Mr. Michael Cohen, Columnist, The Boston Globe - Mr. Michael Cohen is a columnist for the Boston Globe, writing on national politics and foreign affairs. He has also been a Fellow at The Century Foundation, a non-partisan think-tank, and a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and the American Security Project. Mr. Cohen served as chief speechwriter… Read More
Dr. Theodore Bromund, Senior Research Fellow in Anglo-American Relations, Heritage Foundation - Dr. Theodore Bromund is our featured speaker for October; he will discuss the very timely topic of Brexit and U.S. relations with the United Kingdom. Dr. Bromund is uniquely qualified to talk on Brexit.  He studies and writes on Anglo-American relations, U.S. and British relations with Europe and the European… Read More
Ambassador Dennis Jett (ret.), Professor of International Affairs, Penn State University - We are delighted to have Ambassador Dennis Jett (ret.), currently Professor of International Affairs, Penn State University, who will discuss the current state of U.S. foreign policy. Professor Dennis Jett is a former American ambassador who joined the School of International Affairs after a career in the U.S. Foreign Service… Read More
Mr. Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs - Due to popular demand, we are very pleased to present this special summer meeting of the LCFR with a very special speaker, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, who will discuss his book The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947 (W.W. Norton, 2018). Daniel Kurtz-Phelan became Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs, the flagship journal… Read More
Dr. Ora Szekely, Associate Professor of Political Science, Clark University - Dr. Ora Szekely is Associate Professor of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where she teaches courses on the comparative politics of the Middle East, the politics of ethnicity and identity, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and seminars on civil war and forced migration. She is affiliated with the programs… Read More
Dr. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Dr. Terra Lawson-Remer, and Dr. Susan Randolph, Winners of the 2019 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order - Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph are co-winners for the ideas set forth in their book, Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (Oxford University Press, 2015). Their book offers a method for gauging how well nations are providing basic human rights of food, health, education, housing, work and social well-being… Read More
Ms. Halima “Bibi” Voyles, Economic Officer, China and Mongolia Desk, U.S. Department of State - Ms. Halima “Bibi” Voyles is an Economic Officer at the China Desk in the U.S. Department of State where she tracks Chinese activities around the globe.  Since joining the Department in 2011, Ms. Voyles has served as the Acting Special Assistant, and Staff Assistant, in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific… Read More
Dr. Rodger A. Payne, Professor of Political Science, University of Louisville - Rodger A. Payne is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville and an Associated Faculty member with the Film Studies and Production minor. During fall 2018, he was Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Canadian-U.S. relations at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. Payne is the… Read More
HE David O’Sullivan, European Union Ambassador to the United States - Ambassador David O’Sullivan has a long and distinguished career that spans five decades.  He has served in a number of senior official posts in the European public service. Prior to his appointment as EU Ambassador to the U.S., he was the Chief Operating Officer of the ‘European External Action Service’… Read More
Dr. Henri Barkey, Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Chair in International Relations, Lehigh University, and Adjunct Senior Fellow for the Middle East at the Council on Foreign Relations - Dr. Henri J. Barkey is the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Chair in International Relations at Lehigh University and an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. At CFR he works on the strategic future of the Kurds in the Middle East. Previously he was the Director… Read More