- Dr. Adam Garfinkle is founding editor of The American Interest. Before founding The American Interest in 2005, he served in 2003-05 as principal speechwriter to the Secretary of State (S/P, Policy Planning). Dr. Garfinkle received his Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania (l979), and serves as a professor in Carnegie-Mellon University‚Äôs Washington Semester program. He has also … Read More

- The next LCFR Book Club meeting will be Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:00-9:00 PM, at the home of Dick Heifner, 16421 Snaffel Bit Ct., Louisville, KY 40245. The book is The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age by David Sanger (Crown Publishers, 2018). Mr Sanger is the national security correspondent for the New York Times and … 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

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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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