About the Speaker
Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
served as U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines, and India during his diplomatic career, which spanned nearly four decades. He also served as undersecretary of defense for policy and as undersecretary of state for international
security affairs. After retiring from his career at the Department of State, Wisner served as vice chairman of external affairs for American International Group and currently serves as foreign affairs advisor for Patton Boggs, LLP.
About the Moderator
In 2018, Dr. Joy Stevenson became the first Senior Internationalization Officer at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as UMKC centralized international recruitment, admissions advising, study abroad options and international partnerships under International Affairs. She has more than 35 years of experience in international education and always seeks professional development opportunities for staff and students.
Joy is a past president and board member of the International Relations Council, a vice president of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society of International Scholars, treasurer for the Missouri Consortium for International Programs and Studies and for the Study Missouri Consortium. Serving as a consultant for strategic internationalization planning on campuses in the U.S. and abroad, Joy always encourages the development of nonpartisan programming focused on foreign policies and their shifts through time.
The cost of admission is donation-based, with a suggested $20 donation for individual programs, and $100 for access to all 8 Choices Election Series programs. Students and those experiencing financial hardship are welcome to register for a complimentary ticket.
Supporting Series Sponsor
Nancy C. Messer
About the Choices Election Issues Series
The 2020 presidential election will present the American people with consequential choices around international challenges and the future of U.S. foreign policy. In the eight weeks leading up to November 3, the International Relations Council
will offer a series of insightful conversations with notable experts on foreign policy issues relevant to this year’s election and what comes next. Rather than advocate a particular approach or outcome, the nonpartisan
Choices series will serve to inform voters through a presentation of historical context and a detailed examination of the foreign policy platforms of the major-party candidates. We welcome diverse perspectives and encourage the community to join us in meaningful discourse around these issues of global importance.
For series or topic sponsorship information,
please contact Matthew Hughes.