HE Omar Samad, CEO of Silkroad Consulting and former Ambassador of Afghanistan to France and Canada - Ambassador Omar Samad is currently CEO of Silkroad Consulting LLC, based in Virginia, USA. He has been a lecturer on “Radicalism Within Islam, Drivers and Policy Options” with the Honors’ Program at the University of Maryland. At the request of the Afghan government he represented his country at the 73rd … Read More
Mr. Scott A. Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies, Director of the U.S.-Korea Program at the Council on Foreign Relations - Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Mr. Snyder is the author of South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers (January 2018), China’s Rise and the … Read More
Hon. Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of Belgium to the United States, “America And The European Union In The Trump Era” - Ambassador Wouters’ career has included both multilateral and bilateral assignments and has been primarily focused on European affairs. Dirk Wouters joined the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980. His career started in the consular and disarmament departments, and he went on to dealing with economic and technology issues at … Read More
Dr. Scott Straus, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, and Winner of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order - Scott Straus is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Political Science and International Studies at UW-Madison, where he also serves as Associate Chair/Director of Graduate Studies of Political Science. Scott specializes in the study of genocide, political violence, human rights, and African politics. His most recent books are Making and Unmaking Nations: … Read More
Dr. David Woolner, Senior Fellow and Resident Historian, The Roosevelt Institute - David B. Woolner is Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Roosevelt Institute, Professor of History at Marist College, and Senior Fellow of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. He is the author of The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace, (Basic Books, 2017) and … Read More
Dr. David Buckley, Assistant Professor and Paul Weber Endowed Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Louisville - David Buckley is Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Paul Weber Endowed Chair in Politics, Science & Religion at the University of Louisville. David recently concluded a term as a Senior Advisor in the State Department’s Secretary’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs (S/RGA), where he served as a Council … Read More
Mr. Juan Gonzalez, Associate Vice President, The Cohen Group, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America and the Caribbean - The Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations is pleased to announce our first speaker for 2018, Mr. Juan Gonzalez, Associate Vice President, The Cohen Group, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America and the Caribbean in the U.S. State Department. Prior to joining The Cohen Group, Juan Gonzalez … Read More
Ms. Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative, The Atlantic Council - The Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations is pleased to announce our speaker for December, Ms. Barbara Slavin. Ms. Slavin is the director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council and a columnist for Al-Monitor.com, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East. The author of Bitter … Read More
Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Center for New American Security - The Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations is pleased to announce our speaker for November, Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Previously, he was the Senior Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) … Read More
Ambassador (Ret.) Shaun Donnelly, Vice President, Investment and Financial Services, U.S. Council for International Business - The Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations is very pleased to have as our October speaker Ambassador Shaun Donnelly, Vice President for Investment and Financial Services at the United States Council for International Business in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Shaun Donnelly oversees USCIB’s work on foreign investment policy, treatment of multinational enterprises, … Read More