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  • 12 May 2020 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Listen to Ambassador Rick Barton talk about international affairs and America's role in a turbulent world on Valley Business Radio in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Ambassador Barton teaches at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he serves as a co-director of Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative and Ullman Fellowships. His 2018 book, Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World, uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis to offer an affirmative approach to foreign affairs through concrete and attainable solutions. Barton started USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives, and was America’s ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in New York, the UN’s Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and the first Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations. He led conflict management initiatives in over 40 crisis zones across the globe, from Haiti, Iraq, Nigeria, Burma, Pakistan to Turkey. Published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, The Boston Globe, and numerous other international outlets, Barton is a guest on news shows ranging from NPR to all of the major networks. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife of 44 years, Kit Lunney.

    Ambassador Barton's visit to Arizona was made possible by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.

    Valley Business Radio is recorded and produced in the studio of, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix.


  • 17 Oct 2019 8:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    By Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein, KJZZ

    As former deputy director of intelligence for the CIA, Carmen Medina helped lead the digital evolution of the spy agency. She’s in Arizona, a guest of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, for a talk on the future of American foreign policy. Medina spent 32 years in intelligence and is also the co-author of the book "Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within." She joined The Show to talk about her career.

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  • 19 Sep 2019 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PCFR proudly unveiled a new logo, website and brand at our 'Next Decade of PCFR' event on September 19, 2019 at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ.

    Missed the event? Watch the recap here:

  • 24 Apr 2019 12:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gov. Doug Ducey is optimistic that trade between Arizona and Mexico will increase, despite the immigration crisis at Arizona's border.

    At a question and answer session Tuesday, alongside former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, he told members of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations that the discussion first needs to shift from Arizona's southern border to Mexico's southern border.

    "So much of this crisis is because of what's happening in Central and South America, and these are things we're going to need to engage in or we're never really going to be able to solve or mitigate this solution at the border," he said.

    When Mexico focuses on its own border, Ducey continued, U.S. and Mexican leaders should put politics aside and support each other with open communication and cooperation.

    He said he sees the value of trade between the two countries as a strong incentive toward peace and prosperity.

    Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services was there at the meeting and joined The Show to talk about it.

    Listen to the show from KJZZ

  • 24 Apr 2019 7:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Governor Doug Ducey and former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl discussed Arizona’s international trade relationships at the 14th Annual International State of the State yesterday.

    “The responsible and sustainable growth in Arizona doesn’t just have its roots locally, it’s international,” Gov. Ducey said.

    He said two-way trade between Arizona and Mexico for 2018 increased 7.7 percent totaling $16.6 billion, and Arizona’s two-way trade with Canada increased 2.4 percent.

    “Arizona is proud to have exported over $22 billion dollars in goods all around the world last year,” he said.

    Building and maintaining strong relationships with the nation’s neighbors in Canada and Mexico impacts the economy, but it goes beyond that.

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  • 30 Jul 2018 1:48 PM | Deleted user
    We are pleased to announce the release of our 2017-2018 PCFR Annual Report. This report is available in a downloadable digitized format. We hope you like it, and are always happy to hear your feedback. Download PDF

  • 15 Feb 2018 9:09 AM | Deleted user

    Phoenix, Arizona, February 14th, 2018

    On February 20th, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations are hosting Arizona’s International State of the State, a dinner meeting with a panel consisting of Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey, Canadian Ambassador DavidMacNaughton, and Mexico’s Undersecretary for North America Carlos Sada at the Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia to discuss business and trade related issues between the Countries, the State of Arizona, and the United States.

    It is a rare opportunity to see NAFTA Leaders at this level meet and openly discuss the benefits and challenges confronting the member countries as we move into the coming year. The panel will discuss opportunities and challenges facing North America and the international community. The Governor's International State of the State offers a unique opportunity to connect with Arizona's industry leaders while learning from experts in global business and relations. A wide variety of political and business leaders will be in attendance and Sponsors include APS, SRP, Snell & Wilmer, the Arizona-Mexico Commission as well as Arizona State University, Freeport McMoRan, Isagenix, Wallace and Plese + Dreher.

    Given the high demand, only a handful of sponsorship opportunities and table purchases remain but time is limited to purchase the remaining spots. To learn more about event sponsorship or purchasing a table click here . 

    The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization, dedicated to positioning metro Phoenix as a major regional, international policy center. Composed of community leaders, PCFR’s goal is to assist our members in adapting to a rapidly changing world. 

    The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations is responsible for this Press Release, and inquiries regarding the Committee or this Press Release can be made to James Arrowood, Public Relations Chair, at

  • 06 Nov 2017 7:59 AM | Deleted user

    A retired Air Force general who served as the NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe said he’s confident the F-35 program will overcome its “initial issues,” shortly after the Pentagon announced a new glitch with the aircraft’s production Wednesday

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  • 13 Jul 2017 9:55 AM | Deleted user

    The connection between womens economic participation and prosperity is undeniable. CFR Fellows Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and Rachel Vogelstein recently released a new Women and Foreign Policy Program report on this topic entitled, Building Inclusive Economies: How Women’s Economic Advancement Promotes Sustainable GrowthTo discuss the growth potential presented by womens economic advancement, they were joined by Laura Tyson, director of the Institute for Business and Social Impact at the University of California Berkleys Haas School of Business.


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