Education at FPRI

Education at FPRI

Through the Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy, the Foreign Policy Research Institute provides a variety of programs and events for students, teachers, and the general public.


For Educators

History Institute for Teachers

In 1996, the Wachman Center inaugurated a series of weekend History Institutes for secondary school teachers, chaired by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Walter McDougall and FPRI Senior Fellow David Eisenhower. Since then, teachers from more than 600 schools in 46 states have taken part in this nationally recognized program.  Read more…


Footnotes is an FPRI bulletin intended for educators. It seeks to “teach the teachers” drawing both upon the work of FPRI research staff and scholars as well as lectures, papers, and talks presented at FPRI forums and special events. Browse Footnotes

Lesson Plans

Submitted by participants of the various History Institute weekends, these classroom lessons serve as a free resource for educators to use in their own classrooms. Browse Lesson Plans…

Cultural Immersion Opportunities for Teachers

The Marvin Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy at the Foreign Policy Research Institute occasionally offers special, cultural immersion trips for high school social science teachers. Past trips have included a one-week immersion programs in Japan and South Korea.


For Students


Occasionaly, FPRI conducts webcasts for high school students. Students can participate live either online or in person, and submit additional questions to the presenters. Video of the webcasts is made available on FPRI’s website.  For information on upcoming webcasts, or to view the video of past webcasts, please click here.

Books for Middle and Secondary Schools

Since 2002, FPRI has partnered with Mason Crest Publishers on four book series for middle school and high school students:

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For the Public

FPRI hosts numerous events throughout the year, such as briefings, booktalks, and lectures on all aspects of foreign affairs.  While most of these events are open to the public, discounted or free admission may be available to FPRI members.  For more information about public events, please click here.  For a full listing of all upcoming events, please visit FPRI Events.

For Members

For members, FPRI offers impromptu briefings on events in the news, and, for sponsors, FPRI convenes its Sponsor Forums that typically feature an FPRI scholar reporting on a recent trip abroad.

  • For more information about how to become an FPRI member or partner, please visit our contributions page.