We offer monthly programs year-round, including our unique event the “International State of the State” address, which is an open ended dialogue by significant leaders of government, industry, and education who discuss Arizona’s role in the changing global environment. Throughout our season we bring renowned speakers to share candid insights. This provides our members with intriguing and intellectually challenging, interactive experiences as they participate in the Q & A following the speakers’ remarks. For more than 40 years PCFR has welcomed a variety of distinguished guests; US and foreign ambassadors, cabinet ministers, policy-makers, economists, analysts, journalists, authors, renowned educators and heads of state. Meetings are specifically restricted to our membership, and our guests’ comments are off the record, thus encouraging free and frank discussion. The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations strives to raise the level of international awareness in both public and private sectors because of our belief that unbiased information leads to improved policy making. We’re determined to promote better understanding of global trends, and we particularly encourage the involvement of students of government and international affairs. The end result of our airing on all sides of significant issues should be a heightened respect for honorable discussion. As our speakers enlighten us, we improve our community relationships, as well as our global business climate, and we create appreciation for the greater truth..that we are all on this planet to enhance its progress, stability, and survival.