Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs

Foreign Policy Through the Eyes of Experts.

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The Distinguished Speakers Program looks at major contemporary issues and the underpinnings of American foreign policy through the eyes of distinguished foreign affairs experts.

Educational Outreach Programs, now in the planning stage, will offer Maryland’s high school students the chance to master a range of foreign policy issues as part of a national current affairs contest. It will give students the opportunity to take a deep dive into a major international issue.

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Timely, newsworthy postings recap critical developments at home and abroad. We look at those that are in the public spotlight and those that aren’t.

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We invite everyone with an interest in international affairs to join the BCFA. Your participation broadens your understanding of the impact of international affairs on our lives, and contributes to the national foreign policy debate.

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What is the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs?

The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs is a private, not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-position-taking, open membership, public service association dedicated to citizen education in foreign affairs. It was founded in 1980 by broadly representative and distinguished community leaders. Lectures, seminars, discussions and studies are addressed to several audiences: established and developing leadership, international professionals, the attentive citizenry, youth, and not-yet attentive public.

The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs is purely a local organization in programming, governance and support.

Membership OpTIONS

Dues are kept low so that all with an interest in American foreign policy and world affairs can join. Members may attend every address and accompanying receptions free of charge.

Contributing members are also invited to leadership dinners with speakers which follow programs.

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