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TAMPA BAY AREA COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

SPEAKER LIST

1992 - 2014



2013 – 2014 SEASON

James Clad
Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University
Geopolitics of Energy
September 20, 2013

Henry ‘Hank’ Levine
Senior Director of Albright Stonebridge Group
“A Rising China Meets the U.S. and the World”
October 17, 2013

Dr. Adam Garfinkle
Editor-in-Chief of The American Interest
“The Strange Death of the American Grand Strategy”
November 14, 2013

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, April 2009-August 2010; Senior Director at Albright Stonebridge Group; and Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Denver University
December 6, 2013

Richard L. Russell, Ph.D.
Professor of National Security Affairs, National Defense University’s Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies and Special Advisor to the U.S. Central Command
“The Obama Administration: Pivoting Out of the Middle East and into Asia?”
January 16, 2014

Abdulwahab Alkebsi

Regional Director for Africa and the  Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
February 6, 2014

Brigadier General Martins
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions, overseeing the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four co-defendants
March 12, 2014

Tanvi Madan, Ph.D.
Fellow, Foreign Policy program, Brookings Institution, and Director of the India Project
April 9, 2014

Ambassador Husain Haqqani

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States

2008-2011

May 20, 2014

2012 – 2013 SEASON

Peter Fischer

Minister and Head of Economic Affairs

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Washington, D.C.

“The German Policy on the Euro”

September 2012

ERIC T. OLSON
Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.)
“Evolving Strategy”
November 1, 2012

KIMBERLY DOZIER


Intelligence & Security Correspondent
Associated Press, Washington, D.C.
“Running the Covert War in the Age of Transparency -- Challenges for the New Administration”
November 12, 2012

JAMES R. SASSER


United States Senator and Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China
December 7, 2012

Karen Elliott House
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, former Publisher of the Wall Street Journal

“Saudi Arabia: Its Fault Lines and Future”

January 17, 2013

Dr. Hans-Peter Manz
Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the United States
“Globalization and International Cooperation”
February 26, 2013

John Rizzo
Career Legal Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency 1976 through 2009
“Being CIA’s Lawyer in the Post-9/11 Era:   Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned”
March 14, 2013

Vicki Huddleston
Former United States Ambassador to Mali
“Crisis in the Sahara: Al Qaida Strikes Back”
April 3, 2013

Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland, Jr.
Deputy Commander of United States Special Operations Command
May 21, 2013

2011 – 2012 SEASON

KATHERINE GREEN

Senior V.P. of Programming

CNN International

“The Impact of Social Media on Journalism

and Foreign Affairs”

September 2011

RUFUS PHILLIPS

Author, Case Officer - Central Intelligence Agency

“Why Vietnam Matters: An Eyewitness Account of Lessons Not Learned”

October 2011

SAMUEL Y. TADROS

Senior Partner, Egyptian Union of Liberal Youth

“Understanding Egyptian Politics Today”

November 2011

THE HONORABLE THOMAS D. BOYATT

American Ambassador and Distinguished Diplomat

“Rebuilding Diplomatic Capacity: What Will it Cost?”

December 2011

ERIC SCHMITT and THOM SHANKER

Authors & Senior New York Times Correspondents

“Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda”

January/February 2012

DR. MOHSEN M. MILANI

Professor of Politics, University of South Florida

“The Syrian Crisis and Role of the Regional Players: Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Saudi Arabia”

March 2012

AMY PATRICIA CELICO

Senior Vice President - Albright Stonebridge Group

“China’s Economic Power as an Instrument of Foreign Policy”

April 2012

JOHN R. SCHMIDT

Lecturer – George Washington University

U.S. Foreign Service

“The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad”

May 2012


2010 – 2011 SEASON

ANN LOUISE BARDACH

Author, Reporter, Journalist

“With or Without Fidel”

September 2010


HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

AMBASSADOR TURKI AL FAISAL AL SA’UD

Former Ambassador of Saudi Arabia

To the United States

“U.S. – Saudi Relations”

October 2010


DR. CYNTHIA WATSON

Professor of Strategy, The National War College

“China’s Growing Influence in Latin America and around the World”

November 2010


THE HONORABLE JOHN W. LIMBERT

American Ambassador and Distinguished Professor

U.S. Naval Academy

“U.S.-Iranian Relations”

December 2010
DR. PAUL MARSHALL

Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute

“Silenced: How Freedom is Threatened by New Restrictions on Blasphemy”

January 2011


IMAM MUHAMMAD MUSRI

President of the Islamic Society of Central Florida,

Pastor – Masjid Al-Rahman

“The Role of Moderate Muslims after 9/11”

February 2011
GORDON G. CHANG

Renowned authority on Asian affairs, Author

“The Coming Collapse of China”

March 2011


DR. SATU PRAKASH LIMAYE

Director, East-West Center, Washington, D.C.

“The Emergence of India as a World Power”

April 2011


GENERAL JAMES N. MATTIS

Commander, U.S. Central Command

Biennial Briefing at MacDill Air Force Base

May 2011

2009 – 2010 SEASON


DR. MOHSEN MILANI

Professor of Politics

University of South Florida

“Tehran's Take: Understanding

Iran's U.S. Policy”

September 2009


AMBASSADOR ULRIC HAYNES

Former American Ambassador to Algeria

“Background for a New American Policy

in the Middle East”

October 2009
DR. ALAN ZELICOFF
Consultant, Public Health
Medical-Legal Review
“Infectious diseases respect no borders:
International Pandemic Planning for H1N1,
SARS, Tuberculosis and lots of other
diseases we don't even know about yet”

November 2009


AMBASSADOR CHRISTIAN PROSL
Ambassador of Austria to
the United States
“Security Policy and
Transatlantic Relations”
December 2009
PROFESSOR SEYMOUR GOODMAN
Professor of International Affairs
and Computing, Sam Nunn School of
International Affairs / College of Computing,
Georgia Institute of Technology
“The Global Penetration of Mobile
Telephony and the Coming Tsunami
of Information Insecurity”
January 2010
DR. DAVID ABSHIRE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Center for the Study of the Presidency
“Meeting the Challenge of al-Qaeda:
NATO/Afghanistan/Pakistan”
February 2010

AMBASSADOR JAN MATTHYSEN


Ambassador of Belgium to the United States
“Policy Challenges for Europe”
March 2010
MR. DEXTER FILKINS

2006-2007 Nieman Fellow, Harvard University,

Former Baghdad Correspondent for
The New York Times
“Stories from Afghanistan”
April 2010
DR. VANDA FELBAB-BROWN
Foreign Policy Fellow, Brookings Institution
“Shooting Up: Narcoterrorism
from Latin America to Asia”
May 2010

2008 – 2009 SEASON

AmbASSADOR Vicki Huddleston

Former U.S. Ambassador to Madagascar and Mali;

and Chief of Mission in Havana from 1999 – 2002

“US – African Security: A New Approach


for A New Administration”

September 2008


Peter Armacost

President Emeritus, Eckerd College and

President, Forman Christian College (Lahore)

“Pakistan: A Firsthand Report on Education in an Islamic Republic”

October 2008
E. Wayne Merry

Senior Associate, American Foreign Policy Council

“Where Is Russia Going, Anyway? And What Are the Prospects That It Will Arrive?”

November 2008


James Goldgeier

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Professor of Political Science, George Washington University

“America Between the Wars:

The misunderstood decade between the end

of the Cold War and the start of the War”

December 2008


Adam s. posen

Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for


International Economics

“Responding to the Global Financial Crisis”


January 2009

eric P. Farnsworth

Vice President, Council of the Americas

“Prospects for Policy in the Americas:

Si Podermos”

February 2009

kani Xulam

Director, American Kurdish Information Network

“Kurdistan: What Happens When Your

Oppressors Are Next Door Neighbors”

March 2009
john reppert

Brig. Gen. USA (Ret.);

Dean, George C. Marshall Center,

Garmisch, Germany; Defense Attaché,

U.S. Embassy, Moscow

“The Arc of Instability:

Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan”

April 2009


ADMIRAL eric t. olson

Commander-in-Chief, United States

Special Operations Command

“US Special Operations: A Global Survey

of Crisis and Response”

May 2009


2007 – 2008 SEASON

PROFESSOR ALAN LEE WILLIAMS

Former British Labour MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the UK Secretary of Defense

“U.S.-European Security Issues”

September 2007


Dr. Arthur Alexander

Former President of the Japanese

Economic Institute (JEI)

“Japan’s Economic Rebirth: Prospects for Power in the Pacific Rim and Beyond”

October 2007
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, USA (Ret.)

Secretary of State Colin Powell’s

former Chief of Staff

“An Open Letter to the New President:

Six Changes to US Foreign Policy”

November 2007

former U.S. Senator Bob Graham

“Post 9/11 Intelligence Challenges and

the Dangers Confronting the Next President”

December 2007


Ambassador Anthony C.E. Quainton

Distinguished Diplomat in Residence,

American University

“Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Diplomacy”

January 2008

DR. ROBERT D. LANGENKAMP

Director, National Energy-Environmental Law and Policy Institute

“Oil: Questions Not Being Addressed by Our Presidential Candidates”

February 2008


WALTER RUSSELL MEAD

Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow in


U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

“God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World”

March 2008
GERALD ROBBINS

Associate Scholar at the


Foreign Policy Research Institute

“Turkey and the EU: Redefining Turkey’s Strategic Importance”

April 2008
MELVIN GOODMAN

Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy and

Adjunct Professor of Government, John Hopkins University - former Division Chief and Senior
Analyst Office of Soviet Affairs,

Central Intelligence Agency

“America’s Russian Problem”

May 2008






2006 – 2007 SEASON

Walter L. Cutler

former United States Ambassador
to Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Zaire

President of the Meridian International Center

“America and Saudi Arabia: Facing New Realities”

September, 2006


H.E. Professor George Obiozor

Nigerian Ambassador to the United States

“Nigerian-U.S. Relations”

October, 2006


David M. Lampton

Dean of Faculty and Director of the

China Studies Program at John Hopkins School of

Advanced International Studies

“China’s Growing Power and

What It Means for the World”

November, 2006


“Views from the Front:
A Panel Discussion by Senior Leaders
of the Coalition Forces”

December 2006


Stephen E. Flynn, Ph.D.

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

“The Edge of Disaster:

Rebuilding a Resilient Nation”

January 2007
Dexter Filkins

New York Times correspondent


in Afghanistan and Iraq.

From the rubble at Ground Zero to the Green Zone,

Filkins has personally experienced the entire arc of terrorism since 9/11.

February 2007


Max Boot

Senior Fellow for National Security Studies


at the Council on Foreign Relations

Award-winning author and former Editorial


Editor for the Wall Street Journal

“War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the


Course of History, 1500 to Today”

March 2007

AmbASSADOR Vicki Huddleston

former U.S. Ambassador to various posts,

including Chief of Mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana from 1999 - 2002

“Memories of Fidel – U.S. Policy in


Post-Fidel Cuba”

April 2007


ADMIRAL WILLIAM J. FALLON

Commander, U.S. Central Command

Biennial Briefing at MacDill Air Force Base

May 2007




2005 – 2006 SEASON

Ambassador Robert E. Hunter

Senior Advisor at RAND, Washington, D.C.

“NATO: Back in Business for the 21st Century”

September 2005

Craig W. Duehring, Principal Deputy

Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserves)

“Building and Sustaining a Viable
Reserve Force”

October 2005


His Excellency Christian Blickenstorfer

Ambassador of Switzerland


to the United States

“Switzerland Between Two Worlds”

November 2005
Ambassador Cresencio Arcos

Director, International Affairs

Department of Homeland Security

“Homeland Security:


The International Dimension”

December 2005


Ambassador Mel Sembler

former U.S. Ambassador to Italy and Australia

“George W. Bush As I Know Him and Why We are Winning the War on Terrorism”

January 2006


Raymond Baker

guest scholar at the Brookings Institution

and a senior fellow at the
Center for International Policy

“Capitalism’s Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and


How to Renew the Free-Market System”

March 1, 2006


Donna Oglesby

former ranking Diplomat at USIA

and Diplomat in Residence, Eckerd College

“Public Diplomacy: Politics,


Propaganda, or Publicity?”

March 21, 2006


Brian Latell

Senior Associate in the CSIS Americas Program and former adjunct professor at the


School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

“After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro’s Regime and Cuba’s Next Leader”

April 2006
Gordon G. Chang

Renowned authority on Asian affairs

“Nuclear Showdown: North Korea
Takes on the World”

May 2006


2004 – 2005 SEASON

Dr. Robert H. Donaldson

President of the University of Tulsa

“Putin’s Russia: Emerging Democracy or


Creeping Dictatorship?”

September 2004


Ambassador Donald Gregg

Chairman, Board of the Korea Society

“Facing the Korean Challenges”

October 2004


Geoffrey Smith

British journalist and Adjunct Fellow,


American Enterprise Institute

“Transatlantic Relations –


Did the Elections Matter”

November 2004


Colonel (GS) Wolfgang E. Herbst (Germany)

Brigadier General Tariq Khan


(Pakistan)

Brigadier General Jan Wang


(Norway)

“Views from the Front: A Panel Discussion by Senior Members of the Coalition Forces”

December 2004
H.E. Baron Frans van Daele

Ambassador of Belgium

“Perspective on Future European Integration”

January 2005


Professor Paul Bracken

Yale University

“U.S. Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities”

February 2005


Charlaynne Hunter-Gault

CNN Johannesburg Bureau Chief

“Africa on the Edge”

February 2005


Dr. Philip Oldenburg
Columbia University

Dr. Veena Oldenburg

City University of New York

“How Important can India Be in the 21st Century”

March 2005
General Bryan Brown, USA

Commander, United States Special Operations Command Biennial Briefing


MacDill Air Force Base

April 2005

ROGER KUBARYCH

Senior Fellow, International Economics and Finance, Council on Foreign Relations

“Going to Extremes – How Record Imbalances

Are Being Financed And What That Means
for the US Economy and Foreign Policy”

May 2005




2003 – 2004 SEASON

Sol Sanders

Political Analyst

“The North Korean Conundrum”

September 2003
Myles Frechette

Former U.S. Ambassador to Colombia

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Americas Society and Council of the Americas

“Colombia, a Multilateral Struggle”

October 2003
Dennis Jett

Dean of the International Center


at the University of Florida

Former U.S. Ambassador to


Peru and Mozambique

Former Deputy Chief of Mission in Liberia

“The Incoherence of U.S. Foreign Policy and
Why It Will Stay That Way”

November 2003


Robert Reilly

Senior Advisor for Information Strategy,


Office of the Secretary of Defense

Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of


Information - Operation Iraqi Freedom

“Lessons from Baghdad”

December 2003
Martin Baron

Editor, Boston Globe

“Journalists and the War on Terror”

January 2004


Kevin Scheid

Senior Advisor to the National Commission

on the Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

(the “9/11 Commission”)

“The Evolving Role of US Intelligence:
From the Shadows to Talk TV”

February 2004

Dr. Stephen Flynn

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies Council on Foreign Relations

“Living on Borrowed Time:

The Race to Secure America”

March 2004


Brigadier General Boris O. Saavedra

Venezuelan Air Force

“Cuba-Venezuela-Brazil:
An Anti-American Axis in Latin America?”

April 2004


Henry Sokolski

Executive Director

The Nonproliferation Policy Education Enter

“Nuclear World War: The Next Big Worry”

May 2004



2002 – 2003 SEASON


1AMBASSADOR EDWARD S. WALKER

President of the Middle East Institute

and former U.S. Ambassador
to both Israel and Egypt

“The Current Situation in the Middle East”

September 2002
LISA BRONSON

Deputy Undersecretary of Defense,

Technology Security Policy and Counter-Proliferation and Director, Defense Technology
Security Administration

“Technology, Proliferation and Security


- Global Challenges”

October 2002


KEN E. LAWSON

Assistant Secretary for Enforcement,


Department of the Treasury

“The Financing of Terrorism”

November 2002
JAMES WOOLSEY

former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

“The War on Terror: Why We Are In It and
How We Should Fight It”

January 2003


HEATHER HURLBURT

former Special Assistant and speech writer to


President Clinton

“The Democrats’ Difficulty in


Formulating National Security Policy”

February 2003

SVANTE CORNELL

Editor of The Central Asia-Caucasus

Analyst at The Paul H. Nitze School

of Advanced International Studies


Johns Hopkins University

“The Role of Turkey’s New Islamic-leaning Government in Current U.S. Policy”

March 2003
DIMITRIS AVRAMOPOULOS

former Mayor of Athens, Greece

“The Greek View of Events in the Region”

April 1, 2003


R. DOBIE LANGENKAMP

Director, National Energy -


Environmental Law and Policy Institute

University of Tulsa

“Who Gets the Oil: International Law
and the Occupation of Iraq”

April 10, 2003


DR. SANG-HYUN SONG

Judge of the International


Criminal Court in the Hague

“The International Criminal Court


for Globalized Justice:
Adjudication of War Crimes”

May 2003




2001 – 2002 SEASON

COLIN H.C. HOWGILL

Former Chief of Staff and Joint Warfare Attache –

British Defense Staff, Washington, DC

“Counter-Terrorism:
The Obstacles to Retribution”

September 2001


DR. ELIE KRAKOWSKI

Former Pentagon Official and


Professor of International Relations

“U.S. Policy toward Afghanistan and the Region in Light of the Recent Terrorist Attacks”

October 2001
DR. MEYRAV WURMSER

Senior Fellow and Director


for Middle East Studies
Hudson Institute, Washington DC

“Terrorism in America:


Is There a Clash of Civilization”

November 2001


AMBASSADOR DOUGLAS “PETE” PETERSON

Remarks based on his military

and diplomatic career

December 2001

DR. MICHAEL TSIN

Director of the Asian Studies Program


at the University of Florida

“Chinese Nationalism in the Global Age”

January 2002
CANADIAN AMBASSADOR MICHAEL KERGIN

(and Former Canadian Ambassador to Cuba)

“U.S. - Canada Border Security”

February 2002


AMBASSADOR JAMSHEED MARKER

Special Advisor to the Secretary General


of the United Nations

Former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States

“The Current Situation in South Asia”

March 2002


DR. DAVID ABSHIRE

President, Center for Study of the Presidency

co-founder SAIS

Special Counselor to President Reagan

former Ambassador to NATO

“War Leaders: Lincoln, FDR and George W. Bush”

April 2002
LIEUTENANT GENERAL MICHAEL P. DELONG

United States Marine Corps

Deputy Commander in Chief

United States Central Command

MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

May 2002




2000 – 2001 SEASON

DR. RICHARD L. MILLETT

“1.3 Billion for Colombia: Escalation, Solution

or Irrelevance?”

September 2000
REAR ADMIRAL AL KONETZNI

Commander Submarine Force


U.S. Pacific Fleet

Comments on the recent Russian submarine


disaster and issues related to United States
National Security

October 2000

WILLIAM E. SCHMIDT

Associate Managing Editor, The New York Times

“A behind the scenes look at the life and work

of a foreign correspondent for the powerful


New York Times”

November 2000


C. J. (CHIEN-JEN) CHEN

Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)

“Relations between the Republic of China on Taiwan and the United States: Its Past,
Present and Future”

December 2000


JONATHAN CLARKE

Former career diplomat in the British Diplomatic


Service, presently an author and regular commentator on network and public TV programs.

“Field of Dreams or Poisoned Chalice?:

The Foreign Policy Inheritance of the Incoming Administration”

January 2001


DR. MAZEN AL-NAJJAR

recently released from detention by Federal authorities after being held on secret evidence

“From a Refugee to a Secret Evidence Detainee: Reflections of Mazen Al Najjar”

January 17, 2001


DR. RACHEL EHRENFELD

Author of various books on this subject and frequent contributor to the NYT, WSJ, CNN and other broadcast media, and

DR. JOE MOLYNEUX

Director of Security for Freeport-McMoRan

Copper & Gold, Inc., one of the world's largest producers of copper and gold (based in Indonesia)

“How International Corruption Affects U.S. National Security - With a Special Look at the Indonesian Case”

February 2001
DR. ROBERT H. DONALDSON

Trustees Professor of Political Science and Past President of the University of Tulsa

“Putin’s Russia: Reformism or Retrogression”

March 2001


CHUCK DOWNS

Senior Foreign and Defense Policy Advisor, Republican House Policy Committee

“What We Can Expect in Dealing with North Korea”

April 2001

EDWARD G. ABINGTON

Washington, D.C. counsel to the Palestinian National Authority and former

American Consul General in Jerusalem

“Prognosis on the Middle East Peace Process and


Its Impact on US Regional Relations”

May 2001





1999 – 2000 SEASON

AMBASSADOR SVEN ALKALAJ

Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina

to The United States

“Bosnia and the Region of Southeastern Europe: Aftermath of NATO”

September 1999


DR. R.K. RAMAZANI

University of Virginia

Comments on recent events in Iran and their


ramifications throughout the region.

October 1999


MR. JOSEPH MANGUNO, JR.,

Senior Writer and Editor/Producer

CNN International

”The role of CNN in shaping public impressions of


events impacting U.S. foreign policy”

November 1999


STEPHEN S.F. CHEN

Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)

“The Prospects for the USA- ROC
Relationship in the 21st Century”

December 1999


SPECIAL MEMBER FORUM

“Top Issues Facing The New President”

January 2000
AMBASSADOR ANDRE ERDOS

Hungary’s Permanent Representative to the

United Nations

“The East European Revolutions


of 1989: Ten Years After”

February 2000


GEN. PETER J. SCHOOMAKER

Commander-in-Chief

U.S. Special Operations Command

“Guest Night”

March 2000

THOMAS GOLTZ

“American Interests in Russia’s Backyard:

What are We Doing In The Post-Soviet Caucasus”

April 2000

REAR ADMIRAL ERIC A. MCVADON (USN RET) -

Former U.S. Defense and Naval Attache at the


American Embassy in Beijing

“U.S. National Security in the Region with Particular Emphasis on the Current Tensions in the

Taiwan Straight”

May 2000




1998 – 1999 SEASON

GENERAL ANTHONY C. ZINNI

Commander in Chief of the U.S. Central Command

National Security Issues/

Kenya and Tanzania Embassy Bombing Update

September 1998


DR. PETER TRUBOWITZ
Professor of Government

University of Texas at Austin

“Defining the National Interest: Conflict and Change in American Foreign Policy”

October 1998


DR. RAYMOND TANTER

Professor of Political Science/


Research Associate, Middle East Center
University of Michigan

“Rogue Regimes: Terrorism and Proliferation”

November 1998
DR. MARSHALL GOLDMAN
Associate Director,

Davis Center for Russian Studies,

Harvard University

IGOR S. NEVEROV

Deputy Chief of Mission

Embassy of the Russian Federation

to The United States

25th Anniversary Of The Tampa Bay Area Committee On Foreign Relations

December 1998
MR. CHARLES GRAY
Counselor for U.S. Foreign Policy

British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

“The U.S. and Britain:
Is the Special Relationship Still So Special?

January 1999

DR. ROBERT EBEL

Director - Energy and National Security Program

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Washington, D.C.

“National Security Aspects of Oil and the

Proposed Caspian Oil Pipeline”

February 1999
JOSEPH E. LAKE

Former U.S. Ambassador to Albania

Current Director of International Affairs –

City of Dallas


“Kosovo, Albania and the Balkans”

March 1999


DR. MARK FALCOFF

Resident Scholar,

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy

“Panama's Canal: Issues, Problems and Perils on the Eve of Transfer”

April 1999
GENERAL ROBERT MILLIGAN

Comptroller of the State of Florida

U.S. National Security/Military Preparedness

May 1999




1997 – 1998 SEASON

AMBASSADOR FRANKLIN SONN

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

of the Republic of South Africa

“National Security Issues in Southern Africa”

September 1997


DR. RICHARD RAHN

Chief Executive Officer – Novecon Ltd.

and Policy Chairman of the

Business Leadership Council in Washington

“Transition to Capitalism in Eastern Europe”

October 1997


PAULA NEWBERG

Carnegie Endowment

“The Subcontinent Approaching the 21st Century”

November 1997


JAMES F. HOGE, JR.

Editor of Foreign Affairs


“China and Other Challenges”

December 1997


DR. KIICHI MOCHIZUKI

Pacific and Asia Institutes

“Asian Financial Turmoil and

U.S. National Security”

January 1998

THOMAS FINGAR

Deputy Undersecretary for Intelligence


(previous chief - East Asian desk)

“Life In The Global Village:

Implications of Problems In Asia, Peace In Afghanistan, Prosperity in Africa and

Pensions in America.”

February 1998
GEN. PETER J. SCHOOMAKER

U.S. Special Operations Command

MacDill Air Force Base Briefing

March 1998


LEON V. SIGAL, PROFESSOR

Columbia University’s School of

International and Political Affairs
“Disarming Strangers:
Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea”

April 1998


DR. ALBERTO COLL

Professor of Strategy and Policy

United States Naval War College

“Cuba: Backwards or Forward”

May 1998



1996 – 1997 SEASON

SALLY A. SHELTON

Assistant Administrator for Global Programs

U.S. Agency for International Development


“U.S. Strategic Interests in the
Post-Cold War Era”

September 1996


AMBASSADOR CHARLES W. FREEMAN, JR.,

Chairman of Projects – International Associates


October 1996
AMBASSADOR ALLEN HOLMES

Assistant Secretary of Defense for

Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflicts
“Department of Defense: Meeting the
Challenges of Terrorism.”

November 1996


CAREER AMBASSADOR ROBERT OAKLEY

“U.S. Activism Abroad - Unilateralism or Multilateralism.”

December 1996

JOHN J. STREMLAU

Advisor - The Carnegie Commission on

Preventing Deadly Conflict

“Preventing Deadly Conflict in the

Post-Cold War Era.”

January 1997


KEN JENSEN

Executive Director

American Committees on Foreign Relations

“Challenges for the New Clinton Foreign Policy Team: A View from Inside the Beltway.”

February 1997
DR. NATHANIEL B. THAYER

Director – Asian Studies/Japan Department

Johns Hopkins University - SAIS

“Security Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy in


the Post-Cold War.”

March 1997


PRESIDENT ALFONSO LOPEZ MICHELSEN

Former President of Colombia

Comments regarding the state of U.S.-Colombian relations and other important developments in
Latin America

April 1997


AMBASSADOR WALTER L. CUTLER

President of the Meridian International Center

and Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Spoke about the volatile situation in the Middle


East and protection of American interests in the region.

June 1997





1995 – 1996 SEASON

MATTHEW MCHUGH

Counselor to the President of the World Bank

and Former U.S. Congressman

“The Politics of Foreign Aid”

September 1995


VLADIMIR MATIC

Former Assistant Federal Minister for

Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia
discussed the current situation
in the former Yugoslavia

October 1995


GENERAL JAMES B. DAVIS

Chief Negotiator with The North Atlantic Council

and the United Nations
November 1995

AMBASSADOR JOHN D. SCANLON

Former U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia

“Balkan Wars or Balkan Peace”

December 1995


U.S. SENATOR BOB GRAHAM

discussed the U.S. presence in Bosnia,


relations with Cuba and related issues

January 1996


AMBASSADOR PAUL CLEVELAND

Former U.S. Ambassador to

New Zeland and Malaysia
“The United States, Australia
and New Zealand: Partners in Asia”

February 1996


MAURICE WILLIAMS

Former Undersecretary of State

in the Nixon Administration
“What Kinds of International Conflict
Resolutions Might Work?”

March 1996


VLADIMIR RAKHMANIN

Political Counselor from the Russian Embassy


“Russia In Search Of Its Identity
At Home and in the World”

April 1996


GEN. J.H. BINFORD PEAY, III

Commander in Chief of CENTCOM

MacDill Air Force Base
May 1996

FRANCISCO FIALLOS

Former Nicaraguan Ambassador to

The United States and The Vatical

provided overview of foreign policy issues
related to Latin America

May 1996




1994 – 1995 SEASON

BARRY WIGGHAM

Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States

“Hong Kong In Transition:


Problems and Prospects”

September 1994


AMBASSADOR DONALD P. GREGG

Chairman of the Board – The Korea Society


“Nuclear Proliferation on the
North Korean Peninsula”

October 1994

HAFIZ PASHAYEV

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States

discussed current political crisis
in Azerbaijan

November 1994


SIDDHARTHA SHANKAR RAY

Ambassador of India to the United States


discussed current political situation in India

December 1994


GENERAL SHLOMO GAZIT

Distinguished Fellow – U.S. Institute of Peace


discussed the current political
and strategic climate in Israel

January 1995


MR. NORIO TANAKA

Commercial Minister, Embassy of Japan


“Japan's Foreign Policy: A New Role
In Asia and The Americas”

February 1995


GREGORY TREVERTON

Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council


discussed current issues facing
the U.S. intelligence community

March 1995

DR. KIM HOLMES

Vice President of The Heritage Foundation

“The New Congress: Foreign Policy
After the First 100 Days”

April 1995


AMBASSADOR DIEGO ARRIA

Former Venezuelan Ambassador to the U.N.

and President of The Security Council
discussed the U.N.'s role in Haiti,
Bosnia and Somalia

May 1995




1992 – 1993 SEASON

KENNETH H. KELLER

September 1992
DAVID K. SHIPLER

October 1992


RICHARD W. MURPHY

November 1992


RICHARD C. HOTTELET

December 1992


KEN BALICK

January 1993

GILLIAN GUNN

March 1993


JAMES CHACE

April 1993


STEPHEN R. LOEFFLER

April 1993


WILLIAM B. WHITMAN

May 1993








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