- Ambassador Omar Samad is currently CEO of Silkroad Consulting LLC, based in Virginia, USA. He has been a lecturer on “Radicalism Within Islam, Drivers and Policy Options” with the Honors’ Program at the University of Maryland. At the request of the Afghan government he represented his country at the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2018. Ambassador … Read More

- The next Book Club meeting will be Tuesday October 16, 7:00 PM, at the home of Marilyn Schorin, 1400 Willow Ave, Apartment 1901, Louisville, KY 40204. The book is Into the Hands of Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East (Viking, 2018).


- Look who was recently interviewed for the Wilson Quarterly: Gail Becker, former Board Director for LCFR and now retired Executive Director for the Kentucky Science Center. “When I was in college, the thought of working for the government was not something that was attractive for me, but it ended up [being] one of the best places to work at a … 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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