SPEAKERS

Throughout the year, HUFPI invites distinguished speakers to Harvard to discuss international events and share their perspectives with future foreign policy professionals. We seek out a diverse range of identities and perspectives to engage our equally diverse student body.

Current and former officials interested in speaking to our organization are welcome to contact our Senior Director of Operations for more information: Syed Ahmed | sya437@g.harvard.edu.

We do not endorse the ideas of any invited speakers. All guests are expected to take questions from the group.

FALL 2021

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Ben Rhodes

Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting

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Aurélia Nguyen

Managing Director of the #COVAX Facility at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

SPRING 2021

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General David H. Petraeus

4th Director of the CIA

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General H. R. McMaster

26th U.S. National Security Advisor

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Aminata Touré

Former Prime Minister of Senegal

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Stephen J. Hadley

21st U.S. National Security Advisor

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Wendy Sherman

Deputy U.S. Secretary of State

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John Bolton

27th U.S. National Security Advisor, 25th U.S. Ambassador to the UN

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Admiral William H. McRaven

Former Commander of U.S. Special Operations

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Nicholas Burns

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

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Robert Gates

22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense, 15th Director of Central Intelligence

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Fiona Hill

Former National Security Council Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs

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Karen Donfried

Nominee Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

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P. W. Singer

Brookings Institution Senior Fellow

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Jared Cohen

CEO of Jigsaw

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Johnny Harris

Host of Vox Borders

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Kent Walker

Senior Vice President for Global Affairs & Chief Legal Officer at Google

FALL 2020

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Krishna Urs

U.S. Ambassador to Peru

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Michael McFaul

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia

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Carol Giacomo

Diplomatic Correspondent & Member of the Editorial Board at The New York Times

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Christopher Landau

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

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Jonathan Lee

Director of Global Public Policy at WhatsApp

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Juliette Kayyem

Assistant Secretary of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security

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Jeff Fields

FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Inter-Agency Cyber Network Operations Unit

SPRING 2020

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Karen Bass

U.S. Rep for California's 37th Congressional District, Chair of U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa

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Lord Kim Darroch

Former British Ambassador to the U.S., National Security Adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron

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Jenna Ben-Yehuda

President & CEO of the Truman National Security Project

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Will Hurd

U.S. Rep for Texas's 23rd Congressional District, Former CIA Officer

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Noah Feldman

Harvard Law Professor, Former Senior Constitutional Adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq

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Rebecca Brocato

Former Special Assistant to President Obama for Legislative Affairs, National Security Council Staff

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Ned Price

Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State

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Rashad Hussain

Associate White House Counsel, U.S. Special Envoy for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications

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Arasalan Suleman

Former Acting Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation