, provides religious leaders with resources to foster dialogue on the international issues affecting their congregations.

CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy initiative
“CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy program makes an extraordinary contribution to the national conversation...” — Father J. Bryan Hehir, Harvard Kennedy School

Congressional Program

Outreach for Congress

The Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program connects members of the U.S. House and Senate and their staffs with information and analysis on a wide range of international and economic issues. It offers a distinctive, nonpartisan forum to convene policymakers with CFR fellows and leading experts in their fields. The program brings CFR experts to the Hill for briefings, roundtable discussions, and to deliver congressional testimony, and produces a timely enewsletter for congressional staff.

State and Local Officials Initiative

Outreach for State and Local Leaders

CFR’s State and Local Officials Initiative is an independent and authoritative source of information on pressing international issues that affect the priorities and agendas of state and local governments, including the economy, jobs, trade, homeland security, public health, energy supply, and climate policy. Elected officials and staff at state and city levels can connect with CFR’s information and analysis through a State and Local Officials Conference Call series on timely issues, access to CFR meetings, and briefings led by CFR fellows.

Local Journalists Initiative

Local Journalists Initiative

CFR’s Local Journalists initiative provides news media professionals with international context for the local issues they cover through an annual workshop and access to CFR content and programming. CFR resources offer nonpartisan analysis and information on the impact of foreign relations on the job market in the United States, immigration, climate change, countering disinformation, and other topics of interest to local communities. Sign up to receive CFR press releases, newsletters, and invitations to conference calls.