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Upcoming events

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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    With Ben Rhodes

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 6:00-8:30 pm

    SCHEDULE:
    Cocktail Reception: 6:00 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:20 pm
    Program begins:7:30 pm

    VENUE: 
    Gainey Ranch Golf Club
    7600 E Gainey Club Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    REGISTRATION:
    Early-Bird Rate through March 25th
    Standard Registration: $55
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $70
    Table (up to 10 attendees): $600

    Standard Rate:
    Standard Registration: $65
    Standard Registration (non-members): $80

    Please join PCFR for a dinner discussion with Mr. Ben Rhodes, author and former deputy national security advisor to President Barack Obama.

    From 2009 to 2017, Ben Rhodes served as deputy national security advisor to President Barack Obama, overseeing the administration’s national security communications, speechwriting, public diplomacy, and global engagement programming. Prior to joining the Obama administration, from 2007 to 2008 Rhodes was a senior speechwriter and foreign policy advisor to the Obama campaign. Before joining then–Senator Obama’s campaign, he worked for former congressman Lee Hamilton from 2002 to 2007. He was the co-author, with Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, of Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission. A native New Yorker, Rhodes has a BA from Rice University and an MFA from New York University.

    Excerpt:

    This is the first account of the full eight years of the Obama presidency, written by someone who was as close to Barack Obama as any member of his Administration. In THE WORLD AS IT IS: A Memoir of the Obama White House (Random House Hardcover; On Sale: June 5, 2018), the reader hears more of Obama’s voice – behind closed doors, in the most important meetings and in casual conversation – than any book that has been written to date. This includes his candid reactions to issues like Syria, Iran, Russia, Cuba, Benghazi, race, American politics, and the election of Trump. It is also a uniquely personal memoir. Former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes gives the reader an unprecedented sense of what it is like to serve at the heart of a consequential presidency for eight years – what it’s like to be in the room, how it changes you, and how to make sense of the forces that have been roiling our world and our politics over the last decade.

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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    Dr. ANDREW SELEE


    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 6:00-8:30 pm

    SCHEDULE:

    Cocktail Reception: 6:00 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:20 pm
    Program begins: 7:30 pm

    VENUE: 
    Gainey Ranch Golf Club
    7600 E Gainey Club Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    REGISTRATION:
    Early-Bird Rate through March 30th
    Standard Registration: $55
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $70
    Table (up to 10 attendees): $600

    Standard Rate:
    Standard Registration: $65
    Standard Registration (non-members): $80

    Please join PCFR for a dinner discussion with Mr. Andrew Selee, President of the Migration Policy Institute.

    Even as politicians debate whether to build a wall on the border between Mexico and the United States, the real barriers between the two countries have been dropping dramatically. Mexican investment is creating jobs in American communities, shared manufacturing across the border has boosted the fortunes of the auto industry and many other American industries, binational technology clusters are producing innovative new technologies, and more Americans are moving to Mexico these days than Mexicans to the United States.

    Nowhere are these changes more evident than in Arizona, which depends more on Mexico for its economic well-being than any other state in the union, and which has been more innovative than any other state in embracing and harnessing the opportunities that come with cross-border collaboration.

    About Mr. Selee:

    Andrew Selee has been President of the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan institution that seeks to improve immigration and integration policies through fact-based research, opportunities for learning and dialogue, and the development of new ideas to address complex policy questions, since August 2017.

    Prior to that, he spent 17 years at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he founded the Center’s Mexico Institute and later served as Vice President for Programs and Executive Vice President. He has also worked as staff in the U.S. Congress and on development and migration programs in Tijuana, Mexico.

    Dr. Selee’s research focuses on migration globally, with a special emphasis on immigration policies in Latin America and in the United States. He is the author of several books, including, most recently, Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together (PublicAffairs, 2018) and What Should Think Tanks Do? A Strategic Guide to Policy Impact (Stanford University Press, 2013). He is also coauthor of the MPI policy reports Trump’s First Year on Immigration Policy: Rhetoric vs. Reality (January 2018), Creativity Amid Crisis: Legal Pathways for Venezuelans in Latin America (January 2019), and Changing Patterns of U.S.-Mexico Migration (forthcoming).

    He holds a PhD in policy studies from the University of Maryland, an MA in Latin American studies from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA, Phi Beta Kappa, from Washington University in St. Louis. He was selected as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for the 2017-18 period.


    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Arizona Country Club, 5668 E Orange Blossom Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85018
    • 35
    Register

    Governor Doug Ducey


    Doug Ducey

    Governor of Arizona

    Join us oApril 23, 2019  
    When Governor Ducey will deliver his
    International State of the State Address 
    at the Arizona Country Club.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 11:30 am-1:30 pm

    SCHEDULE:
    Registration begins: 11:30 am
    Program begins: 12:00 pm
    Program ends: 1:30 pm

    VENUE: 
    Arizona Country Club
    5668 E Orange Blossom Ln
    Phoenix, AZ 85018

    REGISTRATION:
    General Public: $100 (March 12 - April 12)
    Members Only: $65  

    Governor Doug Ducey is the 23rd governor of the state of Arizona.

    Elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, Governor Ducey has applied his experience from a successful career in business to bring much-needed change to Arizona government.

    Upon taking office, the governor inherited a $1 billion budget deficit. He quickly took action and balanced the budget in his first year — without raising taxes.

    Committed to investing in public education, in his first year, Governor Ducey led a historic and bipartisan effort to invest $3.5 billion into K-12 schools, injecting more dollars into Arizona’s classrooms. With a focus on teacher pay, the governor also championed the passage of legislation to increase teacher pay 20 percent by 2020.

    Governor Ducey was born in Toledo, Ohio. He moved to Arizona in 1982 to attend Arizona State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He and his wife, Angela, live in Paradise Valley with their three sons, Jack, Joe and Sam.


    • 07 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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    Nick Rasmussen

    Extremism and Terrorism in Our Communities, Across the Nation and Around the World: Understanding Today’s Changing Threat Landscape

    With Nick Rasmussen

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 6:00-8:30 pm

    SCHEDULE:
    Cocktail Reception: 6:00-6:45 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:30 pm
    Program: 7:30-8:30 pm

    VENUE: 
    Gainey Ranch Golf Club
    7600 E Gainey Club Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    REGISTRATION:
    Early-Bird Rate (through May 3rd)
    Standard Registration: $65
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $80
    Table (up to 8 attendees): $600

    Standard Rate (After May 3rd):
    Standard Registration: $75
    Standard Registration (non-members): $90

    Student Registration: $43

    About Nick Rasmussen:

    Nicholas Rasmussen is Senior Director for National Security and Counterterrorism Programs at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. Rasmussen is a national security professional with over twenty-seven years in U.S. government service, including in senior counterterrorism posts at the White House and in the U.S. Intelligence Community from 2001 to 2017. He concluded his government career as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), leading more than 1,000 professionals from across the Intelligence Community, federal government, and federal contractor workforce.

    Rasmussen served in senior posts across three administrations, including as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council staff under Presidents Bush and Obama before being appointed Director of NCTC by President Obama and continuing his tenure at the request of President Trump’s administration. From 1991-2001, he served in policy positions at the Department of State, focused on the Middle East.

    He holds appointments as Distinguished Professor of Practice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University; as Visiting Professor of Practice at the School of Law, University of Texas at Austin; as Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the National Security College of Australia National University; and as Non-Resident Fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law.

    Rasmussen holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.


    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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    DIRK WOUTERS

    Monday, June 3, 2019 | 6:00-8:30 pm

    SCHEDULE:
    Cocktail Reception: 6:00-6:45 pm
    Dinner: 6:45-7:30 pm
    Program: 7:30-8:30 pm

    VENUE: 
    Gainey Ranch Golf Club
    7600 E Gainey Club Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    REGISTRATION:
    Standard Registration: $55
    Standard Registration (Non-Member): $70
    Table (up to 8 attendees): $600

    About Dirk Wouters:

    Dirk Wouters was appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United States of America in Washington DC from September 2016.                              

    Ambassador of Belgium to the United States of America

    The Ambassador represents His Majesty The King of the Belgians and Belgium’s federal government in the United States of America and in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. He is responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including bilateral political and economic relations, and visa and consular services.

    Career

    Ambassador Wouters’ career has included both multilateral and bilateral assignments and has been primarily focused on European affairs.

    Dirk Wouters joined the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980. His career started in the consular and disarmament departments, and he went on to dealing with economic and technology issues at the Belgian Embassy in Rome. From 1986, Mr. Wouters was appointed to several important functions in European Affairs, including within the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU. He was also directly involved in several negotiations on revision of the European Treaties (Maastricht, Amsterdam, Nice, and Lisbon). In 1992, Mr. Wouters received a second assignment in Rome dealing with political and economic issues. In 2001, he was appointed coordinator of the Belgian Presidency and headed for some years the Department of European Coordination and Integration in the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Brussels. Dirk Wouters then assisted Jean Luc Dehaene as Vice President of the Convention on the future of the European Union. From 2003 to 2009, he was Permanent Representative of Belgium to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union, at the time when the common foreign and security policy was framed under the leadership of J. Solana. In 2009, Mr. Wouters was called to the office of Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy as his diplomatic advisor and Sherpa. After that, as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dirk Wouters was one of the main architects of the successful Belgian EU-Presidency and key foreign policy decisions on Afghanistan and Libya. He was the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the European Union from 2011 to 2016.

    Mr. Wouters is no stranger to the United States, having lived in New York while Deputy Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations (1995-2000), with a special responsibility for coordination and for overseeing the work in the political, military, economic and development section. In this position, he was involved in the creation of the International Criminal Court. During his tenure, Dirk Wouters was also an active participant in the Open-ended Working Group of the General Assembly on the Reform of the Security Council.

    Mr. Wouters is the former Chairman of the Association of diplomats of the Belgian Foreign Service.

Past events

21 Mar 2019 Ukraine's Presidential Election - Democracy Being Tested by Russian Aggression
14 Mar 2019 March Reading Group
05 Mar 2019 6th PCFR New and Prospective Member Breakfast
25 Feb 2019 Iran’s and North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Programs: Problems Solved, or Continuing Threats?
21 Feb 2019 Can Sport Save Globalization?
12 Feb 2019 Southeast Asia and the US Strategy for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
29 Jan 2019 The Democratic Transition in Tunisia
17 Jan 2019 January Reading Group
16 Jan 2019 NORAD at 60: Heritage, Vigilance, and Innovation
12 Dec 2018 The Rule of Law in Hong Kong and Human Rights
04 Dec 2018 Kazakhstan in a Changing Eurasia
28 Nov 2018 Nemtsov: Film Screening and Discussion
15 Nov 2018 November Reading Group
25 Oct 2018 How China’s Exponential Technological Disruption and Infrastructure Investment is Driving a Radical Transformation of the Future
02 Oct 2018 Calculated Risks: Safeguarding the World’s Largest Aerospace Company in a Globalized Business Environment
27 Sep 2018 Understanding International Trade in the Trump Era
20 Sep 2018 September Reading Group
13 Sep 2018 U.S. - Mexico Geopolitical Forecast for 2018 - 2019
19 Jul 2018 July Reading Group
12 Jul 2018 The Future of the Two Koreas and Donald Trump
07 Jul 2018 Young Professionals World Cup Watch Party
26 Jun 2018 Mexico’s Presidential Election Cycle
19 Jun 2018 Young Professionals Foreign Relations Summer Series
17 May 2018 May Reading Group
15 May 2018 US-China Relations in the Age of Trump and Xi
01 May 2018 Maintaining the US Competitive Edge in the Resurgence of Great Power Competition
10 Apr 2018 Inman’s View of the World: A look at overarching threats, challenges, and opportunities facing the U.S. followed by a geographic tour of hot spots.
05 Apr 2018 Recent Trends in African Infrastructure Development
27 Mar 2018 How to Lose Press Freedom in a Democracy: The Experience of an Exiled Journalist
21 Mar 2018 Ethics in the Age of Cyber
15 Mar 2018 March Reading Group
20 Feb 2018 SOLD OUT- 13th Annual International State of the State
18 Jan 2018 January Reading Group
17 Jan 2018 TIME & LOCATION CHANGE - NAFTA and the Future of the World Trading System under President Trump
14 Dec 2017 SOLD OUT - Censorship, Privacy, Retaliation and 'Fake News': The State of Freedom of The Press in the U.S. and Mexico
16 Nov 2017 November Reading Group
01 Nov 2017 Russian Machinations, Political Gridlock and other Challenges to US Democratic Systems
25 Oct 2017 The Impact of Foreign and Cyber Threats on the 2016 and Future Elections: A Discussion with Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan
24 Oct 2017 Challenges for Factual Reporting in the Age of Social Media
11 Oct 2017 A Conversation on the U.S.-Canada trade partnership, Arizona’s relationship with Canada, and the future of NAFTA
28 Sep 2017 September Reading Group
26 Sep 2017 In Commemoration of Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence from Russia
12 Sep 2017 China: The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom
23 Aug 2017 South China Sea: An update on Diplomacy and Developments
20 Jul 2017 Law of War in the Age of ISIS
12 Jul 2017 Arizona International Business Opportunities in a Changing Global Paradigm
21 Jun 2017 SOUTH AMERICA’S EXISTENTIAL CRISIS: PROSPECTS FOR POLITICAL CHANGE IN VENEZUELA
31 May 2017 Foreign Policy in a Time of Transition
04 May 2017 REGISTRATION CLOSED - 12th Annual International State of the State
27 Apr 2017 A Strategic Association for the XXI Century: Peru and the United States of America
21 Apr 2017 April Reading Group
05 Apr 2017 US-Mexico Relations Today: Arizona’s Positive Contribution
28 Mar 2017 Is the World Getting Better or Worse? Health, Human Rights, and Quality of Life Around the Globe
23 Feb 2017 U.S.-Russian Relations: From Rock Bottom to…What Next?
17 Feb 2017 February Reading Group
25 Jan 2017 Korea, What’s Next?
12 Jan 2017 President Obama’s Legal Legacy in War
13 Dec 2016 Quo Vadis? Latin America
30 Nov 2016 Mexico-U.S. Relations Today and Tomorrow: The Case of Arizona
17 Nov 2016 Fall Reading Group - The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power
09 Nov 2016 Freeport in Peru: Twenty Years and Going Strong
18 Oct 2016 SOLD OUT - National Security Challenges for the Incoming Administration
07 Oct 2016 The View From the State Department: Religion, Conflict and Diplomacy
29 Sep 2016 Russia’s War with Ukraine: What is at stake for the West?
19 Sep 2016 America as the World’s Policeman

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