Past Speakers

Yossi Alpher

Yossi Alpher is a consultant and writer on Israel-related strategic issues, and is co-editor, with Ghassan Khatib (Minister of Labour in the Palestinian Authority) of, a web-based Israeli-Palestinian political magazine.

Ivan Eland

Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty of the Independent Institute

Larry Birns

Larry Birns, Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Phil Bobbitt

Professor of Law at University of Texas

Sherif Fam

Mr. Fam, a U.S. citizen, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and is a retired engineer.

He has been active in efforts to resolve the Israel- Palestine conflict working with a number of organizations including the Boston Coalition for Palestine, in which he is a member of the steering
committee, and United for Justice and Peace: Israel-Palestine Task Force. He hosts a weekly radio program “This Week in Palestine” broadcast from Boston College over station WZBC.

Christopher Hall

Christopher Hall, President, American University in Kosovo

John Buell

John Buell

John Buell is a political economist who lives in Southwest Harbor, ME. He writes a column for the Bangor Daily News.
Daydreams and Nightmares: Remaking Modern Transportation

Nieman Weekend

Nieman Weekend with Journalists from Brazil, South Africa, Palestine, Colombia, China, Australia, Japan, Albania, Pakistan, Canada, Cameroon

Charles Waterman

Charles Waterman

Charles Waterman is the Chief Executive Officer and founding member of Jefferson Waterman International. Before founding JWI, Charles Waterman held several leading positions within the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Mr. Waterman spent many years living and working overseas in Kuwait, Cairo, Beirut, Amman, and Jiddah.

Maj. Scott Ritter

Maj. Scott Ritter, USMC (Ret.) Chief Weapons
Inspector For the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq

Brook Larmer

Brook Larmer, Bureau Chief in, Shanghai, Buenos Aires Miami and Hong Kong for Newsweek

John MacGaffin

John MacGaffin, retired senior CIA officer, current Consultant on International Affairs

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