Rev. Shoken Winecoff
Head Abbot at the Ryumonji Monastary
Diplomacy and Religion
Rev. Winecoff presented on the role that religion has played in diplomacy in the past and present, and how individuals can become better diplomats in their everyday lives.
Member of the European Parliament
Renewable Engergies- What we should (not) learn from the European Union
Dr. Jahr will delivered a lecture on the subject of renewable energy and conservation in the European Union and how the European Parliament is assisting those efforts.
Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Chile Minister Counselor
Chile: a Road to Development
Deputy Chief Matus discussed the model of economic development that Chile has applied for more than 30 years and how it has impacted the political, economic and social structure of the country; and provide a brief analysis of how this process has defined the relationship between Chile and the US and why this is considered to be successful for both countries.
Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago
Taiwan—A Strong Partner of the U.S. in East Asia
Director General Ger discussed Taiwan-U.S. relations, the Cross-Straits Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement and its impact, and Taiwan’s role in promoting trade and regional economic integration.
Consul General of Austria in Chicago
The Future of the Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads
Consul General Schnöll discussed the role of smaller states in the European Community and in addressing the Euro crisis.
Ronald K. McMullen
US Ambassador and Diplomat-in-Residence at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas
America's Foreign Policy Challenges: Where do You Cross the Line?
Ambassador McMullen discussed the diplomatic challenges facing the United States and argued for a greater US Department of State role in managing US national building activities.