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

  • February 13, 2023
    Derek Mitchell
    Topic: Democracy and International Security
  • March 13, 2023
    Jon Wolfsthal
    Topic: ‚ÄčIs a New Era of Nuclear Danger Upon Us?
  • April 17, 2023
    Susan Landau
    Topic: The International Status of Cybersecurity Efforts
  • May 8, 2023
    Christopher Costa
    Topic: Reflections on Counterterrorism and the Future Terrorism Threat
  • July 10, 2023
    Thomas Ricks
    Topic: First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country

Past Speakers