Past Speakers , World Affairs Council Washington D.C.
Hon. Dr. David M. Abshire, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), President and CEO , Center for the Study of the Presidency (CSP) and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO.
Hon. Charlene Barshefsky, former United States Trade Representative
Ambassador Walter R. Cutler, former United States Ambassador to Congo-Kinshasa, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia,President of Meridian International Center.
Hon. Chas W. Freeman, Chairman of the Board, Projects International, Inc., former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and former Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Hon. Peter Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia
Hon. Edward Gnehm, Shapiro Professor, Elliott School of International Relations, George Washington University and former U.S. Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the State of Kuwait and the Commonwealth of Australia
Ambassador Brandon Grove, former U.S Ambassador to Zaire, Senior Consultant, APCO Associates Trade Representative
Ambassador Lino Gutierrez, former U.S. Ambassador to Agentina, PDAS, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Hon. Robert L. Hutchings, Chairman, National Intelligence Council and former Director for European Affairs, National Security Council
Hon. Cameron Hume, U.S. Chief of Mission to Sudan and former Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.
Ambassador Arthur J. Hummel, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to China and Assistant Secretary of State
Hon. Robert Hunter, Senior Advisor, Rand Corporation, and former Ambassador to NATO
Hon. Karl F. Inderfurth, Director, Graduate Program in International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, and former Assistant Secretary of State, South Asian Affairs
Hon. William Itoh, former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand
Hon. Victor Jackovich, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Chief, U.S. mission to the Republic of Moldova
Hon. Elizabeth Jones, Executive Vice President, APCO Worldwide, and former Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan
Hon. Curtis W. Kamman, former Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia, the Republic of Bolivia, and the Republic of Chile
Hon. Robert Kimmitt, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany
Hon. Dennis Kux, Senior Policy Scholar, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center's Asia Program and former Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
Hon. Bruce Laigen, former President, American Academy of Diplomacy, and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malta
Hon. John F. Maisto, Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States and former Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Hon. Jack Matlock, former Ambassador to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Czechoslovak Republic
Hon. Ronald E. Neuman, U.S. Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and former Ambassador to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Kingdom of Bahrain
Hon. Mark Palmer, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary
Hon. Edward L. Peck, former Chief of Mission to the Republic of Iraq, Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and former Deputy Director, White House Task Force on Terrorism
Ambassador Doublas Peterson, US Ambassador to Vietnam
Hon. Thomas R. Pickering, former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the State of Israel, the Republic of El Salvador, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Hon. William T. Pryce, former Vice President, Council of the Americas and former Senior Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, National Security Council and Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras
Hon. Dennis Ross, Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former Special Middle East Coordinator
Hon. J. Stapleton Roy, Managing Director, Kissinger Associates, Inc, and former Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, the People's Republic of China, and the Republic of Indonesia
Hon. Teresita C. Schaffer, Director, South Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and former Director, Foreign Service Institute and former Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Hon. David Shinn, former Director for East African Affairs, U.S. Department of State and former Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.
Hon. Philip C. Wilcox, Jr., President, Foundation for Middle East Peace and former Chief of Mission and U.S. Consul General, Jerusalem.