- Mr. Vangala Ram is an intelligence and Foreign Service professional. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service as a Senior FSO recently after a distinguished twenty-seven year career, earning a number of awards along the way. Mr. Ram’s tours in the Foreign Service included nine overseas diplomatic assignments in Banjul, Amman, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tunis, Riyadh, Seoul, Cologne, Kabul, and… Read More

- At the direction of King Philippe of Belgium, former Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman, Alfred Welsh, has recently been made an officer in Belgium's Order of Leopold, which is one of that country's oldest and highest-ranking Orders. Al was given a medal as a distinction in recognition of his 40 years of meritorious service and all that he has… Read More
- The next Louisville Committee Book Club will be Thursday June 15, 7:00 pm at the home of Bob Redmon and Kathi Peterson, 9910 Winged Foot Drive, Louisville, KY 40223. We will be reading Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, by Jared Diamond (Back Bay Books, 2020). Please RSVP: Kathi's phone is (502) 345-6205. Read More

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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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