IRC Speakers: 2000-04
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Judy Ancel, Director, Institute for Labor Studies, UMKC
Carol Miller
, Professor of Business Law, Southwest Missouri State University
John Cleek
, Director, Center for International Business, UMKC
Topic: Crashing the Party: The World Trade Organization: Challenge, Insights, and Issues

Dr. Mark von Hagen, Director, W. Averell Harriman Institute, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Topic: Nationalism and Ethnicity after the Soviet Union

Frank G. Wisner, Vice Chairman, External Affairs, American International Group, Inc.
Topic: The 2000 Campaign


Shirley Christian, Director of Publications for the Stowers Institute
Ernest Evans, Professor, Kansas City, Kansas, Community College
Aberto Mejia-Ferrero
, Colombian Army
Tom Roberts
, Editor, National Catholic Reporter
Topic: War on Drugs – Is Anyone Winning?

Senator Pat Roberts, U.S. Senator from Kansas
Topic: The New Senate and Foreign Policy

Hon. Enrico Granara, Consul General of Italy
Roberto Luongo, Director, Italian Trade Commission
Topic: Economic and social issues in Italy

Ambassador Anthony C.E. Quainton, President and CEO, National Policy Association
Topic: TechnoRevolution: Friend or Foe of U.S. Diplomacy?

Dr. Fredrick Chien, President, Control Yuan, The Republic of China (Taiwan)
Topic: U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations: Whither from Now?

Princeton N. Lyman, Executive Director, Global Interdependence Initiative, The Aspen Institute
Topic: Africa and AIDS – A Global Issue

Sandra Starbuck, Assistant Vice President, Waddell & Reed Investment Management Co
Kevin Lewis, Vice President, International Team Portfolio Advisor, American Century Investments
Topic: Looking at the World Through Billion-Dollar Lenses

Dr. Daniel Stoll, Director of International Academic Programs, UMKC
Professor Deborah Gerner, University of Kansas
Topic: Target: Terrorism – Views on New Alliances, Regional Stability, and Long-Term U.S. Relations

Thomas Hubbard, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
H.E. Sung Chul Yang, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea
Topic: Korea of the Future


Roshann Parris, President, Parris Communications, Inc.
Topic: View from the Top: Travels with the President

Karen McCarthy, U.S. House of Representatives
Dr. Ajay Mathur, Senior Environmental Specialist, The World Bank
Cheryl Muench, Vice President, Black & Veatch
Topic: Energy and Environment

Todd Stoltzfus, Program Officer, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Mirgration, U.S. Department of State
Topic: Homeland: Nowhere – Town Meeting

Rose Greaves, Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas
John Cary, Associate Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Dr. Daniel Stoll, Director of International Academic Programs, UMKC
Topic: Regime Change in Iraq?

Marc Grossman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Topic: American Foreign Policy for a New Era

Steven Emerson, Executive Director of the Investigative Project


George Steger, Ph.D., Professor of History and International Affairs, St. Mary College
Paul Edwards, Ph.D.
, Executive Director, Center for the Study of the Korean War
Topic: Heightened Global Tension: North Korea to NATO

Ambassador John Menzies, President, Graceland University; former U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Topic: Keeping the Peace, Winning the Peace

James Morris, Executive Director, World Food Programme
Topic: World Food Alert

Bill Tammeus, Columnist and Editorial Board Member, Kansas City Star
Topic: People of the Arab Gulf

John Mongan, General Services Officer, U.S. Office at Pristina, Kosovo

Dr. Jeff Colyer, President, Strategic Resources, Inc.; Physician Team Leader, International Medical Corps/Kuwait & Southern Iraq
Topic: Update from the Field: Iraq

Dr. Gopal Khanna, Chief Information Officer of the Peace Corps
Topic: Peace Corps in the 21st Century: Continuing to Build Peace and Friendship

James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly

Dr. Robert M. Gates, President of Texas A&M University and former Director of Central Intelligence Agency


Nick Haines, Executive Producer for Public Affairs, KCPT
Professor Peter Morello
, Department of Communications, UMKC
Steve Winn
, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Kansas City Star
Topic: Media and Foreign Affairs: How We Get the News about World Events

Dr. Fatma Hassan Al-Sayegh, History Department, United Arab Emirates University
Dr. Kristen Kvam, Associate Professor, St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO
Topic: Women in Islam: A Panel Discussion

Nail al-Jubeur, Director of the Information Office, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Topic: An Update on U.S.-Saudi Relations

Dr. Evelyn Farkas, Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Congress and author
Topic: Fractured States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, Ethiopia, and Bosnia in the 1990s

Dr. Carl Schramm, President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation
Topic: Building Entrepreneurial Economics

Stephen Hadley, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor
Topic: U.S. policy on Iraq

Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense
Topic: National Security in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Jack Matlock, former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union
Topic: End of the Cold War

Senator Sam Brownback, U.S. Senator from Kansas