Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations

PCFR is made up of more than 400 members with an international interest in the Phoenix metropolitan area. For more than 40 years, PCFR has welcomed a variety of distinguished guests; U.S. and foreign ambassadors, cabinet ministers, policy-makers, economists, analysts, journalists, authors, renowned educators and heads of state. During the 21-22 season, PCFR hosted over 50 renowned speaker programs. This provides our members and community with intriguing and intellectually challenging, interactive experiences as they participate in the Q&A following the speakers’ remarks. Through these programmatic learning opportunities, we strive to raise the level of international awareness in both public and private sectors in Arizona because of our belief that unbiased information leads to improved policy making.

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Event Details

Please join our board of directors and fellow PCFR members for our third Annual Holiday Party at Thrive Services Group. You will be treated with an evening in the Biltmore District watching the gorgeous Arizona sunset, a reception to thank you for your ongoing commitment to PCFR, and a chance to win some prizes. We hope that you will join us to enjoy reflecting on the successes of the past year together and to celebrate the coming year with our global community!

We will also be giving out our annual PCFR Awards including

The Global Envoy Award

PCFR Member of the Year

Corporate Sponsor of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Registration of $20 per person includes entry to the party, hors d'oeuvres and a bar. Purchase raffle tickets when you register online for your chance to win great prizes and give to PCFR. You do not have to attend the holiday party to enter the raffle. Raffle information is below. Guests are welcome.



Thrive Services Group
Rooftop Terrace
2355 East Camelback Road, Suite 320

Phoenix, Arizona

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Guests can park in the Camelback Center Parking Garage (entrance found on the west side of the Camelback Center). Alternatively, additional parking will be available at local businesses and parking structures north of the Camelback Center.

Parking will not be validated. 

PCFR Members + Guests

To register your guest, purchase multiple tickets under the PCFR member's name and email.

Member Price$30


Donate to PCFR and enter for the chance to win amazing prizes!

The more tickets you purchase as a donation to PCFR, the more items you can enter for the raffle. You will have the choice on which items you wish your raffle tickets to go towards when you pick up your raffle tickets at the holiday party.

If you're not able to attend, but would like your raffle tickets to go towards a specific gift, please email us at with the items you want your raffle tickets to go towards and we will place them for you. Otherwise, we will automatically assign your raffle tickets towards prizes.

1 for $25 | 2 for $50 | 5 for $100 | 10 for $200

Tickets may be purchased when you register for the event.

Global Envoy Award

Global Envoy Award

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Director General and Dean of the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, will be honored with the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations' prestigious 2023 Global Envoy Award.

The Global Envoy Award recognizes individuals who embody the spirit of PCFR, demonstrating exceptional leadership in fostering meaningful connections across the globe. Dr. Khagram, a world-renowned scholar and practitioner, has made remarkable contributions to globalization, transnationalism, leadership, and sustainable development.

His distinguished career includes leading initiatives such as the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and International Open Data Charter. Dr. Khagram's extensive background includes founding the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency, and he was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Join us in celebrating Dr. Sanjeev Khagram's achievements at the Annual Holiday Party on November 17th. This promises to be an inspiring evening as we honor an individual who has forged new paths and bridges between cultures, countries, and communities.

"I am deeply honored and immensely proud to receive the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations Global Envoy Award for 2023. Joining the esteemed ranks of previous honoree and my dear friend, Ambassador Barbara Barrett, is truly humbling. This recognition reaffirms Thunderbird School of Global Management's commitment to advancing inclusive and sustainable prosperity, and peace worldwide. My and our goal at Thunderbird is to be a partner of choice to make Phoenix a premier global city and Arizona a world class state for the 21st century."

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram

Director General and Dean

Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

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