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. The intimate dinner and dialogue format provides a rare opportunity to have in-depth, off-the-record discussions with nationally-known experts on the key events and trends that are shaping the lives and futures of people around the globe. Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations topics are nuanced and our speakers offer unique perspectives from their own experiences. Participation is exclusive to members and their guests. 

Member Benefits Include:

    • Networking with other internationally-minded professionals in Cleveland
    • The opportunity to invite a guest or spouse to attend events
    • A complimentary annual subscription to the quarterly Foreign Affairs magazine, with the choice of receiving the publication in print, digitally, or both
    • A one-year subscription to DailyChatter, an insightful guide to 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 2021-2022 CCFR Memberships are now available!

We are currently planning to host our 2021-2022 CCFR season programs in-person, but we continue to follow public health guidelines regarding events. We are committed to organizing our series of eight exciting CCFR programs that explore the different regions of the world. Membership in CCFR supports the planning and implementation of these programs, as well as our ability to continually distinguish the Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations in the community as uniquely dedicated to deepening our knowledge of international affairs.  

We offer three different membership levels. The Chargé d’Affaires membership plan offers our members a flexible way to experience CCFR. This level will offer our members all core membership benefits. Our members will pay $65 for each dinner they will attend. The Ambassador level membership gives our members access to all our programs – all eight dinners are included in the Ambassador level membership. The Under 35 membership offers young professionals an opportunity to join at a reduced rate.  For more information about membership benefits at each level, please see the membership descriptions below. 

As we plan to return to in-person programming, we have put in place COVID-19 policies and ask all our CCFR members and guests to wear a mask when not eating, and to sign a pledge that you are vaccinated to reassure the entire membership that we are all doing our part to reduce risks.

Please contact Jenni Carney ( with any questions regarding CCFR membership. 


The 2021-2022 CCFR Season

Ilan Goldenberg: The U.S.-Israel Relationship after Netanyahu 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 5:45 PM  | The Union Club

Gregory Shaffer: Emerging Powers and the World Trading System 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 5:45 PM | The Union Club

Kaitlyn Johnson: Space Security – Threats and foreign policy implications 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 5:45 PM | The Union Club

Terry Roberts: Implementing Cyber Risk Management Frameworks Locally, Nationally & Globally 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 5:45 PM | The Union Club

Andrew Yeo: Adapting the U.S.-South Korea Alliance to the Indo-Pacific Era
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 5:45 PM | The Union Club

Paul Angelo: Getting U.S. Security Assistance Right: Lessons from Mexico, Central America, and Colombia
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 5:45 PM | The Union Club

Cameron Hudson: The Horn of Africa and Its Strategic Implications
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 5:45 PM | The Union Club

Pierre Morcos: The Future of Europe: A French Perspective
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 5:45 PM | The Union Club


For a look at the past five years of CCFR programming and our Committee’s recent history, please click here.

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