FPA membership and the organization's distinguished history

Founded in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association has a prestigious history in developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues.

More than 95 years ago, 141 distinguished Americans came together to support President Woodrow Wilson’s efforts to achieve a just peace following the atrocities of the First World War. Originally founded as the League of Free Nations Association, the body was reconstituted in 1923 as the Foreign Policy Association, with a commitment to the careful study of all sides of international questions affecting the U.S. John Foster Dulles and Eleanor Roosevelt were among the incorporators.


Member ($250)
Admission and guest passes to Membership events.
Subscriptions to selected Foreign Policy Association publications.
Discounted admission to selected events and programs.

Sponsoring Members ($500)
All of the above benefits, plus:
Discounted admission to the annual FPA Leadership Forum.
Invitation and Member discount to the FPA Annual Dinner.

Patrons ($1,000)
All of the above benefits, plus:
Admission to select FPA Fellows events.
Invitation and Member discount to the annual FPA Financial Services Dinner.


As an FPA member, you will be a part of the principal public forum in New York City for foreign policy addresses. U.S. presidents, international leaders, and key public officials have given major addresses over the years to FPA audiences. With some 40 annual speaking events a year, members have the opportunity to meet such leaders, hear their message, and discuss global affairs with them afterwards.

Joining the FPA outside the New York City area means you are lending support to, and taking part in, educating the U.S. public on international issues that are critical to today.