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!

2020 Program Cancellations

From the President and the Executive Board of the Denver Council on Foreign Relations (DCFR):

The DCFR has always been committed to heightening public awareness and building understanding of contemporary and emerging international issues. In doing so, the DCFR seeks a better-informed population in Colorado regarding the global issues that impact us all. This is especially important in times of uncertainty.

Due to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the DCFR has suspended all in-person events and meetings until at least April 17, 2020. Consequently, the following events for DCFR have been cancelled, subject to possible rescheduling:

  • March 31, 2020 (General Casey/Lunch)
  • April 7, 2020 (Governor Hickenlooper)

The May 19, 2020 Dinner with Doug Jackson is still reserved for the Leadership in Global Engagement Award. However, we will continue to be in communication if this dinner needs to be canceled/rescheduled.

The DCFR is working with these speakers and others for rescheduling/scheduling over the summer and early fall. We have already scheduled an excellent line-up for our next speakers’ season, which we will soon begin to post on our website.

In the interim, we will be rolling out some events via live conference calls and videos. These will be open to our membership and the public. These offerings will be designed to help our membership and the citizens of Metro Denver to have access to experts on national and international issues on the pandemic and other issues now facing us.

Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) for up-to-date and accurate information about the COVID-19 pandemic. For information specific to Colorado. Additionally, the Foreign Affairs online magazine has excellent, current, and continuing level-headed coverage of the global pandemic and response.

Please be safe and aware during these times. The DCFR is committed to this community and will continue to be a resource for international and local issues and information.

UPCOMING EVENTS​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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


​​​​​​​6:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Venue: Our Favorite Location Near 1st and University

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.