Past Boe Forum Speakers

March 31, 2022
Michael A. McFaul
U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation

Address: "Russia and the Future of Europe"

March 15, 2021
Robert C. Green
Physician-scientist and professor of medicine (genetics)

Jamie Metzl
Futurist and author

Address: "Are We Ready? The Science, Ethics, and Geopolitics of Genetic Engineering and Preventive Genomics"

March 19, 2019
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists

Address: "Power, the Press and the Presidency"

March 20, 2018Condoleezza Rice, 2018 Boe Forum Speaker
Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Secretary of State

Address: "America’s National Security and the World"

March 20, 2017Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Award-winning astrophysicist and author
Host and narrator of FOX's "Cosmos"

Address: "Science and Discovery"

March 9, 2016Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, courtesy the Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
IN MEMORIAM: Antonin Scalia 
(March 11, 1936 - February 13, 2016)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Address: "Whether the U.S. Constitution is a Living Document”

October 28, 2014Robbie Bach at the 2014 Boe Forum
Robbie Bach
Microsoft Executive

Address: "Privacy at Risk: Challenges to Protecting Personal Identity and Data"

November 4, 2013Jon Huntsman
Jon Huntsman

Governor of Utah
U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore

Address: "Geopolitics of China and the U.S."

November 8, 2012Jared Cohen Speaking at the Boe Forum
Jared Cohen
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Director of Google Ideas

Address: "United States Foreign Policy and the Technological Revolution"

Mary RobinsonNovember 9, 2011
Mary Robinson

President of Ireland

Address: "World Hunger and Poverty"

November 4, 2010Madeleine K. Albright
Madeleine K. Albright

U.S. Secretary of State

Address: "Geopolitics and the Implications for Business and Investing Around the World"

Pervez Musharraf Speaking at the Boe ForumOctober 2, 2009
Pervez Musharraf

President of Pakistan

Address: "Internal and External Dynamics of Pakistan"

November 24, 2008
Sandra Day O'Connor

Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Address: "Reflections for the United States Supreme Court"

Vicente and Marta Fox Speaking at the Boe ForumNovember 1, 2007
Vicente Fox and Marta Fox

President and First Lady of Mexico

Mrs. Fox's Address: "The Role of women in the New Millennium"
President Fox's Address: "Bringing the New Economy to Latin America"

Al GoreJanuary 23, 2007
Al Gore
Vice President of the United States

Address: "Thinking Green: Economic Strategies for the 21st Century"

L. Paul Bremer Speaking at the Boe ForumApril 6, 2006
L. Paul Bremer

Presidential Envoy to Iraq

Address: "Remarks by L. Paul Bremer"

Rudy Giuliania Speaking at the Boe ForumMarch 18, 2004
Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City

Address: "The Principles of Leadership"

Susan Dentzer and Newt Gingrich at the Boe ForumMay 12, 2003
Susan Dentzer                                  

PBS News Hour Correspondent

Newt Gingrich                       
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Ms. Dentzer's Address: "Meeting the Challenge of Special Interest Groups in the Health-Care Field"
Mr. Gingrich's Address: "Saving Lives and Saving Money"

Noor Al-Hussein Speaking at the Boe ForumMay 9, 2001
Noor Al-Hussein                

Queen of Jordan

Address: "Remarks" [on globalization and its effect on women and children]

Desmond Tutu at the Boe ForumOctober 11, 1999
Desmond Tutu

Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa
1984 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Address: "Peace and Justice in South Africa: The Power of Spiritual Values"

Barbara Bush Speaking at the Boe ForumNovember 4, 1998
Barbara Bush                                    

First Lady of the United States

Address: "Faith, Family, and Friends"

John Major Speaking at the Boe ForumMay 1, 1998
John Major      

Prime Minister of Great Britain

Address: "Into the Next Millennium"

Mikhail Gorbachev Speaking at the Boe ForumOctober 21, 1996
Mikhail Gorbachev                             

President of the Soviet Union

Address: "Remarks by Mikhail Gorbachev"

George H. W. Bush Speaking at the Boe ForumDecember 13, 1995
George H. W. Bush                           

President of the United States

Address: "Remarks by the Honorable George Bush"

Colin Powell at the Boe ForumMarch 29, 1995
General Colin Powell                       

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Address: "The Management of Crisis and Change"

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