A History Rooted in the Community
For over 75 years, the Denver Council on Foreign Relations has conducted candid, informed discussions among a cross-section in the Front Range community - including business, law, military, diplomatic, medical, university and other professionals – and the national and international policy communities in order to heighten public awareness and build understanding of contemporary and emerging international issues.  Hosting an array of guest speakers for dinners, and special breakfasts, as well as sponsoring a range of educational programs and opportunities, DCFR seeks a better informed Colorado regarding the global issues that impact us all.  Founded in 1938 as a committee of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, the Denver Council on Foreign Relations (DCFR) is incorporated as an independent, non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. 

DCFR: 75th Anniversary Celebration
On May 13, 2014, the Denver Council on Foreign Relations, joined by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, celebrated its 75th Anniversary. During this celebration, the DCFR began awarding distinguished members of the community with the Leadership in Global Engagement Award.  Recepients are recognized for their outstanding achievements in linking Denver, the Front Range, and Colorado via global, international, national, statewide, and local engagement.

Sid Brooks: Chairman                                           Polly Cox: Vice Chairman

Robert Lantz: President                                    Boyd Hight: Vice President

Jeff Kolb: Treasurer                        Eliza Shalamova: Assistant Treasurer

Paul Viotti: Director Emeritus           Dana Juniel: Program Coordinator

Committee Chairs

Lewis Griffith: Programs

Briston Jones: Membership Chairperson

Robert Kunze: Membership Vice Chairperson
Honorary Chair

Daniel Ritchie

Board Members

Bart Alexander  ♦  Bill Bass  ♦  George Beatty  ♦  Bruce Campbell

Anastacia Dadashpour  ♦  Patrick Hall  ♦  Bruce Finley

Lewis Griffith  ♦  Karen Howland  ♦  Briston Jones

Robert Lantz  ♦  Ved Nanda  ♦  Julia Patterson

Yadira Rodriguez  ♦  Eliza Shalamova  ♦  Joseph Szyliowicz

Susan Weil

 Emeritus Board Members

 Paul Viotti  ♦  Richard Wohlgenant

DCFR Board Meetings
DCFR Board Meetings are typically every two months on Monday afternoons. Board meetings are open to all DCFR members. Please notify us if you would like to attend the next meeting.

Upcoming Board Meeting
June 10th, 2019
Location: TBD

Minutes of the meetings are available upon request.

DCFR Newsletter Archive

Vols. 5 - 8


The DCFR Report: Volume 8, April 2016

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The DCFR Report: Volume 7, January 2016

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The DCFR Report: Volume 6, October 2015

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Vols. 1 - 4


The DCFR Report: Volume 4, March 2015

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The DCFR Report: Volume 3, August 2014

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The DCFR Report: Volume 2, May 2014

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The DCFR Report: Volume 1, February 2014

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