Bryan Center For International Development

Global Lecture Series

Bryan Global Lecture Series
Bryan College students learn about current events from experts from around the world.

Bryan College hosts a variety of visiting lecturers on campus each academic year through the Bryan Global Lecture Series. Lectures in this series, organized by the Bryan Center for International Development, address topics related to current events around the world and are delivered by international experts with on-the-job experience.

International lecture programs are designed for students in a variety of academic majors and delivered through in-class and campus-wide presentations.

You can view a sampling of past lecture topics below. Use the arrows to navigate through the titles.

November 2017
The American Response to Russia's Increasing Aggression and Geopolitical Influence
April 2017
The Possible Impact of Brexit on the UK, Europe, the United States and the Globe
March 2017
State Sponsorship of Crimes Against Women: A Japanese, Korean, and Asian Historical Example
February 2017
The Political Dilemmas Due to Mass Immigration from Syria
February 2017
The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Europe's Struggle to Assimilate Massive Numbers of People Fleeing the War in Syria
November 2016
How the Communists and Nazis Used Propaganda and Persuasion to Get Otherwise Normal People to Commit Terrible Atrocities Against Other Human Beings
September 2016
A European Example of the Impact of a Corrupt Economic System on People and Culture
April 2016
Scotland Yard's Role in Combatting the Global Human Trafficking Problem
March 2016
Impressions of Communism, A Moral Lesson for 2016 and Beyond
March 2016
Why a Free and Fair News Media is Difficult to Achieve in Developing Countries
March 2014
The Key Roles Played by Women in the CIA
November 2013
The Desperate Economic Conditions of the Roma Minority of Romania
March 2013
The Persecution of Christians in Nigeria by the Terrorist Group Boko Haram
The American Response to Russia's Increasing Aggression and Geopolitical Influence
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Sighisoara, Romania
The Persecution of Christians in Nigeria by the Terrorist Group Boko Haram
Past Speakers
  • Author of the Economic Parables: The Monetary Teachings of Jesus Christ
  • CIA Operations Office for Europe, Central Asia, and Middle East
  • Director of CNN - Cable Network News
  • Director-General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
  • Director of the Pro Mente Austrian Psychiatric Center
  • Founder of the New Scotland Yard Anti-Human Trafficking Team
  • Head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking of Persons of the U.S. State Department
  • Head of Operation Maxim, New Scotland Yard
  • Human Resource Director of Raiffeisen Bank International/Tatra Banka
  • Manager of the Public Sector Services Practice of Emerging Markets Group (Washington, D.C.)
  • Managing Director in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Company
  • Managing Director of the World Trade Center Illinois
  • President of the Austrian Red Cross Burgenland
  • President of the International Human Rights Group
  • President of Italy for Christ
  • President of Overseas Strategies, LLC
  • Prime Minister of Slovakia
  • Rear Admiral in the United States Navy
  • Senior Technology Office (Bulgaria) of Polaris Project (Washington, D.C.)
  • Senior Vice President of American Express Europe
  • United Nations Labor Delegate of the Slovak Republic
  • U.S. Bosnian War Crimes Investigator and Prosecutor
  • Vice- Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Consolidated
Questions?

Contact Dennis Miller
Executive Director of External Relations
423.634.1114
demiller@bryan.edu