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

  • October 10, 2022
    Pamela Constable
    Topic: Afghanistan under Taliban Rule Today
  • November 14, 2022
    Steven Pifer
    Topic: Putin's War: Ramifications and Response
  • December 12, 2022
    Daniel Golden
    Topic: Ransomware
  • January 10, 2023
    Admiral Michael Rogers
    Topic: Russia-Ukraine: how did we get here and what does it portend for the future?

Past Speakers