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CFR’s International Affairs Fellowship

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Award-winning private equity investor Gregory Bedrosian is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based business executive who received his MBA training at Harvard Business School with over two decades of experience. Gregory Bedrosian is a member of the New York chapter of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

CFR is an independent membership organization founded in 1921 that serves as a resource for individuals working in government, journalism, and education to learn more about the foreign policies involving the US and other nations. In order to advance its goals, the CFR offers a fellowship program to mid-career international relations professionals; accepted fellows are given the opportunity to enhance and widen their worldview of foreign affairs through research over a span of twelve months.

There are a number of fellowships available, including the distinguished International Affairs Fellowship (IAF). Launched in 1967, the IAF was intended to help scholars augment their foreign policy experience by advancing their analytic capabilities. Due to its prestige and available resources, only ten applicants with a proven track record of excellence in the field of foreign relations are accepted into the fellowship.

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The Council on Foreign Relations’ David Rockefeller Studies Program

Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Gregory Bedrosian is an experienced investment banker with a master of business administration from the Harvard Business School. In addition to serving as chief executive officer and managing partner of Redwood Capital Group, Gregory Bedrosian maintains memberships in Chatham House and the Council on Foreign Relations.

In pursuit of its mission to enhance the understanding of foreign policy issues affecting the United States and other countries, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) oversees a range of educational programs and activities, including the David Rockefeller Studies Program. Serving as CFR’s “think tank,” the Studies Program pools the expertise of more than 70 scholars, or fellows, whose work is focused on the issues and regions of the world that are currently driving global policies.

CFR fellows address challenging topics through a variety of media, including books, articles, blogs, and op-ed pieces. Additionally, the fellows participate in discussions with policymakers from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. CFR recruits fellows year-round. Each fellowship comes with a stipend and gives international relations professionals the chance to enhance their foreign policy knowledge and pursue research in a number of areas, from national intelligence to journalism and nuclear security.