Ambassador Reno L. Harnish III, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Diana Farrell, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Ken Caldeira, Scientist, Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology
Greg Dalton, Commonwealth Club Vice President, Director of The Club's Climate 1 Initiative, Moderator Read more »
Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State; Chair and Principal, Albright Capital Management; Author, Memo to the President Elect
Memo to the President Elect
Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, will discuss the necessary steps our next president should take in order to rebuild our standing in the world and ensure a strong and secure future for our nation. Read more »
Dr. Steven West,
Phd Near East Cultures and Languages , Fullbright Scholar to Turkey, BA in Gov't
Islam: Towards A New Understanding
Despite 9/11, Dr. West proposes that the fundamental struggle is between
factions within Islam, and not with America. And, for the sake of world
safety, it is urgent that the 3 great Semitic religions reach
understanding and inclusiveness.
This program was recorded live on January 10, 2008
SPEAKER: Imad Moustapha, Syrian Ambassador to the United States
TITLE: THE U.S., SYRIA AND THE NEW OLD MIDDLE EAST: CONFRONTATION OR COOPERATION?
Syrian Ambassador to the U.S. Imad Moustapha will offer his insight into what it will take to achieve peace in the Middle East, with Syria being a key player in Middle Eastern politics. He will also explain how Syria’s strong diplomatic ties to the United States are critical in efforts to rebuild Iraq and improve the region's relationship with the West. Read more »
Russian professor Lilia Shevtsova (Senior Associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) speaks to the Club about all things Russia. Her book is Russia, Lost in Transition: The Yelsten & Putin Legacies
This program was recorded live on October 16, 2007.
Breaking the Chains: The Battle to Find and Use My Voice
Hirsi Ali, a high profile critic of Islam, will share her journey from a forced marriage in Somalia to a new life in the West. She will discuss the costs of her controversial views, including the multiple death threats that required her to seek police protection.