- Dr. Rajan Menon is director of the Grand Strategy program at Defense Priorities and the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair Emeritus in International Relations at the Powell School, City College of New York/City University of New York. He is also a Senior Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University and a Non-Resident Scholar at… Read More

  • - The 27th Annual Conference of the American Committees on Foreign Relations will be April 18-19 at the University Club and the Army-Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference is "Foreign Policy in an Age of Rising Authoritarianism." .
  • - April 12, luncheon, Louisville Boat Club, Dr. Neta Crawford, Oxford University, "The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War." .
- On November 2 our Director Chuck Ziegler presented "Europe Rejects Russia and Putin Pivots East" to the Casper Committee on Foreign Relations. Read More
- The next book club meeting will be Monday January 15, 7:00 pm, at the home of Glenn Thomas, 6307 Glen Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40222. We will be reading an older book, but one that provides great background for the Middle East events: David Froman, The Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation… 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.