EMR/ETR Past Speakers

Emerging Markets [Technology] Roundtable (EMR) Past Speakers

Monica PoppOffice of the Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn. Hosted by IFE’s Diplomatic Steward H.E. Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium at the Belgian Residence. April 2017

Hon. Dr. R. David EdelmanSpecial Assistant to the President for Economic and Technology Policy at the National Economic Council (NEC). Hosted by H.E. Bjorn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden hosted the dinner at the residenceJuly 2016.

Brian Forde, Director of Digital Currency at MIT Media Lab and former White House Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation. H.E.  Jean-Louis Wolzfeld, Ambassador of Luxembourg hosted the dinner at le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, October 2015.

Brian Forde MIT Media Lab, Director of Digital Currency and formerly Senior Advisor for Mobile and Data Innovation The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy with John Paul Farmer, IFE ETR cofounder and Director of Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft, July 2015.

Jennifer Griffin, Fox News Pentagon Correspondent and Greg Myre, NPR International News Editor. Hosted by H.E. Kairat Umarov, Embassy of Kazakhstan. November 2014.

Jacopo Annese Ph.D., Founder and CEO of the Institute for Brain and Society and Director of The Brain Observatory at the University of California San Diego. Hosted by H.E. Claudio Bisogniero, Embassy of Italy. June 2013.

Henry Schuster, Producer, CBS News’ ’60 Minutes”. Hosted by Judge William Webster, IFE Steward and Former Head of CIA and FBI at The Alibi Club, April 2013.

John Beyrle, former Ambassador of the United States to the Russian Federation. Hosted by H.E. Elena Poptodorova, Embassy of Bulgaria, October 2012.

Heather Conley, CSIS Senior Fellow and Director of the Europe Program. Hosted by H.E. Ambassador Ms. Claudia Fritsche, Embassy of Liechtenstein, May 2012

Ron Packard, CEO and Founder of K12. Hosted by Her Excellency Dr. Alia Hatoug-Bouran, Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, March 2012

Hon. Joshua B. Bolten, White House Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009, Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 2003 to 2006, and Managing Director at Rock Creek Global Advisors.  Hosted by H.E Ambassador Erlan A. Idrissov, Embassy of The Republic of Kazakhstan, September 2011.

Dr. Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief  for Al-Jazeera Network
Hosted by H.E Ambassador Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia, June 2011

Hon. Robert D. Hormats, PhD, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs and IFE Honorary Trustee
Hosted by H.E Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger and Mrs. Louise Åkerblom, Embassy of Luxembourg, March 2011