Past Speakers

James Richter

James Richter, Associate Professor of Political
Science, Bates College

Andrew Finkel

Andrew Finkel, Correspondent for TIME, CNN, and the Times of London

Beth Jones

Beth Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for European
and Eurasian Affairs

John Ruggie

John Ruggie, Professor of International Affairs, JFK
School of Government, Harvard University; Former UN Assistant Secretary General

Joe Sills

Joe Sills, Former Spokesman for the UN Secretaries General Perez de Cuellar and Boutros-Ghali

Ayesha Jalal

Ayesha Jalal, Professor of History, Tufts
University

Moorehead Kennedy

Moorehead Kennedy, Retired Foreign Service Officer
and Former Hostage in Iran

Samuel Wyman

Samuel Wyman , Executive Vice President, Jefferson
Waterman International

Lily Alavi

Lily Alavi, Translator, born and educated in Tehran, back from visiting Iran

Mahmoud A. Faksh

Mahmoud A. Faksh, Professor of Political Science, University of Southern Maine

Upcoming Speakers

  • Monday, December 18, 2017
    Stephen Harder
    Topic: A China/US Partnership
  • Monday, January 15, 2018
    Kerry Emanuel
    Topic: Hurricanes!
  • Monday, February 5, 2018
    Trudy Rubin
    Topic: Are we headed for the next Middle East War?: The end of ISIS, the rise of Iran, and the murky future of Syria and Iraq.
  • Monday, March 5, 2018
    Dominic Tierney
    Topic: Why America Needs an Enemy
  • Monday, April 2, 2017
    Dimitri Simes
    Topic: The Cost of Ignoring Russia
  • Monday, May 14, 2018
    Chris Miller
    Topic: Putonomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia
  • Monday, June 18, 2018
    Sarah Mendelson
    Topic: Combating Human Trafficking 2.0

Past Speakers