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Register for Special Briefings and Other CFR Events

CFR regularly holds senior-level not-for-attribution meetings on major foreign policy, economic, and national security issues.

Benefits include:

  • Not-for-attribution discussions on major foreign policy issues
  • Direct access to CFR Experts and follow-up opportunities
  • Idea exchange and networking with peers

All CFR meetings are by invitation only and seating is limited. To participate in the Diplomatic program or executive branch outreach initiative you must email with an invitation request and to receive CFR publications.

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About the Program

The Diplomatic Program positions CFR as an important resource for the diplomatic community by fostering exchange between foreign representatives and American business, political, and academic leaders. The embassies, in turn, provide valuable insights on U.S. foreign policy, how it affects their countries, and how it is perceived by their citizens. The program's ultimate goal is to establish better, more informed policy--both at home and around the world.

Executive Branch Initiative

CFR's Washington Program regularly arranges briefings with executive branch officials and invites others to select on-the-record meetings. Please email for more details.

Contact Us

For more information on meetings and to receive our newsletters please contact:

Patrick Costello

Director, Washington External Affairs

Council on Foreign Relations

1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

tel 202.509.8458 fax 202.509.8490