IRC Speakers: 1990-94
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1990

Dr. Robert Evanson, Associate Professor and Acting Associate Dean, UMKC
Joyce Cox
, Center High School teacher
Topic: Inside Eastern Europe: Political and Economic Changes in Hungry and Czechoslovakia

David Mark, U.S. Ambassador to Russia and Georgia
Topic: Update on Russia and Georgia

1991

General Carl E. Vuono, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
Topic: Desert Storm and the Army of the 1990s

Jeffrey Colyer, White House Fellow
Jerzy Hauptmann, Professor, Park College
Robert Evanson, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, UMKC
Howard Solomon, Associate Resident Director, Leningrad Intensive Russian Program, Council for International Educational Exchange
William Fletcher, Professor, University of Kansas
Topic: What Changes in the Soviet Union?

1992

Jan Armstrong, former Executive Director of Friends of the Kansas City Zoo
Topic: Zimbabwe: Uncrowded Africa

Gregory Roberson Smith, President, African Development Foundation
Topic: African Development and the New World Order

Terrence Wray, international marketing consultant
Topic: International Tourism and Expo '92

Ambassador Andreas Van Agt, Head of Delegation, Commission of European Communities to the U.S.
Topic: Europe's Future in a Changing World

1993

Vladimir Zvyagin, former U.S. Correspondent and New York Bureau Chief, Soviet National TV and Radio
Topic: Russia and Eastern Europe: What Future Directions?

Lord Ellis Thomas, British House of Lords
Topic: The Future of Britain in the European Community

Craig Volland, President, Spectrum Technologists
John Ward, Ph.D., Chairman of Department of Economics, UMKC
Bryon Higgins, Ph.D., Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Topic: North American Free Trade Agreement

General Gordon R. Sullivan, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

Dr. Valdimer B. Barkovsky, former Deputy Director, S&T Directorate, KBG
Dr. Yuri I. Modin, former Deputy Director, Research Institute of Intelligence Problems, KBG
Yuri H. Totrov, former Chief of Section Counter Intelligence Directorate, KBG
James Everett, former CIA agent
Prof. William Eckhardt, former legal advisor, U.S. European Command
Prof. Ben Martin, Political Science Department, UMKC
The CIA and the KGB of the Future – Covert Intelligence in the 21st Century

Tom Bates, consultant for local businesses
Katrina Everhart, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, International Learning Center
Topic: Black Markets to Free Markets: Moving Centrally Planned Economic Systems to Market Economic Systems

1994

Jeff Martin, CEO, Transaction Group
Marina Tikhonov
, international trade consultant
Larry Ferguson
, Chief of Water Compliance Branch for EPA Regional Office, Kansas City, KS
Topic: Environmental Crisis in the Former Soviet Bloc: Whose Problem? Who Pays?

Carol Bellamy, Director of the Peace Corps
Topic: Peace Corps: America's High-Yield Investment

Allan Lever, Canadian Consul General
Topic: Canadian foreign policy

Dr. Eugene Wagner, Economics Department, UMKC,
Dr. Timothy Richards, Department of Foreign Language & Literature, UMKC,
Otavio Silva, Ecology & Environment, Inc.
Topic: Latin America: Progress & Prospects

Hon. Thomas Patrick Melady, Former U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, Uganda, and The Holy See
Joyce Leader, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, Rwanda
Topic: Race and Politics in African States

Pauline Brown, Vice President, Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland
Tim Green, Student, University of Ulster
Topic: Northern Ireland: Journey to Stability

Dr. John Merrill, U.S. Department of State
Dr. Gregory Winn, People to People International
Dr. John Swomley, American Committee on Korea
Topic: North Korea: Minefield for U.S. Decision-Makers

Moufid A. Alossi, President, Butler World Trade
Robert Gamer, Ph.D., Political Science Department, UMKC
Wang Junyi, Professor, Peking University, China
Topic: Reform, Reformers, and the Billion Others on the Ground in China: Attitudes of the People, Hopes for the Future, and Their Hopes for Reform

F. Gregory Gause, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, Columbia University
Topic: Peace in the Middle East?