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
Mr. Ryan Hass, Senior Fellow—Foreign Policy, Center for East Asian Studies and Michael H. Armacost Chair, Brookings Institution - Ryan Hass is a senior fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, where he holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He is also the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair… Read More
Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne, Distinguished Diplomat in Residence, American University’s School of International Service - Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne is a Distinguished Diplomat in Residence teaching at American University’s School of International Service. He is also a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Co-Chair of its Mexico Institute Advisory Board. He is a Senior Non-Resident Advisor at the Atlantic… Read More
Ms. Annie Pforzheimer, Senior Associate (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies - Annie Pforzheimer is a non-resident associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. She is currently an adjunct professor in the School of Journalism at the City University of New York, a Global Fellow in the Latin America Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center… Read More
Ambassador (ret.) C. Steven McGann, Founder of The Stevenson Group and former Senior Foreign Service Officer - Ambassador C. Steven McGann (ret), Founder of The Stevenson Group, is an international consultant and global security strategist. He has cultivated a team to help clients identify opportunities in the defense/security sector and implementing specialized advisory services focusing on strengthening public-private partnerships. Ambassador McGann, a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer… Read More