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
Dr. Adam Garfinkle, Editor, The National Interest - Dr. Adam Garfinkle is founding editor of The American Interest. Before founding The American Interest in 2005, he served in 2003-05 as principal speechwriter to the Secretary of State (S/P, Policy Planning). Dr. Garfinkle received his Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania (l979), and serves as a … Read More
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