Off the Record, a program of the Foreign Policy Association, provides a lively forum for the discussion and analysis of America's global role in a shifting world order through sponsorship of independent daytime and evening lectures at private clubs and residences.
Off the Record was founded in 1938, months before WWII, to give women a greater voice in foreign policy discussions. Originally OTR was a series of lectures solely for women, conducted in smaller, more intimate groups. Today OTR offers its 500+ members (men and women) a forum to hear from and to question leading foreign policy experts. Non-partisan and entirely off the record, OTR is a trusted source for in-depth talks and candid perspectives.
Recent past speakers have included Richard Haass, Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations; Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America; Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor in Chief of The Economist; Ian Bremmer, Founder and CEO of the Eurasia Group; Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org; Comfort Ero, Interim Vice President of the International Crisis Group; the Honorable Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia, among many others.