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The Trustees of the



Cordially Invite You to an Address by

Dermot Groome


Visiting Professor of

Penn State Law

"Closing the Impunity Gap for War Crimes in Ukraine"

​Tuesday, April 11, 2023

@ 6 PM 

World Trade Center Baltimore


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Trita Parsi, "America and the Middle East: Marriage on the Rocks"

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Robert Kagan, "The Collapse of World Order In the 20th Century"

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Michael O’Hanlon, "Military History for the Modern Strategist: America’s Major Wars Since 1861"

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Christopher Kolenda, "Debacle In Afghanistan:  An insider’s View on What went Wrong"

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Andrew S. Weiss, "Demystifying Vladimir Putin"

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Joseph Votel, “Afghanistan:  Lessons Learned”

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Paul Goble, “Who’s Going to Win in Ukraine and What the Outcome means for Us”

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

James O’Brien, “Sanctions: Do They Ever Work?”

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Tom Andrews, "Is the world letting Myanmar down?"

Wai Wai Nu, "Atrocity and Genocide Prevention in Myanmar"

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Hon. John Bolton

Threats Facing the United States

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Corinne Graff

"An Aid Program for Countries At The Edge of Chaos"

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

"The Perilous State of Indian Democracy"

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Steve Carmel & Bill Doyle

“The Supply Chain Crisis 2.0”

Monday, May 16, 2022

Michael Kofman

“Still a great power? The Russian military after the invasion of Ukraine”


Thursday, April 21, 2022

David Schenker

“The Ukraine Crisis: Why America’s Mideast Partners are Sitting on the Fence”

Thursday, March 24, 2022

James Foggo

"Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:  What it means for European Security"

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Paul Pillar

“Afghanistan Isn’t Good Terrorist Real Estate”

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Ömer Taşpinar

“Turkey, the Middle East and the West: Deciphering Mutual Misunderstandings”


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Lawrence C. Schuette

“Technology – Once Again, the Future is Now…”

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Jerry M. Hultin

“The Future from Three Perspectives: Cities, Work, and Nation-States”


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Elbridge A. Colby

“The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict”

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Michael O’Hanlon

“The Art of War in an Age of Peace: The U.S. Grand Strategy and Resolute Restraint”


The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs is dedicated to citizen education in foreign affairs.  It is a non-partisan, non-position taking, not for profit, open membership association.

It’s centerpiece is a serious discussion of American foreign policy, its distinguished speakers program, which brings twelve to sixteen notable authorities to Baltimore to meet with members and guests each year.

Dues are kept remarkably low so that all with an interest in American foreign policy and world affairs can join. Annual membership dues are $60 for an individual, $90 for a family, and $30 for full-time students. Members may attend every address and accompanying receptions free of charge.


Contributing members are also invited to leadership dinners with speakers which follow programs. 

Click HERE for further details on membership options and to join online.

All programs are available on our You Tube page. Listings by speaker name, topic, or chronology may be purchased if you contact the Council office.  Also, videos of previous programs may be purchased or rented from the Council library.

Click HERE to visit the Council's YouTube page.

Click HERE for details on renting or purchasing a video of a prior program.

Click HERE to contact the Council office.

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