Speakers

The Center has featured scores of individual speakers. The following is a partial listing of visitors connected to the Center.

International Figures:

  • Rigoberta Menchu Tum, 1992 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Betty Williams, 1976 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Jose Ramos-Horta, 1996 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Madame Jetsun Pema, the sister of the Dalai Lama and first woman minister in the Tibetan government in exile
  • Princess Elizabeth Bagaya of Toro, former foreign minister of Uganda
  • H.R.H. Prince Soulivong Savang, leader of the royal family of Laos in exile Dennis Halliday, former United Nations Assistant Secretary General

The Middle East:

  • Menachem Meir, Golda Meir's son
  • Zeidan Atashi, Israeli Druze leader, who was a Visiting Scholar at the Center
  • Yael Dayan, Israeli political figure and daughter of Moshe Dayan
  • John Duke Anthony, CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
  • Yuval Rotem, Israeli Counsel General in Los Angeles
  • Mounir Farah, Associate Director of the King Fahd Middle East Studies Program at the the University of Arkansas
  • Shaul Gabbay, Director, Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East, University of Denver
  • Moshe Semyonov, Tel Aviv University
  • Martin Kramer,Moshe Dayan Center of Middle East Studies, Tel Aviv University
  • Sarah Ozacky-Lazar, Director, Jewish-Arab Center for Peace at Givat Haviva
  • Jalal Hassan, Co-founder, Children Teaching Children program, Givat Haviva
  • Shuli Dicter, Co-founder, Children Teaching Children program, Givat Haviva
  • Benny Birmbaum, Israeli peace activist
  • Smadar Perry, Israeli journalist
  • Israelah Shakel, Israeli journalist
  • Jonathan Kirsch, author, Moses: A Life and King David
  • Ilise Cohen, Director, Middle East Peace Education, American Friends Service Committee
  • Daniel Taub, Deputy Director, International Law Division, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Amin Kazak, University of Colorado at Denver and Director, Rocky Mountain Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
  • Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, University of Haifa
  • Gerald Steinberg, Bar Ilan University
  • Haim Yavin, Israeli newscaster
  • Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post

Diversity Matters:

  • Bobby Seale, Co-founder of the Black Panther Party
  • James Foreman, former Executive Director of SNCC
  • Thomas Begay, Navajo Code Talker
  • Asma Gull Hasan, author, American Muslims: The New Generation
  • John Echohawk, Executive Director, Native American Rights Fund
  • Eric Cahn, Holocaust survivor
  • Bill Hosokawa, journalist and author, Nisei and Out of the Frying Pan
  • Donnie Betts, producer, Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days
  • Randall Robinson, President, TransAfrica
  • Luis Rosa, pardoned Puerto Rican nationalist
  • J.E. Rash, President, Legacy International
  • Arturo Lopez Levy, former Secretary, B'nai B'rith in Cuba
  • Reza Aslan, author, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

The Arts:

  • Charles Sherman, sculptor, whose, bronze of Golda Meir was acquired by the Center through the generosity of Dr. Morton and Toby Mower of Baltimore
  • Djimon Hounsou, actor
  • Roy Purcell, artist, whose print of Golda Meir was donated to the Center by Roz Duman
  • Dianne Reeves, Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist
  • Barbara Trent, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker
  • Wynton Marsalis, Grammy award
  • Simon Bitton, filmmaker, who discussed her documentary on poet Mahmoud Darwich
  • Tami Katz-Frieman, Art Curator, Israeli Forum of Museums
  • Marilyn Lande, digital artist, who displayed her work on women
  • Mary Redhouse, vocalist and instrumentalist
  • Joe Nicastri, sculptor
  • Dennis McNally, author, A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead
  • David Edmonds, BBC and co-author, Wittgenstein's Poker
  • Susanne Kaul, Bielefeld University, Germany

World Politics:

  • Valentin Peschanski, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Thomas Gouttierre, Director, Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Olga Ruffins, Center for the Study of Africa and the Middle East (CEAMO), Havana, Cuba
  • Peter Bridges, former U.S. Ambassador to Somalia
  • James Mittleman, American University
  • Mary Ann Casey, U.S. Ambassador
  • Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies
  • Ved Nanda, University of Denver Law School
  • Yi Sun, University of San Diego
  • Kada Akacem, University of Algiers
  • Thomas Stauffer, oil economist, formerly of Harvard University
  • Mark Kurlansky, author, The Basque History of the World
  • Stephen Kinzer, journalist and author, Crescent and Star: Turkey between Two Worlds
  • Reza Ghods, author, Iran in the Twentieth Century
  • Tahira Khan, formerly of the Woman’s Resource Center in Pakistan
  • Meenakshi Rishi, Ohio Northern University

Domestic Issues:

  • Andrei Markovitz, University of Michigan
  • Barbara Perry, Sweet Briar College
  • Morris Dees, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Dave Dellinger, member of the Chicago Eight
  • Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago
  • Hank Brown, former U.S. Senator
  • Neal Richardson, attorney and author
  • Spencer Crona, attorney and author
  • Walter Gerash, attorney
  • Michael Parenti, author and academic
  • William Halter, Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Administration
  • Wellington Webb, Mayor, City and County of Denver
  • Sherman Finesilver, former Chief Judge, Federal District Court, Colorado
  • Diana DeGette, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Mark Udall, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • John Temple, editor and publisher, Rocky Mountain News
  • Dennis Judd, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle General (Ret.) Merrill McPeak, Former Cheif of Staff, U.S. Air Force

Other Visitors:

  • Elliott Gould, actor
  • Alan Dershowitz, Harvard University Law School
  • Naomi Wolf, author
  • Dr. Ruth (Westheimer), therapist
  • Tovah Feldshuh, actress