Martin A. Kamarck, First Vice President, Vice Chairman of Board, COO, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Topic: National Export Strategy: America’s New Trade Diplomacy


H.E. S.R. Nathan, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the U.S.

Topic: Political and Economic Developments in the Asia-Pacific Region – Implications for the United States


Hoa Thi Bui, Refugee Coordinator, Don Bosco Center

Joy Foster Barker, Director of Refugee Assistance Center, Kansas City, MO

Topic: Refugees – Global Issue – Local Impact


Dr. Donald Wilson, President, Pittsburg State University

Chuck Battey, Marketing Manager, Sprint Corporation

Jack Davey, International Marketing Manager, Marley Cooling Tower Company

Andy Sjarif, Indonesian native, UMKC student body president

Topic: Destination: Indonesia


J. Brian Atwood, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Topic: Foreign Aid: U.S. and Mid-America Benefits


Hon. James Laney, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

H.E. Park Kun Woo, Ambassador of Korea

Robert Rich, Jr., Vice President and Senior Director, Korea Economic Institute of America

George Cameron Hurst III, Director, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas

Dr. Sang Lee, Distinguished Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

W. Robert Warne, President, Korea Economic Institute of America

Topic: Korea Caravan


Dr. Jeff Colyer, plastic surgeon and former White House Fellow

Linda Boyer, Executive Director, InterAid Network

Dr. Gary Morsch, founder and chairman of Heart to Heart International

Topic: Helping Hands to the World: Kansas City’s Contributions to International Aid


Dr. Claus-Detlev Kleber, Washington Correspondent, ARD German Television

Topic: Reassessing Germany: The Giant Learns to Walk


Admiral William Flanagan, Jr., Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

Topic: “U.S. Maritime Forces: Enduring National Need, International Imperative


Michael Gayoso, member, Cuban Association of Kansas and Missouri

Louis Desloge, III, President, L.F. Desloge Company, Inc.

Topic: U.S./Cuba Policy – On the Right Track?


Dorothy Lamm, Presidential Delegate to U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

Dr. Harriette Yeckel, former international president of Zonta

Lynn Hinkle, founder and President of Women of the World

Topic: Women at the Top: The View from Beijing


Henning Christophersen, Vice President, European Commission

Topic: The European Union: A Powerhouse Under Construction


Dr. Mark Falcoff, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Judith Evans, analyst and consultant of contemporary Latin America

Topic: Argentina & Chile: Rising Stars of Latin America


H.E. Nuzhet Kandemir, Ambassador of Turkey to the U.S.

Topic: Turkey: The Critical Link


Robert Gelbard, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Topic: Transnational Organized Crime


Christopher N. Donnelly, Special Advisor, Central and East European Affairs, Office of the Secretary General, NATO

Topic: High Stakes: NATO’s Move Eastward


Yukio Matsuyama, Advisor, Asahi Shimbum newspaper and professor of International Relations, U.S. and Japanese Politics, Kyoitsu Women’s University

Topic: Reflections on Reform: Japan and the United States


Rob Helmer, Shawnee Mission NW junior

J. Christopher Schmitz, junior from Weisloch, Germany

Adriana Alemandi, junior at Ruskin High School, AFS student from Argentina

Topic: International Generation X: How America’s Policies Affect the World’s Youth


Scott Hibbard, Program Officer at U.S. Institute of Peace

Mona Yacoubian, International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Topic: Islamic Activism vs. Extremism, Lessons of Algeria – The Dilemma of U.S. Policy in the Muslim World


Dr. Robert Hudson, Professor, University of Kansas

Dr. Nancy Russell, internist

Dr. Richard Yennie, President, Acupuncture Society of America

Topic: American Medicine Draws from World Philosophy, Delivery, & Future Direction


Tatsuo Tanaka, Consul General of Japan in Kansas City

Topic: Trade relations


Dr. John Loiello, Associate Director for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Information Agency

Ambassador George Moose, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. State Department,

John Holum, Director, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

Topic: Democracies in Transition: The Role of Policy and Exchange


Dr. John Sawhill, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy

Topic: Rainforest Crunched? The International Conservation Imperative


Jack F. Matlock, Jr., Former U.S. Ambassador to USSR

Topic: Russia Reassesses Democracy


Karin Riis-Jorgensen, Member of European Parliament

Cynthia Sheppard Perry, Ambassador to Burundi and Sierra Leone

Topic: Women at the Top: Policymaking and Diplomacy Across Continents


Keith Philpott, photographer

Topic: Cross Cultural Adventures through the Lens


Robert Watson, Senior Scientific Advisor, The World Bank

Topic: Development & Environment: The Now and Future Policy”


Richard W. Bulliet, Chairman and Trustee, Middle East Institute, Columbia University

Topic: After Iraq: Facing New Tensions in the Region


John K. Menzies, U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia

Topic: Justice for Bosnia? The U.S. Commitment to Peace, Stability, and Pursuit of War


Martha Gershun, Director, Operations Development, Keller Graduate School of Management

Rev. Kirk Perucca, President and CEO of Project Equality

Topic: Beyond Gender, Multiculturalism, and Affirmative Action


H.E. Nitya Pibulsonggram, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the U.S.

Topic: Asian Regionalism…What Role for the U.S.?


Jeremy Rosner, Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for NATO Enlargement Ratification

Michael Hodge, British Consulate-General/Chicago

Topic: Britain: New Government, New Relationship


David Schoonover, Curator of Rare Books, University of Iowa

Topic: Food: Fusion & Fashion in Foreign Relations


Beth Rhyme, Director, Office of Microenterprise Development, U.S. Agency for International Development

Topic: The World’s New Entrepreneurs


Suraj Ahuja, M.D., Chief of Cardiology, University of Nigpur, India

A. Rauf Mir, M.D., Chief of Nephrology, University of Kashmir School of Medicine

Asya Papinako, M.S., President, Papinako & Associates, Moscow Polytechnical Institute

William Wu, M.D., Professor of Medicine, UMKC, University of Michigan

Topic: Life’s Last Chapter: What in the World Can We Do About It?


Georgie Anne Geyer, syndicated columnist

Topic: The Death of Citizenship


Stephen Isaacs, Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

Topic: Media: International Power Brokers


Tzipora Rimon, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest

Topic: Israel and the Midwest: Economic, Cultural, and Political Prospects


Dr. Chin Liu, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Kansas University Medical Center

Ralph Kauffman, M.D., Director of Medical Research, Children’s Mercy Hospital

Sharon Lee, M.D., Medical Director, Southwest Boulevard Family Health Clinic

Topic: Nuremberg Rules


Elizabeth Rindskopf, Senior Advisor to U.S. Intelligence Community

David MacMichael, former CIA officer, analyst, and independent consultant

Topic: The CIA: America’s $26 Billion Work Force – Who Needs Spies Anyway?


J. Christopher Poole, Consul General of Canada, Canadian Consulate General/Chicago

Topic: The Billion-Dollar-A-Day Relationship


Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Topic: The New Transatlantic Relationship


Michael Heflin, Deputy Director, Midwest Regional Office, Amnesty International

John Cleek, Director, Center for International Business, Henry W. Bloch School of Business, UMKC

Topic: Human Rights Declaration: An Unequal Treaty?


Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General

Peter Bass, U.S. Department of State

Topic: Foreign Policy Sanctions: A Treatment Worse Than the Disease?


Dr. Jerry Leach, Executive Director, World Affairs Councils of America

Topic: Americans and World Affairs


Noel Lateef, President and CEO, Foreign Policy Association

Topic: Foreign Policy Meets the Information Age: Is Peaceful Coexistence Possible?


Dr. Stephen S.F. Chen, Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

Topic: The Republic of China–U.S. Relationship: Retrospect and Prospect


Ainslee Embree, Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University

Topic: India: The Nuclear Age and Beyond


Hon. Mario Fernando Ramos-Reyes, Consul General, Republic of Paraguay

Topic: Politics Not as Usual: Prospects for the U.S. in Latin America


Alan Kreczko, Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Howard Jeter, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs,

C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations. U.S. Department of State

Topic: Peace and Politics: The U.S. in World Crises – Town Meeting


Hodding Carter III, President, CEO, and Trustee, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Topic: Getting to Yes: Foreign Policy and Public Opinion


Sir Christopher Meyer, British Ambassador to the United States

Topic: Britain and America: What’s New?


Hon. Toshiyuki Fujiwara, Consul General of Japan

Topic: U.S. and Japan: Beyond Economic Diplomacy