Past Boe Forum Speakers


'Sustainable Development'

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland
Former Prime Minister of Norway and Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)

March 14, 2023

Michael McFaul

'Russia and the Future of Europe'

Michael A. McFaul
U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation

March 31, 2022

2021 Boe Forum

'Are We Ready? The Science, Ethics and Geopolitics of Genetic Engineering and Preventive Genomics'

Robert C. Green
Physician-Scientist and Professor of Medicine (genetics)

Jamie Metzl
Futurist and author

March 15, 2021: 2021 Boe Forum Presentation

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists

'Power, the Press and the Presidency'

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalists

March 19, 2019

Condoleezza Rice

'America’s National Security and the World'

Condoleezza Rice
U.S. Secretary of State

March 20, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson

'Science and Discovery'

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Award-Winning Astrophysicist and Author
Host and Narrator of FOX's "Cosmos"

March 20, 2017

Antonin Scalia  (March 11, 1936 - February 13, 2016) U.S. Supreme Court Justice

'Whether the U.S. Constitution is a Living Document'

IN MEMORIAM: Antonin Scalia 
(March 11, 1936 - Feb. 13, 2016)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

March 9, 2016

Robbie Rach

'Privacy at Risk: Challenges to Protecting Personal Identity and Data'

Robbie Bach
Microsoft Executive

Oct. 28, 2014

Jon Huntsman

'Geopolitics of China and the U.S.'

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

Nov. 4, 2013

Jared Cohen

'United States Foreign Policy and the Technological Revolution'

Jared Cohen
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Director of Google Ideas

Nov. 8, 2012

mary robinson

'World Hunger and Poverty'

Mary Robinson
President of Ireland

Nov. 9, 2011

madeleine albright

'Geopolitics and the Implications for Business and Investing Around the World'

Madeleine K. Albright
U.S. Secretary of State

Nov. 4, 2010

pervez musharraf

'Internal and External Dynamics of Pakistan'

Pervez Musharraf
President of Pakistan

Oct. 2, 2009

Sandra Day O'Connor

'Reflections for the United States Supreme Court'

Sandra Day O'Connor
Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Nov. 24, 2008

Vicente Fox and Marta Fox

'Bringing the New Economy to Latin America & The Role of Women in the New Millennium'

Vicente Fox and Marta Fox
President and First Lady of Mexico

Nov. 1, 2007

Al Gore

'Thinking Green: Economic Strategies for the 21st Century'

Al Gore
Vice President of the United States

Jan. 23, 2007

L. Paul Bremer

'Remarks by L. Paul Bremer'

L. Paul Bremer
Presidential Envoy to Iraq

April 6, 2006

Rudy Giuliani

'The Principles of Leadership'

Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City

March 18, 2004

Susan Dentzer and New Gingrich

'Saving Lives and Saving Money & Meeting the Challenge of Special Interest Groups in the Health-Care Field'

Susan Dentzer                                  
PBS News Hour Correspondent

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

May 12, 2003

Noor Al Hussein

'Remarks' [on globalization and its effect on women and children]

Noor Al-Hussein                
Queen of Jordan

May 9, 2001

Desmond Tutu

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

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

Oct. 11, 1999

Barbara Bush

'Faith, Family and Friends'

Barbara Bush                                    
First Lady of the United States

Nov. 4, 1998

John Major

'Into the Next Millennium'

John Major      
Prime Minister of Great Britain

May 1, 1998

Mikhail Gorbachev

'Remarks by Mikhail Gorbachev'

Mikhail Gorbachev                             
President of the Soviet Union

Oct. 21, 1996

George Bush

'Remarks by the Honorable George Bush'

George H. W. Bush                           
President of the United States

Dec. 13, 1995

General Colin Powell

'The Management of Crisis and Change'

General Colin Powell                       
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

March 29, 1995