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The 2018-2019 lecture series will be announced at the beginning of the season.

2017- 2018 Lecture Series

Chair: Mimi Gregory

You need to be a Full Member to attend these feature presentations*. They are free and no sign up is required. Lectures have two seating times. Please check your membership card for your chosen seating time. Due to space constraints we ask you to not switch your seating assignment. 

* Associate Members may watch the recorded lecture videos, which are posted on this website approximately one week after the presentation.

New Bedfellows: the Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend


CANCELED October 30th: “Peacebuilding for National Security”. Bill Taylor, EVP of the United States Institute of Peace. 

November 13th“Global Migration”. Professor Karen Jacobsen, Director of the
Refugees and Forced Migration Program at the Fletcher School.

November 27th“How Should We Respond to North Korea's Nuclear
”. Evans J.R. Revere, Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group.

December 11th“The Eagle and the Trident, the U.S. and Ukraine”. Ambassador
Steven Pifer, Brookings Institution.

January 7th: “The Longest Wars: Iraq and Afghanistan”. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, Diplomat in Residence at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.

January 22nd“U.S.-Arab Relations”. Professor Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat
Center for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland
 and Dean Nabil Fahmy, Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo.

February 5th“Google’s Global Relations”. Alexandria Walden, Public Policy & Government Relations Counsel at Google. 

February 20th“Future of NATO and Department of State”. Ambassador
Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School. 

March 5th“Russia After the Cold War”. William Pomeranz, Deputy Director,
Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center.

March 19th“China’s Internal Affairs”. Jamie Horsley, Esquire, Senior Fellow of
the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

April 3rd: Climate Leadership Without The U.S. Federal Government”. Dr. Joshua Busby, Professor, Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin.

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