Past Programs

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – Chris Bradford, African Leadership Academy, “Africa Rising: The Changing Narrative”

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Martha Hoffman & Chris Ochaloi, CallToCare Uganda, “Water Scarcity: A Global Perspective”

Friday, October 13, 2017 – Michael Haltzel, “Trump Foreign Policy”

Monday, September 11, 2017 – Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, “A Century of Gender Equality Activism in Ireland”

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Gordon G Chang, “Trump and North Korea: War or Peace in Asia?”

Thursday, May 25, 2017 –  Jeremy McKenzie, “The Bering Strait: Reducing Risk Through International Cooperation and Capability Improvements”

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Jang Hyun Kim, Ronita Macklin, Mark Tokola, “The Future of Korea”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – Eric Trager, “Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 –  Pieter Visscher, “Lithium in the Andes”

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – Nancy Lindborg, “Building Peace in a Fragile World”

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – Dick Shriver, “The Cold War: its start, end, and aftermath, and relevance today.”

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Jennifer Harris, “Geoeconomics and Statecraft”

Monday, November 14, 2016 – Andrew J. Bacevich, “America’s War for the Greater Middle East”

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 – David and Janet Carle , “Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line Around the World”

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – Charles G. Cogan,  John F Kennedy School of Government & CIA, retired, “Saudi Arabia in the Throes of Dramatic Change”

Tuesday, June 21, 2016  – Patrick J. Sloyan, journalist and author, “The Politics of Deception”

Tuesday, May 10, 2016  Mr Jonathan Stevensen (US Naval War College), “Order and Chaos in the Middle East; America and the Legacy of the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement”

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Mr Curt Goering (Center for the Victims of Torture), “The Story behind the Syrian Refugee Story – the Need for Rehabilitative Care during Humanitarian Crises”

Monday, March 7, 2016 Mr Ed Moloney, Journalist and Author, “The Irish peace process, and how it will unite the country”

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – Professor Elisabeth Wood of Yale University, “Sexual violence in conflict:  why some armed groups engage in it and the policy implications”

Monday, January 25, 2016 Professor Stephen Flynn, “Extreme Weather, Pandemics, and Terrorism: Bolstering Societal Resilience in the Face of 21st Century Mayhem”

Monday, December 7, 2015  Professor Eileen Kane, Connecticut College, presented Europe and Islam: A Brief History of a Long Relationship

Wednesday, November 4, 2015  –  William Barnes, Pfizer Director presented Cybersecurity: Creating a More Secure Future

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 – Cyber Security Professionals: William Barnes, Pfizer; Don L Anderson, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and April Lorenzen, Zetalytics presented “A Cyber Attack Is On Its Way- Are You Prepared?”

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 –  James Clad, a Senior Advisor at the Center for Naval Analyses presented “The World Politics of a Changing Energy Landscape.”

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – Colonel Robert Cassidy, PhD, U.S. Army, a Senior Fellow in the Chief of Naval Studies Group at the Naval War College presented “The Wages of American War And Strategy: the Bad, the Ugly, and the Scary.”

Tuesday, June 9, 2015  – Howard P.Hart, Retired, Central Intelligence Agency presented “Afgan Realities and the Tragdey  of US Involvement in that Country.”

Thursday, May, 14,2015 – Patrick Cronin, PhD, Senior Adviser and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New America Security (CNAS), presented “Preserving the Rules: Countering Coercion in Maritime Asia.”

Thursday, April 16, 2015 – Dorothy James, PhD, Professor of Government, Connecticut College, presented “China’s Strategic and Tactical Goals and their Implications for the US.”

Monday, March 23, 2015 – Jeremy Pressman, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Director of Mideast Studies of the University of Connecticut, presented “Arabs, Israelis and the Limits of Military Force.”

Thursday, February 12, 2015 – Thomas de Waal, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, presented “Great Catastrophe: Armenians and Turks in the Shadow of Genocide.”

Monday, January 12, 2015 – Tristan Borer, PhD, Professor of International Affairs and Government, Connecticut College,  presented “Shock and Care: Media, Mobilization, and Human Rights.”

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – Charles King, PhD, Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University spoke on “a Year of Crisis in the Near East.”

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 –   Alex Hybel, PhD, Professor of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College spoke on “Who Got it Right and Who Got it Wrong- Approaches to Crisis Decision Making: From Kennedy to Obama.”

Thursday, October 12, 2014 – Ambassador Phillip Wilcox, Founder of the Foundation for Middle East Peace spoke on”Israel, Palestine and the United States: Any Hope for Peace?”

Thursday, September 25, 2014 – E. Wayne Merry, Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia at the American Policy Council, spoke on “US-Russian Relations.”

Friday, June 13, 2014 – Senator Christopher Murphy, presented “The Crisis in Ukraine and implications for Global Security”.

Monday, May 5, 2014 – Dr. Marwan Muasher spoke on “The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism.”

Thursday, April 17, 2014 – Mr. Stephen Kinzer, award-winning foreign correspondent, presented his new book: The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Nina Serafina, Congressional Research Service; spoke on “Foreign Assistance in Camouflage: The Militarization of Foreign Policy?”

Wednesday February 19, 2014 – Maryam Elahi, Exec. Director Community Foundation of Eastern CT: spoke on “Unlikely Partnerships in the Struggle for Human Rights: Reflections From a Longtime Advocate”.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 – in an event co-sponsored with the La Grua Center, Ambassador Mohammed Alhakim, Iraq’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations spoke on current events.

Monday, December 9, 2013 – Reverend Nicholas Porter, Executive Director, Jerusalem Peacebuilders, presented, “Devil’s Play: Conflict, Identity & Freedom in Syria.”

Thursday, November 14, 2013 – Dr. Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science, the George Washington University, presented: “After The Arab Uprising.”

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – Dr. Margaret Leinen, Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, presented, “Our Changing Oceans.”