- Due to popular demand, we are very pleased to present this special summer meeting of the LCFR with a very special speaker, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, who will discuss his book The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947 (W.W. Norton, 2018). Daniel Kurtz-Phelan became Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs, the flagship journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, in October 2017. He previously … Read More


- The next Book Club meeting will be Tuesday August 27 at the home of Chuck Ziegler and Janna Tajibaeva, 6110 Fox Hunt Ct., Prospect, KY 40059, at 7:00 pm. We will be reading The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945-1947, by Daniel Kurtz-Phelan (W.W. Norton, 2018). Mr. Kurtz-Phelan will speak about his book at our special summer meeting July … 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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