Mark L. Asquino
Mark L. AsquinoFormer Executive Assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the U.S. Department of State.
Topic: “Africa’s Petroleum Boom: Blessing or Curse”

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Mikhail Alexseev
Mikhail AlexseevProfessor of Political Science, San Diego State University, is a specialist on migration, ethnopolitical conflict and post-Soviet Russia
Topic: “How Russia Views the World”

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Jeff Bingaman, Jr
Jeff Bingaman, JrFormer United States Senator from New Mexico
Topic: “The Complexity & Challenge of Climate Change and the Role of Government as Catalyst and Regulator”

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Donald M Bishop
Donald M BishopPublic Diplomacy and Strategic Communication advisor, past President of the Public Diplomacy Council
Topic: “Engaging with people through public diplomacy”

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Stephen Creskoff
Stephen CreskoffInternational Trade Expert
Topic: “US Trade in the Trump Administration”

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James Doyle
James DoyleNuclear Nonproliferation Specialist
Topic: “The Nuclear Road Ahead: Challenges for President Donald J Trump”

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Douglas Fox
Douglas FoxFreelance science writer
Topics: 1. “Warming climates, polar ice, and sea level”
2. “Climate change and mass media: The disconnect between science and public perception”

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Judy Garber
Judy GarberActing Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment & Science (OES)
Topic: “The International Politics, Economics and Foreign Policy Implications of Climate Change”

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Javier Gonzales
Javier GonzalesMayor of Santa Fe, NM
Topics: “Local Efforts on Climate Change and the Work of the Climate
Action Task Force”

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Dr. Raul Gouvea
Dr. Raul GouveaProfessor, International Business and Latin American Management, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico
Topic: “Global Economic Order in a Protectionist Era”

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Jesse Guillen
Jesse GuillenFounder of Global Zero - Santa Fe Chapter
Topics: “The Nuclear Road Ahead: Challenges for President Donald J Trump”

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Renate Hahlen
Renate HahlenMinister Counsellor, European Union Delegation, Washington, DC
Topic: “The European Union: From Refugee Crisis To Migration Management”

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John Herbst
John HerbstUS Ambassador (rtd) (Uzbekistan and Ukraine), and Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
Topic: “Challenges to the Liberal World Order: the Movement of History and the Failure of Leadership”
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Vicki Huddleston
Vicki HuddlestonAn American diplomat with expertise in foreign, defense, and development policy
Topic: “The Fall Out from Libya – Al Qaeda in Africa”

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Brian Hurd
Brian HurdProfessor of Agricultural Economics & Agricultural Business, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Topic: “A Global View on Climate Change and Water and Food Security Challenges”

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Dr. Joe Jupille
Dr. Joe JupilleAssociate Professor of Political Science and Faculty Research Associate of the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Topic: “The European Union: Past, Present, Future”

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Charles “Chick” Keller
Charles “Chick” Keller
Topic: “Understanding Climate Change: The Interplay of Observations and Modeling”

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Daniel Kochis
Daniel KochisPolicy Analyst in European Affairs in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom
Topic: “The Baltics, NATO and Why They Matter to the US”

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Dr. Fernando Lopez-Alves
Dr. Fernando Lopez-AlvesProfessor of Sociology, Global Studies and War & Conflict, University of California at Santa Barbara; director of Global and International Studies, University of Salamanca; the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Politics, Business and Economics, CEMA, Buenos Aires.
Topic: “The Populist Challenge: The Resurgence of Nationalism”

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Arvid Lundy
Arvid LundyNuclear Export Controls Specialist, and SFWAF Vice President
Topic: “The Nuclear Road Ahead: Challenges for President Donald J Trump”

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Shana McDermott
Shana McDermottAssistant Professor Dept. of Economics, University of New Mexico and Senior Research Associate, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Topic: “The Economics of Climate Change as it Relates to the New Climate Economy Project (a multi-national effort)”

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Mary Minow
Mary MinowLibrary Law Consultant; Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University; attorney and specialist on disinformation
Topic: “Fact, Fiction and the Dissemination of False Information”

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Dr. Emile Nakhleh
Dr. Emile NakhlehRetired Senior Intelligence Service Officer, a Research Professor and Director of the newly launched Global and National Security Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico
Topic: “Terrorism and the Middle East in 2016: Next Steps”

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Jerry Pacheco
Jerry PachecoExecutive Director, International Business Accelerator, and international trade columnist & NAFTA specialist , The Albuquerque Journal
Topic: “North American Trade & the Danger to NAFTA”

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Robin Raphel
Robin RaphelUS Ambassador (rtd) to Tunisia and former Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
Topic: “Opening Overview: Liberal Democracy Under Threat”

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Cheryl Rofer
Cheryl RoferFormer President: Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security
Topic: “The Iran Nuclear Deal: What It Is, What It Isn’t and What are Its likely Ramifications”

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Ray Rivera
Ray RiveraEditor in Chief, Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper
Topic: “Fact, Fiction and the Dissemination of False Information”

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Jim Stent
Jim StentIndependent director of China Minsheng Bank and China Everbright Bank
Topic: “How China’s Banks Work: A Prism for Understanding China”

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Jane Thery
Jane TheryDirector of the Department of International Affairs of the OAS
Topic: “US-Cuba Relations, the Hemispheric Consequences and the OAS”

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Panayotis J. Tsakonas
Panayotis J. TsakonasProfessor of International Relations, Security Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
Topic: “The Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean: Reasons and Repercussions”

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Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz
Ambassador Kenneth YalowitzDirector of the Conflict Resolution MA Program at Georgetown University and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Topic: “How Russia Views the World”

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