Dr. Joseph Sany, Vice President, Africa Center, US Institute of Peace - Dr. Joseph Sany is vice president of the newly established Africa Center at USIP, and has been working at the forefront of peacebuilding with civil society, governments, businesses, and international organizations in Africa for over 20 years. In his most recent role at FHI 360, a non-profit development organization, Dr.… Read More
Mr. William Drozdiak, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - For more than four decades, William Drozdiak has been regarded as one of the most knowledgeable American observers of European affairs. During his tenure as foreign editor of the Washington Post, the newspaper won Pulitzer Prizes for its international reporting on the Israeli—Palestinian conflict and the collapse of the Soviet… Read More
Dr. Ishani Dasgupta, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Asian Democracy, University of Louisville - Please join us for a special fireside chat about the role of Tibet in the tense relations between the world’s two largest countries, India and China. Dr. Ishani Dasgupta earned her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2022. She was awarded distinction for her dissertation, “Emergence of a… Read More
Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky - Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh came to the Patterson School following a Foreign Service career centered on conflict resolution, political-military affairs, and humanitarian issues. In addition to Washington assignments in the State Department, Pentagon, and on Capitol Hill, he served in Berlin, Moscow, Tbilisi, Rome, and Bern. In 1992, he led the… Read More
Ambassador Richard LeBaron, Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council - Ambassador Richard LeBaron is currently a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Global Ties, the umbrella organization that supports the work of local international visitor councils. Ambassador LeBaron will discuss some of the practical progress made in… Read More
Mr. William Drozdiak, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - For more than four decades, William Drozdiak has been regarded as one of the most knowledgeable American observers of European affairs. During his tenure as foreign editor of the Washington Post, the newspaper won Pulitzer Prizes for its international reporting on the Israeli—Palestinian conflict and the collapse of the Soviet… Read More
Dr. Mona Lena Krook, Professor of Political Science, Chair of the Women and Politics PhD at Rutgers University, and winner of the 2022 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order - We are delighted to have Dr. Mona Lena Krook, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers and winner of the Grawemeyer World Order Award, as our April speaker. Dr. Krook will speak on the topic of her award-winning book, Violence Against Women in Politics (Oxford University Press, 2020). For the book,… Read More
Mr. Lucian Kim, Fellow, The Kennan Institute, and Moscow Bureau Chief, National Public Radio - We are delighted to have Mr. Lucian Kim in-person to speak on Russia and the war in Ukraine. For the past 25 years, Lucian Kim has been based as a correspondent for leading U.S. news organizations in Berlin and Moscow. He has covered key events in recent European history: the… Read More
Mr. Blaise Misztal, Vice President for Policy at JINSA - Blaise Misztal is the Vice President for Policy at JINSA. His research interests include Iran and its nuclear program, U.S.-Turkey relations, countering extremism, and strategic competition. JINSA, the Jewish Institute for National Security of America, is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit think-tank and lobby. Misztal will be discussing the current… Read More
Ambassador Dennis Jett (ret.), Professor of International Affairs, Penn State University - We are delighted to have Ambassador Dennis Jett (ret.), currently Professor of International Affairs, Penn State University, back for an encore presentation. Ambassador Jett will discuss American ambassadors and U.S. diplomacy based on the second edition of his book, American Ambassadors: A Guide for Aspiring Diplomats and Foreign Service Officers… Read More