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