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.




Oct 27, 2014 Lunch:

Atul Arya

Senior Vice President, Energy Insight, IHS

The Global Disorder and the Future of Energy


Oct 31, 2014 Lunch:

Chas Freeman

Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Deputy Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

America’s Further Misadventures in the Middle East


Nov 17, 2014  Lunch

Maen Rashid Areikat

Chief Representative of the PLO Delegation to the US

Resolving the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Bilateral or Multilateral Approach


Nov 24, 2014  Dinner

Dyann Wirth

Chair, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health

Stopping the Ebola Epidemic