ACONA Bootcamp Speakers 2020 - 2021

The ACONA program includes speakers who are experts in the fields of history, regional studies, international politics, national security and nuclear diplomacy. We invite both scholars and high-level practitioners to give lectures and participate in discussions with our Fellows. You can review our list of speakers for the 2020-2021 Fellowship below.

Ray Acheson

Director of Reaching Critical Will at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

 

Anatoly I. Antonov

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States 

 

Alexey Arbatov 

Head of the Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations

 

Catherine Ashton

Former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

 

Andrey Baklitskiy

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Euro-Atlantic Security at the Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University

 

Andrey Baykov 

Associate Professor, Department of Applied International Analysis, MGIMO University

 

Arvid Bell

Lecturer on Government at Harvard University; Director of the Negotiation Task Force (NTF) at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

 

Mariana Budjeryn

Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) and the International Security Program (ISP) at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center

 

Matthew Bunn

Professor of the Practice of Energy, National Security, and Foreign Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government

 

Susan Corke

Senior Fellow and Director of the bipartisan Transatlantic Democracy Working Group (TDWG) with The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

 

Christopher Daase

Professor for International Organization at the University of Frankfurt; Deputy Director of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

 

Abdolrasool Divsallar

Co-leader of the Regional Security Initiative at the Middle East Directions Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute

 

Nancy Gallagher

Director, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM); Research Professor, University of Maryland's School of Public Policy

 

Rose Gottemoeller 

Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO; Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

 

Hugh Gusterson

Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University 

 

Pia Hansson

Director, Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland

 

Vincent J. Intondi

Former Director of Research for American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute 

 

Igor Istomin

Associate Professor, Department of Applied International Political Analysis, MGIMO University; Davis Senior Scholar, Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

 

Togzhan Kassenova

Nonresident Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Rosa Magnusdottir 

Associate Professor of History, Aarhus University

 

Thilo Marauhn

Professor for Public Law and International Law, Justus Liebig University Giessen 

 

Adlan Margoev 

Analyst, Institute for International Studies, MGIMO University 

 

Jon Gunnar Olafsson

Former Acting Director of the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland

 

Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir

Professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland

Christian F. Ostermann

Director of the History and Public Policy Program (HAPP), Woodrow Wilson Center 

 

Pavel Palazhchenko

Head of the International Relations and PR Department at the Gorbachev Foundation

 

Joseph Pilat

Senior Advisor in the National Security Office, Office of the Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

William Potter

Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

 

Giordana Pulcini        

Fellow at the University of Roma Tre

 

Mahsa Rouhi

Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies, at the National Defense University

 

Lynn Rusten

Vice President of the Global Nuclear Policy Program, Nuclear Threat Initiative 

 

Dmitry Stefanovich

Research Fellow, Center for Internstional Security, Russian Academy of Sciences 

 

Dmitry V. Suslov

Deputy Director, Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University – High School of Economics

 

Adnan Tabatabai

Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO)

Moshik Temkin

Visiting Scholar at the Middle East Initiative at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Chair in Leadership and History at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University

 

Michael Waller

President of Georgetown Research; Vice President for Government Relations at the Center for Security Policy

 

Tong Zhao

Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, addressing ACONA Fellows (virtually) in January, 2021.