- Dr. Michael Kimmage is Professor and Chair of the History Department at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and Non-resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He specializes in the history of the Cold War, in twentieth-century U.S. diplomatic and intellectual history and in U.S.-Russian relations since 1991. From 2014 to 2016, he served on the Secretary's… Read More


- Our June 3 Book Club will be hosted by Amb. Tod Sedgwick and Christy Brown and will be held at Christy's home on 6501 Longview Lane, just off of River Road. Parking is limited, so please carpool if possible. We will cover both books—​The Internationalists: The Fight to Restore American Foreign Policy After Trump, by Alexander Ward​, and The Achilles… 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.


Past Speakers

The Louisvillee Committee is very honored to have all of its speakers that have joined us in sharing their stories and perspectives with you, our members, over the years. If you are interested in seeing our past speakers and their topics, you can view them by going to our Archives page.