Approaching our 45th anniversary fostering diversity, inclusion, civil discourse aimed at creating constructive change

1974

Richard Goodwin America’s Future After the Turbulent 60’s

Henry Steel Commager Nixon and Impeachment

Kenneth Curtis U.S. & Canadian Relations

1975

Julian Bond New Politics

Michael Harrington Early Warning/CIA

Edward Kennedy The Kennedy View

1976

Jimmy Breslin Race and the City

Andrew Young Young Ideas

1977

Coretta Scott King Human Rights and Full Employment

Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill Congress and Carter

1978

John Kenneth Galbraith U.S. and the Economy

Jody Powell The Carter Administration

John Hume Peace in Northern Ireland

1979

Edward Koch City Decisions

Thomas J. McIntyre New Right Effects on American Politics

1979

Edward Kennedy & Henry Cabot Lodge Americans for SALT Treaty

Ralph Nader & Lyn May Consumer Movement & Political Process

1980

Seiji Ozawa & Kyoto Delegation Boston Symphony Orchestra

Gloria Steinem Feminism Today

Douglas Fraser Industry in Trouble

1980

U.S. Commissioners of the Peace Academy Peace and Conflict Resolution

Delegations from Southern African Nations & African-American Institute Africa’s Future

1981

Donald & Wendy Woods South African Awareness

Liz Gould & Paul Fitzgerald Afghanistan Between Two Worlds

1982

John Jacobs Direction of National Urban League

Bianca Jagger & James Shannon Central American Turmoil

John Kenneth Galbraith & James Rouse Nuclear Age

1982

Donald Woods & Dick Gregory Legalized Racism & South Africa

Mark Gerzon A Choice of Heroes

Jane Fonda & Judy Jarvis 20th Century Woman

1983

Edward Markey Nuclear Proliferation

Robert McNamara & Donald Woods The Lincoln Trust

Allen Gotlieb Canadian & American Relations

1984

James Rouse Neighborhood Revitalization

Michael Manley The Caribbean Future

1985

Hodding Carter Media’s Challenge

Oliver Tambo & Callie Crassley South Africa’s Struggle

1985

Anthony J. F. O’Reilly & Sheila Banks Ireland’s Future

Beyes Naudé Apartheid Today

1986

B. Frank & J. Sununu Liberal vs. Conservative

Roger Fisher International Relations

Margaret Papandreou & Judy Jarvis Women for a Meaningful Summit

1986

Desmond Tutu, Sharon Sopher & Harry Belafonte Witness to Apartheid

Isabel Morel Leitler & E. Lovell Dyett Human Rights & Their World Women’s Projects

1987

Mitch Snyder & Martin Sheen Homelessness

Donald Woods “Cry Freedom”

Charlie Clements, Ed Asner & Uma Pemmaraju Central American Turmoil

1987

Richard Thornburgh & Pam Moore Leadership in Public Life

M. W. Edelman & C. Snow Defending Our Children

Warren Rudman Rudman Speaks Out

1988

V. Garron de Doryan, S. Wood, G. Ferraro, C. Saenz de Phillips Women & International Leadership

Daniel Berrigan & Janet Langhart Revolution of Peace

1988

Harry Belafonte, Paul Meyer, Arn Chorn, Judith Thompson & Children of War From Despair to Hope

William Cohen, Judy Jarvis & George Mitchell Iran-Contra Affair

1988

John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul Meyer, Stanislav Menshikov & Bill Moyers USSR & USA Economies

Clara Lopez Obregon, Mickey Leland & Brad Willis Drugs Circle the Americas

1989

William Webster, Ellen Hume Inside the CIA

Marcelino dos Santos Mozambique Leadership

Sarah Brady, Pete Shields & Charles Royer Vision of a New Political Landscape

1989

Mubarak Awad, Yosef Olmert & Marcia Gillepsie Middle Ground on the Middle East

C. Clements, D. Farah, T. Gibb, C. Norton, F. Smyth & C. Alvear El Salvador: An Endless War

1990

J. Casolo & J. O’Neill Activism & El Salvador

W. Sloane Coffin & M. Arons-Barron Peace Dividends

R. Reich & L. Ingrassia Global Economy

1990

Madeleine Kunin, Maxine Waters & Charles Royer Vision of a New Political Landscape

Julian Bond, Peter Mead & Henry Hampton Civil Rights Today

1991

R. Fisher & D. Wilkerson Alternatives to Gulf War

Amory Lovins & Gregg Easterbook Energy Resource & Policy

J. Mann & J. Blake AIDS, The Global Epidemic

1991

Anita Roddick & Bo Burlingham Principles & Profits

Anthony Lewis, Albertina & Walter Sisulu The ANC & Freedom Fighters

1992

Olin Robison & Yelena Khanga Russia Today & In the Future

Laurence Tribe, Arnold Hiatt, Marjorie Clapprood Tobacco Industry Under Fire

1992

Mark Green, Harvey Gantt & Madeleine Kunin Blueprints for the New President

James Freedman, Eugene Lang & Juanita Wade Restructuring Education

1993

Cornel West & Margot Strom Why Race Matters

C. Hunter-Gault, T. Sorenson, B. Boutros-Ghali World Democracy

Jeffrey Brown & Wilma Mankiller Healing Wounds

1994

Jeffrey Brown & Marian Wright Edelman Freedom Summer

G. Spence, D. Ervine, G. McMichael, B. Hutchinson, D. Adams, J. English, K. Morrison Loyalists for Peace

1994

A. Young & M. Robinson Ireland’s Possibilities

G. Adams & J. Carroll Republicans for Peace

Donna Shalala & Hubie Jones New Directions in Healthcare & Welfare

1994

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Support During the Apartheid Era

John Hume & Kevin O’Neill Monument of the Irish Peace Process

1995

A. Leon Higginbotham & Marty Linsky Affirmative Action

Frank Chikane, Sara Ting, Willard Johnson Human Rights in Nigeria

1995

Jesse Jackson & Liz Walker Urban America

Harry & Ching Lee Wu & L. McLaughlin Days & Nights in the Chinese Den

David Trimble & Robert O’Neill Northern Ireland

1995

Martin McGuinness & Kevin Cullen Irish Peace Process

Mark Gearan & Paul Tsongas Peace Corps: Vision for the 21st Century

1996

Hillary Rodham Clinton & Alvin Poussaint Children, Family, Community

George Mitchell & Mary Richardson Northern Ireland: Prospects for Peace

1996

Jean-Bertrand Aristide Democracy in Haiti

Theodore Sizer & Sarah Ann-Shaw America’s Secondary Education

Oscar Arias & Margie Reedy Journey to Peace

1997

Richard Goldstone & Anthony Lewis Working for Justice

Carol Browner & David Ropeik Environmentalism

A. Herman & E. Rooney Future Labor

1997

P. Leahy & M. Croll Global Ban on Landmines

May Blood, Liz Groves & Heeten Kalan Northern Ireland Leaders

J. Shaheen & T. Oliphant Beyond Partisanship

1998

Graça Machel & A. Young Futures Worth Having

Adelaide Tambo Sustaining the Hope for Freedom

B. Johnson Reagon & H. Hampton We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Resist

1998

J. Sweeney & R. Reich Why America Needs a Raise

Desmond Tutu Truth & Reconciliation

David Trimble, Seamus Mallon & Lois Roach New Assembly

1999

D. Trimble, M. Mowlam, L. Roach, K. Kennedy Townsend & K. O’Neill Northern Ireland: A New Government

Wei Jingsheng & Susan Weld Democracy and Freedom for China

1999

John Hume, Coretta Scott King, Desmond Tutu & Andrew Young True Reconciliation

Michael Wadsworth & Yelena Khanga Ethics & Athletes

2000

R. Butler, J. Schell, S. Atwood, J. Biden, J. Tierney, S. Cambone Nuclear Proliferation

Itzhak Levanon, Hasan Abdel Rahman & James Carroll Peace in the Middle East

2000

S. Sisulu, M. McLaughlin, M. McGuinness & M. Brabeck Education in Divided Societies

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. & Laura Knoy Renewing American Policy: Past As Prologue

2001

Elma Lewis, Harry Belafonte & Paul Solman Listening and Learning from Cuba’s Professionals

Maurice Hayes, Martin O’Brien, Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

2002

Janet Wu, Sandra Thurman, Ochoru Otunnu & Eric Sawyer AIDS and the Human Right to Health

Callie Crossley, Scott Ritter & James Carroll Why War With Iraq?

2002

W. Egmont, S. Walker, M. Kusljugic, J. Shattuck & Edita Tahiri A Decade of Balkan Conflict

D. Trimble, M. Durkan, M. Ramphele, M. Warner Northern Ireland: Moving Forward

2003

James W. Squires, Rory Kennedy, Ochoro Otunnu & Kate Roberts The AIDS Pandemic

Hubie Jones, Cynthia Duncan & Michael Swack Politics of Community Change

2003

Swanee Hunt, Luz Méndez & Steve Curwood Transforming the Process: Women at the Peace Table

2003

Karen Brown, Aqeela Sherrills & Peter Stringham Romanticizing Violence and Conflict

Sima Wali & Liz Walker Afghanistan: A Delicate Balance

2003

Andrew Young, Aqeela Sherrills, Kate Roberts, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Callie Crossley & Mark Russell Celebrating and Renewing Civil Discourse

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