The Honorable Lee Hamilton
Lee Hamilton served for thirty-four years as a United States Congressman from Indiana. He was chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (now the Committee on International Relations), and chaired the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East from the early 1970s until 1993. He also served as Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran.
Katherine Hamilton-Smith is Director of Cultural Resources for the Lake County Forest Preserve District, where she manages cultural interpretation on the district’s 68 preserves comprising 30,000 acres of land in Chicago’s north suburbs, including the Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home. Ms. Hamilton-Smith currently serves on the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s Advisory Council, is past chair of the Illinois State Archives Advisory Board, and was a participant in the American Association of Museum’s National Research Demonstration Project to Advance Education in American Museums.
Ambassador Tommy Koh
Tommy KOH is Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies and the National Heritage Board. He was formerly Dean of the Law Faculty at NUS. He had served as Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York and Ambassador to the United States of America, Canada and Mexico. He was also the President of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea and chaired the Earth Summit. He was the founding Chairman of the National Arts Council and the founding Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation. He had served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. He was also Singapore’s Chief Negotiator for the USA-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. He has chaired two dispute panels for the WTO.
30 years as CBS news anchor and correspondent before founding his own documentary production company-- Kurtis Productions -- where over 20 years he created series like Investigative Reports, Cold Case Files and American Greed on cable tv. In 2005, Mr. Kurtis also founded a grass fed beef company, Tallgrass Beef.
Ambassador Jack Matlock
Jack Foust Matlock, Jr., a 35-year career veteran of the United States Foreign Service and America’s ambassador to the Soviet Union when the Cold War ended (1986-1991), will be the featured speaker at the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies’ 19th annual Margolis Lecture. An adjunct professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University and the author of Superpower Illusions: How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray – and How to Return to Reality, Matlock will discuss the forces that brought about the end of the Cold War and provide personal insight on foreign policy lessons learned that are still important today.
Dr. Frances Mautner-Markhof
Dr. Frances Mautner-Markhof is Director of the Austrian Center for International Studies in Vienna whose work currently focuses on multilateral security cooperation in Northeast Asia; relevance of the OSCE and EU experiences for regional cooperation; nuclear non-proliferation; and other regional cooperation issues in East Asia. Before joining ACIS she was an official of the International Atomic Energy Agency and has also led research projects at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.; the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute; the German Foreign Policy Institute (DGAP), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. Topics of these research projects included non-proliferation, international safeguards, European security and international negotiations. She has served as U.S. Member of the Austrian-American Fulbright Commission, and has lectured inter alia at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; and the Institute of Political Science, University of Vienna. Publications on multilateral security cooperation in Northeast Asia, the NPT regime, the international safeguards system of the IAEA, regional nuclear fuel cycle centers, the evolving role of regional organizations, international negotiations, and management of complex systems. She has degrees from Tufts University, Harvard University and the University of Vienna.
Peter F. Nardulli
Peter F. Nardulli is Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the founding Director of the Cline Center for Democracy, and the editor of a book series with the University of Illinois Press: Democracy, Free Enterprise and the Rule of Law. He has been on the faculty at UIUC since 1974 and served as department head in Political Science from 1992 until 2006. Nardulli is the author of six books on various aspects of the legal process and empirical democratic theory.
Trevor Potter is the former Commissioner and Chairman of the Federal Election Commission. He served as General Counsel to John McCain's 2008 and 2000 presidential campaigns and as Deputy General Counsel to George H. W. Bush’s 1988 campaign. Potter is the founding President and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit which focuses on campaign finance issues in the courts and before the Federal Election Commission.
Mrs. Simmons is Vice Chair of Metropolis Strategies and President of the Global Philanthropy Partnership. From 1989 to 1999, she was President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Mrs. Simmons is also a Member of the Boards of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Field Museum of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Student Advisory Committee
Natalya Wallin, Katharine Brown, and Mary Hanley