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

  • March 11, 2024
    Ambassador Jake Walles
    Topic: Conflict in the Middle East: Implications for U.S. interests
  • April 8, 2024
    Ambassador Anne Hall
    Topic: The Baltics: Lessons in Courage
  • May 6, 2024
    Matt Goodwin
    Topic: Brexit, Trump, Le Pen and the Rise of National Populism
  • May 20, 2024
    Robert Einhorn
    Topic: Are We Heading Toward a World with Many Nuclear-armed States?
  • June 10, 2024
    Jack Goldsmith
    Topic: The Pros and Cons of Proposed Changes to the Israeli Court System

Past Speakers