Backchannel: The Newsletter of FPRI

February 20, 2018

Chris Miller to Head FPRI’s Eurasia Program; Maia Otarashvili Named Deputy Director


 The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Miller as director of FPRI’s Eurasia Program, succeeding co-directors Ambassador Adrian Basora and John Haines, who have been named chairs of the program.  Miller had been Research Director of the Eurasia Program. Accompanying these changes is the promotion of Maia Otarashvili from […]


February 5, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Templeton Fellows at FPRI

We are pleased to announce the selection of five Templeton Fellows for 2018, reflecting diverse areas of interest and diverse perspectives on international affairs.  All have contributed effort to FPRI in the past but the fellowship will enable FPRI to elevate their level of participation.     Jeremy Black Jeremy Black, professor of history at […]


January 26, 2018

FPRI Announces 2018 Eurasia Fellows

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that Stephen Kotkin, Robert Hamilton, Selim Koru, Anke Schmidt-Felzmann, and Indra Ekmanis have been named as Fellows in FPRI’s Eurasia Program. Stephen Kotkin (Eurasia Fellow) Stephen Kotkin is the Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he directs the Princeton Institute for International and […]


January 24, 2018

2017 Year-End Update – Program on the Middle East

FPRI’s Middle East Program had a banner year in 2017, raising its profile locally, nationally, and globally through its wide-ranging media presence, in-depth research, and contribution to key policy debates taking place in the United States.


January 18, 2018

Announcing New FPRI Fellows

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that Marisa Porges,  David Wertime and George W. Croner have been named as Senior Fellows. Marisa Porges joins FPRI as a Senior Fellow and Member of FPRI’s Board of Advisors.  Dr. Porges is Head of School at the Baldwin School. She previously served at the White […]


January 16, 2018

Spring 2018 Calendar Preview

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to provide this preview of our spring program of events. 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. Geopolitics with Granieri’s first event will feature a discussion with Joseph Braude on his latest book, Broadcasting Change: Arabic Media […]


January 12, 2018

Critical Acclaim for Walter McDougall’s “Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy”

Since its publication in late 2016, Walter A. McDougall’s  “The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest” has received critical acclaim in numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers – among them The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, and many others.  These reviews are […]


January 10, 2018

Announcing the 2018 FPRI-CEAS Study Trip to Japan for High School Teachers

Japan on Globe

FPRI and CEAS are excited to announce that we will once again be bringing 20 American educators to Japan for a two week immersion experience that will focus on three themes in Japan’s history and culture: Political and Social Stability, Maintaining Cultural Values While Seeking Change, and Cultural Borrowing.


January 8, 2018

Conservative Internationalism – Announcing the Winter 2018 Issue of Orbis, FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs

Editor’s Corner In These Pages Mac Owens is Editor of Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs, and Senior Fellow in our Program on National Security. Orbis is published for the Foreign Policy Research Institute by Elsevier. For subscription or other information, visit the Elsevier website. FPRI members at the $150 level or above receive a complimentary subscription (for individuals, not institutions). […]


January 5, 2018

2017 Year in Review

   Dear Friends, We offer you FPRI’s year in a nutshell, highlighting but a fraction of the notable work of our 100-plus affiliated scholars, both on our own platforms and elsewhere. At a glance, this year we offered a new approach on North Korea, exploring the possible role of Russia in restraining North Korea’s nuclear ambitions […]