ACFR is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the U.S. national interest through energetic, face-to-face discourse between foreign policy practitioners and committee members. To this end, it organizes and supports a national conference and over one hundred speaking events each year in Committee locations across the country.
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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
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
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