Historical Section 

17 Notable Programs from 1985 - 2008

The purpose of the Distinguished Speakers Program is to contribute to a thoughtful description and analysis of American Foreign Policy. Of over 600 addresses since 1980, 17 are presented as a sampling of that discussion. All of these 17 addresses are available on our YouTube channel.

Click on the speaker names below to access the video of each address.

 

George Bush

Vice President of the United States

"A Major National Security Address"

March 18, 1985

 

Edward Teller

Director Emeritus and Lawrence Livermore, Sr. Researcher, Hoover Institute

"The End of the Cold War"

March 5, 1990

 

John Duke Anthony

President, The National Council on US-Arab Relations

"America and the Gulf Crisis: Why Should One Care?"

November 20, 1990

 

Strobe Talbott

Editor at Large, Time Magazine

"The New Russia and the New World"

February 18, 1992

 

Barbara Franklin

Secretary of Commerce

"New Market Opportunities in the Changed World"

January 11, 1993

 

Vladmir Petrovich Lukin

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States

"The Future of Russian-American Relations"

February 25, 1993

 

John Lewis Gaddis

Director, Contemporary History Institute, Ohio University

"The Post Cold War World"

March 3, 1994

 

Yegor Gaidar

Former Prime Minister of Russia; Head, The "Russia's Choice" Party

"The Russian Economy in Transition"

May 5, 1994

 

Norman R. Augustine

Chairman & CEO, Martin Marietta Corporation

"The World That Came in From the Cold: Implications for the Post Cold War Economies of the United States and the Former Soviet Union."

June 8, 1994

 

Dimitri K. Simes

President, The Center for Peace and Freedom; Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

"The Russian Transformation: Implications for the United States"

October 20, 1994

 

Dennis B. Ross

Special Middle East Coordinator, US Department of State

"The Middle East Peace Process"

January 7, 1996

 

Jack F. Matlock, Jr. 

US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1987-1991; George F. Kennan Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

"Dealing with Russia"

December 9, 1996

 

William Plaff

The International Herald Tribune

"America's Role in the New World"

December 9, 1997

 

Thomas Fingar

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research

"United States Relations with the Great Powers: Russia and China"

April 5, 2000

 

Daniel Pipes

Director, Middle East Forum

"Vanquishing the Islamic Enemy"

May 7, 2007

 

Mr. David J. Kramer

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, US Department of State

"Where is Russia Headed? Implications for US-Russian Relations"

May 31, 2007

 

Dr. Richard N. Cooper

Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Harvard University

"Prospects for the World Economy"

December 16, 2008