For the past 20 years, the Foreign Policy Research Institute has sponsored what is now called the Butcher History Institute for High School Teachers, a series of weekend-long intensive workshops on topics in American and world history and international relations. We’re proud to say that teachers from 47 states have participated in these programs. In addition, for the past few years, we’ve begun conducting study trips abroad for groups of high school teachers. Below is a report of our Summer 2018 trip to Japan.
On July 11, 2018, the Foreign Policy Research Institute hosted the event “Stabilizing the Fertile Crescent After the Fall of the Caliphate”: a panel at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and part of the Program on the Middle East’s “After the Caliphate” initiative. Panelists Tally Helfont, Samuel Helfont, Barak Mendelsohn, and Assaf Moghadam discussed the future of ISIS after the fall of its Caliphate and the end of its territorial rule, and more on the topics of jihadism, ISIS, terrorism, and counterterrorism.
On June 7, the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program welcomed a group of deputy ministers from Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. The meeting facilitated a rich discussion between foreign deputy ministers and FPRI scholars. Ministers learned more about FPRI’s initiatives, and scholars gained insight on the challenges facing the minister’s respective countries.