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.   Further, on this page, is a sample of speakers whom have recently spoken at our Club…

Upcoming Speakers

December 9th 2020 at 12:30 pm
Virtual Washington DC Weekly Club Meeting
Nebojša Kalu?erovi?, Ambassador of Montenegro to the United States

Nebojša Kalu?erovi?, Ambassador of Montenegro to the United States???????
 
Oct 2016 - Present Ambassador of Montenegro to the United States (Washington, DC)
 
2014-2016 Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the United Nations and Other International Organizations (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Vice President of the second UN Environment Assembly of UNEP (UNEA-2) (Nairobi, Kenya)
2012-2014 Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro)
 
2012 Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro)
  • Led the delegation of Montenegro to the General Debate of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly
2010-2012 State Secretary for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro)
 
2006-2010 Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the United Nations, DPC: 11 August 2006 (New York, USA)
 
2007-2010 Ambassador of Montenegro to Cuba and Costa Rica on non-residential basis
 
2006 Special Envoy of the Government of the Republic of Montenegro to the United Nations
 
2004-2006 Permanent Representative of Serbia and Montenegro to the United Nations, DPC: 3 May 20104 (New York, USA)
 
2003-2004 Chef de Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro)
 
2002-2003 Chef de Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro)
 
2000-2002 Assistant Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro)
 
1991-1992 Special Adviser for Multilateral Affairs, Cabinet of the Federal Secretary for Foreign Affairs (Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia)
 
1986-1990 Third Secretary in charge of International Security and Disarmament Affairs, Permanent Mission of the SFR Yugoslavia to the United Nations (New York, USA)
  • Member of the SFR Yugoslavia delegation to the UN Security (1989-1990)
1984-1986 Adviser, Cabinet of the Deputy Federal Secretary for Foreign Affairs (Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia)
 
1981-1984 Third Secretary, Department for International Legal Affairs, Research and Analysis, Federal Secretariat for Foreign Affairs of the SFR Yugoslavia (Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia)
 

Private-Sector Experience:
 
1999-2000 Director of “Jugoimport SDPR” Trade Office (Moscow, Russia)
 
1996-1999 Marketing Director in "Zepter International” (Moscow, Russia)
 
1994-1995 Director of "Montex" Trade Office (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
 
1992-1994 Independent Legal Consultant (Belgrade, SR Yugoslavia)
 
Education:
1979 Graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, majoring in international relations

Awards/Special Recognitions:
2007 Recipient of insignia of Grand Cross in the Order of Danilo I, invested by Prince Nicholas of Montenegro for being the first Ambassador of the newly independent Montenegro
Language Skills:
Fluent in English, Russian and Montenegrin.
Marital Status:
Married with Mojca, have one son, Stevan
 

Sampling of Our Past Speakers

The Rotary Club of Washington, DC would like to thank our past speakers for the engaging and motivational and informative presentations.

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.