The Denver Council on Foreign Relations  is committed to heightening public awareness and building understanding of contemporary and emerging international issues. In doing so, DCFR seeks a better informed Colorado regarding the global issues that impact us all. We do so by hosting a range of events, forums, and discussions, all open to the public and funded by our members designed to help the citizens of  Metro Denver gain access to experts on national and international issues.

​​​​​​​We look forward to seeing you at a DCFR event soon!

Whether it be our speakers series, conferences & programs, or fellowships, we cannot enhance our efforts without community support. You may, of course, specify a particular program (speakers, scholarship, etc.) or leave the allocation to your Board, all of whom serve DCFR pro bono

Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts!

**Online Meeting**


Dr. Doug Jackson

President and CEO of Project C.U.R.E.

August 26, 2020​​​​​​​ -- 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

If you are interested in attending an upcoming event please Contact Us for registration and additional information.​​​​​​​  Seating is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Dr. Douglas Jackson serves as the President and CEO of Project C.U.R.E. Each week, Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately four semi-truck loads of donated medical supplies and equipment to desperately needy people around the world. Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in over 135 countries. In addition to delivering approximately equipment and supplies, Project C.U.R.E. sends teams of medical professionals to assist partner hospitals and clinics. They also provide hundreds of hours of training through the Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive curriculum. More than 20,000 people volunteer with Project C.U.R.E. every year, making the organization one of the most efficient and effective grass-roots organizations in the country.

In conjunction with his work at Project C.U.R.E., Dr. Jackson has taught at the university level in the disciplines of finance, investments, leadership development, legal and international issues. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at colleges and universities, conferences such as TEDx, as well as civic, corporate and community organizations.

Dr. Jackson is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and is a past President of the Denver Rotary Club #31.

He serves on the Board of Directors for InterAction, the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, WorldDenver, The Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Denver, the World Trade Center Denver, and the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professionals at Regis University. Dr. Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Healthcare from the American Red Cross, the Civis Princeps recognition from Regis University, the 5280 Magazine Philanthropist of the Year, and accepted the CoBiz “Best Places to Work” and Colorado Ethics in Business Award on behalf of the team at Project C.U.R.E.

Douglas graduated magna cum laude from Northwest Nazarene University in 1982, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. In 1985, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the study of law. In 1992, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and econometrics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, authoring a dissertation on leveraged buyouts and secondary public offerings.  Douglas is a member of the Alpha Delta Sigma and the Beta Gamma Sigma national honor societies, and recently completed Executive Education at the Stanford University School of Business. 

Following his admission to the bar, Douglas administered the legal affairs for the international agricultural firm of CTB, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company. Upon the completion of his Ph.D., Douglas opened the Fermanian Business Center at Point Loma University in San Diego, California. As Executive Director, Douglas developed and implemented numerous programs and seminars to advance business opportunities for college students and business professionals in the San Diego community and abroad. In 1995, Dr. Jackson assumed the role of Provost at Colorado Christian University. In this capacity, he oversaw the academic, financial, operational, advancement and student life functions of the university.


"Can American Self Confidence and Leadership Be Restored?"
**Online Meeting**

Amb. Christopher Hill

Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement of the Practice in Diplomacy at the University of Denver

September 2, 2020​​​​​​​ -- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

"Failed Global Leadership: the U.S.-China Rivalry During Covid-19"
**Online Meeting**


Dr. Sam Zhao

Executive Director of the Center for China-U.S. Cooperation at University of Denver, Josef Korbel School

September 24, 2020​​​​​​​ -- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Sam Zhao recently published an article in Asian Survey entitled "East Asian Disorder: China and the South China Sea Disputes". You can find the PDF version of this article at the hyperlink below:

**Online Meeting**

Anthony Carroll

Vice President at Manchester Trade Ltd & Adjunct Professor School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University

October 22, 2020 ​​​​​​​-- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

"U.S. & German / European Relations"
**Online Meeting**

Constanze Stelzenmüller

Senior Fellow in Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings Institution

November 2020​​​​​​​ -- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

"Critical Minerals & U.S. National Security"
**Online Meeting**

Dr. Morgan Bazilian

Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy at Colorado School of Mines

January 19, 2021 ​​​​​​​-- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

"Watching Climate Change from Space"
**Tentatively Online Meeting**

Dr. Waleed Abdalati

Director of Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at University of Colorado

February 23, 2021 ​​​​​​​-- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

March 2020
Event will be held in conjunction with the American Council on Germany

U.S. National Security
**Tentatively Online Meeting**

Dr. Lewis Griffith

Director of International Security at University of Denver, Josef Korbel School

April 14, 2021 ​​​​​​​-- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

MAY 2021