Council on Foreign Relations


29 Jul 1921 Council on Foreign Relations officially formed.
Sep 1922 Journal Foreign Affairs launched.
1930 Opens new headquarters on 65th Street of New York City.
Dec 1937 Regional committees formed in eight cities across the United States.
17 Mar 1940 CFR paper The Strategic Importance of Greenland prompts the inclusion of Greenland into the Monroe Doctrine.
1954 Receives a $1.5M grant from the Ford Foundation.
1965 "The Council counts among its members probably more important names in American life than any other private group in the country." Theodore White (who is a member.)
1986 Future National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice begins working for the Reagan administration as part of a Council on Foreign Relations fellowship.
11 Jun 1993 The Washington Times reports: "Presidential counsellor David Gergen resigned yesterday from the all-male Bohemian Club, three days after saying he would not run around naked at its annual Bohemian Grove encampment and insisting he would not quit. White House spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers announced the resignation along with Mr. Gergen's departure from 17 other interest groups, charities and public boards ranging from the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group and Council on Foreign Relations."

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