ACFR Vice President
receives
WILLIAM J. PERRY AWARD

The American Committees on Foreign Relations is pleased to announce that ACFR Vice President Dr. Richard L. Millett has been named the recipient of this year’s William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. The award is bestowed by the National Defense University’s William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. MORE


Ambassador John Negroponte

Receives Distinguished Service Award from American Committees on Foreign Relations

Washington, D.C., April 25, 2014

Negroponte Award
From Left to Right: ACFR Board of Advisors Chair, Ambassador John Maisto; ACFR Executive Director, Philip French; Ambassador John Negroponte; ACFR President, Richard Slaughter.

The American Committees on Foreign Relations bestowed its Distinguished Service Award for the Advancement of Public Discourse on Foreign Policy on Ambassador John D. Negroponte during its Annual Conference April 25. MORE


ACFR Study Trip to Cuba

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In April 2013 the American Committees on Foreign Relations sponsored a study trip to Cuba as part of an educational exchange that allowed participants to interact with local Cubans from all walks of life—architectural restorers, priests, government officials, editors, economists and diplomats. The U.S. government still restricts travel to Cuba in general, but new rules implemented by the Obama Administration allow Cuban Americans to travel freely and allow all Americans to obtain a license to visit Cuba for educational, religious or other purposes involving "people-to-people" activities.MORE




Coming Events:

2015 Study Trip to the Republic of the Philippines

February 5 – 15, 2015

NOTE: REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15, 2014

Preparations for this one-of-a-kind trip continue, and many items on the itinerary have been confirmed, including a reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. See additional details along with a draft itinerary and original announcement with registration details at MORE,


Save the Date:

ACFR 20th Annual Conference

April 23-24, 2015
Washington D.C.

AGENDA:
  • THURSDAY EVENING: Embassy Reception
  • FRIDAY CONFERENCE: Speakers and Panels Program- The historic and prestigious National Press Club ("where news happens") is reserved as our program venue for the 24th. The plan is for the all-day meeting to be in the Holeman Lounge and lunch in the adjoining First Amendment Lounge.
  • FRIDAY EVENING AWARD & DINNER: Cosmos Club. Pictured below.................