Dr. Aparna Pande, Research Fellow and Director, Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia, Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C - We invite you to the second Virtual (Zoom) Meeting of the LCFR, with Dr. Aparna Pande, Research Fellow and Director of the Hudson Institute’s Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia. Dr. Pande is well-qualified to speak on the issues facing India today—the Covid 19 threat, border tensions… Read More
Dr. David Dollar, Senior Fellow, China Center, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. - We invite you to the first Virtual (Zoom) Meeting of the LCFR, with Dr. David Dollar, a senior fellow in the China Center at the Brookings Institution and host of the Dollar & Sense podcast on international trade. He is a leading expert on Asian economies and U.S. relations with… Read More
Ms. Lindsey R. Sheppard, Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. - Ms. Lindsey Sheppard is a Fellow with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on emerging technologies and security applications. Her research areas include artificial intelligence, machine learning, defense innovation, and technology ecosystems. Ms. Sheppard contributes expertise in… Read More
Mr. Norm Szydlowski, President, American Committees on Foreign Relations; former Vice President, Chevron - Norm Szydlowski served as CEO for energy companies in Atlanta and Tulsa. He now works as a director on various company boards in the US and Europe, including businesses in natural gas, solar panels, pipelines and methane detection technology. During 2004-2005 he served in the State Department at Embassy Baghdad… Read More
Mr. Mark D. Simakovsky, Senior Fellow, the Atlantic Council, and Vice President at Beacon Global Strategies - Mr. Mark Simakovsky is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and serves as vice president at Beacon Global Strategies, LLC. Throughout his career, Mr. Simakovsky has worked on a wide variety of national security issues, including defense policy, strategy, budget formulation, and congressional affairs. He has… Read More
Mr. Michael Cohen, Columnist, The Boston Globe - Mr. Michael Cohen is a columnist for the Boston Globe, writing on national politics and foreign affairs. He has also been a Fellow at The Century Foundation, a non-partisan think-tank, and a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and the American Security Project. Mr. Cohen served as chief speechwriter… Read More
Dr. Theodore Bromund, Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations, Heritage Foundation - Dr. Theodore Bromund is our featured speaker for October; he will discuss the very timely topic of Brexit and U.S. relations with the United Kingdom. Dr. Bromund is uniquely qualified to talk on Brexit.  He studies and writes on Anglo-American relations, U.S. and British relations with Europe and the European… 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, who will discuss the current state of U.S. foreign policy. Professor Dennis Jett is a former American ambassador who joined the School of International Affairs after a career in the U.S. Foreign Service… Read More
Mr. Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs - Due to popular demand, we are very pleased to present this special summer meeting of the LCFR with a very special speaker, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, who will discuss his book The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947 (W.W. Norton, 2018). Daniel Kurtz-Phelan became Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs, the flagship journal… Read More
Dr. Ora Szekely, Associate Professor of Political Science, Clark University - Dr. Ora Szekely is Associate Professor of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where she teaches courses on the comparative politics of the Middle East, the politics of ethnicity and identity, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and seminars on civil war and forced migration. She is affiliated with the programs… Read More