Lecture Series and World Affairs

The series is in its 72nd year as the leading local forum for international and national political discourse. This year, the lecture topics range from “How to Contain Kim Jong Un?” to “How Serious Is the Iranian Threat?

Last year we captured the following video, which features a few snippets of the lectures featured at Hamilton Hall during the 2016 – 2017 series.

The first video is Ambassador Dr. Paul Webster Hare, a British deployment for 30 years and the British ambassador to Cuba from 2001 – 20014.

The second speaker is Dr. Gerard Bertrand, Global Vice President, BirdLife International on the topic: The Great Migration Wildlife and Climate change.

Hamilton Hall Lecture Series – 2018

February 1
Sung-Yoon Lee, Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies and Assistant Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
“How to Contain Kim Jong Un”

February 8
James Carroll, Author, The Cloister               
“The Nuclear Cascade from James Forrestal to Donald Trump”

February 15
Ann Velenchik, Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Economics, Wellesley College
“Is China the Key to Africa’s Economic Future?”

February 22  Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director of  The Future of Diplomacy Project, Kennedy School, Harvard University
“Germany and Europe in a Time of American Retreat”

March 1 
Houchang Chehabi, Professor of International Relations and History, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
“The New Anti-Cosmopolitanism: The Rise of Populism around the World”

March 8
Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Kennedy School, Harvard University
“How NOT to Fix Foreign Policy: Some Reflections on Trump”

March 15
Thomas M. Nichols, Professor of Security Affairs, S. Naval War College
“Russia vs. America: The New Cold War in Cyberspace”

March 22
Geoffrey Kemp, Director, Regional Security Programs, Center for the National Interest, Washington, D. C.
“How Serious Is the Iranian Threat?”

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Feb 01

“How to Contain Kim Jong Un”

February 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Feb 08
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Feb 15

“Is China the Key to Africa’s Economic Future?”

February 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Feb 22

“Germany and Europe in a Time of American Retreat”

February 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mar 08
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Mar 15

“Russia vs. America: The New Cold War in Cyberspace”

March 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mar 22

“How Serious Is the Iranian Threat?”

March 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm