Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations



Informed discussions, candid dialogue and personal interaction with top experts and diplomats make the Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations (CCFR) the right forum for those passionate about world affairs. This dinner discussion forum provides opportunities for engagement and understanding of today’s most pressing international economic, political and social issues. The intimate dinner events provide a rare opportunity to have candid, off-the-record discussions with experts delving into events that shape the lives and futures of people around the globe.

Member Benefits Include:

  • Networking and table discussions with internationally-minded professionals
  • The opportunity to invite a guest or spouse to attend events
  • A complimentary subscription to Foreign Affairs magazine, with the choice of receiving the publication in print, digitally, or both
  • An individual membership in the Cleveland Council on World Affairs
  • Complimentary valet parking at the Union Club

2016-2017 CCFR Schedule:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016– Economic and Financial Threats: Making Smart Sanctions Smarter with Rick Newcomb

Tuesday, October 18, 2016– Why Japan Matters to the United States? A Panel Discussion


  • Admiral Dennis C. Blair (USN, ret.), Chairman and CEO, Sasakawa USA
  • Marcus Noland, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies , Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Dr. Fukuo Hashimoto President and Chief Scientist, Advanced Finishing Technologies
  • Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 The Outlook for the Global Economic in 2017 with Michael Weidokal

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 The Arctic and Climate Change with Rear Admiral Jonathan White

Tuesday, February 21, 2017– The Future of U.S. and North Korea Relationship with Evans J.R. Revere

Tuesday, March 28, 2017– Reimagining Relations with the Middle East  with Ambassador Chas Freeman

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Africa’s Future and Why It’s Important to the U.S. with Ambassador Tibor Nagy

Tuesday, May 9, 2017- Europe and NATO with Constanze Stelzenmüller 

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