- Ms. Halima “Bibi” Voyles is an Economic Officer at the China Desk in the U.S. Department of State where she tracks Chinese activities around the globe.  Since joining the Department in 2011, Ms. Voyles has served as the Acting Special Assistant, and Staff Assistant, in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. She was an Economic Officer in the Trade and … Read More

- The next Book Club of the LCFR will be Tuesday , April 9th from 7 – 9 pm at the home of Mike McLaughlin, 9906 Kenmont Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40241. We will be reading Kai-Fu Lee, Ai Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, … 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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