Our Guests

Pax Americana: The American Peace

  • Jeremy Adelman, Director- Global History Lab, Princeton University
  • Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus, Boston University
  • Daniel Benaim, Former Middle East Advisor to VP Biden, Center for American Progress Sr. Fellow
  • Pat Buchanan, Presidential Assistant
  • Amb. (Ret.) Nicholas Burns, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Steven Cook, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Alexis Crow, Geopolitical Investing Practice, PwC
  • Nicholas Danforth, Historian, Senior Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Amb. (Ret.) Michael Gfoeller, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.)
  • Chuck Hagel, 24th Secretary of Defense
  • John J. Hamre, President & CEO, CSIS
  • Gen. Michael Hayden, Former Director, CIA and NSA
  • Amb. James F. Jeffrey, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
  • Michael Kazin, Prof. of History, Georgetown University,Editor, Dissent Magazine
  • James Kirchick, Author, The End of Europe, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Edward Luce, U.S. Commentator, The Financial Times
  • Alan Makovsky, Snr. Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), U.S. Army
  • Walter Russell Mead, Professor, Bard College
  • Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist & Author
  • Joseph Nye, Frm. Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Alina Polyakova, Director of Research, Europe and Eurasia, Atlantic Council
  • Barry R. Posen, Ford Professor of Political Science and Director Security Studies Program, MIT
  • Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute
  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, (R-California)
  • Amb. Wendy Sherman, Former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs
  • Michael Williams, Director, NYU Program in International Relations

 

Russia’s Foreign Policy

  • Madeleine Albright, Frm. U.S. Secretary of State
  • John O. Brennan, Director, Frm. Central Intelligence Agency
  • Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Pat Buchanan, Presidential Assistant
  • Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of Politics, NYU
  • Amb. (Ret.) Nicholas Burns, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Keith Gessen, Professor, Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
  • Amb. (Ret.) Michael Gfoeller, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.)
  • Amb. (Ret.) Tatiana C. Gfoeller, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.)
  • Gen. Michael Hayden, Former Director, CIA and NSA
  • Vladimir Kara-Murza, Vice Chairman, Open Russia
  • Allen Lynch, Professor, University of Virginia
  • Olena Nikolayenko, Associate Professor, Fordham University
  • Alina Polyakova, Director of Research, Europe and Eurasia, Atlantic Council
  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, (R-California)
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor, Columbia University
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
  • Alex Shephard, News Editor, The New Republic
  • Dimitri Simes, President and CEO, The Center for the National Interest
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher, The Nation Magazine
  • Michael Williams, Director, NYU Program in International Relations
  • Amb. Yolodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations

 

China: The New Silk Road

  • Amb. Max Baucus, Former US Ambassador to China
  • Dan Blumenthal, Dir. of Asian Studies, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • John O. Brennan, Fmr. Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Christopher Brummer, Professor and Dir., the Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University
  • Pat Buchanan, Presidential Assistant
  • Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of Politics, NYU
  • Sen. Christopher A. Coons, U.S. Senator (D-Delaware)
  • Alexis Crow, Geopolitical Investing Practice, PwC
  • David Dollar, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Brian Eyler, Director, Stimson Center Southeast Asia Program
  • John Frisbie, President, US – China Business Council
  • Gen. Michael Hayden, Former Director, CIA and NSA
  • Nicholas D. Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times
  • Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, U.S. Senator (Ret.), (I-Connecticut)
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), U.S. Army
  • Walter Russell Mead, Professor, Bard College
  • Dambisa Moyo Global Economist & Author
  • Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
  • Dan Rosen, Founder and China Director, Rhodium Group
  • Dan Russel, Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute
  • Sheryl WuDunn, Co-Author: A Path Appears

 

The Media and Foreign Policy

  • Max Baucus, Former US Senator and Former Ambassador to China
  • Rodney Benson, Prof. of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
  • John O. Brennan,Director, Frm. Central Intelligence Agency
  • Steve Coll, Dean, Columbia Journalism School
  • Ari Fleischer, Former White House Press Secretary
  • Gen. Michael Hayden,Former Director, CIA and NSA
  • David Ignatius, Columnist, The Washington Post
  • Amb. James F. Jeffrey, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
  • James Kirchick, Author: The End of Europe, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Nicholas D. Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times
  • Indira Lakshmanan, Journalism ethics chair, Poynter Institute, and columnist, The Boston Globe
  • Edward Luce, U.S. Commentator, The Financial Times
  • Mark Mazzetti, Washington Investigations Editor, New York Times
  • Susan Moeller, Professor of Media & Int’l Affairs, University of Maryland
  • Asli Peker, Prof.-International Relations Program, NYU
  • Paul Senatori, Chief Analytics Officer, mediaQuant
  • Alex Shephard, News Editor, The New Republic
  • Sheryl WuDunn, co-author A Path Appears

 

Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

  • Elliot Ackerman, Author
  • Akarca Mehmet, Director General of Press and Information, Republic of Turkey
  • Mustafa Aykol, Writer and Journalist, Al-Monitor
  • Pat Buchanan, Presidential Assistant
  • Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of Politics, NYU
  • Soner Cagaptay, Author, the New Sultan & Sr. Fellow, Washington Inst. for Near East Policy
  • Steven Cook, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Nicholas Danforth,Historian, Senior Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Howard Eissenstat, Associate Prof., St. Lawrence University Sr. Non-Resident Fellow, POMED
  • Lisel Hintz, Assistant Professor, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
  • Amb. James F. Jeffrey, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
  • Saban Kardas, Assistant Prof-International Relations, TOBB University Ankara
  • Alan Makovsky, Snr. Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Asli Peker, Prof.-International Relations Program, NYU
  • Alina Polyakova, Director of Research-Europe and Eurasia, Atlantic Council
  • Noah Rothman, Associate Editor, Commentary Magazine
  • Mesut Zeybek, Wounded in July 15, 2016 coup attempt

 

Crossroads: America’s Defense Strategy

  • Gordon Adams, Professor Emeritus, School of Intl. Service, American University
  • Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus, Boston University
  • John O. Brennan, Frm. Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Amb. (Ret.) Nicholas Burns, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
  • John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Sen. Christopher A. Coons, (D-Delaware)
  • Nicholas Danforth, Senior Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Amb. (Ret.) Michael Gfoeller, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.)
  • Amb. Tatiana C. Gfoeller, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.)
  • Chuck Hagel, 24th Secretary of Defense
  • John J. Hamre, President & CEO, CSIS
  • Gen. Michael Hayden, Former Director, CIA and NSA
  • Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Edward Luce, U.S. Commentator, The Financial Times
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), U.S. Army
  • Walter Russell Mead, Professor, Bard College
  • Joseph Nye, Frmr. Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Gen. (Ret) David Petraeus, Chairman, KKR Global Institute
  •  Barry R. Posen, Dir., Security Studies Program, MIT
  • Christopher Preble, VP Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute
  • Stephen Randolph, Historian, Department of State
  • Mitchell B. Reiss, President and CEO, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

 

Global Health: Preventing Pandemic

  • Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Jono Anzalone, Vice President, American Red Cross
  • Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator,
  • Chris Collins, President, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Carissa Etienne, Director, Pan American Health Organization
  • Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize winning author
  • Patrick Gasprad, VP, Open Society Foundations
  • Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative
  • Amanda Glassman, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Chuck Hagel, 24th Secretary of Defense
  • Michael Hayden, Former Director, CIA and NSA
  • Ron Klain, Former White House Ebola Response Coordinator
  • Nicholas D. Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times
  • Joseph I Lieberman, U.S. Senator (Ret.), (I-Connecticut)
  • Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), U.S. Army
  • Josh Michaud, Associate Director-Global Health Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Stephen J. Morrison, SVP & Director-Global Health Policy Center, CSIS
  • Stephen S. Morse, Prof. of Epidemiology-Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist & Author,
  • Gerald W. Parker, Associate Dean-Global One Health, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Sidibé, Michel, Executive Director, UNAIDS

 

South Africa: In the Shadow of Mandela

  • Amb. (Ret.) Eric M. Bost, Former United States, Ambassador to South Africa
  • Pat Buchanan, Presidential Assistant
  • John Campbell, Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Sen. Christopher A. Coons, (D-Delaware)
  • David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor, City of New York
  • Cheri-Leigh Erasmus, Executive Director, South Africa-Washington Intl. Program
  • Patrick Gaspard, Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa
  • Liesl GerntholtzExec. Director, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
  • Susan K. Glover, Assistant Professor of Government, American University
  • Amb. Cameron Hume, Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa
  • Sean Jacobs, International Affairs Faculty, The New School
  • Amb. Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations