“It happens very seldom indeed that novel and sensible ideas spring forth from the never-ending discourse about U.S. foreign policy. But without all the palaver, such ideas would rarely have a chance to breathe. Since 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations has been the privileged and preeminent nongovernmental impresario of America’s pageant to find its place in the world.” Learn more »
“From the first, Foreign Affairs was a hands-on operation, no outside referees, the editors free to seek advice in any quarter (with an Editorial Advisory Board consulted individually to taste but rarely brought together in most editorships), but in the end totally responsible for all decisions on content. Directors of the Council, never exactly weak or without strong views, must frequently have been put off by the articles printed, but none has ever for a moment intervened...” Learn more »
Since 1921, CFR has archived materials relating to its organization, study groups, meetings, and special events. These materials include correspondence, reports, programs and project histories, pamphlets and brochures, and sound recordings. Learn more »
Membership Application Deadlines: November 1 and March 1
Term Membership Application Deadline: January 3, 2017
Membership in the CFR Corporate Program is tailored to meet the needs of your organization. To learn more, please visit the About Corporate page, view a printable brochure, and see our current list of members.
To find out if Corporate membership would benefit your company, contact the Corporate Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.434.9684.
Published by the Council on Foreign Relations since 1922
CFR offers exceptional opportunities for individuals at all levels in their careers.Foreign Affairs Job Board
Search the ultimate resource for careers in international affairs.
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
Read and download »