In keeping with its mission to offer educational programs that address security challenges facing the United States, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy organizes public briefings, panel discussions and lectures by prominent government and former government officials and foreign policy experts.
Ongoing Public Event Series
The Angier Biddle Duke Lecture Series
Established to the honor the memory of past NCAFP president Angier Biddle Duke, this lecture series features distinguished government officials, public figures or thought leaders in the foreign policy community. Duke Lecturers have included General Brent Scowcroft; H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein; Ambassadors Thomas R. Pickering, Frank G. Wisner, John Negroponte, Winston Lord, and Richard C. Holbrooke; Dr. Aaron David Miller; Walter Russel Mead; the Honorable Antony Blinken; and former CIA Director John Brennan.
U.S. Security in the 21st Century
Designed to address some of the most critical security issues currently facing the United States, these programs stem from the nexus of diplomacy and security studies. Joining the expertise of not only career diplomats and academics, but incorporating the crucial experiences and insights of active and retired military personnel, policy planners, intelligence officials, and information security experts.
The George D. Schwab Foreign Policy Briefings
Held under the name of the National Committee's co-founder, and long-time president, George D. Schwab, this series is designed to generate thoughtful discussion of ongoing foreign policy matters in a balanced, nonpartisan manner from the perspective of the United States. Without limitations in its scope, this series has included briefings on critical cyber and information issues, the Middle East, Russia and U.S.-European relations.
Since its establishment in 1974, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy has demonstrated a commitment to promoting human rights, supporting our allies, and advancing the interests of the United States."