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
    • A one-year subscription to DailyChatter, the insightful guide to essential and notable world news, delivered to your email inbox every weekday morning
    • An individual membership in the Cleveland Council on World Affairs
    • Complimentary valet parking at the Union Club
To become a member of the Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations, contact Melanie Furey at  


2017-2018 CCFR Speaker Schedule

Tuesday, September 12, 2017Beyond ISIS: Addressing Terrorism at Home and Abroad with Abigail R. Esman

Tuesday, October 17, 2017The Merkel Regime – Germany After the Election with Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger

Tuesday, November 14, 2017Understanding Cyber Security: Why We Shouldn’t Divorce Cyber Security from Physical Security with Scott Stewart

Tuesday, January 16, 2018Anatomy of Corruption: The Case of Brazil with Andrea Murta 

Thursday, February 1, 2018Asia-Pacific Security with Carleton Cramer, Capt. (Ret.) U.S. Navy

Tuesday, March 6, 2018: China’s Growing Role in the World Economy with David Dollar

Tuesday, April 24, 2018Religion and Politics in North Africa: Emerging Trends and Implications for U.S. Policy  with Sarah J. Feuer

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: A New “Type” of War: Russian Warfare in the 21st Century with Dr. Michael Petersen


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