DCFR Fellow Values
Individual fellow values:
As the largest operating council under the Committee on Foreign Relations umbrella, DCFR has access to many high quality speakers
Strong history of identifying speakers with unique insight and international reach
Collegiality that results from selection process for membership
Time for interaction with thoughtful, engaging speakers and members
Business model funded via annual dues and sponsorships; avoiding pay at the door
Criteria that seeks high level membership engaged in international matters and thoughtful dialogue
Founders and members well-respected community, business and civic leaders
Chatham House Rule provide candid speaker discussion with membership
Members and their companies have opportunity for enhanced visibility via sponsorship of programs
High quality local and regional programming
DCFR members are elected on the basis of their demonstrated active and informed interest in foreign policy, international affairs, and international business. Nominations are submitted to the Board of Directors and the Membership Committee monthly for a vote. Elected candidates are invited to join and pay annual dues. There are two levels of membership:
Fellows. Candidates for full membership should be local leaders in their fields who have demonstrated experience and expertise in international affairs and are important to the development of North Texas as an international center. They should be able to contribute meaningfully to the support of DCFR programs with their time, talents, and resources.
Term Members. Individuals between the ages of 26 and 35 (inclusive) at the time of their application are eligible for term membership. Term member candidates should exhibit outstanding professional potential and a demonstrated interest in international affairs. Successful candidates may apply for full membership at age 36. Any candidate who is 35 or younger must apply as a term member.