The Boston Committee on Foreign Relations is a member organization established in 1946 in cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and currently affiliated with the American Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. Its purpose is to encourage enlightened discussion of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. It takes no policy positions and is open to members of all political views. The BCFR’s membership is drawn from the leadership ranks of the region’s business, financial, academic, and legal communities and from the local diplomatic corps.



February 13, 2017  Dinner

General Jack Weinstein

Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, US Air Force

Nuclear Threats and Nuclear Deterrence


February 21, 2017  Dinner

Simon Saradzhyan

Founding Director, Russia Matters Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Every Single US President Since the End of the Cold War Tried to Partner with Russia but Failed. Will Trump’s Attempt Be Any Different?


March 27, 2017  Lunch

Michael Sulmeyer

Cyber Security Project Director, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Cybersecurity Priorities for the New Administraion


April 6, 2017  Dinner

Ambassador David Bakradze

Ambassador of Georgia to the United States

Georgia and Russia: A Little Country in a Tough Neighborhood


April 18, 2017  Lunch

Rob Stavins

Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The Future of Climate Change Policy in the Trump Era