About World 101


World101 is a growing library of free multimedia resources that provide an immersive learning experience in a variety of settings: in classrooms, in corporate training rooms, and at home. Through its entertaining, interactive story-telling, World101 makes complex international relations and foreign policy issues accessible to learners both inside and outside formal academic settings. World101 will help the American public build an understanding of today’s most pressing issues and how those issues are relevant to them, thus preparing them to make informed choices of public officials (and hold them accountable), compete on a global stage, invest in their futures, and make a difference.

About CFR

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Founded in 1921, CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy. Our goal is to start a conversation in this country about the need for Americans to better understand the world.

CFR Education

Promoting global affairs education has been an element of the Council on Foreign Relations' mission since its inception. CFR Education connects educators and students of all ages to CFR's award-winning publications, innovative digital learning products, and acclaimed events featuring foreign policy experts for teaching and learning about international affairs. Click here to learn more.

Model Diplomacy

Interested in more CFR Education products? Model Diplomacy is a free simulation program that invites students, educators, and professionals from various backgrounds to step into the roles of decision-makers in the U.S. National Security Council or UN Security Council. Visit the Model Diplomacy website to learn more.


The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is deeply grateful to the following members and foundations whose generous contributions have supported the development of its education initiative, and allow CFR to offer its innovative educational products free of charge in order to make complex foreign policy and international issues accessible and meaningful to high school and college students, as well as the interested public. If you would like to support this work, you can do so here.

  • Roger C. Altman
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Katherine A. Couric
  • Steven A. Denning
  • Joel S. Ehrenkranz
  • Emerson Collective
  • Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin
  • Leonard A. Lauder
  • Lumina Foundation for Education
  • National Philanthropic Trust (upon the recommendation of the Leon D. Black Family)
  • Richard Ravitch
  • David M. Rubenstein

How We Make World101

We are grateful to the many generous donations that made World101 possible.

Education Department

  • Caroline Netchvolodoff, Vice President
  • Rachel George, Director, Education Content
  • Charles Hopkins, Director, Teaching and Learning
  • Antigone Valen, Senior Product Manager
  • James Long, Deputy Director
  • Casey Finch, Deputy Director, Teaching and Learning
  • Alexandra Labonte, Program Coordinator
  • Rania Salem Manganaro, Manager, Education Marketing
  • Emily Feder, Manager, Marketing Communications
  • Elsabet Jones, Staff Editor
  • Catherine Littell, Program Assistant, Education Creative Content

Creative and Content Partners

  • Osmosis Films
  • Johnny Harris
  • Demo Duck
  • IdeaMachine Studios
  • Cross River Productions
  • Redactive Design
  • Aaron Braun
  • Rockstar Coders
  • David Sacks, Special Assistant to the President
  • Jeff Reinke, Chief of Staff to the President
  • Lisa Ortiz, Director of Design and Product
  • Katherine Vidal, Deputy Design Director
  • Michael Bricknell, Data Visualization Designer
  • Will Merrow, Data Visualization Designer
  • Jo Chen, Graphic Designer
  • Cree Frappier, Deputy Director, Project Management
  • Aaron Potter, Lead Development Operations Engineer
  • Dan McEwan, Technical Lead
  • Karen Mandel, Associate Director, QA
  • Pierce Stanley, Web Analytics Manager

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