The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Founded in 1921, CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy. 

1921 year CFR was founded

Who We Are

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CFR’s membership represents a group unmatched in accomplishment and diversity in the field of international affairs. In this video, members including Robert E. Rubin, Condoleezza Rice, Fareed Zakaria, and Angelina Jolie explain why CFR is a trusted and indispensable resource on the foreign policy choices facing the United States. Our goal is to start a conversation in this country about the need for Americans to better understand the world.

Membership

CFR is a leading foreign policy organization with a robust individual and corporate membership.

Individual Membership

CFR’s membership ranks include many of the most prominent leaders in the foreign policy arena.

Membership Deadlines:
March 1 and November 1

Term Membership:
January 3, 2018

Corporate Membership

CFR’s Corporate Program provides a unique forum for business leaders to interact with noted thinkers and practitioners.

 

“The mission is to be a resource and a source of ideas, and to provide analysis and background to help people understand the world.” — Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Outreach

CFR is committed to serving as a resource for interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States.

For Media

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We encourage the media to contact our fellows directly with interview requests. To view an index of CFR’s experts, click here. Both the New York headquarters and Washington, DC, office have TV studios and dedicated ISDN lines for recording or live-broadcasting interviews with our experts. Please direct questions to 212.434.9888 or communications@cfr.org.



 

Careers

CFR is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Open Positions

Opportunities in a range of areas such as research, program planning, digital development, and communications

Internships

Volunteer opportunities for college and graduate students who are pursuing a career in foreign policy or a related field.

Fellowships

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Fellowship Program offers unique opportunities for mid-career professionals focusing on international relations.

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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has been the leading independent foreign policy organization in the United States since its founding in 1921. In this era defined by globalization, the need for CFR has never been greater. An integral part of the organization’s mission is to serve as a resource to all those who seek to better understand the world and the foreign policy challenges facing the United States and other countries.