Richmond World Affairs Council

Past Events

Council Speakers

Foreign Ambassadors

 

Ambassador Thomas Pickering

Ambassador Herman J. Cohen

Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann

Ambassador Jesus Silva-Herzog

Ambassador Shunji Yanai

The Honorable David Ivry

 

Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger

Ambassador Kunihiko Saito

Minister Counselor Dai Yunlou

Ambassador T.P. Sreenivasan

Dr. Shafeeq Ghabra

Ambassador Raymond Chrétien

Ambassador Marwan Jamil Muasher

The Honorable Sheila Sisulu

 

Ambassador Volkan Vural

Alain de Keghel

Ambassador François Bujon de l’Estang

Colonel Tang Pusheng

The Honorable Li Zhaoxing

 

Ambassador Naresh Chandra

The Honorable Hasan Abdel Rahman

 

 

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed

Ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer

Ambassador Mohammed Mahallati

Ambassador Sir David Manning

Ambassador Husain Haqqani

Lenny Ben-David

Ambassador to Russia, India, and the UN

Ambassador to Gambia and Senegal

Ambassador to Afghanistan, Bahrain, and Algeria

Ambassador of Mexico

Ambassador of Japan

Vice President, Boeing International

Ambassador of Israel

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

Ambassador of Japan

Republic of China

Ambassador of India

Director, Information Office, Kuwait

Ambassador of Canada

Ambassador of Jordan

Deputy Executive Director, World Food Programme

Ambassador of South Africa

Ambassador of Turkey

Consul General of France

Ambassador of France

Attaché for the Chinese Embassy

Foreign Minister, China

Ambassador of China

Ambassador of India

Chief Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization

Ambassador of Palestinian National Authority

Ambassador of Pakistan

Ambassador of the United Kingdom

Ambassador of Iran

Ambassador of Britain

Ambassador of Pakistan

Deputy Chief of Mission – Israel

 

U.S. Government Officials

Senator Jim Webb

 

Senator Tim Kaine

 

Representative Eric Cantor

 

Senator Mark Warner

 

Governor Bob McDonnell

Governor George Allen

Secretary Lawrence S. Eagleburger

General Richard Lee Armitage

Ambassador William Milam

 

 

Ambassador W. Nathaniel Howell

Ambassador Anthony Quainton

 

Ambassador Philip T. Reeker

 

Ambassador L. Bruce Laingen

 

 

Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr.

 

Representative James Leach

Ambassador James R. Lilley

Secretary John Snow

Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat

 

Secretary Caspar Weinberger

Ambassador L. Paul Bremer

Joseph J. Sisco

 

 

 

Ambassador Richard Sklar

Ambassador Donald P. Gregg

Lt. General Samuel V. Wilson

Secretary Paul H. Nitze

 

 

Ambassador B. Lynn Pascoe

 

 

Dr. David Gompert

 

Frederick Hitz

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering

 

C. Thomas Burke

Michael McCurry

2016 Presidential Candidate

Congressman, D-Virginia

Congressman, D-Virginia

Governor of Virginia

House Majority Leader

Congressman for Virginia’s 7th District, R-Virginia

Congressman, D-Virginia

Governor of Virginia

Governor of Virginia

Governor of Virginia

Secretary of State

Deputy Secretary of State under Colin Powell

Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Ambassador to Bangladesh and Pakistan

Ambassador to Kuwait

Ambassador to Peru, Kuwait, Nicaragua, and the Central African Republic

Consul General in Milan, Italy

Ambassador to Macedonia

Principal Officer and Hostage Spokesperson during the 1979-1981 Iranian Hostage Crisis

Ambassador to Malta

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Congressman, R-Iowa

Ambassador to China

Secretary of the Treasury

Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

Ambassador to the European Union

Secretary of Defense

Chief Administrator of Iraq

Negotiator during the 1970 Syrian Invasion of Jordan, 1971 India-Pakistan War, and 1974 Egypt-Israel Peace Negotiations

Undersecretary for Political Affairs for Henry Kissinger

Representative to the United Nations

Ambassador to South Korea

Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

Deputy Secretary of Defense

Secretary of the Navy

Director of Policy Planning, Department of State

Undersecretary General for Political Affairs, United Nations

Ambassador to Indonesia

Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Inspector General, CIA

Ambassador to Russia, India, UN, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan

Commissioner to the Canal Zone

White House Press Secretary

 

Media

Romesh Ratnesar

Eason Jordon

 

 

Karen Kasmauski

Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Kinzer

Charles McDowell

William Millsaps

Linda Fasulo

Don Oberdorfer

Adrian Wooldridge

Stephen Emerson

Dr. Charles W. Sydnor, Jr.

Paul Duke

Sabrina Squire

Henry Chu

Deputy Managing Editor, TIME

Chief News Executive, CNN

Director of Operations and Communications, The Malala Fund

Photographer, National Geographic

Author, Journalist, and Senior Policy Analyst

Author, The New York Times

Syndicated Columnist, The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sports Editor, The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Correspondent, NBC News, MSNBC, and NPR

Diplomatic Columnist, The Washington Post

Management Editor, The Economist

Author

Commonwealth Public Broadcasting

Public Broadcasting

WWBT-12

Beijing Bureau Chief for The Los Angeles Times

 

International Organizations

Ben Bernanke

John Hofmeister

Susan Eisenhower

Dr. Ashley J. Tellis

 

Thomas F. Farrell, II

Roger Winter

Ted Galen Carpenter

Michael Mussa

Dr. Robin Edward Poulton

Dr. Patrick Clawson

 

Dr. Simon Serfaty

 

Dr. Douglas Ollivant

Dr. Clifford G. Gaddy

Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

 

Ribal al-Assad

 

Dr. Mary Habeck

Chairman, United States Federal Reserve

President and CEO, Shell Oil Company

President, Eisenhower Group, Inc.

Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

President and CEO, Dominion

Director, U.S. Committee for Refugees

Senior Fellow, CATO Institute

International Monetary Fund

International Peace Consultant, United Nations

Director of Research, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Director of the Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

CEO, Valens Global

Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Founder and Director, Organisation for Democracy and Freedom in Syria

Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

 

Academia

 

Dr. William Newmann

Dr. Eugene Trani

Dr. Mihailo Crnobrnja

Ambassador Robert L. Gallucci

Dr. Joshua Muravchik

Dr. John Echeverri-Gent

Dr. Michael Fischbach

Dr. Stephen Long

Dr. Sheila Carapico

Dr. Scott Harrop

Dr. Todd Sechser

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson

 

Dr. Elżbieta M. Goździak

 

Dr. Allen Lynch

Dr. Sinan Ciddi

Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University

President, Virginia Commonwealth University

Visiting Scholar, College of William & Mary

Faculty, Georgetown University

Faculty, Institute of World Politics

Faculty, University of Virginia

Faculty, Randolph-Macon College

Faculty, University of Richmond

Faculty, University of Richmond

Faculty, University of Virginia

Faculty, University of Virginia

Faculty, College of William & Mary

Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell

Research Professor, Institute for the Study of International Migration

Faculty, University of Virginia

Faculty, Georgetown University