CFR’s influence extends beyond traditional foreign policy circles to academic, religious, and civic communities. CFR seeks to promote the work of the institution’s programs and scholars to deepen the public’s understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international relations.

100 events per year

Religion and Foreign Policy

CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy

Through the Religion and Foreign Policy program, CFR serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs. Through conference calls, a national roundtable series, and an annual workshop in New York, CFR builds meaningful connections and provides religious leaders with resources to inform their sermons and foster dialogue within their congregations.

CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy initiative
“CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy program makes an extraordinary contribution to the national conversation...” — Father J. Bryan Hehir, CFR Religious Advisory Committee Member

Congressional Program

for Congress

The Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program connects members of the U.S. House and Senate and their staffs with information and analysis on a wide range of international and economic issues. It offers a distinctive, nonpartisan forum to convene policymakers with CFR fellows and leading experts in their fields. The program brings CFR experts to the Hill for briefings, roundtable discussions, and to deliver congressional testimony, and produces a timely enewsletter for congressional staff.