2020 - 2021

Lecture Dates and Confirmed Speakers

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September 30 at 1 PM, Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, on Accelerating Global Disorder: Shifting Powers & America's Role

October 14 at 1 PM, Dr. Tom Frieden, Former Director, CDC, President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, on A Global Diagnosis: COVID-19 & An Outlook For The Next Pandemic

October 28 at 1 PM, Kori Schake, Director, Foreign and Defense Policy, The American Enterprise Institute, on Beyond COVID-19: Choices Confronting U.S. National Security

November 10 at 1 PM (This lecture will take place on Tuesday), Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America, on Beyond Election Day: The Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy

December 9 at 1 PM, Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker, on When Washington Ran The World: Insights From The Life Of James A. Baker III

January 13 at 1 PM, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Professor of History, University of California, Irvine, on Hong Kong/China

February 10 at 1 PM, Bill McKibben, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, 350.org, on Climate

March 10 at 1 PM

April 14 at 1 PM

May 12 at 1 PM


October 22 at 7 PM, Adam Tooze, Professor of History, Columbia University, on The Cost of COVID-19: Assessing The Global Economic Fallout

November 19 at 12 PM, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist, on A View From London

December 1 at 3 PM, Catherine Belton, Special Correspondent, Reuters, on Putin's KGB At Home And Abroad

February 25 at 5 PM, Roxane Farmanfarmaian, Lecturer, Univeristy of Cambridge, on U.S.-Iran Relations


September 23 at 5:30 PM, Clarissa Ward, Chief International Correspondent, CNN, on Conflicts

December 3 at 7 PM, Krithika Varagur, Journalist, on Inside The Saudi Global Religious Project

February 4 at 7 PM, Virginia Bennett, Former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, on Human Rights