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The Channel City Club
now including the Committee on Foreign Relations
Santa Barbara’s Window on the World

The Channel City Club was founded in 1946 in Santa Barbara, California, to provide the community with a local venue for outstanding experts on state, national, and international issues.

The  Committee on Foreign Relations promotes foreign relations dialogue  through


Upcoming Event

Charles H.Dallara, Ph.D. in suite and tie

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
University Club of Santa Barbara, Dining Room

3:00PM Check in begins

Charles H. Dallara, Ph.D.
Author of the newly released book:

How the Largest Debt Restructuring in History Helped Save Greece and Preserve the Eurozone

Advisory Partner and Chairman, Partners Group USA

Charles H. Dallara is an Advisory Partner and Chairman of the Board of Partners Group USA, based in New York. He has 44 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of International Finance. Previously, he was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan & Co.

In addition, he held the following positions in the George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan administrations: Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Policy Development and Senior Advisor for Policy to the Secretary of the Treasury, United States Executive Director of the IMF, and, concurrently, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Economic Policy and U.S. Alternate Executive Director at the IMF.

He holds a Master of Arts, a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of South Carolina, USA.


Britain and the US post-Brexit

David Ruffley
Former Member of Parliament (18 years)

Maj Kenneth Bell, USAF in uniform with american flag in background

Great Power Competition in Space

Maj Kenneth Bell, USAF
Faculty, National Intelligence University
Global Security Intelligence Studies Dept.

George A Smith in front of media screens

Annual Christmas Brunch

Soldier of the Airwaves, Defending Democracy One Song at a Time

George A. Smith

DJ / Newscaster / Author Extraordinaire 

Topic: Soldier of the Airwaves, Defending Democracy One Song at a Time

Captain Richard J. Witt photo in navy uniform with flags in background

The current role of Naval Special Warfare (NSW) in Great Power Competition, Counter-Terrorism (CT) and Crisis Response

Captain Richard J. Witt
Director of Strategy, Policy and Assessments for NSW

Hugh Dugan hostage envoy Dec 2019.jpg

Hostage Politics in International Relations

Hugh T. Dugan

Hugh T. Dugan is an international affairs practitioner and scholar having served in the diplomatic corps, senior executive service, academia, and media for 38 years

 An Invitation to Membership
Please join us for your first CCC luncheon program at the member price.
Please contact us for more information.

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2247
Santa Barbara, CA 93120

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