Drury professor to attend Council on Foreign Relations workshop

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 27, 2013 — Drury Political Science Professor Jeff VanDenBerg has been invited to attend the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Educator Workshop on April 11 and 12 in New York City.

According to the Council on Foreign Relations, “The purpose of the workshop is to convene post-secondary professors teaching in fields related to international affairs and foreign policy to participate in substantive briefings, including a Middle East update and regional and topical discussion groups; learn about the wide variety of CFR resources available for educators; provide feedback that will inform CFR’s work with the academic community; and discuss best practices for bringing international affairs into the classroom.”

Dr. Jeff VanDenBerg

“CFR is one of the premier organizations on foreign policy in the US, with members including diplomats, lawmakers, scholars and activists,” said VanDenBerg. “I look forward to the opportunity to engage with CFR scholars and educators from around the country on key international issues, and bringing these lessons back to the classroom at Drury. Global citizenship is one of the cornerstones of a Drury education, and this experience will enrich my ability to incorporate the most up-to-date approaches and information on international affairs with my students.”

Dr. VanDenBerg teaches courses in international relations, foreign policy, and Middle East politics. He is the coordinator of the Model United Nations Program and the Director of theMiddle East Studies program at Drury. Dr. VanDenBerg’s research interests focus on Arab politics and international relations in the Middle East. In 2012, he was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The cost of attendance to the workshop, travel, meals and lodging is paid for by the Council on Foreign Relations.