Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Columbia UniversityRussian Foreign Policy: Putin's Strategies and TacticsMarch 8, 2017Kimberly Marten, a foreign policy analyst, is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, and a faculty member of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Marten directs the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at Columbia's Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. She is a member of Columbia's Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies,...
Valerie Plame Wilson
Author and former covert CIA Operations Officer
PATRON EVENTThe Nuclear Threat in Our New WorldMarch 1, 2017Young Patrons: Please call or email the office to register. As a former covert CIA officer, Valerie Plame Wilson spent her career working to protect America’s national security and prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, in particular nuclear weapons. She was also involved in covert cyber operations and counterterrorism efforts in Europe and the Middle East. Ms. Wilson is the author of The New York Times ...
Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, Morgan Stanley Investment ManagementThe Rise and Fall of NationsFebruary 15, 2017Ruchir Sharma is Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where he oversees a team that is responsible for $20 billion in assets. Each month, he typically spends a week in a different emerging market, meeting with locals, leading politicians, central bankers, CEOs and investors. His global travels and high-level access provide insight and analysis for Sharma’s best-selling books. He was included in Bloomberg Markets' 2015 list of the 50...
Photojournalist, Filmmaker, Founder of Orbmedia
PATRON EVENTThe State of the Fourth Estate: Reporting Means More Than RepeatingJanuary 31, 2017An award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer and journalist, Molly Bingham has covered news and conflicts around the globe. Her work has been featured in leading media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Independent, Vanity Fair, and she has appeared on top network and cable television and radio news programs. Molly began her career as a photojournalist in Rwanda in 1994 covering the aftermath of the genocide. Her work took her...
Thomas L. Friedman
Author, Columnist, The New York TimesThank You for Being LateJanuary 11, 2017Although he grew up in Minnesota wanting to be a professional golfer, Thomas L. Friedman found his calling in high school thanks to a devoted journalism teacher and a family vacation to Israel. Today he is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist; the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes; and the author of six bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem (which won the National Book Award in 1989) and The World Is Flat (published 2007). His most...
General Michael V. Hayden
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency,
Principal, Chertoff GroupTerror, Intelligence, Politics and the Law: Where to From Here?December 7, 2016General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency when the course of world events was changing rapidly. As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, he was on the frontline of the war on terrorism and the growing cyber challenge. General Hayden was also the nation’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the...
Ambassador (Ret.) John Campbell
Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria,
Ralphe Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign RelationsIs Africa Rising?November 16, 2016Dr. John Campbell is the Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Rowman & Littlefield published his book Morning in South Africa in May 2016. Rowman & Littlefield also published his book, Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink. The second edition was published in June 2013. He writes the blog "Africa in Transition" and edits both the Nigeria Security Tracker and the Sub-Saharan Security Tracker. From...
Senior International Corresponent for CNN
PATRON EVENTAleppoNovember 15, 2016THIS LECTURE IS NOW AT CAPACITY PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE OFFICE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST. THANK YOU. Space for this event is limited. Patron members only please; no guests. Clarissa Ward is a senior international correspondent based in CNN's London bureau. For more than a decade Ward has reported from front lines across the world from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen to Georgia -- during the Russian incursion in 2008 -- and Ukraine. She has won multiple awards for her reporting...
His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal
Chairman, The King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
Former Director General of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence DirectorateEmerging Realities in the Middle East: A Saudi PerspectiveNovember 9, 2016THIS LECTURE IS NOW AT CAPACITY PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE OFFICE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST. THANK YOU His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal is a member of the House of Saud, the royal family of Saudi Arabia. He was appointed as an Advisor at the Royal Court in 1973. HRH served as the Director General (with a rank of Minister) of the General Intelligence Directorate, Saudi Arabia’s main foreign intelligence service, from 1977 until 2001. In October 2002, HRH was appointed as the Saudi...