IRC Speakers: 1980-84
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Kenton W. Keith, Country Affairs Officer for Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq

Senator John C. Danforth, U.S. Senator from Missouri
Topic: The problem of world hunger and possible solutions

Dr. Desmond Morton, historian from Erindale College, University of Toronto
Topic: The State of the Union: Canada

Charles W. Freeman, Jr., Director of the Office of People’s Republic of China and Mongolian Affairs in the State Department
Topic: Current U.S.-China Relations

Christopher Van Hollen, Sr., Associate of the Carnegie Endowment
Topic: The Persian Gulf: Will the Carter Doctrine Work?


Senator John C. Danforth, U.S. Senator from Missouri

James C. Humes, author of Churchill, Speaker of the Century

James W. Symington, former member of Congress and former Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Marliesse Dobberthien, Head of Women’s Department of Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany

Emilio Gasparini, economic expert in the Soviet Affairs Section of NATO’s Economic Directorate

Stephen E. Eisenbraun, Country Officer for India

Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum, U.S. Senator from Kansas


General Lew Allen, Jr., U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff
Topic: Balance of nuclear power

Ernesto Rivas-Gallont, Embassy of El Salvador, Washington, D.C.

Donald C. Tice, Executive Secretary, U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START)
Topic: SALT negotiations

Jacques-Yvan Morin, Deputy Prime Minister of Quebec
Topic: Quebec: A Modest Hinge Between Two Worlds

Mark Tessler, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; lived in and did research of Tunisia, Israel, and Morocco

H.E. J.H. Lubbers, Ambassador of the Netherlands to U.S.
Topic: Tariff barriers


Mrs. Inga Thorsson, Undersecretary of State for Disarmament in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Topic: The U.S. and the Soviet Union

Hiroshi Wagatsuma, Japanese scholar
Topic: Japanese and U.S. cultural differences

John H. Kelly, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Public Affairs Bureau

Walter Eytan, Chairman of Israel Council of International Relations, Chairman of Israel-France Association
Topic: Middle East peace proposal

Morton Pomeranz, attorney specializing in international trade and investment, former President’s Special Representative for Trade Negotiations
Topic: World trade and global balance

Klaus C. Engelen, international correspondent for Handelsblatt
Topic: Worldwide implications of U.S. domestic policy

Robert L. Payton, President of Exxon Education Foundation
Topic: Foreign Aid: What Role for Private Philanthropy?

Richard D. Robinson, Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT, International Business expert

Dr. Benjamin Spock, world’s most famous baby doctor
Topic: Today's Child

Colonel Otis F. Bryan, Jr., Deputy Director of the Air Force Issues Team, The Pentagon

Sir Oliver Wright, British Ambassador to U.S.
Topic: World Trade Week

Lt. General Robert C. Kingston, Commander of the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

Emory C. Swank, retired foreign official and president of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Michihiko Kunihiro, Economic Minister, Embassy of Japan, Washington, D.C.


Harold Saunders, former Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs, former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research

Senator Thomas F. Eagleton, U.S. Senator from Missouri
Topic: The Road After Lebanon

Brigadier General Duane H. Erickson, Director of the International Staff, Inter-American Board, Washington, D.C.

David Winder, Roving Third World Correspondent, The Christian Science Monitor

Stephen W. Bosworth, Chairman of the Foreign Policy Planning Council at the State Department
Topic: The U.S.S.R. Under Cherneko: Hard Choices for Moscow and Washington

Morris Draper, former Special Presidential Emissary to the Middle East
Topic: Negotiating the Middle East

Robert H. Gayner, Consul General of Canada at Chicago, former ambassador to Iraq
Topic: Saudia Arabia and Jordan: Kingdoms at the Crossroads

H.E. Bernard Vernier-Palliez, French Ambassador to the U.S., former president of French car manufacturer Renault
Topic: The American-French Connection in the 1980s

Surendra Nihal Singh, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Topic: The U.S., Pakistan, and India

Robert Cuddihy, Senior Journalist, Scottish Television
Topic: Britain and European Defense

Dr. Harry H. Kitano, Professor of Sociology & Social Welfare, UCLA
Topic: Lessons from the Relocation: Japanese-Americans During World War II

Ambassador Edward L. Rowny, Chairman, U.S. Delegation Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
Topic: Arms Control Today: Hopes and Realities

William G. Hyland, Editor, Foreign Affairs, former Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Topic: Post-Election Foreign Policy