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 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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November 2015

Three articles by Council on Foreign Relations Schwartz Senior Fellow Ted Alden address the issues of travel and border security in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.
Fortune magazine: What Europe Can Learn From Americaís 9/11 Response
Blog post: Terrorism, Refugees and Foreign Students: Learning from History
And, in Politicoís EU edition In Praise of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program