Learn More About the Council’s Programs

The Foreign Affairs Council works to promote the discussion, study, and practice of international relations through a variety of programs, including:


The Council hosts a variety of events for members and the general public. Programs include foreign policy forums, debates, off-the-record roundtables, and networking events. Learn more.

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The Council supports foreign policy research, education, and career development through scholarship and grant programs. Programs are announced as funds become available. Learn more.

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Public Policy

The Council provides keys to closed-door meetings and a credible platform for engaging policymakers. Members can attend ministerial meetings at the World Bank and elsewhere, submit testimony to federal courts and regulators, and collaborate on other outreach projects to inform decisionmaking and public debate. Learn more.

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The Ethics Project

As part of the Council mission to support the ethical practice of foreign affairs, the Council maintains a permanent committee to conduct research and issue guidance on ethics and professional responsibility in international relations. The Ethics Project brings together practitioners to host forums and issue papers on issues ranging from intelligence gathering to consular affairs in repressive states, foreign bribery and corruption, and other topics. Learn more.

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Journal of Foreign Affairs

The Council publishes a peer-reviewed journal on foreign policy featuring work by members, students, and outside experts. Learn more.

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Annual Symposium

Each year, members come together to discuss issues in foreign affairs and international trade and to present original research. Learn more.

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