Past Speakers

Frances Lovemore

Frances Lovemore, Colby College’s 2005 Oak Human
Rights Fellow and Medical Director of the Amani Trust

Jeb Sharp

Jeb Sharp, Reporter/Correspondent, Public Radio
International’s “The World”. Nieman Fellow

Ambassador Joseph Wilson

Ambassador Joseph Wilson, U.S. Foreign Service 1976-1998: Acting Ambassador to Iraq prior to the first Gulf War
The Second Gulf War: The Lies That Took Us There, the Way Ahead and the Price of Dissent Within Our Own Democracy

Matthew Simmons

Matthew Simmons, Chairman of Simmons & Company
International

Michael Swaine

Michael Swaine, Senior Associate in the China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Hodding Carter III

Hodding Carter III, President and CEO John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (1997-2005)

Stephen Schlesinger

Stephen Schlesinger, Director, World Policy Institute at the New School University

Admiral Gregory G. Johnson

Admiral Gregory G. Johnson, Former
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe and Joint Force Command, Naples

Ambassador Charles W. Freeman, Jr.

Ambassador Charles W. Freeman, Jr., Former
U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Lillian Guerra

Lillian Guerra, Assistant Professor of Caribbean History, Department of History, Yale University

Harold C. Pachios

Harold C. Pachios, Member (and former Chairman) of the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

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