Meet Our Speakers

The Rotary Club of Washington, DC is strategically located to gather the most prestigious group of speakers our nation’s Capital can generate.  From Ambassadors, Business Executives, and Tribal Chiefs to an endless array of Champions of Change.  Our Club Members, and visitors to our weekly meetings, receive an impressive amount of intellectually-stimulating, heart-warming presentations each week.  To see a list of the upcoming speakers scheduled for the coming weeks, click the button below.  Further, on this page, is a sample of speakers whom have recently spoken at our Club…

Upcoming Speakers

February 26th 2020 at 12:30 pm
Paul Frank, PhD
Speaker: Paul Frank, PhD
Executive Director of SIL LEAD
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March 4th 2020 at 12:30 pm
Ambassador Vidovic
Speaker: Ambassador Vidovic
Ambassador of Slovenia to the United States
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March 11th 2020 at 12:30 pm
Rotaract Club of Washington, DC
Speaker: Rotaract Club of Washington, DC

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March 18th 2020 at 12:30 pm
Scott Sibley
Speaker: Scott Sibley
Community Liaison, DC Department of Human Services
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March 25th 2020 at 12:30 pm
Sam Stephens
Speaker: Sam Stephens
Executive Director of The Clean the World Foundation
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Bob Cusack

Editor in Chief, The Hill/TheHill.com

Reporting on politics and policy in the nation’s capital since 1995, Mr. Cusack joined The Hill as Business and Lobbying Editor in 2003 and is now the newspaper’s Managing Editor.  Mr. Cusack regularly appears on ABC, CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC as a political analyst.

Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana

Ambassador of Rwanda to the United States

Prior to her appointment, Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana was a tenured Professor of History at Cosumnes River College (CRC) in Sacramento, California from 1994 to 2013. She is also Co-Founder and President of Friends of Rwanda Association (F.O.R.A).

Manny Mandel

Holocaust Survivor

Emanuel “Manny” Mandel was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1936, the year in which his parents returned to their native Hungary. Manny’s father had been selected to become one of the Chief Cantors…

Juan Williams

Fox Political Analyst and Author

Juan Williams is one of America’s leading political writers and thinkers. Mr. Williams is a top political analyst for Fox Television, co-host of the daily talk show ‘The Five’ and a regular panelist for Fox News Sunday and Special Report.

James Chen

Institute for Global Engagement

James Chen is the Vice President of Global Operations at the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE). James first joined IGE in 2011, serving as both a Program Officer and the Executive Director…

Anne Midgette

Classical Music Critic, The Washington Post

Anne Midgette is a graduate of Yale University. She lived in Munich, Germany, reviewing opera, music, and art throughout Europe for The Wall Street Journal, Opera News, and other publications.  In 2008, she took over as the chief classical music critic for The Washington Post.