BoiseCFR Annual Membership Renewal

Note: Membership renewal notices for this  season were mailed to you in August. If you have not paid, please return it with your dues payment to BCFR, P.O. Box 2572, Boise, Idaho 83701.

 Reservations for BoiseCFR Dinner Meetings

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BoiseCFR September Dinner Meeting

Date:            Monday September, 11, 2017

Time:           Social hour 6:15 p.m.; dinner 7:00 p.m.

Place:          Riverside Hotel- Room TBD   (click for hotel room map)

Cost:            $25.00, including tax and tip. Please make checks payable to the Boise
                       Committee on Foreign Relations.

Speaker:      Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh

Topic:          "Russia"

Amb. Cavenaugh is professor of diplomacy and conflict resolution at the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, serving as that program’s director for a decade. He returned to academia in 2006, following a 22-year diplomatic career with the US Department of State focused on peace and humanitarian issues.

Under Presidents Clinton and Bush, Cavanaugh spearheaded or helped advance peace efforts involving Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Tajikistan and Turkey. In 2000, he was confirmed by the Senate as Ambassador/Special Negotiator responsible for conflicts in Eurasia and US Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group. This culminated in peace talks between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Key West, Florida. His final government assignment was political advisor to Admiral Mike Mullen, US Chief of Naval Operations (later chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff).

Cavanaugh is a native Floridian. He majored in Russian at the University of Florida, but shifted in graduate school at Notre Dame to International Affairs and Soviet and East European Studies. He later attended the US Army Russian Institute in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He speaks Russian and German. He and his wife Laura reside in Lexington, Kentucky . October 2


Our 2017-2018 season will begin with our September meeting (see above). You will be getting a notice in August about our 2017-2018 season.

Our October meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday October 3rd with Daniel Benaim with the Center for American Progress. He will be speaking on the Middle East.

If you are not a member and are interested in joining the Boise Committee, please go to our Membership page to get more information about joining.