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Council on Foreign Relations Briefing Request Form
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is pleased to offer a limited number of briefings each year. The purpose is to introduce participants to CFR’s work and resources and to foster a stimulating exchange between participants and CFR fellows and staff.

For the health and safety of the CFR community, CFR staff are working remotely and all in-person events have been suspended in the New York and Washington, DC, offices until further notice. At this time, CFR briefings are hosted virtually via Zoom. Below, please review CFR’s briefing guidelines and eligibility requirements. If you have further questions, please address them in the last text box below.

The categories of briefings are as follows:

• Briefing with one CFR fellow or Foreign Affairs editor on a substantive issue (1 hour)
• Institutional briefing with a CFR staff member on the organization and its work (1 hour)

A fifteen-minute overview of employment opportunities from the CFR Human Resources department may be added to any briefing.

Please note that we require a minimum of twenty participants and at least one-month notice prior to the desired briefing date. CFR virtual briefings take place during the CFR business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday. Due to the volume of requests we receive and limitations on staff time, virtual briefings are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis; subject to staff and fellow availability; limited to one briefing annually per institution; restricted to one CFR fellow or Foreign Affairs editor per briefing; and not held in the months of July and August.. All participants must fill out a survey on their familiarity with CFR before the briefing takes place, and provide their names and email addresses.

Briefings may be recorded. The Council on Foreign Relations retains the right to use the resulting audio and video, edited at CFR’s discretion, for promotional purposes.

To apply, please fill out the document below.
Name *
Title *
Affiliation *
Email Address *
Please select the category that best describes your group. *
Preferred Briefing Date *
Preferring Briefing Time (between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) *
Do you have flexibility in your dates or timing?
Clear selection
Number of Participants (minimum of twenty required) *
Originating location of the institution or organization (i.e., city, state) *
Please select the briefing format your group is interested in. *
If there is another briefing format of interest to your group, please specify.
Is there a particular CFR fellow or Foreign Affairs editor you would like to hear from? For the complete list of CFR experts, please visit *
How did you hear about CFR briefings? *
Please provide any additional information.
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