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.

Sept 8, 2017  Lunch

Avril Haines

Former Deputy National Security Advisor and Former Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency

The Importance of Multilateral Frameworks and Mechanisms for Addressing Asymmetric Threats Against the United States


Sept 27, 2017  Lunch

Nicholas Burns

Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs and Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard University

American National Security in the Trump Era


October 3, 2017  Dinner

Ian Bremmer

President, Eurasia Group

How the US Should Use Its Superpower Status


Oct 25, 2017  Lunch

Khaled Fahmy

Shawwaf Visiting Professor, Harvard University

How NOT to Fight Terrorism: Some Lessons from Egypt


Nov 16, 2017  Dinner

Ambassador James Smith

Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Roots of Crisis and Conflict in the Gulf States