Manhattan Committee on Foreign Relations

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The Manhattan Committee on Foreign Relations (M-CFR) is an nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to advancing dialogue in international affairs. The Manhattan Committee is a chapter of The American Committees on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C. The Committees on Foreign Relations were founded by the Council on Foreign Relations in 1938 but became its own association in 1995.[1]


The Committee's mission is promoting understanding of foreign policy and the United States' role in the world. Meetings are convened at which government officials, global leaders, and prominent members debate major foreign-policy issues.

About the Manhattan Committee on Foreign Relations

From its inception the Manhattan Committee has been non-partisan, welcoming members of both Democratic and Republican parties[1]. Manhattan Committee proceedings are typically private and confidential and observe The Chatham House Rule, "When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed".[2]

Committee membership includes senior serving individuals from the areas of Business, Politics, Government, Academia, Mass media|Media, and NGO's.[3]

Contact Details

Manhattan Committee on Foreign Relations
Rockefeller Center
1230 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Floor
New York City, New York 10020
Phone: 212.531.6248
Fax: 845.230.3106
Email: info AT Website:

Articles and Resources

Related SourceWatch Articles


  1. "Drew B. Dwyer to Head The Manhattan Committee on Foreign Relations", Media Release, December 10, 2008.
  2. "Chatham House Rule", accessed December 2008.
  3. Manhattan Committee on Foreign Relations, "ACFR Board of Distinguished Advisors", Manhattan Committee on Foreign Relations website, accessed December 2008.

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