MTR Past Speakers

  • The Honorable Grace Koh, former Special Assistant to the President for Technology, Telecom, and Cyber-Security Policy at the National Economic Council, and her successor The Honorable Abigail Slater. Hosted at the residence of H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden at the residence, June 19, 2018.
  • Craig Gordon, Washington Bureau Chief of Bloomberg News. Hosted at the residence of  H.E. Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, May 1, 2018.
  • James Astill, Lexington Columnist of The Economist. Hosted at the residence of  H.E. Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador of Afghanistan, and his wife Lael Mohib, March 2018.
  • Tory Newmyer, The Washington Post’s PowerPost anchor (newsletter on financial services and economic policy). Hosted by H.E. Dina Kawar, Ambassador of Jordan to the United States, June 2017.
  • Jerry Seib, Executive Washington Editor, The Wall Street Journal, Inc.  Hosted by His Excellency Dirk Wouters of the Kingdom of Belgium, November 2016.
  • Danny Boice, Founder & CEO of Trustify. Hosted by IFE Founder & CEO Coach Kathy Kemper, December 2015.
  • Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Hosted by H.E. Shri Arun Kumar Singh of India, July 2015.
  • Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). Hosted by H.E. Dr. Hans Peter Manz of Austria, March 2015.
  • Commissioner Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission. Hosted by H.E. Bjorn Lyrvall of Sweden, February 2015.
  • Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, Federal Trade Commission. Hosted by IFE Diplomatic Steward H.E. Johan Verbeke of the Kingdom of Belgium, December 2014.
  • Jennifer Griffin, Fox News Pentagon Correspondent and Greg Myre, NPR International News Editor. Hosted by H.E. Kairat Umarov of Kazakhstan, November 2014.
  • David Rennie, Washington Bureau Chief and Lexington Columnist of The Economist. Hosted by H.E. Claudia Fritsche of Liechtenstein, May 2014.
  • Todd Cullen, Global Chief Data Officer of Ogilvy & Mather. Hosted by H.E. Jean-Louis Wolzfeld of Luxembourg, December 2013.
  • Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission. Hosted by H.E. Ritva Koukku-Ronde of Finland, September 2013
  • David Leonhardt, Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times. Hosted by IFE Diplomatic Steward H.E. Jan Matthysen of the Kingdom of Belgium, April 2013.
  • David J. Kappos, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Hosted by H.E.  Ebrahim Rasool of the Federation of South Africa, November 2012
  • Ms. Marne Levine, Vice President of Global Public Policy for Facebook. Hosted by H.E. Elena Poptodorova of the Republic of Bulgaria, June 2012
  • Michael Crowley, Senior Correspondent and Deputy Washington Bureau Chief for TIME. Hosted by IFE Founder & CEO Coach Kathy Kemper, February 2012
  • R. David Edelman, Director for International Cyber Policy, National Security Staff, the White House. Hosted by H.E Manuel Sager and Mrs. Christine Sager, Embassy of Switzerland, November 2011
  • Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology, Office of Science & Technology Policy. Hosted by H.E Ms. Meera Shankar, Embassy of The Republic of India, June 2011
  • Vijay Ravindran, Chief Digital Officer of the The Washington Post. Hosted by H.E. Gilles Noghes of the Principality of Monaco, April 2011.
  • Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Hosted by H.E Wegger Chr. Strømmen and Rev. Dr. Cecilie Strømmen, Embassy of Norway, January 2011.
  • The Honorable Michael K. Powell, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, 2001-2005 and Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners. Hosted by IFE Diplomatic Steward H.E.  Jan Matthysen of the Kingdom of Belgium, October 2010.
  • Anthony Noto, Chief Financial Officer of the National Football League Hosted by H.E. Claudia Fritsche, Embassy of Liechtenstein, April 2010.
  • Alan Murray, deputy managing editor and executive editor, online for The Wall Street Journal and Neil Ashe, President of CBS Interactive. Hosted at The Washington Club, September 2009.
  • Inaugural MTR featuring Chris Caine, President and CEO of Mercator XXI and Blair Levin, former Director of FCC’s National Broadband Plan and Communications and Society Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Hosted by MTR co-founder Henry Ellenbogen, January 2009