Explore ACIR's distinguished list of Past Speakers.  


ACIR appreciates all of the distinguished speakers, visitors, and guests it has hosted over the years. Explore our Past Events below. View the videos from our webinars, or take a look at pictures from our in-person past events.


James K. Hill, Consul General of Canada

"Diplomatic Dialogue: A meeting with James K. Hill, Consul General of Canada"

June 23, 2022

Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni, Outgoing Consul General of India in Atlanta, GA For SE Region

"A luncheon dedicated as a farewell tribute honoring Consul General Dr. Swati Kulkarni."

June 6, 2022

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Dr. Thomas Rotnem, Professor of Political Science and Associate Director, School of Government and International Affairs, Kennesaw State University

"Russia's Ukraine Invasion: Implications for the Arctic"

June 2, 2022

Dr. (Mrs.) Uzoma Emenike, Nigerian Ambassador to the US

"Nigeria — US Relations: A Strategic Partnership"

May 25, 2022

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Caoimhe Ni Chonchuir, Consul General of Ireland, Atlanta

"Breakfast Diplomatic Dialogue"

April 29, 2022

Joe R. Bankoff, Professor of the Practice and Former Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

"China at the Crossroads: Economy, Population, and Geopolitics"

April 27, 2022

Adam N. Stulberg, School Chair, Sam Nunn Professor

"Russia & US: Bracing for Long Term Competition"

March 23, 2022

Yoonjoo Park, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta.

"Diplomatic Dialogue with Yoonjoo Park"

February 24, 2022

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Colonel Leon Perkowski, USAF, Army War College

"Navigating "Gray Zone" Competition & Conflict." A panel discussion featuring Col. Jason Groat, Australian Army; Mr. Mike Rossman, USAID; and Lt. Col. Pat Walsh, US Army Reserve.

February 16, 2022

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Dr. Alasdair Young, Co-Director of the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, Jean Monnet and Center for International Technology, and Policy, Georgia Tech University

"Is the European Union Disunited by Diversity?"

January 27, 2022

Peter Zimmerli, Consul General, Switzerlamd

"Breakfast Diplomatic Dialogue"

January 20, 2022

Scott Bray, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence

"A New Era in Strategic Competition"

December 7, 2021

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Michael Gerebtzoff, Consul General of Belgium

"Diplomatic Dialogue Breakfast Series"

November 9, 2021

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Nestor Forster, Jr., Ambassador of Brazil to the USA

"Brazil & The USA"

November 7, 2021

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Ambassador Taranjit Singh SandhuIndian Ambassador to the U.S.

"India-US Strategic Partnership of Global Significance"

July 7th, 2021

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Shaima Gargash,

 Deputy Chief of Mission at the UAE Embassy in Washington D.C.

"Advancements of the UAE in the Middle East"

April 7th, 2021

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Dmitri Trenin, Director of Carnegie Moscow Center

"Next Move? Considerations In The Troubled US-Russia Relationship"

March 5th, 2021

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Bruce Roth, Founder of the Daisy Alliance

Holly Lindamood, Former Program Director at Daisy Alliance

Kevely Dumay, Student of International Relations

Emma Goldsby, President of Daisy Alliance at the University of Kentucky

"Time Is Not on Our Side: Confronting the Ever-Growing Nuclear Threat" 

February 18th, 2021

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Igor Zevelev

"Russian National Identity and Foreign Policy" 

January 21th, 2021

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James Story, U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela

"Venezuela: A Path to Democracy to Preserve Regional Security" 

December 8th, 2020

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Vic Reynolds, Director, Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Tracy Gilbert, Community Affairs Manager, Department of Aviation Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Dr. Sharon Cooper, Pediatrician and Founder/CEO of Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics, P. A.

Lisa Williams, Advocate for Victims of Human Trafficking

"Human Trafficking: A View From Georgia On an International Challenge"

November 18th, 2020

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