- Dr. Neta Crawford Neta is Montague Burton Chair in International Relations and also holds a Professorial Fellowship at Balliol College, Oxford University. Her research focuses on war, ethics, normative change, emotions in world politics, and climate change. She is the winner of the 2024 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for her book The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War:… 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." .
- 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.