Past Events Archives


Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate

January 13, 2021
Adam Jentleson, public affairs director, Democracy Forward
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MEMBERS ONLY: Her Royal Highness Reema bint Bandar Al Saud

January 21, 2021
Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the United States (Saudi Arabia)

2021 Baylor Global Business Forum: The Wake Up Call - Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West and How to Fix It

January 26, 2021
Adrian Wooldridge, political editor, The Economist
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Mel Kusin Lecture on National Security: Isolationism - A History of America's Efforts to Shield Itself From the World

January 28, 2021
Charles A. Kupchan, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
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Focus on China Series: How China Loses - The Pushback Against Chinese Global Ambitions

February 2, 2021
Luke Patey, senior researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies
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2021 Baylor Global Business Forum: The Post-COVID American Economy

February 3, 2021
Sebastian Mallaby, Council on Foreign Relations
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International Perspectives Series: Climate and Security 2021 - What Have We Learned and How Can We Move Forward

February 4, 2021
Sherri Goodman, Polar Institute and Environmental Change & Security Program
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2021 Baylor Global Business Forum: America in the World - A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

February 11, 2021
Robert Zoellick, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government; moderated by Ambassador Robert W. Jordan, SMU
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Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes

February 23, 2021
Ira Rosen, former producer, 60 Minutes; moderated by Tony Pederson, SMU
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2021 Baylor Global Business Forum: Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

February 25, 2021
Paul Krugman, New York Times; moderated by Austan D. Goolsbee, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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March 2, 2021
David Michaelis, author; moderated by Talmage Boston
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Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America’s Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World

March 3, 2021
Joby Warrick, Washington Post; moderated by Jim Falk
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International Perspectives Series - Transatlantic Relations: Cornerstone or Millstone?

March 9, 2021
Karen Donfried, German Marshall Fund of the United States; moderated by Joanna Ridgway 
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2021 Baylor Global Business Forum: Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

March 11, 2021
Darrell M. West, Brookings Institution
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Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

March 15, 2021
Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker; moderated by Lee Cullum
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Expeditionary Diplomats: On the Front Lines

March 16, 2021
Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times; Ambassador (ret.) Ryan Crocker; Ambassador (ret.) Robert S. Ford; and Ambassador (ret.) Anne Patterson
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2021 Baylor Global Business Forum: A Path to Peace in the Middle East

March 17, 2021
H.E. Minister Ayman Safadi, minister of foreign affairs and expatriates, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
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2034: A Novel of the Next World War

March 23, 2021
Admiral James Stavridis, USN (ret.); Elliot Ackerman, author; moderated by Jay T. Young
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Navigating the U.S, - China Relationship

March 24, 2021
Paul Haenle, Tsinghua University of Beijing, China
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International Educator of the Year

March 30, 2021
James Mattis; moderated by Jim Falk
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Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods

April 7, 2021
Amelia Pang; moderated by Amanda Schnetzer
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The Arab Spring: 10 Years Later

April 7, 2021
Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations; moderated by Joanne Held Cummings, Baylor University
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2021 Baylor Global Business Forum - The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State

April 13, 2021
Dr. Elizabeth C. Economy, Council on Foreign Relations; moderated by Dr. Stephen Gardner, Baylor University
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On the House: A Washington Memoir

April 14, 2021
John Boehner; moderated by Liz Brailsford
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Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges of Dealing with Russia

April 20, 2021
Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution; moderated by Liz Brailsford
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The Evolution of Space Force

April 29, 2021
Lt. Gen. William J. Liquori
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Secretary Mike Pompeo

May 7, 2021

International Perspectives Series: The End of the American Century - What Comes Next?

May 11, 2021
James M. Lindsay, Council on Foreign Relations
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China and Russia: The Two Major Threats Facing the U.S.

May 13, 2021
Jack Devine, The Arkin Group LLC and Jonathan D. T. Ward, Atlas Organization; moderated by Tracy Merzi
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Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East

May 19, 2021
Daniel Levin, author; moderated by Michael Judge
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Facing the Mountain

May 25, 2021
Daniel James Brown, author; moderated by Tom Ikeda, Denshō
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Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less Safe

May 27, 2021
Jane Harman, Wilson Center; moderated by Lee Cullum
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Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War

June 1, 2021
Jeff Shesol, author, historian, and speechwriter; Moderator, Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent, The New York Times
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Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell

June 3, 2021
Jason Riley, Senior fellow, Manhattan Institute; columnist, Wall Street Journal
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The Man I Knew

June 7, 2021
Jean Becker, former chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush; Jon Meacham, historian; Christopher Buckley, author
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On Juneteenth

June 15, 2021
Annette Gordon-Reed, historian and author
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GLOBAL FORUM: Armchair Travel


January 13, 2021
Abby Rapoport, publisher, Stranger's Guide
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Global Forum: You Never Forget Your First - A Biography of George Washington


February 10, 2021
Alexis Coe, author
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Global Forum: Value(s): Building a Better World for All

May 27, 2021
Mark Carney, former governor, Bank of Canada and Bank of England; moderated by Cullum Clark, Bush Institute - SMU


A 28th Amendment? Money in American Politics

April 28, 2021
Ann Drumm, North Texas organizer, American Promise
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