»Recent Speakers for Global Education at Chapman

The Center for Global Education have sponsored distinguished guests from around the world to speak at Chapman University.

+-U.S. Government/Diplomats/Consulates/Ambassadors

David Ballard, Director, US Department of State Office of Foreign Press

Former Brigadier General Dawn Lake, US Army Reserves, Military Intelligence Advisor to the Commander, Afghanistan

Ambassador Robert Bradtke (retired), Former Co-Chair of the Minsk Process

Marc Ginsberg, Former US Ambassador to Morocco, Senior Middle East Analyst

Honorable John Limbert, former US Ambassador to Mauritania

Peter B. Nyren, CIA Historical Collections Division

Matt Penney, CIA Historical Collections Division

Ambassador Rudolf Perina (retired), Former Sr. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European & Canadian Affairs

U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affair Committee

+-Foreign Diplomats/Consulates/Ambassadors

Honorable Jose Maria Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain

Dr. Christian Burgsmüller, EU Diplomat - Counselor at the EU Delegation

Honorable Ramon Gil Casares, former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Spain

Honorable Antonio Estevez, Commercial Consul of Spain

Tracey German, UK Ministry of Defense Staff College

Honorable Carlos Gianelli, Ambassador of Uruguay

Honorable Carlos Gitto, Consul General of Uruguay

Honorable David McNeill, Commercial Attache, US Embassy, Poland

Zofia Sobiepanek-Kukuryka, Commercial Specialist, US Embassy, Poland

Honorable Krystyna Tokarska-Biernacik, Consul General, Republic of Poland

+-Centers, Councils, & Institutes

Dr. Nayyar Ali, Chairman, Muslim Public Affairs Council

Dr. Cameron Browne, Deputy Director, Gloria Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel

Dr. James D. Clark, Overseas Director of the American Institute of Iranian Studies

Dr. Maher Hathout, Senior Advisor, Muslim Public Affairs Council

Dr. Avinoam Idan, Senior Visiting Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center

Dr. Ian Lessor, Vice President and Director of Studies, Pacific Council on International Policy

Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

David Koranyi, Acting Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center of the Atlantic Council

E.Wayne Merry, Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia, American Foreign Policy Counci

Dr. Robin Niblett, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

Alexandros Petersen, Advisor, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Nicolò Sartori, Researcher in the Security and Defence Department, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy

Orhan Taner, Director, Atlantic Council’s Energy and Economic Summit and the Council’s Istanbul office

Dr. Majid Tehranian, Director, Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research

Thomas de Waal, Senior Associate, Caucasus, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

George Zarubin, Eurasia Partnership Foundation

+-International Organizations & Businesses

Dr. Henryka Bochniarz, President, Nicom Consulting Ltd., Warsaw, Poland

Dr. Ali Ettefaq, International Trade and Finance, Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. Willem Floor, former energy specialist, World Bank

Magsud Mammadov, External Relations Manager, Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Fellow, CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program

Sebastian Mikosz, Executive Vice President, Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency

Antonio Perez, CEO, Talgo, Inc. and Director, Talgo America

Roman Rewald, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in Poland

Modesto Rodriguez, Corporate Operations Manager, Panda Software

Rudy Van Beurden, Communication Manager, Fluxys

Taleh Ziyadov, Research Fellow, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA)

+-Deans and Faculty

Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, Lecturer of the Baku State University

Dr. Graeme Auton, Professor of Government, University of Redlands

Dr. Houri Berberian, Associate Professor of History, California State University, Long Beach

Dr. John Cooper, Distinguished Professor of International Studies, Rhode College

Dr. Hamid Dabashi, Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Dr. Russell Dalton, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Elton L. Daniel, Professor of History, University of Hawaii

Dr. Mai’a K. Davis Cross, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California

Dr. Patrick Drinan, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of San Diego

Dr. Hafez Farmayan, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Ali Gheissari, Professor of History, University of San Diego

Dr. Hasan Javadi, adjunct professor of Persian Literature, George Washington University And Catholic University

Dr. Nader Hasemi, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

Dr. Morad Eqhbal, University of Baltimore

Asbed Kotchikian, Lecturer, Bentley University

Dr. Jon Mandaville, Professor, History Department, Portland State University

Dr. David Menashri, Professor, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle East Studies, Tel Aviv University

Dr. Ali Parsa, Professor of philosophy of History, Islamic, and Religious Studies at California State University Fullerton

Dr. Michael Roskin, Chairman, Department of Political Science, Lycoming College, Pa.

Dr. Enrique Sanabria, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Dr. Michael Scheuer, Author and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

Dr. Evan Siegel, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, New Jersey City University

Dr. Kate Svyatets, Lecturer, University of Southern California

Dr. Gregory Treverton, Associate Dean, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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