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Great Decisions Topics and Speaker Archive

2014


Speaker

Energy Independence
 


Dr. Michael Kraft, Emeritus Professor, Public & Environmental Affiars, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Islamic Awakening



Dr. Robert Kramer, St. Norbert College

Is China's Dream A nightmare for America & the Rest of the World?


Dr. Merton Finkler, John R. Kimberly Distinguished Professor in American Economic System, Lawrence University

Turkey's Challenge

Dr. Sinan Ciddi, Institute of Turkish Studies, Georgetown University

Israel & the U.S.

Fred Kaplan, Author of The Insurgents, adn teh Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

Defense Technology

Shawn Brimley, Bacevich Fellow at the Center for A New American Security


U.S. Trade Policy
 

 



Dr. Art Cyr, Director of A.W. Clausen Center for World Business, Carthage College


2013


Speaker

Iran
 


Dr. Steven Dachi, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Future of the Euro



Dr. Marc Schaffer, Assistant Professor of Economics, SNC

NATO


Dr. Art Cyr, Director of A.W. Clausen Center for World Business, Carthage College

China in Africa

Dr. Lawrence Herzberg, Associate Professor of Chinese, Calvin College 

Humanitarian Intervention 

Dr. Heinz Klug, Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School

Egypt

Ambassador Edward Walker, former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Israel and the United Arab Emirates 


Maritime East and Southeast Asia: Is Conflict with China Inevitable?


Ambassador Alphonse La Porta, former U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia

Threat Assessment

Dr. Joseph Tullbane




 

2012


Speaker

Promoting Democracy Around the World 
 


Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy, University of Kentucky 

Cybersecurity and the Threat



Mr. Jeffrey Carr, CEO and Author of "Inside Cyber Warfare" 

Mexico, the Drug Cartels and Effects on the US


Dr. Matthew Dalstrom, Rockford College

Exit Strategies for Iraq and Afghanistan 

Dr. Jason Brozek, Assistant Professor of Government, Lawrence University 

Energy Geopolitics

Dr. Mark Bockenhauer SNC Professor of Geography, and Dr. Wendy Scattergood , SNC Associate Professor of Political Science

The State of the World's Oceans 

Dr. David Poister SNC Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science 


Indonesia


Dr. Donald Weatherbee, Senior Fellow, Walker Institute of International Studies, University of South Carolina 

Unlearning Racialism: Confronting Apartheid in our Hearts

Mr. Sean Callaghan, Lead Consultant at Strategic Impact

Middle East Realignment


Mr. Rami George Khouri, Director, Institute for Public Policy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon 

2011


Speaker

The Horn of Africa
 


Analyst Ben West from national Analytical Service STRATFOR.COM

US National Security since 9/11



Jeffrey Simon, Renowned national terrorism commentator

Rebuilding Haiti


Dr. Karen Richman, Director of the Center for Migration and Border Studies, University of Notre Dame

Sanctions and Nonproliferation

Dr. Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Responding to the Financial Crisis



Dr. Michael Gapen, Barclays Capital

Germany Ascendant

Dr. Gary Shellman, Concordia of Wisconsin

The Caucasus


Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy, University of Kentucky

Global Governance


Dr. Wolfgang Schmidt, Entrepreneur and Social Activist

2010


Speaker

Global Financial Crisis
 


Mr. David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Author

Special Envoys



Dr. Arthur Cyr, Carthage College

Russia and Its Neighbors


Mr. Ian Kelly, Russian Specialist, U.S. State Department

Preventing Genocide

Dr. Celestin Musekura, Founder of African Leadership & Reconciliation Ministries

U.S.- China Security Relations



Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, Ambassador in Residence, University of Maryland


Global Crime

Mr. Robert & Mr. John Pavich, International Criminal Attorneys


The Persian Gulf


Mr. Rami George Khori, Editor and Journalist from Lebanon

Women in Latin American Politics


Dr. Gratzia Villaroel, Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Norbert College

2009


Speaker

Crisis in the Global Food Supply
 


Mr. Raj Patel, international author and activist on world food distribution.

Energy and the Global Economy



Drs Kevin Quinn and Marc vonder Ruhr, St. Norbert College

Afghanistan and Pakistan: The People and the Border


Ms. Jennifer Brick, University of Wisconsin - Madison.


The Arctic Age:  Economics, Int'l Politics, & Environmental Issues

Mr. Bob Reiss, International author and expert on the region

Egypt in the 21st Century



Dr. Ghada Talhami, Professor Emertus, Lake Forest College


Cuba After Fidel

Ambassador Peter Deshazo, Director for American Programs, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC


Universal Human Rights


Mr. Harry Wu, Internationally known Chinese Human Rights Activist

The US & Rising Powers


Ms Deborah Groute, Senior Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State.

2008

Speaker

US Defense & Security Policy: Now and the Future



Dr. Al Stolberg, Dept. of Strategy & Defense Policy, USA War College

US Presidential Candidates: Stands on International Issues



Dr. Wendy Scattergood, Political Science, St. Norbert College

Latin America: Shift to the Left?



Excellency Jamil Mahuad, ex-President, Ecuador

US-China Trade Policy



Dr. Barrett McCormick, Professor, Marquette University

Talking with the Enemy



Hon. Stephen F. Dachi, Retired US Foreign Service

Russia



U.S. Department of State Official

Private Philanthropy



Dr. Art Cyr, Director of International Business Center, Carthage College

The European Union at 50



Mr. Anthony Smallwood, Chief, European Union Delegation to USA

Iraq: End Game



Professor Hassan Abbas, Harvard Law School International Fellow



2007


Speaker

International War Crimes


Dr. Heinz Kluge, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Attorney at the Hague World Criminal Court

Middle East: Update


Mr. Ariem Herminath, Retired CIA Officer, Serving in the Middle East for over seven years

Mexico's Future: Partner or Competitor


Dr. Enrique Figueroa, Observer for OAS to the Mexican National Elections and Professor at UW - Milwaukee

Climate Change: Science versus Politics


Drs. Jame Hodgson (Biology) and Wendy Scattergood (Political Science), St. Norbert College

Migration


Dr. Mark Bockenhauer (Geography) St. Norbert College and Consultant to National Geographic Society

World's Children


Mr. David Hughes, Specialist in International Children's Issues, Plan USA

U.S. Policy in Central Asia


Mr. John Hillmeyer, Tadjikistan Desk Officer, U.S. State Department

The Future of South Africa


Ambassador Edward Perkins, Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN and to South Africa




2006


Speaker

World Energy


Ms. Antonia Juhasz, Author & Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC

Brazil: Power of South America


Dr. Bryan Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Portuguese & Brazilian Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

U.S. & Iran: Future Relations


Mr. Manohar Thyagaraj, Expert in International Affairs & the Middle East, Marquette University

U.N. Reform


Dr. Laura Zanotti, Jean Monnet Fellow, Department of Political & Social Sciences, European University Institute

Turkey


Dr. Deniz Balgamis, Assistant Director of the Center for Turkish Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Global Health Pandemics & Security


Dr. Nelle Temple Brown, External Relations Officer, World Health Organization

Human Rights in the Age of Terrorism


Mr. John Pavich, Past Lawyer for the International Criminal Tribunal and CIA Counter Terrorism Authority

China & India: Partners or Competitors


Mr. Stephen F. Dachi, Foreign Affairs Specialist & International Consultant, Washington, DC




2005


Speaker

China: Challenges Ahead


Dr. Carla Freeman - China Specialist, UW-Parkside

US Intelligence Reforms


Adm(R) Mike Ratliff- Former Director of Naval Intelligence

Outsourcing American Jobs


Dr. Marc Von der Ruhr - St. Norbert College

Global Poverty Gap


Mr. David Theis - Senior Analyst, World Bank

Russia Today


Dr. Joseph Tullbane - St. Norbert College

Middle East Roundup


Amb. Edward Peck - Former Ambassador to Iraq & Mauritania

Global Water Issues


A Panel of national, regional, and local experts

Sudan and Darfur


Dr. Robert Kramer - St. Norbert College




2004


Speaker

Democracy in the Americas


Dr. Mark Everingham - UW-Green Bay

Media Influence in US Foreign Policy


A Panel of regional and local TV and Print professionals

US Relations with Europe


Mr. Pierre Shostal - National Defense University, Wash, DC

Diversity in Islam


Dr. Barbara Stowasser - Chair, Arabic Studies, Georgetown U.

The Philippines


Dr. Robert Boyer-  St. Norbert College

Weapons of Mass Destruction


Amb. James Goodby - Chief Negotiator, Nuclear Disarmament of USSR

Public Diplomacy


Dr. Ernest Latham - Senior Analyst on Democratization of C. Europe, CISS, Wash DC

Reform in the Middle East


Mr. Stephen Buck-  Former Charge-d-Affairs, US Embassy, Saudi Arabia




2003


Speaker

Multilateralism/Unilateralism


Dr. William Vocke- Global Affairs Institute, Milwaukee

Saudi-US Relations


Mr. Stephen Buck- Former Charge-d-Affairs, US Embassy, Saudi Arabia

Nigeria


Dr. Omobolade Delano- St. Norbert College

China


Mr. David Reuther- Former National Security Council Staffer

World Trade & Food Policy


Dr. Edward Reed- UW-Madison

Afghanistan


Dr. Sima Wali- Member of the Afghani Royal Family

Women’s Rights


Dr. Lynn Walter- UW-Green Bay

European Integration


Dr. Arthur Cyr- Global Business Center, Carthage College




2002


Speaker

Global Terrorism


Mr. Donald Hamilton- National Institute for Prevention of Terrorism

Korean Security Issues


Dr. Wayne Patterson- St. Norbert College

Middle East Peace Process


Dr A Richard Norton- Princeton University

South Asia – India & Pakistan


Dr. Joseph Elder- UW-Madison

Colombia and Drug Traffic


Dr. Robert Ricigliano- Former Assistant to Colombian President

Aids in Africa


Amb. Tom Loftus- Spec Asst to Sec Gen of World Health Org

Russian Reexamined


Hon. Mira Baratta- Under-Secretary of Defense for Russia

Energy & Environment


A Panel of Federal, State, Business, and Academic Experts




2001


Speaker

Trade & Globalization


A Panel of Federal and regional experts

China and Taiwan


Dr. Lyushun Shen Dep- National Representative, Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office, Wash DC

National Missile Defense


Amb. Michael Cotter- Former Dep Secretary of US State Dept

US Relations with Iraq


Mr. David Reuther- Former National Security Council Staffer

Mexico and NAFTA


Mr. Darin Narayana- President, Bank One Int’l, one of the drafters of NAFTA Agreement

European Integration


Mr. Wilfred Schneider- Dep Dir of EU Delegation to Wash, DC

Conflict Resolution in Africa


Dr. Thomas Trebon- African analyst, Dean of St. Norbert College

Int’l Humanitarian Crisis


Ms. Ruth Messinger-  Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar, CEO of World Jewish Charities






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