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 17, 2018
    Kyle Parker
    Topic: The Magnitsky Act and its Impact
  • Monday, January 21, 2019
    Stephen Platt
    Topic: How China's Nineteenth Century Shapes its Present and Future
  • Monday, February 11, 2019
    Charles Sennott
    Topic: The Threat Against Journalists
  • Monday, March 18, 2019
    Alan Makovsky
    Topic: Turkey: Where Does This Lead?
  • Monday, May 13, 2019
    Gregory Gause
    Topic: Saudi Arabia: Reliable Ally?

Past Speakers