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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.


Jacques PitteloudSwiss Ambassador to the US

"Is the West losing the Battle Of Words? How can the United States win the Battle for the Narrative?"

October 27, 2023

Chun In-Bum, Lt. General, ROK Army(ret.)

"Challenge From Northeast Asia: It Isn't Just China"

October 20,2023

Rachel Galloway, Consul General of the United Kingdom in Atlanta

"Diplomatic Dialogue"

September 28,2023

"Decoupling or De-Risking: Assessing US - China Bi-Lateral Relations"

September 13,2023


             

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Yoonjoo Park, Consul General, Republic of Korea

"Peace on the Korean Peninsula, Can the ROK - US Alliance Defend Against A Threatening Nuclear Shadow?"

June 22,2023

Anne-Laure Desjonqueres, Consul General of France

"Diplomatic Dialogue"

June 14,2023

Irfan Vaid
Former U.S. Treasury Financial Attache 

"Are Economic Sanctions Still Effective?"

May 24, 2023

Angela Khoury, Former Lebanese citizen

"Lebanon: A Critical nation in crisis"

April 13, 2023

             

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Urs BrönnimannConsul General of Switzerland

"Diplomatic Dialogue: A meeting with Urs Brönnimann, Consul General of Switzerland"

March 29, 2023

Marziyeh Amirizadeh, Public Speaker & Co-author of "Captive in Iran"

"A Call For Universal Freedom In Iran"

March 16, 2023

           

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The Atlanta Council on International Relations and The International Club of Atlanta,

"Winter Gala Dinner And Dance"

March 4, 2023


          


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Colonel Leon Perkowski and Eisenhower Fellows, The United States Army War College

Panel Featuring:
Colonel Steinar Dahl,
Norwegian Armed Forces
Lt. Colonel Kirk Daniels, U.S. Armed Forces 
Lt. Colonel Tamisha Norris, U.S. Armed Forces

"New Strategic NATO Challenges In An Era of Information Disinformation Warfare - A Panel Session"

February 22, 2023


        

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Melanie Moltmann, Consul General of Germany

"Diplomatic Dialogue: A meeting with Melanie Moltmann, Consul General of Germany"

February 1, 2023

Ambassador (ret.) Lawrence R. Silverman, Former American ambassador to Kuwait

"Devising Successful U.S. Foreign Policies: Lessons from the Ukraine Crisis and the Middle East"

January 25, 2023

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Dr. Mariel Borowitz, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Challenges of Satellite Security in the Age of Rising Tensions"

December 8, 2022

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Reta Jo Lewis, Esq., President and Chair, Export Import Bank of the United States

"EXIM Bank: Keeping America Competitive in an Intense Global Environment"

November 21, 2022

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Miloslav Stasek, Czech Ambassador to the USA

"Czech - US Relations during Rising Tensions and Conflict in the East"

October 24, 2022

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Jacob Veerman, Consul General of the Netherlands

"Diplomatic Dialogue: A meeting with Jacob Veerman, Consul General of the Netherlands"

September 28, 2022

Dr. Lami Kim, Assistant Professor, U.S. Army War College

"Dealing with a Nuclear North Korea "

September 22, 2022

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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