Council on Foreign Relations

Washington, DC

Bernard Schwartz is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves as a member of the Councilís Chairmanís Circle. The Council on Foreign Relations is the world’s foremost organization on promoting foreign policy and America’s role in the world. Through meetings of government officials, global leaders and Council members, and through its think tank and publications, the Council on Foreign Relations has been pressing foreign policy debate since 1921.

The Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellowship in Business and Foreign Policy

The Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellowship in Business and Foreign Policy was established in 2002 to focus on the global integration of financial markets and their significance for U.S. economic and foreign policy.

The fellowship supports the work of the council in examining competitiveness and foreign policy through lectures, special reports, roundtables and published articles.

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Current Fellow Edward Alden was the former Washington bureau chief at the Financial Times. His current work examines United States visa policies, as well as American competitiveness in the areas of regulation, taxation, labor, technology, and trade, and their relevant overlap with national security issues.

The CFR's Renewing America blog contains work by Mr. Alden and examines the major domestic challenges facing the United States that have significant consequences for national security and foreign policy.

The Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy

An accompanying series to the Fellowship, the Lecture Series was also established in 2007 by Mr. Schwartz to focus on two areas:

  • The evolution of the relationship between business and government in the making of foreign policy, and
  • How the government can make better use of business in solving foreign policy problems and for business to become more engaged in the making of foreign policy.

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May 2013:

Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States: How Effective Is Enforcement? Co-authored by Ted Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
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November 29, 2012:

Schwartz Lecture Series: The Case for U.S. Multinationals
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June 14, 2012:

The First Renewing America Progress Report and Scorecard: The Road to Nowhere
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December 6, 2011:

Schwartz Lecture Series: A Conversation with Kenneth I. Chenault
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March 30, 2011:

Schwartz Lecture Series: The Mobile Revolution - Driving the Next Wave of Productivity and Growth
featuring Randall L. Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T
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