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 for CCFR events

The 2019-2020 CCFR Season Review:

Kemal Kirişci: Turkey, a U.S. Ally Adrift: Is a Reversal Possible?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 5:45 PM, The Union Club

Dany Bahar: Venezuela: How We Got Here, and What’s Next?
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 5:45 PM, The Union Club

Richard Hoagland: The New Silk Road: U.S. Strategic Interests in the Caspian Sea Region
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 5:45 PM, The Union Club

Stephen Young: Taiwan and the U.S.: What Does the Future Hold?
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 5:45 PM, The Union Club

Rick Rossow: India’s Rise as an Economic and Military Power
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 5:45 PM, The Union Club

Farah Pandith: How We Win: Defeating the Extremist Threat
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 5:45 PM, The Union Club

Chris Demchak: Current and Upcoming Cybersecurity Challenges
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | TO BE RESCHEDULED ONLINE 

Our 2020-2021 season schedule will be announced later this summer. The season will kick off in September 2020. 

You can now sign up for our 2020-2021 season membership below. Please contact Jenni Carney ( with any questions regarding CCFR membership and discounts. 

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