How do we prevent war? How great a price is society willing to pay for peace? Can we use the lessons learned throughout history to extend peace into tomorrow? Please join us for a private screening of The Price of Peace: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg. Norberg investigates the use of deterrence and appeasement in an era of rogue nations and nuclear proliferation and the documentary examines turning-point historical events to reveal hardlearned lessons – not only for the U.S. but for other cultures and countries as well.
A panel discussion with foreign policy experts will follow the screening. Light bites and libations will be served.
Mary Kissel is a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal. She contributes to the Journal’s opinion pages and hosts “Foreign Edition,” the editorial page’s foreign-policy podcast. Ms. Kissel joined the Journal in Hong Kong in 2004 as a financial columnist and served as Asia opinion editor from 2005 to 2010. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs in New York and London. Ms. Kissel is a Fox News contributor and a weekly co-host of the John Batchelor Show, a nationally syndicated radio talk show. She is a graduate of Harvard College and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Claudia Rosett is an award-winning journalist who has reported over the past three decades from Asia, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and the Middle East. She is widely credited with groundbreaking reporting on the United Nations and its dealings with despotic regimes.
Ms. Rosett is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum. She writes a column on foreign affairs, “Freedom’s Edge,” for Forbes.com, and has contributed to numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Weekly Standard and The Journal of International Security Affairs. She makes frequent appearances on TV and radio, and has appeared before six U.S. Senate and House Committees and Subcommittees to testify on such topics as U.N. corruption, and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. She blogs at The Rosett Report, on PJMedia.com. From 1984-2002 Ms. Rosett was a staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, serving as a member of the Editorial Board in New York (1997-2002); reporter, promoted to bureau chief, in Moscow (1993-96); editorial-page editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong (1986-93); and book review editor in New York (1984-86). From 2003-Jan., 2016 she was affiliated as journalist-in-residence with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Ms. Rosett is a winner of the Journalism Leadership Eagle Award of the New York Respect for Law Alliance (2013); and the Eric Breindel Award (2005) and Mightier Pen Award (2005) for her reporting on corruption under the United Nations Oil-for-Food program. For her on-site coverage of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising, Ms. Rosett won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. in English from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.
Kiron K. Skinner is the W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. She is a member of three Hoover Institution projects: the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy; the working group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict; and the Arctic Security Initiative. At Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), she is founding director of the Center for International Relations and Politics; founding director of the Institute for Strategic Analysis; director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy, a new academic unit in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences; director of the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program; and associate professor (tenured) of international relations and political science. In addition, Skinner is a Distinguished Fellow at CyLab, a cyber-oriented research center associated with the College of Engineering, and holds courtesy faculty positions at CMU’s Heinz College and the Institute for Software Research, an academic department in the School of Computer Science. She has also taught political science courses at Hamilton College, Harvard University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Her areas of expertise are international relations, international security, US foreign policy, and political strategy.
Professor Skinner is an award-winning and best-selling author. Her coauthored books Reagan, In His Own Hand (2001) and Reagan, A Life in Letters (2003) were New York Times best sellers. Reagan, In His Own Hand won the Hoover Institution’s Uncommon Book Award and was serialized in the New YorkTimes Magazine on December 31, 2000. Reagan, A Life in Letterswas selected as one of the best books of 2003 by the Los Angeles Times, was Time magazine’s cover story on September 29, 2003, and was the subject of a September 29, 2003, editorial written by the New York Times editorial board. The Strategy of Campaigning: Lessons from Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin (2007), a book Skinner coauthored with Serhiy Kudelia, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, and Condoleezza Rice, was excerpted on the opinion page of the New York Times on September 15, 2007. A frequent contributor of opinion essays, Skinner has written for CNN.com, Forbes.com, Foreign Policy.com, National Review Online, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Skinner is a Fox News contributor and appears on both Fox News and Fox Business. She also regularly provides scholarly commentary on national and international television and radio programs.
Among Skinner’s numerous awards are the Truman Scholarship for the State of California (1979); Glamour magazine’s Top Ten College Competition for Women (1981); Harvard University’s Sidney Matz Prize for excellence in advising undergraduates (1989); Delegate to the Bellagio “New Faces” Conference sponsored by the Arms Control Association and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (1989); University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow (1996-98); Olin Foundation Faculty Fellowship (1999-2001 and 2001-2002); BMW Transatlantic Forum Fellow (US and Germany, 2004 and 2005); and Kennedy Middle School Hall of Fame (Redwood City, California, 2005).
Professor Skinner’s government service includes membership on the US Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board as an adviser on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (2001–07); the Eisenhower Commission’s Legacy Committee of historians (2002-03); the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) Executive Panel (2004–present); the National Academies’ Committee on Behavioral and Social Science Research to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security (2009–11); and the National Security Education Board (2004–11). In 2010, Skinner was appointed to the advisory board of the George W. Bush Oral History Project. She served as a foreign policy surrogate for the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign in 2004, a senior foreign policy adviser in 2011-12 to Speaker Newt Gingrich during his presidential campaign, and a senior foreign policy surrogate in the fall of 2012 to the Governor Mitt Romney for President campaign. Professor Skinner served on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs from 2012 to 2015.
Skinner serves on the boards of the American Australian Education Leadership Foundation in Washington, DC; the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, DC; Grove City College in Grove City, PA; Propel Schools in the Pittsburgh area; and Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. She is a life member of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.
Professor Skinner holds MA and PhD degrees in political science and international relations from Harvard University and undergraduate degrees from Spelman College and Sacramento City College. She received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Molloy College, Long Island.