Halle Speaker Series

The Halle Speakers Series brought distinguished international scholars, public policy officials, politicians, and journalists to Emory to give lectures, lead specialized seminars, or participate in panel discussions that concern timely international topics. This program served to increase opportunities for Emory faculty and students to gain enhanced knowledge and insight on current world affairs and to meet directly with outstanding international leaders.

Title of Talk
November 17, 2015 Irina Prokhorova, Owner and Editor-in-Chief, New Literary Observer Russian Society Today
November 9, 2015 Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Africa's Growing Prosperity: The US-Africa Partnership to Advance Democracy, Development, Health and Security
October 19, 2015 Angelika Neuwirth, Director of Corpus Coranicum Project; Professor Emerita of Freie University, Berlin The Qur'an: A Vital Part of Our Theological Canon? New Light on the Relation between the Qur'an and the Bible
October 15, 2015 Frank Elbe, Former Ambassador of Germany The Legacy of 1990: The Path of German Unity
September 14, 2015 Raj Jain, CEO of The Times Group The Evolution of Indian Media and the Times of India Group
September 9, 2015 Farhad Daftary and Gurdofarid Miskinzoda, The Institute of Ismaili Studies Shi'i Islam: History, Doctrines, and Practices
September 1, 2015 Eran Riklas, Israeli filmmaker Israeli Cinema: The Way We Were
May 13, 2015 Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, Princeton University The Rise of the Troubled Euro
April 14, 2015 David Rank, Director, Afghanistan Affairs, U.S. Department of State U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan
April 9, 2015 Jonathan Pratt, Director, Pakistan Affairs, U.S. Department of State U.S. Policy Towards Pakistan
March 24, 2015 Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago The Strategic Logic of ISIS - VIDEO
February 6, 2015 Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History, Yale University Ukraine: A War of Truth
December 9, 2014 Patrick Allitt, Cahoon Family Professor of American History, Emory University The World War I Christmas Truce
November 19, 2014 S. Jaishankar, Ambassador of India to the United States India and the US: Taking the Relationship Forward
September 19, 2014 Jeannette Kagame A Conversation with the First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda
July 17, 2014 Jimmy Carter, Former President Chinese Artists Association Exhibition
March 31 - April 5, 2014 Korea Studies Program Korea Week 2014
April 2, 2014 Abbe Rosenbaum Starting a Business in India: A Foreigner's Perspective
February 21, 2014 Reuven Firestone Who are the (Real) Chosen People? The Meaning of Divine Election in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
December 10, 2013 Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013: Remembrance and Reflection
November 11-12, 2013 Jimmy Carter, Former President, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor The Carter Center Forum
November 7, 2013 David Rank, Director, Office of Afghanistan, U.S. Department of State U.S. Policy toward Afghanistan
November 5, 2013 Linda Specht, Deputy Director, Office of Pakistan, U.S. Department of State U.S. Policy toward Pakistan
October 31, 2013 Ajit Kumar, Consul General of India in Atlanta India's Foreign Policy (VIDEO)
October 8, 2013 Faqir Syed Asif Hussain, Consul General of Pakistan in New York Pakistan's Relations with the U.S., Afghanistan, India, and China
September 19, 2013 Rawdon Dalrymple Accepting China as a Great Power: Are We Caught in the Middle? A View from Australia
April 29, 2013 Dance troupe from Capital Sports and Physical Education University, People's Republic of China China Kaleidoscope, Kungfu Passion
April 16, 2013 Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Turkey as a Manufacturing and Investment Hub for U.S. Companies
April 11, 2013 Cheehyung Kim, ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Duke University North Korea Under the New Kim: War Making and the International Community (VIDEO)
April 5, 2013 Roundtable: Boll, Cantens, Chalfin, Guyer, Little, Maurer, Martin, Moore, Munoz, Nugent What Do Social Scientists Talk About When They Talk About Taxes? A Roundtable Discussion
April 2, 2013 Xiaolan Fu, Director, Technology and Management for Development Centre, University of Oxford China's Interaction with the World Economy and Global Economic Recovery (VIDEO)
March 7, 2013 Y.J. Choi, Ambassador, and Jae Hyun Chung, Business Leader U.S.-Korea Connections
February 25, 2013 Donald Tong, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs in the U.S. Strengthening U.S.-Hong Kong Partnerships (VIDEO)
February 20, 2013 Scott Alexander, Catholic Theological Union Triumphalism and the Future of Christian-Muslim Relations
February 7, 2013 Joo Ryun Shin, Soprano, with Mee-kyung Chang, Pianist Recital: "Love Walked In"
January 29, 2013 Steve Rowland, Producer and Documentary Filmmaker Globe to Globe Shakespeare Visits Prison, or To Whom Does Shakespeare Belong? (VIDEO)
December 3, 2012 Tsewang Tamdin, Personal Physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tibetan Medicine and Modern Science (VIDEO)
November 15, 2012 Tim Lenderking, Director, Office of Pakistan Affairs, U.S. Department of State U.S. Policy toward Pakistan and Afghanistan (VIDEO)
November 8, 2012 Tobias Brinkmann, Malvin and Lea Bank Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History, Penn State University at Philadelphia America and the Germans: Conflict and Cooperation
November 8, 2012 Ajit Kumar, Consul General of India in Atlanta India's Foreign Policy (VIDEO)
October 4, 2012 Robin Lung Finding Kukan: A Chinese American Filmmaker's Perspective (VIDEO)
April 6, 2012 Sayed Kashua, Israeli Writer An Evening with Sayed Kashua
April 13, 2012 Robert Pastor, Founder and Director, Center for North American Studies; Professor of International Relations, American University The Most Important Unknown Issue: The North American Idea
April 4, 2012 Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences; Director, Center for Korean Research at Columbia University Democratization and the Korean Peninsula
March 28-30, 2012 Cartooning for Peace-America Cartooning for Peace and Health
March 2-3, 2012 Nirupama Rao, Sir Salman Rushdie, and Devi Shetty Third Annual India Summit
February 28, 2012 Shoko Azuma, Professor of Japanese Literature, Jumonji University The Popular Culture of Modern Japan: Kami-shibai and Tsunami
February 23, 2012 Deborah Scroggin, Author Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror
February 17, 2012 Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief, Al-Jazeera The Arab Spring: Between the Freedom of the Future and the Shackles of the Past
November 29, 2011 Marcelo Gerschenfeld, Consul General of Argentina in Atlanta Marcelo Gerschenfeld
November 29, 2011 Tonio Andrade, Mary Brown Bullock, and Baogang Guo Politics, Trade and Philanthropy: New Research on China
November 17, 2011 Yu Keping, Director, China Center for Comparative Politics and Economics; Director, Center for Chinese Government Innovations, Beijing University
November 1, 2011 Gillian Sorensen, Senior Advisor and National Advocate, United Nations Foundation
November 1, 2011 Tim Lenderking, Director, Office of Pakistan Affairs, Bureau of Central and South Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State
October 27, 2011 Huang Chunming, Taiwanese Author
October 25, 2011 Faqir Syed Asif Hussain, Consulate General of Pakistan in New York
October 20, 2011 Ajit Kumar, Consulate General of India in Atlanta
October 9, 2011 Ahmet Eyuce, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Bahcesehir University Architecture in a Palimpsest City: Istanbul
September 29, 2011 John Jung, Author of Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants
September 24, 2011 David A. Bray, Office of the Program Manager Government Information Sharing and Safeguarding Post-9/11
September 7, 2011 Dino Patti Djalal, Ambassador of Indonesia to the U.S. Achieving Confluence in the 21st Centuring: How Indonesia and the United States Can Work Together
May 3, 2011 Xoliswa Sithole, Award-winning South African filmmaker Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children
April 28, 2011 Haesook Kim, Chair, Asian Studies Program and Associate Professor of Sociology, Long Island University Unlikely Heroines: Three Women Who Emerged as Pioneers in a New Korea
April 26, 2011 JaeWon Kim, Director, Korea Program, Harvard Law School Recent Controversies on Abortion in South Korea
April 14, 2011 Thomas Tufte, Professor, Department of Communication, Roskilde University Communicating for Development? Media, Young Adults, and Public Health Communication in Tanzania
March 31, 2011 Dafna Lemish, Professor and Chair, Department of Radio-Television, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Knowledge Futures Media Week: Culture and Gender is Children's Television Globally
March 30, 2011 Lance Bennett, Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication, University of Washington - Seattle Knowledge Futures Media Week: Political Life in Late Modern Society
March 29, 2011 Gillian Sorensen, Senior Advisor and National Advocate, United Nations Foundation Facing the Crises of Our Time: The U.S. and UN in the 21st Century
March 28, 2011 Lev Manovich, Professor, Visual Arts Department, University of California - San Diego Knowledge Futures Media Week: Data Mining as Cultural Criticism or How We Read 1,000,000 Manga Pages with Computers
March 28, 2011 Mikyoung Kim, Associate Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University The Current Crisis in Japan: A View from the Hiroshima Peace Institute
March 24, 2011 Mikyoung Kim, Associate Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University The Border-man Genre: The Northern Settlers' Narratives in South Korea
March 24, 2011 Maissa Bey, Algerian-Francophone author Femmes en ecritures
March 22, 2011 Hillel Frisch, Associate Professor, Political Science and Middle East History, Bar-Ilan University Revolutionary Situations and Democratic Transitions: Egypt and Tunisia in Comparative Perspective
February 10, 2011 Zekeria Ahmed Salem, Professor of Political Science, University of Nouakchott, Mauritania Challenging Social Inequality, Debating Islam: Ethnicity, Belonging and Muslim Politics in North-West Africa
February 9-11, 2011 Xu Xin, Emory-Nanjing Visiting Scholar, Professor of Jewish Culture; Director, The Glazer Institute of Jewish Studies, Nanjing University
February 8, 2011 Joshua Levs, Carrie Rosefky Wickham, Michael Amerhom Youssef, CNN Correspondent, Associate Professor of Political Science, Pastor and Founding Rector of The Church of Apostles in Atlanta Egypt: Regional Revolution or Local Unrest?
December 2, 2010 Faqir Syed Asif Hussain, Consulate General of Pakistan in New York Pakistan-U.S. Relations
November 30, 2010 Jung-Hoon Lee, Professor of International Relations, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University What is Going on in North Korea?
November 29, 2010 Michael Oren, Ambassador of Israel to the United States The US-Israel Alliance: An Historical and Personal Perspective
November 18, 2010 Claudia Hillinger, Vice President for Institute Development, Max Planck Florida Institute; President, Max Planck Florida Foundation, Inc. Exploring the Frontiers of Science
November 16, 2010 Mark Urnov, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Political Studies, Higher School of Economics The American Factor in Russian Foreign Policy
November 11, 2010 Naveen Srivastava, Political Counselor, Embassy of India, Washington, D.C. India's Foreign Policy
November 3, 2010 Sheila Tschinkel, Principal of SLT Finance and Economics Is the U.S. Becoming a Third World Country?
November 1, 2010 Alan Abramowitz, Merle Beck, Andra Gillespie, Randall Strahan, Emory Department of Political Science U.S. Midterm Elections
October 4, 2010 Jayshree Periwal, Director and Principal of "Step by Step Group of Schools" Step by Step's Search for Innovative Academia Partnerships to Bridge the Education Industry Gap
September 13, 2010 Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the United States UK-US Educational and Research Exchange in the Globalized World
April 21, 2010 Wang Zhenyao, Director of the Center for Philanthropy Research, Beijing Normal University Disaster Relief Efforts in China and the Development and Future of China's Philanthropy
February 16, 2010 Youngmin Kwon, Head of the Establishment Committee of Modern Diplomatic History Exhibition Hall, South Korea Korean-American Relations
February 11, 2010 Qualcomm, TBS/CNN, Cox Wireless and Clear, and Georgia Tech Broadband Institute Mobile Videos: New Horizons, New Possibilities
February 5, 2010 Xie Feng, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S. China-U.S. Relations
February 4, 2010 Daniel Guttman, Professor of Law, Johns Hopkins University Bad English is the new Global Language: Translating Rule of Law Between Chinese and American Operating Systems
January 24-February 3, 2010 Ren Donglai, Emory-Nanjing Visting Scholar, Professor of American History, Nanjing University "Co-Operation and Disputes in U.S.–China Alliance Against Japan in WWII" and "Three Communiques and Sino-U.S. Relations"
December 1, 2009 Jawed Ashraf, Political Counselor, Embassy of India in the U.S. India, the United States, and Terrorism in South Asia
November 12, 2009 Ashraf Haidari, Counselor for Political, Security and Development Affairs, Embassy of Afghanistan in the U.S. Recommitting to a Strategic Partnership with Afghanistan
November 10, 2009 Faqir Syed Asif Hussain, Minister for Political Affairs, Pakistan Embassy in the U.S. Pakistan-U.S. Relations
October 29, 2009 Teresita C. Schaffer, Director, South Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former U.S. Ambassador India and the United States in the 21st Century Reinventing Partnership
July 24, 2009 Sichan Siv, Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. The Challenges of US Global Leadership
February 12, 2009 Ravi Gulati, Founder of Manzil Education and Social Change
December 2, 2008 Ashraf Haidari, Counselor for Political, Security and Development Affairs, Embassy of Afghanistan in the U.S. Afghanistan: Confronting Terrorism and Building Internal Stability
November 20, 2008 Faqir Syed Asif Hussain, Minister for Political Affairs, Pakistan Embassy in the U.S. Pakistan: Confronting Terrorism and Strengthening Democracy
November 18, 2008 Pierre Vimont, Ambassador of France to the U.S. Europe, the United States and the World
November 18, 2008 Jawed Ashraf, Political Counselor, Embassy of India in the U.S. India: Confronting Terrorism and the Indo-U.S. Nuclear Agreement
October 21, 2008 Friis Arne Petersen, Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S. The European Union as a Rising Superpower
October 20, 2008 Hans-Ulrich Klose, Chair, German-American Parliamentary Group; Vice Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs
June 3, 2008 Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the U.S. Conflict Prevention and Resolution: A Diplomatic Imperative
April 29, 2008 Beate Merk, State Minister, Bavarian State Ministry for Justice Judicial Cooperation within Europe
April 23, 2008 Gyula Kodolanyi, Senior Visiting Scholar, Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Hungarian Academy of Sciences What is Not Mine
April 22, 2008 Faqir Syed Asif Hussain, Political Counselor, Pakistan Embassy in the U.S. Pakistan's Relations with India, Afghanistan, and the United States
April 3, 2008 Ashraf Haidari, Counselor for Political, Security, and Development Affairs, Embassy of Afghanistan in the U.S Afghanistan's Relations with India, Pakistan, and the United States
April 1, 2008 Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic, Institute for International and European Environmental Policy Innovation and Transatlantic Cooperation on Energy, Climate, and Security
March 27, 2008 Jawed Ashraf, Political Counselor, Embassy of India in the U.S. India's Relations with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the United States
February 26, 2008 Godfrey "Gado" Mwampembwa, Editorial Cartoonist, Kenya Cartooning in Conflict: Can Cartoons Help Bring Peace to the Political Crisis in Kenya?
September 27, 2007 Shareefa Fulat, Leadership Capacity Manager, Preventing Extremism Unit Department for Communities and Local Government The Art of Integration: Muslims of Britain
October 17, 2006 Ruth Hartz, Professor of French, Arcadia University Reflections of a Hidden Child in Nazi-Occupied France and How World War II Shaped Contemporary France
September 26, 2006 Marion Creekmore, Distinguished Visiting Professor of History and Political Science, Emory University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
September 7, 2006 Manfred Nettekoven, Chancellor and Vice President of Finance, Hamburg University, Germany The Role of Higher Education in Germany: Investment Versus Commodity
April 19, 2006 Drew Luten, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Promoting Democracy through Development
April 19, 2006 Edward Fox, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Promoting Democracy through Development
March 28, 2006 Gyula Kodolanyi, Senior Visiting Scholar, Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Hungarian Academy of Sciences "Forgotten Revolutions of 1989"
March 22, 2006 Gyula Kodolanyi, Senior Visiting Scholar, Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Hungarian Academy of Sciences "Cherry Impaled by a Grass Blade"
February 1, 2006 David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University China Engages Asia: Implications for the United States
January 31, 2006 Jean Plantu, Editorial Cartoonist, Le Monde The Editorial in Cartoons
December 13, 2005 Ricardo Jose Alvarado Noguera, Nicaraguan Ambassador to Denmark, Finland, Ireland, and Estonia In Search of the Development Paradigm: Some Experiences from the North of Europe, A Viewpoint of a Nicaraguan Citizen
November 18, 2005 Eric Maurice, Journalist, Weekly Courier International Media and Chauvinism: The Role of the Press in Supporting Government Interest and Boosting Patriotism
October 21, 2005 Chahdortt Djavann, Anthropologist and Author Secularism and Political Islam: Reflections on the Islamic Veil
October 11, 2005 Jukka Robert Valtasaari, Ambassador of Finland to the U.S. The Big Paradigm Shifts of Finland's Foreign Policy
September 27, 2005 Jorg Himmelreich, Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund The Geostrategic Importance of the Caucuses: U.S. and E.U. Approaches