The World Affairs Council organizes dinner, lunch, and dessert discussions with Dartmouth and visiting. These events give students the opportunity to meet professors with whom they may not otherwise interact to discuss topics related to the professors' areas of expertise.

Upcoming events include:

JOHN PICKLES: Wednesday, November 10th, 12:30 pm
 Dr John Pickles is the Earl N. Phillips Distinguished Chair of International Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Pickles is a leading international scholar of the twinned processes of globalization and democratization. He has written extensively on these linked processes within the context of post-Soviet nations, and post-apartheid South Africa. He is the author, co-author or editor of eight monographs, as well as innumerable scholarly journal articles and book chapters. His most recent project focuses on globalization and political economy in peripheral capitalisms, particularly in eastern European countries.

THOMAS J. HIRSCHFIELD: Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 pm
    For the past ten years, Thomas Hirschfeld has been Senior Analyst for the Center for Naval Analyses where he runs studies for the Navy and other clients on Multi-National Naval Cooperation, the impact of nuclear proliferation, new directions for the Coast Guard, the dynamics of security in the Asia-Pacific region and challenges in strategic waters.
For three years prior to joining the Center for Naval Analysis, Hirschfeld worked as Senior Analyst for the RAND corporation in Santa Monica where he authored journal articles on arms control and regional, European and global security issues.
    His distinguished government career before RAND includes 26 years with the Department of State rising from Vice Consul to Minister. He was a member of Henry Kissinger's policy planning staff when he was Secretary of State, Deputy Assistant Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Senior Advisor to deputy Head and acting Head of the US delegations negotiating arms control agreements with the former USSR and other former Warsaw Treaty states.

Past Guests:
Ordered alphabetically with their positions at the time of the visit

SIR ANTHONY ACLAND
Ambassador to the U.S. from the United Kingdom

GERASSIMOS D. ARSENIS
Member of Greek Parliament and former Minister of Finance

BRUCE BABBITT
Former Governor of Arizona

HAROLD BARNES
U.S. Ambassador to Chile

ROBERT BARRY
Former U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria and Special U.S. Arms Negotiator in Geneva and in Stockholm at the CSCE talks

THOMAS BLINKHORN
World Bank

ZBIGNIEW BRZESINSKI
National Security Advisor to President Carter

PEDRO CHAMORRO
Former Director of the Nicaraguan Contras

MARTIN DIMITROV
Dartmouth Professor of Government

HENRY S. DOGIN
Former Director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

GILLES DUCEPPE
Leader of the Bloc Quebecois Separatist Party

ODEN ERAN
Israeli Chief of Mission to the U.S.

COLEEN FOX
Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Geography

ERNESTO RIVAS GALLONT
Ambassador to the U.S. from El Salvador

CHRISTINA GOMEZ
University of Chicago/Dartmouth Professor of Sociology

ALEXANDER HAIG
Former Secretary of State, Supreme Allied Commander

GARY HART
Former U.S. Senator from Colorado

GERHARD HERDER
Ambassador to the U.S. from the German Democratic Republic

ARTHUR HERTZBERG
Vice President of the World Jewish Congress

MIGUEL JEREZ-MIR
Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

DAVID KANG
Dartmouth Professor of Government

ZULFIQAR ALI KHAN
Ambassador to the U.S. from Pakistan and former Pakistani Air Chief Marshal

KIYOAKI KIKUCHI
Ambassador to the United Nations from Japan

ISMAT KITTANI
Former Ambassador to the United Nations from Iraq

JENNIFER LIND
Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Government

PATRICIA GATES LYNCH
Director, Corporate Affairs, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and former U.S. Ambassador to Madagascar

DR. SHOMA MUNSHI
Specialist on Consumer Identity and the Media in India, The University of Amsterdam

THEMBA NTINGA
African National Congress Mission to the United Nations

KEUN PARK
Ambassador to the United Nations from South Korea

RICHARD N. PERLE
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense

DARYL PRESS
Dartmouth Professor of Government

SAYED RAOUF EL REEDY
Ambassador to the U.S. from Egypt

ROBERT REICH
John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University

KEVIN REINHART
Dartmouth Islamic Religion Professor

MATT RIDLEY
Washington Bureau Chief for The Economist

RAMON SANCHEZ-PARODI
Chief of the Cuban Democratic Mission to the U.S.

PETER SAOUL
Member of the South African Parliament, New Democratic Party

JUAN SOSA
Former Ambassador to the U.S. from Panama

DAVID SHIPLER
New York Times Correspondent

MONTEAGLE STEARNS
Former Ambassador to Greece & Cote d'Ivoire, former
Vice President of the National Defense University

ANGELA STENT
Georgetown Professor of Government & Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies

HELEN THOMAS
UPI White House Correspondent

NIKOLI TURKATENKO
Washington Bureau Chief for TASS

STANSFIELD TURNER
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

BEN VALENTINO
Dartmouth Professor of Government

PETER VARKONYI
Ambassador to the U.S. from Hungary

VELICHKO VELICHKOV
Ambassador to the U.S. from Bulgaria

KENNETH YALOWITZ
Former Ambassador to Georgia & Belarus, Director of the Dickey Center

WILLIAM WEBSTER
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

WOUTER WILTON
Head of Press and Public Affairs, The European Commision

LEE WITTERS
Dartmouth Professor of Biology

CHRISTOPHER WREN
Former NY Times Correspondent

HAN XU
Ambassador to the U.S. from the People's Republic of China