Recent Programs

February 2013

Dave Krofssik, Thalia Jeffres, and Phill Shull greeted Molly Williamson (third from left), of the Middle East Institute, before her speech to the Wichita Foreign Relations Committee in February 2013.

Below is a list of some recent topics and speakers who have visited the Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations:

The Atlantic Alliance and the Role of NATO                                      Michael John Williams,  Director of the International Relations Program and Professor of European Studies and History at New York University

Brexit and the Changing Environment in Europe             Jan Surotchak, International Republican Institute

Three Views of U S Trade Policy  Andrea Durkin, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Russia Friend or Foe
Stacy Closson, Kennan Institute

U.S.-Cuban Relations
Ambassador Vicki Huddleston,

U.S.-Turkey Relations
Blaise Mysztal, Bipartisan Policy Center

What’s Next for Africa
Steve Feldstein, Carnegie Endowment

Palestinian Politics
Grant Rumley, Foundation for the Defense of Democracy

North Korea on the Brink
Patrick Cronin, Center for New American Security

Afghanistan:  America’s Longest War
Ambassador Omar Samad

Peace & Conflict in East Africa: Successes & Challenges
Jackie Wilson, Sr. Program Officer, US Institute of Peace

Military, Diplomacy & Intelligence:  How They Work Together          WCFR member

Future of American Power:  All Measures Short of War
Tom Wright, Brookings Institution

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy
Apama Pande, Research Fellow/Author, Hudson Institute

The Situation of Women in Afghanistan & Iraq
Charlotte Ponticelli, Director, ACFR, Former Deputy Under Secretary, State Dept.

Strategic Menaces Facing US Foreign Policy – And Why They Matter
Cynthia Watson, Professor/Author, National Defense University

Middle East: Peace & Democracy or Continued Conflict
Ambassador Philip Wilcox, President, Foundation for Middle East Peace