Speakers Bureau

The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council maintains a roster of speakers who have international expertise and are ready to visit your local organization, school or classroom to present on a wide variety of global topics.

In addition to the esteemed experts below, we have within our network a wide variety of other topical experts. Please contact us if you do not see your area of interest below.

To request a speaker, or find out more information, email CSWAC Executive Director at info@csworldaffairs.org. Please note Speakers Bureau in the subject line.

Dr. William E. Berry, Jr.

Dr. Berry is available to speak on the following topics:

  • U.S. national security interests in East Asia
  • Inter-Korean relations and prospects for normalization
  • Territorial conflicts in the South China Sea
  • U.S. civil-military relations

Dr. William E. Berry, Jr. is currently an independent consultant specializing in East Asian security issues after retiring from the Air Force as a colonel in 1997. During his military career, he served in Vietnam, the Philippines...[READ MORE]

Dr. Paul Bolt

Dr. Bolt is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Chinese-Russian Relations
  • Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy
  • American Defense Policy

Dr. Paul Bolt is a Professor of Political Science at the United States Air Force Academy, where he has taught since 1997. He received his B.A. from Hope College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the Unive...[READ MORE]

Dr. Schuyler Foerster

Dr. Foerster is available to speak on the following topics:

  • “Balanced internationalism”: Principles for a sensible U.S. foreign and security policy
  • Global trends and pivot points in international relations
  • U.S. security in a changing world: challenges for leadership
  • National security and military force in the 21st century
  • Civic education and the challenge to democracy in a globalizing world

Dr. Schuyler Foerster is founding principal of CGST Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in national security policy and civic education. Currently a visiting professor at Colorado College, he served from 2010-2016 as the ...[READ MORE]

Edin Mujkic, PhD

Dr. Mujkic is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Balkan Affairs
  • Professional Military Education
  • National Security
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Homeland Security
  • Public Administration

Edin Mujkic is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs for University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He is also a UCCS Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Faculty Fellow for 2017-2018. Edin received his BA from Aub...[READ MORE]

Karl Schneider

Mr. Schneider is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Countries of Benin, the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Turkey, Iraq and South Korea
  • Military Affairs
  • Foreign Policy & Politics-National down to local and the 2nd/3rd order effects of each
  • Importance of education, travel, and languages-His favorites are Turkish and French

Karl Schneider has 22 years of experience in the United States Army as a Special Forces Officer (Green Beret), and Foreign Area Officer. Karl has served all over the world from South Korea, Europe, Turkey, Africa, as well...[READ MORE]

Nancy Wilson

Ms. Wilson is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Living and working in the post-conflict Balkans
  • Countries of Macedonia and Kosovo
  • Peace Corps service (especially as an “older” volunteer)
  • NGO development abroad
  • Developing culturally competent programming

Nancy Wilson has 25 years of experience as a nonprofit executive director in several adult and youth-serving organizations. She has been a nonprofit consultant in organizational development, strategic planning and...[READ MORE]

Ray Raymond

Raymond Ray

Ray is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Brexit
  • European Union
  • Transatlantic Relationship (especially the UK-US "Special relationship.")
  • US foreign and security policy

 


    Author, public speaker and consultant, Dr Ray Raymond is a former British diplomat. During his twenty-year long diplomatic career, he worked on US-UK politico-military policy, NATO and transatlantic trade policy,...[READ MORE]

    Jamie Bequette

    Raymond Ray

    Ray is available to speak on the following topics:


     

      Jamie Bequette joined Colorado Springs World Affairs Council in 2019 after returning to Colorado from Fiji where she served as a United State Peace Corps Volunteer for 26-months.  After the unique experience...[READ MORE]

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