WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
PROGRAMS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS

PROGRAM SEASON
OCTOBER 2021 – PRESENT

October 6, 2021 – Virtual Program
Mr. Jonathan Kuttab
International Human Rights Lawyer & Executive Director of FOSNA (Friends of Sabeel North America)
“Beyond the Two State Solution: A vision for Peace in Israel/Palestine”

October 13, 2021 – Virtual Program
Messrs. Bruce Mehlman & David Castagnetti
Founders: Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas
“What’s Next? Predicting Post-Pandemic Politics & Policy”

October 27, 2021- Annual General Meeting Virtual Program
The Honorable Herman J. Cohen
President and CEO Cohen and Woods International
Board of Directors, Hyperdynamics Oil and Gas
Consultant on Africa, ContourGlobal Electric Power
Former: Assistant Secretary of State for Africa
U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, Gambia
“Africa: There are increasing signs of real economic growth”

November 10, 2021 – Virtual Program
Dr. Richard C. Bush
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
“Taiwan’s Democratic Politics and Its Relations with China”

November 18,2021-Virtual Program
Prof. Joshua M. Landis
Sandra Mackey Chair & Director, Center for Middle East Studies &
The Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies
University of Oklahoma, Boren College of International Studies
“Sunni-Shi’a Relations in the Middle East.”

December 10, 2021-Virtual Program
Mr. David Loyn
Author & award winning former BBC foreign correspondent
Visiting Senior Fellow in War Studies, Kings College, London
Former Strategic Communications Advisor to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
“Afghanistan under the Taliban-options for the future”

December 14, 2021-Virtual Program
Mr. John Norris
Deputy Director for Policy & Strategic Insights
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
“USAID at 60, lessons from the past and their meaning for the future”

January 26, 2022-Virtual Program
Dr. David Ottaway
Former Washington Post foreign correspondent, Middle East, Africa & Southern Europe.
Investigative & National Security reporter; Pulitzer Prize finalist
Mohammed Bin Salman: the Icarus of Saudi Arabi, & the implications for US-Saudi relations”

PROGRAM SEASON
OCTOBER 2020 – SEPTEMBER 2021

October 27, 2020 – Annual General Meeting Virtual Program
The Honorable Luigi R. Einaudi
Former: Acting Secretary General of the Organization of American States
U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States
“The Americas in the World: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

November 5, 2020 – Virtual Program
Dr. Thomas E. Graham
Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Senior Advisor, Kissinger Associates
Former: Director for Russia, National Security Council, President G.W. Bush Administration
“Has Putin made Russia a Great Power again”

November 18, 2020 -Virtual Program
Dr. Andrew D. Selee
President, Migration Policy Institute
“How US Immigration Policy will shape U.S. Foreign Policy over the next four years”

December 1, 2020 – Virtual Program
The Honorable Elizabeth M. Cousens
President & CEO, UN Foundation
Former: US Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council
“Reimagining Multilateralism: A Dialogue on the UN and the Future of Collective Action in the Post-Covid World”

December 15, 2020 – Virtual Program
Ms. Barbara Slavin
Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council
“Can the Biden administration repair the damage to Iran diplomacy and build a stronger foundation for Middle East peace”

January 13, 2021 – Virtual Program
The Honorable Kathleen Doherty
Chief Strategy Officer, The Annenberg Foundation Trust
Former: US Ambassador to Cyprus
“The Great Shell Game: Dirty Money & National Security”

January 28, 2021 – Virtual Program
The Honorable John Campbell
Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Former: US Ambassador to Nigeria
“What is happening in Nigeria: And the implications for The Region”

February 11, 2021 – Virtual Program
The Honorable Chas W. Freeman
Chairman, Projects International Inc.
Former: US Ambassador to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
“Playing War Games with China”

February 25, 2021 – Virtual Program
The Honorable John C. Kornblum
Senior Counselor, NOER LLP
Former: US Ambassador to Germany
“What to do about Europe”

March 4, 2021 – Virtual Program
Prof. Lien-Hang T. Nguyen
Dorothy Bong Chair in the History of the United States & Asia, Columbia University
“Vietnam in the World: from 20th Century hot wars to the Cold War of the 21st Century”

March 18, 2021 – Virtual Program
Dr. Dennis Carroll
Chair, The Global Virome Project.
“Lessons from COVID19: Preventing the Next Pandemic”

April 15, 2021 – Virtual Program
Prof. Henri Barkey
Cohen Chair in International Relations, Lehigh University
“Into the Cauldron: American-Turkish relations in a New Era”

April 29, 2021 – Virtual Program
Dr. Manish Bapna
CEO World Resources Institute
“Towards a Net-Zero, Nature Positive Future”

May 4, 2021 – Virtual Program
Admiral James Stavridis (Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe). 
& Elliot Ackerman (Author)
“The Next World War?”

May 12, 2021 – Virtual Program
General Kenneth F. McKenzie
Commander, United States Central Command
“Strategic Competition in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility”

May 25, 2021 – Virtual Program
General John R. Allen
President, Brookings Institution
“American Leadership in the 21st Century”

September 14, 2021 – Virtual Program
Mr. Eric. L. Olson
Director of Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Seattle International Foundation
Small Countries, Big Problems: How Northern Central America has become a perennial challenge for the U.S. and what can be done about it”.

September 22, 2021 – Virtual Program
Mr. Marvin L. Kalb
Award winning reporter for CBS News & NBC News . Former Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press and Public Policy, Harvard University.
“Covering Khrushchev’s Russia in the Cold War”