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Events for 2017

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Hayley Smith Founder of Lifting Hands International Refugee Crisis: A Discussion of Global Importance Feb. 21st-24th
WorldQuest 2017 WorldQuest 2017 Academic WorldQuest March 1st and 2nd
Global Gauntlet Global Gauntlet Global Gauntlet 2017 April 22nd
Senator Jon Tester; Nada Bakos; Anthony Johnstone Montana State Senator; Former CIA Analyst; Law Professor Outside Influences in US Elections July 7th

 

Events for 2016

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Dr. Udo Fluck Leader in Multicultural & Diversity Education Council in the Classroom ­– The Humanitarian Crisis in Europe: A Two Part Series Jan. 6th and 13th
Global Gauntlet Global Gauntlet Global Gauntlet 2016 Jan. 23rd
WorldQuest 2016 WorldQuest 2016 Academic WorldQuest Feb. 23rd
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) America’s Diplomats Screen Filming April 12th
N/A Representatives from China, Brazil, and Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation Council in the Classroom – A Life Abroad: Living and Studying in a Foreign Country May 3rd
Dr. Reza Samar Professor of Linguistics at the University of Montana Council in the Classroom – Language and Its Relation With Culture May 4th
Mr. Ashok Mirpuri Singapore’s Ambassador Business Luncheon – Ashok Mirpuri, Singapore’s Ambassador to the US June 28th
Andrew Whittaker Her Majesties British Consul General Distinguished Speaker’s Program- EU in the US Sept. 7th and 8th
Sinan Ciddi Director of the Institute for Turkish Studies at Georgetown University Distinguished Speaker’s Program – Turkey, ISIS, and the Syrian Civil War Oct. 22nd-24th
Corrina Grace Founder of SERES Distinguished Speaker’s Program – Unleashing Youth Leadership For A Sustainable Future Nov. 15th-18th
John Limbert Career Diplomat and Iranian hostage Distinguished Speaker’s Program – US and Iran: Endless Enemies? Dec. 12th-15th

 

Events for 2015

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Global Connections International Education Day Feb. 23rd
WorldQuest 2015 WorldQuest 2015 Academic WorldQuest Competiton 2015 Feb. 24th
James Meyer MSU Professor Discovering Turkey March 15th
Mark Johnson/ WorldQuest Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Global Connections International Education Day featuring the Academic WorldQuest Competition March 26th
James Pond

 

Pralhad Dhakal

CEO/Founder of Transitions Global

 

Nepal County Director of ISIS Foundation

Fight for Hope and Freedom: Human Trafficking, Montana, and the World April 17th
Madame Li Hong Minister Counselor of Culture Affairs, PRC Business Luncheon Series April 29th
Dr. Andy David Israeli Consul General Business Luncheon Series – Dr. Andy David, Israeli Consul General August 4th
Karolo Aparicio Executive Director of non-profit organization, EcoViva Business Luncheon Series – Rural Development Solutions in Central America Policies and Practices Sept. 10th
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf The Cordoba Initiative, Chairman Distinguished Speakers Program – The Evolving American Muslim Identity Oct. 20th-21st
Abdulla Alsaboosi Consul General, United Arab Emirates Business Luncheon Series – Consul General Abdulla Alsaboosi of the United Arab Emirates Nov. 11th
Dr. James Person Director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy Council in the Classroom – Understanding Korea: Past, Present, and Future Nov. 17th
Vicki Huddleston Former Ambassador to Cuba US and Cuba: The Best of Enemies Dec. 7th-8th

 

 

Events for 2014

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
WorldQuest 2014 WorldQuest 2014 Academic WorldQuest Competition 2014 Feb. 25th
James Meyer MSU Professor Discover Turkey March 15th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Global Connections International Education Day featuring the

Academic WorldQuest Competition

March 26th
Gregory Feifer Author of Russians: The People Behind the Power Russians: The People Behind the Power May 29th
Prof. Steven I. Levine Research Faculty Associate, Department of History: University of Montana China Confronts Asia: Implications for the United States Sept. 9th
John Dau President of the John Dau Foundation, One of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” Documentary Film Screening: “DUK County: Peace is in Sight” Oct. 8th
Global Gauntlet 2014 Global Gauntlet 2014 Global Gauntlet 2014 Nov. 15th

 

Events for 2013

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Council in the Classroom Jan. 14th
Bob Seidenschwarz Council President Council in the Classroom Feb. 7th
WorldQuest 2013 WorldQuest 2013 Academic WorldQuest Competition 2013 Feb. 26th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Global Connections International Education Day Feb. 28th
Sondra Hines;

James Meyer

Curator of Education;

Associate Professor at MSU

 

Discover Turkey April 6th
Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad (ret.) Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S, 2003-2010 Council in the Classroom April 25th
Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad (ret.) Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S, 2003-2010  

The Future of Afghanistan: 2014 and the Road Ahead

April 25th
Dr. Andy David Israeli Consul General Business Luncheon July 31st
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Conflict in the Middle East: An Update on Current Events August 27th
Mr. Brandon Busteed Executive Director, Gallup Education Educating the Next Generation of Global Citizens; Featuring the Montana Global Educator of the Year Award Sept. 9th
Global Gauntlet 2013 Global Gauntlet 2013 Global Gauntlet 2013 Nov. 2nd

 

Events for 2012

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
WorldQuest 2012 WorldQuest 2012 Academic WorldQuest Competition 2012 Jan. 28th
WorldQuest 2012 WorldQuest 2012 Global Connections International Education Day featuring Academic WorldQuest 2012 Feb. 28th
Sondra Hines ;

Sedar Poyraz ;

Secil Poyraz

>Curator of Education; >Visiting professor from The University of Montana, Department of History;

>History and Culture of the Middle East Educator

Discover Turkey March 24th
Dr. Haleh Esfandiari Director of the Middle East Program at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Author of “My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran” Iran: Fractured Leadership, Fractured Foreign Policy April 12th
Robert Thelen Regional Director for the Aga Khan Foundation in Bamyan, Afghanistan “An Alternative View of Afghanistan from an International Aid Perspective” June 12th
Don Harp President of the Americas of Conoco Phillips The North American Energy Renaissance Oct. 4th
Bruce Jentleson Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University U.S. Foreign Policy in an Age of Less Oct. 17th
Ken Patterson and Genevieve Chabot RESULTS’s Global Grassroots Manager (Patterson) and Iqra Fund Co-Founder (Chabot) Harnessing the Power of Education: RESULTS in Action Oct. 30th
Fact and Fiction Fundraising Fact & Fiction: Books for All Ages Dec. 2nd
Andy David Consul General of Israel Israel Dec. 6th

 

Events for 2011

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Carolyn Miles Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Save the Children Women and Children at Risk: Haiti and the Developing World Jan. 26th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Egypt: Timeless Or Out of Time? Reflections on the Current Crisis Feb. 2nd
Mr. Hussein Ibish Executive Director of the Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership A Real Plan to Build a Palestinian State Feb. 16th
Ardi Kia, Robert Seidenschwarz, Samir Bitar, Jeffrey Renz, and Mehrdad Kia Central and Southeast Asian Program United States and Revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa Feb. 22nd
WorldQuest 2011 WorldQuest 2011 Academic WorldQuest Competition 2011 March 10th
Akiva Tor Deputy Consul General of Israel Dilemmas in a Shifting Middle East: Threats and Opportunities March 14th
Fareed Zakaria, James Zogby, David Sanger, and Stephen Hadley World Affairs Council of San Francisco Webcast Challenges to American Power March 18th-19th
WAC WACMT volunteers International Culture and Food Festival March 27th
Mr. Werner Fornos Global Population Education Council on the Radio March 29th
Bob Seidenschwarz Council Board President Council on the Radio April 15th
WAC Teacher Workshop 2011 Discover Turkey Teachers Workshop April 23rd
WAC WAC 10 Year Anniversary Celebration April 30th
Faculty from U of M Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center at U of M Death of Osama Bin Laden and its Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy in the Islamic World May 4th
Hussein Ibish Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute Council on the Radio May 11th
Ambassador Philip C. Wilcox (ret.) President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace Reexamining Terrorism in the Middle East: The View from Washington Sept. 11th

 

Dr. Paul Laren Regents Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Mansfield Fellow 9/11 Ten Years Later: What Have We Learned? Sept. 12th
Landon VanDyke US Greening and Sustainability Diplomacy Coordinator, DOS Council on the Radio Sept. 15th
Brian Michael Till Research fellow at the New America Foundation and a correspondent for The Atlantic Conversations with Power Oct. 20th
Brian Michael Till Research fellow at the New America Foundation and a correspondent for The Atlantic Transitions in Leadership Luncheon Oct. 21st
Ambassador João Vale de Almeida European Union Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to the U.S. Europe at a Crossroads: Crisis or Opportunity? Nov. 9th

 

 

Events for 2010

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
WorldQuest 2010 WorldQuest 2010 Academic WorldQuest Competition 2010 March 3rd
 

Fahima Vorgetts

Women for Afghan’s Fund Women in Today’s Afghanistan March 24th
 

Curtis Sandberg

Vice President for the Arts, Meridian International Center, and Curator of Jam Session Jam Session: America’s Jazz Ambassadors , Embrace the World April 14th
 

Hakan Tekkin

Turkish Consul General From East to West: Recent Trends in Turkish Foreign Policy Sept. 22nd
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. U.S. Ambassador to China China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections Oct. 18th
 

Peter Tertzakian

Chief Energy Economist and Managing Director of ARC Financial Corporation 1000 Barrels a Second Nov. 16th
Dimon Liu Acclaimed Activist Human Rights Activism and Policy Nov. 5th
 

Dr. Schuyler Foerster

Brent Scowcroft Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Airforce Academy Nuclear Tipping Point: Film Screening and Discussion Dec. 13th

 

Events for 2009

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
WAC Photo Exhibit A New View of Africa: Portraits in Progress Jan. 29th-30th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) WACA National Conference, The Global Economy, A World of Change, A World of Challenge Feb. 18th
 

Tom Byrne

Senior Vice President of Moody’s Investor Service Fall Out Northeast Asia: Consequences of the Global Economic Crisis and Nuclear Stalemate on the Korean Peninsula Feb. 24th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Mansfield Center Keynote Address March 1st
Dr. John Duke Anthony Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations New Avenues for U.S. Middle East Policy Conference March 4th-6th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) “The US and Egypt” World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series March 9th
Her Excellency, Ambassador Ndilowe of Malawi,

Joan Wadelton,

Tim McCoy

 

Senior Advisor on Africa, US Dept of State,

VP Member Services, Corporate Council on Africa

Southern Africa: Portraits of Progress May 7th
Dr. Richard Erb Former Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Global Economy Business Luncheon May 19th
Michael Maibach CEO and President of the European-American Business Council Transatlantic Megatrends- U.S. and Europe: Future Megatrends Sept. 10th
University of Montana: Central and Southwest Asia Program Central and Southwest Asia Program Durability of Authoritarian Regimes and the Challenges of Islamist Movements in the Middle East Sept. 30th – Oct. 1st
James Clad

(MWAC with The Mansfield Center and Continuing Education)

National Defense University, Former `Dep. Assistant Secretary of Defense for South Asia Out of the Imbroglio: A Regional Solution to the Afghan Problem Oct. 19th
Dalia Mogahed Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think Oct. 27th
George David Banks;

Murali Kanakasabai;

Keegan Eisenstadt

 

 

Former Senior Adviser – International Affairs and Climate Change for the White House Council on Environmental Quality;

Vice President and Senior Economist of the Chicago Climate Exchange;

President and CEO f Clearsky Climate Solutions

 

Climate Countdown: A Discussion of Cap and Trade Nov. 17th
Dr. Terry Weidner, Dr. Steven Levine, and Dr. Kurt M. Campbell Professor of Chinese Politics CHINA Town Hall: “Issues in US – China Relations” and “Is China a Threat to the US?” Dec. 8th
Donald Tong Hong Kong Commissioner of Economic and Trade Affairs Turning Economic Doldrums Into Opportunities Dec. 10th
Mark Johnson;

Sally Cummins

Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.);

Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews

 

First Night Activity: ”Being Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Inside Today’s Iran” Dec. 31st

 

Events for 2008

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) WAC of Palm Beach, Presentation on Egypt Jan. 24th
WACA, Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) US Foreign Policy and the Next Presidency, WACA National Conference Feb. 7th
WorldQuest WorldQuest Academic WorldQuest Competition Feb. 13th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Philadelphia Delegation to Egypt, “Inside Egypt” March 27th
Tim Wiener Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the New York Times Can the CIA Get It Right? April 10th
WAC (Cosponsored with the Maureen & Mike Mansfield Center) WAC (Cosponsored with the Maureen & Mike Mansfield Center) China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections April 17th
WAC: Teacher Workshop WAC: Teacher Workshop Discovering Turkey April 26th
David Akov Israeli Consulate General, San Francisco Israel and Recent Developments in the Middle East May 21st
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Great Falls Central Catholic High School Commencement Address May 25th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Australian International Institute 75th Anniversary Aug. 3rd
Peter Marghella CEO and President of Medical Planning Resources INC and Former Senior Medical Planner, Office of the Secretary of Defense The Next Pandemic: Are We Prepared? Sept. 16th
Mel Goodman Author, Commentator, and 40-year veteran of the CIA What the Next President Needs to Know About Intelligence Oct. 23rd
John Prendergast Co-chair of ENOUGH Stop Genocide Oct. 29th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Egypt’s Troubled Road to Democracy Nov. 13th
Richard Erb Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and former Senior Official, White House, US Treasury Department The Global Financial Crisis: Can Humpty Dumpty be put back together? Nov. 18th
His Excellency Dr. Imad Moustapha Ambassador of Syria US-Syria and the New Old Middle East: Confrontation of Cooperation Dec. 11th

 

Events for 2007

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) National Convergence, Bridging the Desert: The Middle East in the Coming Decade Jan. 31st
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Stevensville Lodge 28 Church, Discussion on World Events Feb. 15th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Egypt: Timeless or Out of Time? March 7th
Ralph Begleiter Former CNN world correspondent, host of the Foreign Policy Association’s ‘Great Decisions’ television series, and University of Delaware’s Distinguished Journalist in Residence. Global Media and the Power of Images April 26th
Ambassador LEE Tae-Sik Ambassador of the Republic of Korea 10th Commemorative Anniversary of the Montana Korean War Memorial June 16th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) WAC of America: Board Meeting, Dallas July 19th
Tom Garrett;

Les Cambell

International Republican Institute;

National Democratic Institute

Advancing Global Democracy: The Case of the Middle East Sept. 25th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Genesis of Islamic Terrorism in the Middle East: Wilmington WAC Sept. 27th
Honorable Julian Evans UK Consul General, British Consulate General of San Francisco The UK and the U.S.: What next for London and Washington? Nov. 5th
His Excellency Dr. Imad Moustapha Ambassador of Syria US – Syria and the New Old Middle East: Confrontation or Cooperation? Dec. 11th

 

Events for 2006

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
WorldQuest WorldQuest Montana Academic WorldQuest Competition Feb. 1st
WorldQuest WorldQuest National Academic WorldQuest Competition (Hellgate High School) March 29th
Jeffrey Collins Director of Exploration and Production Cambridge Energy Research Associates The Global Energy Crisis New Solutions? April 25th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) National Teacher’s Workshop on Africa June 22nd
John Tester, Conrad Burns Senates Senate Debate: John Tester and Conrad Burns Aug. 28th
Dr. Bates Gill Freeman Chair in Chinese Studies China: The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know About the Emerging Superpower, The Global War on Terror: Five Years Later, What Have We Learned Sept. 11th
Gwen Florio Great Falls Tribune, retired CBS White House Correspondent “Community of Perspectives” – Terrorism and The Truth: Security and News in a New Era Oct. 9th
Daniel Levy Former Israeli diplomat, advisor to former Prime Minister Ehud Barak The Path to Peace and Security in the Middle East Nov. 1st
Barry Lynn Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, former Executive Editor for Global Business End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation Nov. 14th

 

Events for 2005

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
WACA National Conference WACA National Conference WACA National Conference: Religious and Political Freedoms Jan. 26th
Dr. Deborah Schneider From U.S. State Department Religious and Political Freedoms in China: Tibet, Falun Gong and the Internet Feb. 3rd
Dr. Taoufik Ahmed Agoumy Fulbright Visiting Scholar What Montanans Need to Know About Islam March 6th
Philip Wilcox President, Foundation for Middle East Peace, Washington, DC The Middle East Conflict: Palestine and Israel After Arafat April 7th
Desaix Anderson First American Envoy to Hanoi, 35-year Veteran of the Foreign Service, Mansfield Foundation Board Member An American in Hanoi: America’s Reconciliation With Vietnam April 14th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Hellgate Commencement Address – “One Person Can Make a Difference” June 5th
His Excellency, Said Tayeb Jawad Ambassador of Afghanistan The US-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership June 7th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, Ambassador (ret.) The U.S. and the Middle East: Reflections of a 30-year veteran of the US Foreign Service July 20th
Lieutenant Generak Daniel P. Leaf Vice Commander, U.S Air Force Space Command Space Support to the Joint Warfighter Sept. 6th
Senator George McGovern South Dakota Senator Understanding the World Through International Education Oct. 6th
Nancy Ely Raphel US Ambassador to Slovenia Trafficking in Persons: Crimes Against Women and Children Oct. 26th
Ambassador Barbara Bodine US Ambassador (US Embassy) Middle Eastern Heritage Night Nov. 13th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Model United Nations Keynote Nov. 21st
WorldQuest WorldQuest Academic WorldQuest (Began in 2005)

 

Events for 2004

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
General Romeo Dallaire

 

Author of “Shake Hands with the Devil” and “A Good Man in Hell” A Good Man in Hell: General Romeo Dallaire and the Rwanda Genocide Feb. 10th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: The US and Europe Feb. 24th
Sir Eldon Griffiths Former National Chairman, Former Member of British Parliament America and Europe: Rivals or

Partners?

March 2nd
Col. Joel Cusker Montana National Guard Dispatch From Afghanistan: An Inside View March 25th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Trip to Washington D.C: Oil, Democracy, and Militant March 26th
John Fox Director, Office of Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs: US State Department Oil, Democracy and Islam: Central Asia and the Caucasus April 29th
Bathsheba Crocker Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C. Iraq: On the Precipice of Failure? June 1st
Bathsheba Crocker Center for Strategic and International Studies: Washington, DC Iraq: On the Precipice of Failure? June 7th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council MCPS Teacher Presentation Aug. 27th
His Excellency, Ambassador Khamrohon Zaripov Tajikistan Ambassador to the United States Tajikistan at the Crossroads: The Struggles of an Ancient Nation and People Sept. 14th
Dr. Jerry Leach President of World Affairs Councils of America American Foreign Policy From Vietnam to Iraq: Shifting Approaches Sept. 23rd
Rhonda Johnson;

Stuart Chemtob

Director of Caribbean Programs The U.S.- Japan Relationship Sept. 27th
Senator George McGovern 2004 Regional Conference International Education in a New World: The Voyage of Discovery Continues October 13th-16th
Mr. Daniel Erikson Director of Caribbean Programs, Inter-American Dialogue Latin America and the War on Terror: A Look at Colombia, Cuba, and the Continent Oct. 26th
NHC National Humanities Conference National Humanities Conference: International Education Week Nov. 11th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) International Education Week – Montana State University Nov. 18th
Mel Goodman;

Stanley Kober

Center for International Policy, Washington, D.C;

The Cato Institute, Washington, D.C

America: More or Less Secure After 9/11 Nov. 22nd

 

Events for 2003

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) The Far Horizon: MT and the World Reflections on American Foreign Policy (St. Patrick Hospital) Jan. 22nd
Iago Gocheleishvili Languages professor at University of Montana Georgia at the Crossroads, The Struggles of a New Nation and an Ancient People Feb. 20th
Dr. Manouchehr Ganji Former Minister of Education under the Shah and United Nations Human Rights Commission Rapporteur Human Rights in Iran: Defying the Revolution Feb. 24th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) Americans’ Role in the World March 7th
Ms. Manal Radwan Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Research Director and Senior Congressional Liaison Saudi Arabia and the US: What’s Next? March 19th
Board Members, Mark Johnson Board Members, Mark Johnson Board Meeting March 31st
Joanna Shelton; Richard Erb Former Deputy Secretary General Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;

Former Deputy Managing Director International Monetary Fund

Global Economic Integration: How International Economic Institutions Work April 15th
Shahla Arsala Cofounder of the Afghan Women’s Association International Women in Postwar Afghanistan April 24th
Joanna Shelton Former Deputy Secretary General Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Global Information and Communication Technologies May 21st
Rachel Schneller Vice Consul US Embassy Skopje, Macedonia Inside the Balkans: The View From Kosovo and Macedonia Aug. 13th
Dr. Paul Lauren Regents Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Mansfield Fellow Bringing Down a Dictator-Non Violent Student Overthrow of Yugoslavia’s Slobodan Milosevic Sept. 16th
Fr. Roy Bourgeois American activist, a laicized Roman Catholic priest, and the founder of the human rights group School of the Americas Watch US Foreign Policy in Latin America and Reflections on a Recent Trip to Iraq Oct. 7th

 

Thomas Goltz Livingston Resident, journalist, former war correspondent Chechnya Diary Talk Oct. 22nd
Don Oberdorfer Former Diplomatic Correspondent, Washington Post, Mansfield Biographer “Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat” A Community Discussion Nov. 11th-12th

 

Nancy Carter-Foster Director of International Health Affairs, U.S. State Department Global HIV/AIDS Crisis, The Silent Catastrophe Nov. 24th
Mark Johnson (Panel Discussion Moderator):

Paul Lauren, Sally Cummins, Richard Drake, Mehrdad Kia, Daniel Kemmis

Founder of Council, US Ambassador (ret.) The National Security Strategy Policy of the US Preemptive War as Strategy: A Community Discussion Dec. 3rd
General Romeo Dallaire Author of “Shake Hands with the Devil” Failures of Peacekeeping in Rwanda Dec. 4th

 

Events for 2002

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Dr. Mehrdad Kia/ Mark Johnson/ Ray Risho Professor of History and Director of the University of Montana’s Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center/ Founder of Council, Ambassador (ret.)/ Founder of the celebrated Perugia Restaurant Reporting Islam: A Media Workshop Feb. 16th
(Same as Above) (Same as Above) Understanding Islam Feb. 20th
Don Oberdorfer Former Diplomatic Correspondent, Washington Post, Mansfield Biographer Remembering Mike Mansfield: His International Legacy March 12th-13th
Dr. Robert Sutter/ Dr. Robert Suettinger Former National Intelligence Officer of East Asia/ Former Director of Asia, National Security Council The Future of China April 7th
Marc Dievers US State Department, Deputy Director office of Lebanon, Syria and Jordan Crisis in the Middle East: War or Peace? April 10th
Amb. Elizabeth Jones US Asst. Sec. of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Oil, Democracy and Militant Islam in Central Asia April 10th
Dr. Donald Shriver President Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary An Ethics for Enemies April 30th
Michael Tarazi Legal Advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization The Middle East: Future of Palestine May 9th
Cherie Brown Founder of the National Coalition Building Institute International (NCBI) and Vice President of Brit Tzedek V’Shalom Peace in the Middle East: How Can We Make A Difference? May 28th
Rachnel Schneller Vice Consul US Embassy: Skopje, Macedonia Inside the Balkans: The View from Kosovo and Macedonia Aug. 13th
? From American Legion Remembering 9/11 & Honoring the Memory of Ranger Kristofor T. Stonesifer Sept. 11th
Dr. Rafael Danziger National Director of Research AIPAC, Washington, D.C The Future of Israel: The Crisis in the Middle East and Iraq Sept. 25th
Mark Johnson Founder of Council, Ambassador (ret.) Talk on World Issues Sept. 29th
Frank Hodsoll Former Chairman National Endowment of the Arts America and the World Clash of Cultures Oct. 3rd
Amb. Ted McNamara US Special Coordinator for Homeland Security Matters Global Terrorism: The World After 9/11 Nov. 25th

 

Events for 2001

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Dennis Rehberg Congressman The Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series: President Bush’s Foreign Policy Challenges Feb. 22nd
Ambassador Hadi Nejad Hosseinian Permanent Rep to the United Nations for the Islamic Republic of Iran An Iranian Film by Majid Majidi: “Iranian-American Relations” March 18th
Ambassador Hadi Nejad Hosseinian Permanent Rep. to the United Nations for the Islamic Republic of Iran “Iranian-American Relations: Time for a Change” March 20th
Rajendra Madhukar Abyankar/ Wang Yunxiang Indian Consul General/ Chinese Consul General “India and the US: Shall the Twain Ever Meet?”/ U.S-China Relations and WTO April 8th-9th
Yossi Amrani; Ambassador Hussein Hassouna; and Ambassador Roscoe Suddarth Consul General of Israel; the permanent representative to the United Nations for the League of Arab States; president of the Middle East Institute International Panel Discussion – Peace in the Middle East: Three Perspectives April 11th
Dr. Phil Lauren Expert on human rights and Regents Professor of History at the University of Montana International Human Rights: The Case of Chile and Augusto Pinochet (Commentary on film: “A Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-violent Conflict”) April 26th
Ambassador Yang Sung Chul Ambassador of Korea to the U.S Korea: North and South Reunited? July 18th
Dr. Peng Ming-Min Senior Advisor to the President of Taiwan “Future of Taiwan” Sept. 17th
Christine Todd Whitman Admin of the US Environmental Protection Agency. (High level Reps. From China, South Korea, Japan) 5th Annual Mansfield Pacific Retreat – Theme:

“Melting Mountains: Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific Region”

Sept. 21st
Lt. Col. James Clegg/ Sally J. Cummins/ Dr. Richard Drake/ Brigadier Gen/ Mark Johnson/ Chair of Dept. of Military Science at U Montana/ Attorney-Advisor in office of Legal Advisor for the US Dept. of State/ Prof. of Dept. of History at U Montana/ Deputy Commanding Gen of Joint Special Op Command/ Founder of Council, Ambassador (ret.) Terrorism in America: What’s Next? Sept. 26th
Yossi Amrani Consul General of Israel (ret.) “Israel’s Future: Challenges in Light of International Instability” Oct. 16th
Darrell Holzer/ Dave McClure/ Bryony Schwan/ Joanna Shelton Montana AFL-CIO/ Montana Farm Bureau/ Women’s Voices for the Earth/ Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Globalization: Friend or Foe? Nov. 7th
James Bullock Professor of Physics & Astronomy University of California, Irvine “Understanding Islam: Reflections of a US Diplomat” Nov. 19th
Marc Grossman Undersecretary of State, Ambassador Live from the US State Dept. – A National Town Hall Video Conference: The War on Terrorism Dec. 5th

 

 

Events for 2000

Speaker Name Speaker Title Event Title Date
Dr. Tunde Adeleke A native of Nigeria who is presently Professor of History and Director of the African American Studies Program at Iowa State University Community Foreign Policy Dialogue – A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict Oct. 2nd
Gov. Marc Racicot Republican Party Montana Foreign Policy Forum: “The 2000 National Election, Foreign Policy and Montana” Oct. 3rd
Dr. Alexander V. Pantsov Associate Professor of History Capital University, Moscow State University What’s happening to Russia? : A Look into Russia’s Transformation Since the Cold War and its Current Challenges Oct. 19th
Wilfried Schneider Deputy Spokesman of the European Delegation in Washington, D.C. Europe and the United States: Partners or Rivals? Oct. 30th
William Harrop Former Ambassador, Director of the American Academy of Diplomacy Whatever Happened to American Diplomacy? Nov. 20th
Philip Wilcox Ambassador, Pres. Of the Foundations for Middle East Peace/ Former U.S Negotiator in the Middle East Peace Process The Middle East: Is Peace Possible? Dec. 7th