2012-2013 Convocations Schedule
The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of disciplines. The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.
When permission is granted by the speakers, convocations will be streamed live on the Internet and available for on-demand viewing afterward. Tune in here.
Recordings of convocations prior to the academic year have been archived here. Videos of many past convocations are also in the Gould Library collection.
Carleton students, faculty, and staff may submit suggestions for future convocation speakers with this online form.
Convocation: Zalmay Khalilzad
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Date: Friday, April 12th, 2013
Time: 10:50 am
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Skinner Chapel
Sponsored by: College Relations
Contact: Kerry Raadt, College Relations, x4308
Zalmay Khalilzad served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush. He has been involved with U.S. policy makers at the White House, State Department and Pentagon since the mid-1980s, and is the highest-ranking Muslim in U.S. Government in the history of the United States. Praised for his inclusive tactics, convivial style, and result oriented approach, Khalilzad’s record in the most turbulent areas of U.S. foreign policy earned him broad respect throughout the world. Khalilzad’s previous assignments included U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, wher he played a significant role in facilitating both countries’ constitutions, elections and formation of government. He is currently a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and president of Khalilzad Associates, an international business consulting firm based in Washington D.C. His first-hand knowledge and experience as a statesman in the world’s important hotspots give him unparalleled insights into the global issues of security, terror, extremism, state building, peace negotiation, and energy. Ambassador Khalilzad assesses the challenges the United States faces in the changing global landscape and their implications for the American people and effective U.S. strategy for the future in his presentation titled "U.S. Global Leadership."