In light of circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and out of an abundance of caution for your health and safety, we have postponed our in-person events for the time being. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through these challenges.
Illicit Finance, Sanctions, and the New Digital Economy: The New Era of National Economic Security
September 9, 2021
Great Decisions:The Coldest War: Toward a Return to Great Power Competition in the Arctic?
September 21, 2021
September Reading Group:
Plunder: Napoleon's Theft of Veronese's Feast by Cythnia Saltzman
September 24, 2021
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ADVANCING GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
A Dialogue Between Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib
On May 13, 2021, the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and Phoenix Sister Cities presented a program with the Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib and Mayor of Phoenix Kate Gallego. Through this global conversation, the Mayors explored common issues and priorities for their respective cities, including sustainability and Smart Cities, inclusivity and equity, and economic development.
"PCFR’s response to the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” Executive Order has been great. There have been plenty of timely and interesting presentations. The ability to attend topical discussions and committee meetings virtually by ZOOM has been very helpful. I missed most of the “topical discussions” in the past because I work in Scottsdale and the presentations tended to be held in downtown Phoenix. Now, I attend virtually. Although I miss the in-person dinners at Gainey Ranch, PCFR’s ability to adapt to the present situation has enhanced the value of my membership. I hope PCFR continues with some of these changes as we come out of hibernation."
- Azim Q. Hameed, Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
On April 27, 2021, the International State of the State was broadcast live through web-conference, furthering PCFR’s commitment to provide unprecedented access to world leaders, thinkers, and doers. Governor Ducey gave his annual update followed by a fireside chat moderated by former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. Hundreds of attendees watched from all over the state. Thank you to all of the sponsors and members that made this event a success!
WHY BECOME A PCFR MEMBER?
Our growing membership is made up of international leaders and enthusiasts who connect regularly for educational events designed to promote a better understanding of global trends and their implications and promote collaboration among international organizations in Arizona.
Each year the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations has been pleased to provide the Metro Phoenix area with a valuable public platform to discuss the International State of OUR State.