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.

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

 

SPRING 2021

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General David H. Petraeus

4th Director of the CIA

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General H. R. McMaster

26th United States National Security Advisor

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Aminata Touré

Former Prime Minister of Senegal (2013-2014)

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Stephen J. Hadley

21st United States National Security Advisor

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Wendy Sherman

Deputy U.S. Secretary of State

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John Bolton

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

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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 Senior Fellow

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Jared Cohen

CEO of Jigsaw (formerly Google Ideas), Former Advisor to Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton

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Johnny Harris

Host of Vox Borders

 

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 and 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

US 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 US, National Security Adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron

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Jenna Ben-Yehuda

President and CEO of the Truman National Security Project

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Will Hurd

US 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

Former Special Assistant to President Obama for National Security Affairs

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Rashad Hussain

Associate White House Counsel, US Special Envoy for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications

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Arasalan Suleman

Former Acting Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation