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The Council on Foreign Relations St. Louis Committee, Inc. (Committee) was founded in 1938
and is one of the oldest committees in the Country. It was founded by the Council on Foreign
Relations. (www.cfr.org)

 

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Since 1995, the St. Louis Committee has been affiliated with the American Committees on
Foreign Relations (ACFR) in Washington, DC. (www.acfr.org)

Purpose


The purpose of the Committee is to promote education concerning foreign affairs among
persons with interests or backgrounds in international matters in the St. Louis metropolitan
area. In so doing, it encourages serious discussion of international affairs by leading citizens
of the region.


 
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