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 lecture-discussions.
Member of ACFR, Washington, D.C.

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To: Members of the Committee on Foreign Relations

Please join us for conversation and a special presentation by Santa Barbara’s 2019 delegates to ACFR’s Young Leaders Conference
held in Washington D.C.                        

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

University Club
of Santa Barbara

Alex Alobeydi and Shannon Smith

The ACFR Young Leaders Initiative (YLI) held each June in Washington D.C. is directed to university level students sponsored by Member Committees.  Since the program’s inception Santa Barbara has underwritten two local students each year to participate with students from constituent committees across the country.  Policy practitioners, experts, and officials at U.S. government agencies and other foreign policy institutions meet the Young Leaders in interactive “conference table” briefing sessions, sharing expertise and insights.  Santa Barbara’s 2019 YLI delegates, Alex and Shannon are graduates of SBCC and now attending UCSB.  This afternoon they will share with us their insights and observations from their Washington experience and how this has influenced their future goals.

ACFR 2019 YLI attendees in Washington D.C, from left to right: Gregory Wischer (Boise Committee), Parker Morrison (Tulsa Committee), Cheyenne Green (Tulsa Committee), Connor Dunn (Tampa Bay Committee) Alex Alobeydi (Santa Barbara) and Shannon Smith (Santa Barbara) 

Light refreshments & no-host bar.

Please RSVP by Friday, January 24, 2020

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