IRC Speakers: 1985-89
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1985

Dr. Allan Rosenfield, Director, Center For Population and Family Health, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Chairperson, Planned Parenthood
Topic: Famine and World Population

Martha C. Mautner, Deputy Director, Office of Soviet and Eastern European Affairs, Bureau for Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State
Topic: The Changing Role of the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe

Dr. Yoriko Meguro, Professor of Sociology, Sophia University in Tokyo
Topic: The Japanese Family: Change and Continuity

Koji Kato, Chief Researcher, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, National Institute for Educational Research, Tokyo
Topic: The Role of School in Japanese Society

William Sullivan, President, American Assembly, Columbia University, former Ambassador to Iran, the Philippines, and Laos
Topic: The Philippines: What Future for Democracy?

Jon Purnell, officer in the Soviet Affairs Division of the State Department

D.J. Johnson, North Atlantic Treaty Organization

H.E. Rinaldo Petrignani, Italian Ambassador to the U.S.
Topic: Italy's war against terrorism

Mr. A.L. (Tony) Halliday, Canadian Consul General in Chicago

Michael Hayden Armacost, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Topic: Major Issues for Foreign Policy

Robert H. Phinny, former U.S. Ambassador to Swaziland

Fr. Michael Gilgannon, Pastor, La Paz, Bolivia; Director for Pastoral Planning, La Paz Diocese
Topic: Financial Crisis in the Americas: An Insider's View

Sam Adams, Former CIA Analyst, named in a libel suit because of a CBS documentary on the Vietnam War
Topic: What Happens to Foreign Policy When Intelligence Is Misused?

Joseph Fromm, Consulting Editor for U.S. News & World Report
Topic: The U.S. and the Soviet Union at the Summit

Kenneth T. Walsh, political correspondent for U.S. News & World Report
Topic: Congress and Foreign Policy

U. Alexis Johnson, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Topic: Foreign Policy – Are There Any Magic Answers?

1986

William L. Jacobsen, Jr., Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Counselor

Senator Jack Danforth, U.S. Senator from Missouri
Topic: World hunger

Donald H. Shannon, Washington Bureau of the Los Angeles Times
Topic: The United Nations at 40 – the Dream…the Reality

Grant Goodman, KU history professor who taught in the Philippines
Topic: The Aquino government

Imam Abdelmoneim M. Khattab, Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, Ohio
Topic: U.S. policy toward Palestine

Fredrick F. Chien, Representative, Coordination Council for North American Affairs
Topic: Asian Newly Industrialized Countries and the United States: The View from Taipei

Moorehead Kennedy, Executive Director of the Council for International Understanding, one of the hostages at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran from 1979-1981
Topic: Terrorism

Robert M. Lawrence, professor of Political Science, Colorado State University
Topic: An Even-Handed Analysis of the Strategic Defense Initiative/Star Wars

Hans Tuch, Retired Career Minister, United States Information Agency
Topic: Community involvement in international affairs

Jim Lehrer, The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour

H.E. Sir Wallace Rowling KCMG, New Zealand Ambassador to the U.S., Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Topic: The Current Assessment of American–New Zealand Relations

1987

Dr. Duane Acker, Director of Food and Agriculture, Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.
Topic: Why Do We Need Foreign Aid?

Ambassador Ralph Earle II, former Director, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; former U.S. Chief Negotiator, SALT Talks
Topic: The Future of Arms Control: Problems and Prospects

Rick & Amy Donahue, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Topic: An Alpine Summit Meeting for Nuclear Disarmament

H.E. Sir Anthony Acland GCMG, KCVO, British Ambassador to the U.S.
Topic: Modern Britain – Myth and Reality

Sir Roy Denman, delegate for the Commission of the European Communities to the U.S.
Topic: Trade between Europe and the U.S.

Rodger Chongwe, Chairman of the African Bar Association
Topic: Human Rights in Southern Africa

H.E. Guy De Muyser, former ambassador of Luxembourg to the Soviet Union and Permanent Luxembourg representative on the North Atlantic Council
Topic: The Situation in the Soviet Union

Admiral Carlisle A. H. Trost, United States Navy, Chief of Naval Operations
Topic: The Navy: A View from the Helm

Gerd Langguth, former Member of the Bundestag; former State Secretary and Representative of Berlin to the Federal Government; Professor of Political Science, University of Bonn

Anne Hessing Cahn, Director of the Committee for National Security
Topic: New Opportunities in U.S.-Soviet Relations

Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum, U.S. Senator from Kansas
Senator Thomas F. Eagleton, former U.S. Senator from Missouri
Topic: Common ground in foreign affairs between Democrats and Republicans

1988

Samih Staitieh, Palestian Muslim, Vice President of Marketing for Superior Chemicals and Fertilizers, Inc.

H.E. Guido Fernandez, Costa Rican Ambassador to the U.S.
Topic: Peace in Central America

Townsend Hoopes, former Air Force Undersecretary
Topic: Gorbachev's New Thinking and Its Impact on Arms Control

John Walcott, National Security Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal
Topic: America's War Against Terrorism

H.E. Yuriy V. Dubinin, Ambassador of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to the U.S.
Hon. Robert L. Barry, Deputy Director of The Voice of America
Topic: U.S.-Soviet Relations from Soviet and American Perspectives

James Adams, Defense correspondent of the London Sunday Times; authored military books
Topic: Terrorism

H.E. Rinaldo Petrignani, Italian Ambassador to the U.S.

William Atkins McWhirter, senior Time correspondent during the Vietnam Conflict
Topic: U.S. foreign policy

1989

Ibrahim A. Gambari, Former Foreign Minister, Federal Republic of Nigeria; visiting professor, School of Advanced International Studies, The John Hopkins University
Topic: Africa–United States Relationships

Corrado Pirzio-Biroli, Italian diplomat and deputy head of the European Community delegation in Washington, D.C.
Topic: European protectionism

Ernst Benda, former President (Chief Justice), Federal Constitutional Court, Federal Republic of Germany
Topic: Civil Rights in the Federal Republic of Germany

James A. Durrell, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, Canada
Topic: Ottawa: Vision for the 21st Century

H.E. Nobuo Matsunaga, Japanese Ambasssador to the U.S.
Topic: Japan and the United States: Both Sides of the Pacific

Hon. Charles H. Price II, Former Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Topic: Observations and Reflections

Mark Von Hagen, Associate Director of W. Averell Harriman Institute for Advanced Study of the Soviet Union, Columbia University
Topic: Gorbachev's Reforms in the Context of the Russian Past