Backchannel: The Newsletter of FPRI

September 14, 2017

FPRI Fox Fellow Benedetta Berti Named to NATO Position

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is very pleased to announce that 2016-2017 Robert A. Fox Fellow Dr. Benedetta Berti has moved from Israel to Brussels to take up a position as Senior Advisor and Acting Head of the Policy Planning Division of the Office of Secretary General of NATO.  Described as a “rising star” by FPRI’s President […]


September 7, 2017

FPRI Announces New Multimedia Primers as part of Civic Education Initiative

The National Security Council: An FPRI Primer

  The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is pleased to announce the launch of a series of FPRI Primers on selected topics related to American history and government. The first primer discusses the role of the National Security Council and can be viewed on the FPRI website and YouTube channel. FPRI Primers are a product […]


August 15, 2017

Preview of FPRI Calendar for Fall 2017


The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to provide this preview of our spring season of events. Be on the lookout for our full calendar, hitting mailboxes soon. For information on how to register for individual events, please contact our Events Coordinator Rachel Hemler at [email protected] or (215) 732-3774 x 112.


July 26, 2017

2017 Mid-Year Update – Program on the Middle East

In the first half of 2017, the activities of FPRI’s Middle East Program significantly raised the Institute’s profile by engaging with key foreign policy debates taking place in government, in the think tank world, in academia, and in the media.


July 25, 2017

FPRI Announces Partnership with Bear Market Brief, analyzing Russia’s Economy and Politics


The Foreign Policy Research Institute will partner with Aaron Schwartzbaum to publish the FPRI Bear Market Brief, a daily update on Russia’s economy and politics. The FPRI Bear Market Brief and the affiliated FPRI Bear Market Blog will examine key themes in Russian political economy, including the Kremlin’s economic policies, the oil and gas industry, and the link between business and politics in Russia.


June 26, 2017

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Headline Foreign Policy Research Institute Annual Dinner on November 14, 2017

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is thrilled to announce that Ash Carter (U.S. Secretary of Defense 2015-2017) will present the keynote address at the 2017 Annual Dinner and be the recipient of the 13th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service.


June 23, 2017

Announcing the Summer 2017 Issue of Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs

Welcome to the summer issue of Orbis. As always, the journal offers articles that address a wide variety of topics of interest to those concerned with global security. We open the issue with a piece of historical importance: an article from the Fall 2008 issue of Orbis by H.R. McMaster, now President Donald Trump’s national security advisor. In this article, McMaster addressed the danger of basing our approach to conflict on simplistic and optimistic conceptions of war that ignore its enduring uncertainty and complexity.


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June 14, 2017

Call for Applications: A History Institute for High School Educators

PHILADELPHIA – The Foreign Policy Research Institute will hold a professional development conference, co-sponsored by the Slavic Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania, for high school and secondary school educators on October 21 – October 22, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA. Interested individuals may apply by sending a resume, a one-paragraph statement describing your relevant […]


June 12, 2017

FPRI Welcomes Ann Thompson as Inaugural Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor USMC Fellow

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ann Thompson, a U.S. Army veteran, as the inaugural Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor Fellow. This fellowship was made possible by the generous support of Jim Petrucci and Greg Rogerson of J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc.


June 7, 2017

“Does Democracy Matter?” A BookTalk on FPRI’s Recent Book Publication

The Foreign Policy Research Institute will be holding a BookTalk on its recently published book, Does Democracy Matter?: The United States and Global Democracy Support (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017), on Monday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the FPRI library. To register for this event, please contact Rachel Hemler at [email protected] or at (215) 732-3774 ext. 112 or register online.