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Speakers Bureau Members and Topics

MCU Speakers are available to address groups on a variety of both national and international topics to include cultural, military, political, educational themes and more. 

Dr. James Anderson Vice-President Academic Affairs
​​International Terrorism, Middle East, Europe, National Security Strategy, Building Partnership Capacity
Col. Tracy Banister LTG Robert Eichelberger Army Chair to the Marine Corps War College
Leadership,National Security,Strategic Communications,Korean Theater of Operations and Pacific Rim
Mr. Donald Bishop The Donald Bren Chair of Strategic Communications

Strategic communication, Public Diplomacy, Public Affairs, International Broadcasting, Information Operations, Psychological Operations, The Four Freedoms, Religious Liberty, The China-Burma-India Theater in World War II, The U.S. in World War I, The Wars of America

CDR Maurice A. Buford Chaplain Servant Leadership, Moral Clarity, Executive Coaching, Organizational Development, Spiritual Fitness & Resiliency
Dr. Richard Di Nardo ​Professor of National Security Affairs American Civil War, German Army of World War II Leadership, Operational Art
Dr. Di Desidero Director, Leadership Communication Skills Center
Dr. Kerry Fosher Director of Research, Center for Advanced Culture Learning Barriers to DoD's ability to leverage science and integration of social science, Disease and national security/medical anthropology, Futures, Inter-agency and inter-organizational process, DoD outreach to academia, Development of culture general curricula, Homeland security
Mr. Keil Gentry ​Vice President for Business Affairs Leadership and Ethics, National Security, Marine Corps
Andrea Hamlen-Ridgely Communications Instructor
Dr. Todd Holm Communications Supervisor ​Leadership, Team Building, Organizational Culture, Organizational Change, Developing Presentational Skills, Conflict Management, Managing Millennials, Creativity, Train-the-Trainer, Adult Learner Needs, and Grammar Remediation
Dr. Lauren Mackenzie Professor of Cross-Cultural Competence ​Military Cross-Cultural Competence,Communication of Respect,On-line Military Culture Education,Intercultural Situational Judgment Tests
Dr. Nadaner Director, Brute Krulak Center
Dr. Nathan Packard Assistant Professor of War Studies USMC History, The Vietnam War, US National Security Policy, Civil-Military Relations, Defense Reform, Military Innovation​​
Colonel John T. Russell, USAF​ Air Force Chair, CJCS Chair, and Director of Joint Warfare​​ Marine Corps War College
Mr. Adam Seitz ​Senior Research Associate ​​Middle East Security Studies with an emphasis on Yemen, Iran and the Gulf Region, Impact of Regional Policies in the Greater Middle East on U.S. National Security and Interests, Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East, Causes and Dynamics of Internal War in Yemen, Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency
Bill Soderberg Federal Bureau of Investigation Chair ​American Military History, Second World War, Indications and Warning of Adversary Intent, Ethical Behavior, Organizational/Group Dynamics, Leadership Principles, Miniature Wargaming
Dr. Christopher S. Stowe Professor of Military History U.S. military history, American Civil War and Reconstruction, Antebellum America, Gender and the military, The Atlantic world
Dr. Craig Swanson Associate Dean of Academics ​American Foreign Policy, American History, History of Medicine, International Relations, Marxism, Political Theory, USN/USMC History
Dr. Amin Tarzi ​Director of Middle East Studies Middle East, History and Historical Narratives, Role of Justice in State-Building, Counter- and Nonproliferation, Track II Diplomacy
Dr. Paolo Tripodi ​Professor of Ethics and Ethics Branch Head ​​Leadership, Ethics, Military Ethics
Stase Wells Communications Instructor
Dr. Van Zummeren Deputy Director, Lejeune Leadership Institute Military and Civilian Leadership Development, Speech Communication Theory and Practice, Teaching Methodologies, Philosophies, and Practices, Curriculum Design, Development, Implementation, and Accreditation , Faculty Development, Operational Planning and Operations, General Military Subjects, Regional Studies, and Military History.​
Dr. Chris Yung Donald Bren Chair of Non-Western Strategic Thought Asia Pacific Security and politics; China; Chinese foreign policy; Chinese military; Chinese politics; the South China Sea; U.S. policy in Asia; US policy to China; maritime territorial disputes; US defense relations with allies and partners in the Asia Pacific