- Judd Devermont is the director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to joining CSIS, he served as the national intelligence officer for Africa from 2015 to 2018. In this position, he led the U.S. intelligence community’s analytic efforts on sub-Saharan African issues and served as the DNI’s personal representative at interagency policy… Read More

  • October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Our next virtual book club meeting will be Monday October 5, 7:00 pm. We will read and discuss Anne Applebaum's new book, Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism (Doubleday, 2020). Reviews have been great: Timothy Snyder (Yale) said "“Anne Applebaum is a leading historian of communism and a penetrating investigator of contemporary politics. Here she sets her sights… Read More

Advancing public dialogue on foreign relations since 1938

Welcome to the Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations (LCFR) website. Since 1938, the LCFR has been working to help advance public dialogue on foreign relations. Our members are drawn from the highest levels of the diplomatic, academic, political, military and scientific communities.

The mission of the Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations is to promote a high-level, non-partisan dialogue on American foreign policy and foreign affairs in the Louisville metropolitan region. The LCFR seeks to promote a more informed foreign policy by bridging the divide between broader public opinion and the established foreign policy making community.


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