- Dr. Ora Szekely is Associate Professor of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where she teaches courses on the comparative politics of the Middle East, the politics of ethnicity and identity, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and seminars on civil war and forced migration. She is affiliated with the programs on Peace Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Clark. … Read More

- The next LCFR Book Club meeting will be Tuesday June 18, 7-9:00 pm at the home of Jan Scholtz, 6106 Deep Creek Drive, Prospect, KY 40059. We will be reading Kimberly Clausing, Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital (Harvard University Press, 2019). “Open provides a vitally important corrective to the current populist moment. Clausing brings … Read More


- Executive Director Charles E. Ziegler was a featured speaker at a National Bureau for Asian Research book launch in Washington, D.C. on October 4. The book, Axis of Authoritarians: Implications of China-Russia Cooperation, assesses the challenges of the Russia-China partnership for U.S. foreign policy. Chuck and NBR President Richard J. Ellings also briefed Pentagon officials on their findings. For more … 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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