The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs was founded in 1980 by broadly representative and distinguished community leaders and is dedicated to educating citizens about foreign affairs.
By addressing lectures, seminars, discussions, and studies to established and developing leadership; international professionals; the attentive citizenry; youth and not-yet attentive members of the public the Council helps to develop effective citizenship, professional sophistication, and a more international milieu within the greater Baltimore community. The Council is particularly relevant to Baltimore which, as a major port and multi-ethnic city, has special interests in international affairs in addition to those occasioned by national citizenship. The Council is a private, not-for-profit, non-partisan public service association that maintains an open membership and does not take positions on issues. Like its council counterparts in more than seventy communities across the nation, the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs is a purely local organization in programming, governance, and support.
Such councils are necessary to a community's educational system, since the American system of limited government leaves certain essential educational responsibilities to private associations.
Baltimore County on Foreign Affairs can be seen on HCC-TV 96/71 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00PM. For more information on their distinguished lecturer series, visit them at BCFAUSA.org.