- We are delighted to have Ambassador Dennis Jett (ret.), currently Professor of International Affairs, Penn State University, who will discuss the current state of U.S. foreign policy. Professor Dennis Jett is a former American ambassador who joined the School of International Affairs after a career in the U.S. Foreign Service that spanned twenty-eight years and three continents. His experience and … Read More


- The next Book Club meeting will be Tuesday October 29, 2019 at the home of Kevin Lynch, 14713 Forest Creek Way, Louisville, KY 40245 (in Lake Forest), 7:00 PM. We will be reading The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship, by Bruce Jentleson (W.W. Norton, 2018). Dr. Jentleson is William Preston Few Professor of Public Policy at Duke University and … Read More


- Ethan Pelletier, one of our LCFR student scholars, attended the ACFR Young Leaders Initiative in Washington, D.C. in June. His report can be found below.    



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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