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

  • December 5, 2022
    Steven Pifer
    Topic: Putin's War: Ramifications and Response
  • December 12, 2022
    Daniel Golden
    Topic: Ransomware
  • January 9, 2023
    Admiral Michael Rogers
    Topic: Russia-Ukraine: how did we get here and what does it portend for the future?
  • 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