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 David and Goliath: Prospects for Hong Kong As China Cracks Down

February 17 at 1 PM, Bill McKibben, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, 350.org, on Warming Planet: The Global Struggle Against Climate Change

March 10 at 1 PM, Declan Walsh, Chief Africa Correspondent, The New York Times, on Afghanistan and Pakistan

April 14 at 1 PM, Comfort Ero, Program Director - Africa, International Crisis Group, on Africa

May 12 at 1 PM, Christopher Sabatini, Senior Research Fellow for Latin America, US, and the Americas, Chatham House on Latin America


May TBD, Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute & Former Prime Minister, Australia, on U.S.- Asia Relations


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. and Iran: Tehran Steps Up The Pressure

April 7 at 5 PM, Nicole Perlroth, Reporter, The New York Times, on Cybersecurity


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, Senior Director of International Programs, CNA, on U.S. Foreign Policy: What Role For Human Rights?

March 24 at 7 PM, Alex Wellerstein, Historian of Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, on Nuclear Security