Backchannel: The Newsletter of FPRI

November 1, 2017

Thomas Melia joins FPRI as Senior Fellow

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that Thomas Melia has been named a Senior Fellow with its Eurasia Program. Thomas recently served in two senior executive branch positions, appointed by President Barack Obama. From 2015 to 2017, he was Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), responsible for the […]


October 25, 2017

FPRI Welcomes Joshua Krasna as 2017-2018 Robert A. Fox Fellow

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that Joshua Krasna will be joining its Program on the Middle East as a Robert A. Fox Fellow. Dr. Krasna recently retired after 30 years of service in Israel that included postings as an Israeli diplomat in Jordan and Canada. His last assignment before retirement was […]


October 18, 2017

Vladimir Tismaneanu Joins FPRI’s Board of Advisors

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that Vladimir Tismaneanu has joined its Board of Advisors. Dr. Tismaneanu, who got his start at FPRI, is a professor of comparative politics and director of the Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies at the University of Maryland–College Park. Between 1998 and 2004, he served […]


October 17, 2017

FPRI to Host Forty Educators at Eurasia History Institute

The Foreign Policy Research Institute will hold a professional development conference, co-sponsored by the Department of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Carthage College, for high school and secondary school educators on October 21- October 22, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. The weekend conference focuses on “What is Eurasia?” and will […]


October 5, 2017

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

  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). For membership information, […]


October 4, 2017

Jason Steinhauer Joins FPRI as Senior Fellow

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that Jason Steinhauer has been named a Senior Fellow with FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West. “Jason has already made a name for himself as an advocate for the sensible and responsible use of history in our public discourse, and for his […]


September 28, 2017

FPRI’s Clint Watts recognized as leading voice on Russian influence in the 2016 Election and Beyond

  FPRI Robert A. Fox Fellow Clint Watts was recently cited as the leading expert on developments related to Russian-backed efforts to not only influence the 2016 presidential election, but also to inflame racial and cultural divisions within the U.S. and across Europe. As cited by The Washington Post, Watts and his colleagues were among the first […]


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.