Past Programs, 2018 and earlier

Past Programs

  October 2018  

Global Dimensions of Middle Eastern Conflicts


Dr. Sheila Carapico, University of Richmond

  April 2018  

US-Iran Relations


Trita Parsi, Founding President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC)

  March 2018  

The State of Israel


Dr. Einat Wilf, past member of the Israeli Parliament

  October 2017  

Insurgent Warfare and Lessons to Counter the Islamic State


Dr. Seth Jones, Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation

  September 2017  

Taiwan’s Challenges for three presidents: Trump, Tsai, and Xi Jinping


Dr. Harry Harding & Dr. Syarus Shirly Lin, University of Virginia

  June 2017  

An Evening with Cathy Scott Clark


Cathy Scott Clark, award-winning journalist, author and film-maker

  May 2017  

Trump & The Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Peace


Dr. James J. Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI)

  April 2017  

Trump & Egypt

McGuire Woods Forum on Foreign Policy


Dr. Eric Trager, The Washington Institute

  March 2017  

Contemporary Russian Foreign Policy

McGuire Woods Forum on Foreign Policy


Allen Lynch, Professor at the University of Virginia

  February 2017  

21st Century Energy Policy

The Dominion 2017 Speaker Series


William L. “Bill” Murray, Senior Public Policy & Electric Policy Director for Dominion

  January 2017  

U.S. Relations in the Middle East

The Dominion 2017 Speaker Series


Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Russia, India, El Salvador, Nigeria, Jordan, and the United Nations.

  December 2016  

Trump Foreign Policy: A New Era? 


Eric Trager, The Washington Institute





  November 2016  

Essential Elements of a Solution in Syria

The Dominion 2016 Speaker Series


Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Professor at William & Mary


  October 2016  

The Strategic Importance of Africa

The Dominion 2016 Speaker Series


Ambassador Herman J. Cohen, former U.S. Ambassador to Gambia and Senegal; Assistant Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush


  September 2016  

Religious Minorities Under Attack: The Story of Pakistan 

The Dominion 2016 Speaker Series


Farahnaz Ispahani, author and former Member of the Pakistani Parliament



  August 2016  

Why did Britain vote for the Brexit?



Chris Bischof, University of Richmond




  May 2016  

India at the Global High Table:

What Kind of Global Role is India Creating–and How


Ambassadors Howard and Teresita Schaffer

Howard B. Schaffer, Adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and former U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh

Teresita C. Schaffer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and former U.S. Ambassador in Sri Lanka

  April 2016  

The China Effect



Vincent Wang, Professor at University of Richmond


  March 2016  

Turkey’s Role in the Shaping of a New Middle East



Dr. Sinan Ciddi, Director of the Institute for Turkish Studies at Georgetown University



  February 2016  

Russia – An Enigma



Allen Lynch, University of Virginia

  December 2015  

Al Qaeda and ISIS: Which is the Greater Danger?


Dr. Mary Habeck, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).


  November 2015  

Syria – an Analysis


Ribal al-Assad, Founder and Director of the Organisation for Democracy and Freedom in Syria.




  November 2015  

The Refugee Crisis and the Fear of the Other In Central Europe


Dr. Elżbieta M. Goździak, Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University.



  October 2015  

The Rise, Rule, and Future of the Islamic State


Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.



  September 2015  

The Never-ending Peace: How Bosnia Became Stuck in the Dayton Accords

Co-Sponsored Program at the University of Richmond


Dr. Florian Bieber, University of Graz & Central European University.


  September 2015  

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Boon or Bane? A Panel Discussion


Todd S. Sechser

Associate Professor, University of Virginia


Sheila Carapico

Professor, University of  Richmond

Lawrence Wilkerson

Distinguished Adjunct Professor, College of William & Mary

Scott Harrop

Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia


Peter Smallwood, University of Richmond




  May 2015