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International Affairs

Carl Rowan

Carl Rowan

The foreign affairs reporter
addressed Asia, As I See It
on The Forum March 3, 1955.
In 1961, after 13 years with the
Minneapolis Star and Tribune,
he was appointed to the State
Department by President Kennedy.
He later served as United States
Ambasssador to Finland and
the U.S. delegate to the UN.
President Johnson named Rowan
to succeed Edward R. Murrow
as director of the United States
Information Agency.

Maurice Hindus  1942–43
Edward Tomlinson  |  radio commentator on Latin American affairs  3.16.43
Vera Micheles Dean  10.25.43
Marquis Childs  10.25.44
H. R. Knickerbocker  |  upon returning from the Western battle front  3.16.45
William Standley  |  on Russia and its leader  4.19.45
Royal Arch Gunnison  |  Mutual Broadcasting System foreign correspondent  | 
    Riddles of the Pacific
Edward Tomlinson  1946–47
Louis P. Lochner  |  on American policy for the occupation of Germany  11.46
Ezequiel Padilla  1947–48
William L. Laurence  1947–48
Gwen Dew  |  MacArthur's Japan  1947–48
Henry C. Wolfe  |  What's Happening in World Affairs  1948–49
Vincent Sheean  |  India After Gandhi  10.6.49
Edith Sampson  |  on the effects of domestic racism on American
    international diplomacy   3.2.50
Ellis M. Zacharias  3.13.50
Hanson Baldwin  1950–51
Lisa Sergio  10.23.50
Joseph C. Harsch  1950–51
Vera Micheles Dean  |  Europe and the United States  10.30.51
Roscoe Drummond  |  The State of the World  1951–52
Howard F. Van Zandt  |  educator and communications engineer  | 
    Japan from Foe to Friend  1.23.52
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.  |  Has the United States a Foreign Policy?  4.2.52
William L. Laurence  |  The Truth About the Hydrogen Bomb  1.21.53
Margaret Bourke-White  |  on Korea  2.8.53
Louis Fischer  |  The United States and World Affairs  3.25.53
William Smyser  |  political scientist and former diplomat  |  on Africa  3.13.54
Gregor Ziemer  |  Searchlight on Europe  3.2.55
Carl Rowan  |  Asia, As I See It  3.3.55
Maurice Hindus  |  Russia's New Game in Europe  10.25.55
Richard Applegate  |  NBC foreign correspondent  |  Headline: Asia  1.18.56
Carlos P.  Romulo  |  America’s Stake in Asia  11.14.56
Dwight Cooke  |  CBS public affairs analyst  |  You and the World  1956–57
Louis Fischer  1956–57
Edward Tomlinson  10.16.56
Roscoe Drummond  |  The State of the World  11.7.57
John Bagot Glubb   |  The Middle East: Storm Center of the World  1958–59
Irving R. Levine  |  This is Russia  1.14.60
Stewart Alsop  |  World Report  3.21.60
Willem Oltmans  |  on U.S. diplomacy in Africa  11.10.60
Vera Micheles Dean  |  Our Foreign Policy   2.2.61
Michael B. Petrovich  |  University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of
    Balkan and Russian history  |  Escape from Freedom  4.13.61
Norman Thomas  |  Problems — National and International  1.4.62
Carlos P.  Romulo  |  The Portrait of a New Asia  3.19.63
Willem Oltmans  |  Let's See America Strong  4.18.63
Arnold Toynbee  |  An Historian Looks at the World Today  5.11.63
Derek Prag  |  European Unity and Atlantic Partnership — Where From Here?  11.13.63
Pierre Mendès France  |  A Modern Conception of Democracy  3.9.64
Harrison Salisbury  |  A New Look at the Soviet Challenge  3.16.64
Marquis Childs  |  Washington Calling  2.8.65
Charles Malik  |  Signs for Our Times  9.27.65
Daniel Schorr  |  Eastern Europe in Transition  10.3.66
Henry A. Kissinger  |  A New Approach to International Relations  1.4.67
Herbert Stroup  |  Middle East policy advisor, professor of sociology and anthropology
    at Brooklyn College  |  1967–68
Michel Garder The Current World Situation  3.25.68
Helene Scriabine  |  Soviet Writers: Voice of the People or the Party?  10.5.68
Yitzhak Rabin  |  on the situation in the Middle East  4.10.69
Yoshiaki Toeda  |  Nationalism, Socialism and Capitalism — Confusion in Asia
Clark M. Eichelberger  |  United Nations Day address  10.21.71
Norman Leach  |  executive director of the World Federalist Youth  | 
    on establishing a world government  1971–72
Nayantara Sahgal  |  The Inheritance of India  10.24.73
August Nimtz  |  The Politics of Hunger in Africa  11.18.74
Joseph L. Ryan   |  former dean of al-Hikma University, Baghdad  | 
    The Explosive Middle East and the United States Today   10.28.76
Pauline Frederick  |  The United States and the United Nations  11.8.76
Lev Navrozov  1977–78
Jan Vansina  |  Background of Africa Today  10.6.77
Daniel Kunene  |  chairman of the University of Wisconsin’s African American
    literature reading and discussion group  |  Crises in South Africa  10.27.77
Simon Wiesenthal Murderers Among Us  11.13.78
John Lavine  |  China 1979–2000 — A Firsthand View  1.25.79 
William Epstein  |  SALT II and the Future of Disarmament  9.25.79
Henry Shapiro  |  Afghanistan and Soviet–American Relations  2.18.80
Wilhelm Mohr   |  former director of NATO Allied Air Forces Northern Command  | 
    Top of the Globe: Security and Oil in the Arctic  11.11.80
Gene Sharp  |  War, Power and Defense  10.5.81
John Stoessinger  |  The U.S., Its Allies and the World Economy  11.11.81
Joaquin Samayoa  |  expatriate of El Salvador  |  The Perilous State of the
    Academic Community in El Salvador  11.12.81
Jack Reynolds  |  NBC News foreign correspondent  |  China: A Class by Itself  3.4.82
Eugene J. Carroll, Jr.  |  retired rear admiral + associate director of the Center for
    Defense Information  |  Can Nuclear War Be Avoided?  9.10.82
Betty Williams  |  Can There Be Peace in Northern Ireland?  10.6.82
Ronald A. Messier  |  Middle East scholar  |  Peace in the Middle East:
    What We Can Learn from History  10.18.82
Sabi Shabtai  |  former Israeli intelligence officer  |  Fighting International Terrorism
Beverly Treumann  |  program assistant for human rights education for
    Boston’s Unitarian Universalist Service Committee  |  Central America:
    What the State Department Doesn’t Tell Us  4.19.83
Gabriel Kojoian  |  UW-Eau Claire professor of physics and astronomy  | 
    Dense Pack: Who Needs It and Why  4.27.83
Gunard Landers  |  author  |  Vietnam: Lessons for Central America  12.8.83
Guillermo De Paz  |  member of El Salvador’s Democratic Revolutionary Front  | 
    Elections in El Salvador  3.20.84
Roger Molander  |  Nuclear War: What’s In It For You?  4.2.84
Frances Moore Lappé  |   Lessons From a Hungry World  10.15.84
Ray Anderson  |  foreign correspondent  |  Russian Attitudes on War and Peace
Max Singer  |  futurist and founder of the Hudson Institute  | 
    Foreign Policy Perspective:
A Look Into the Future in Central America  2.18.85
Georgie Ann Geyer  |  Foreign Correspondent: A Woman in the Field  3.7.85
Harold Wilson  |  The View from 10 Downing Street  9.25.85
Jacqui Banaszynski + Jean Pieri  |  Saint Paul Pioneer Press reporter +
    photographer  |  Trail of Tears: Hunger in Ethiopia and the Sudan  11.17.85
Stanley Karnow  |  Revolutions: America, Vietnam and the Philippines  2.17.87
William Westmoreland  |  The True History of Vietnam  12.7.88
Stephen Gosch  |  UW-Eau Claire professor of history  | 
    From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City: A Report on Vietnam Today  2.22.89
Noam Chomsky  |  Necessary Illusions: The Manufacture of Consent
    in a Democracy  3.14.89
Li Lu  |   China: Tiananmen Square and Beyond  2.18.93
Yaron Svoray  |  In Hitler's Shadow: The New Nazi Movement in the 1990s  4.15.96
José Ramos-Horta  |  Human Rights: Democracy and the Rule of Law
    in the Asia Pacific Region  4.7.99
Seymour Hersh  |  Foreign Policy in an Election Year  10.22.00
Charles Kernaghan  |  The Fight to End Sweatshops and Child Labor:
    Students in the Forefront  10.24.01
Naseer Aruri  |  The Obstruction of Peace: The U.S., Israel and the Palestinians
Ralph Nader  |  World Trade, Globalization and You: Bigger is Not Better
Ken Silverstein  |  Making a Killing: The Corporatization of War  11.20.02
Paul Rusesabagina   |  Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to Be Learned  9.27.05
Loung Ung  |  First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Todd Bowers + James Downen + Mike Krause  |  Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of
    America  |  Iraq War Stories from Those Who Served  11.2.06
Juan Cole  |  The Iraq Crisis and the Future of America  3.4.08
Tariq Ali U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan  11.19.08
John Perkins  |  Geopolitics, the Future and You: A Call to Action  12.8.08
Cathi Tactaquin  |  director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights  | 
    Immigration and Race in the Global Era  3.3.09
Amy Goodman  |  Democracy Now!  4.28.10
Jeremy Scahill  |  Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful
    Mercenary Army  1.9.10
Trita Parsi  |  Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran,
    Israel and the United States  10.27.10
Josh Rushing  |  What's Wrong with American News? And Why It's Your Fault! 
Ela Gandhi  |  A Peace of My Mind  5.7.13
Gerda Weissmann Klein  |  One Survivor Remembers  10.1.13
Sheryl WuDunn  |  Half the Sky: Female Equality  10.16.14
Bob Harris  |  The International Bank of Bob  11.4.14

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