International Speaker Series

The International Speaker Series is free and open to the campus community. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their students to the presentations and the Office of International Programs is happy to make arrangements for extra credit attendance sign-in.

To pre-register to attend a Speaker Series Event, please use our online registration form.

For more information, contact the Office of Global Education and Engagement at or call 704-687-7755.

International Speaker Series: Lieutenant General Michael K. Nagata- Former Director at the National Counter-Terrorism Center

February 26, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
CHHS 281
  Lieutenant General Michael K. Nagata, a native of Virginia, graduated from Georgia State University and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1982. He initially served as a Platoon Leader in the 2nd Infantry Division before volunteering for... Read More

International Speaker Series: Dr. Volker Wissing, Chairman of the FDP and Vice-Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

November 4, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
SAC A Salon
Volker Wissing is a German lawyer and politician. Since 2011 he is national chairman of the FDP Rhineland-Palatinate, since 2013 member of the presidency of the Federal Party and since May 2016 Rhineland-Palatinate Minister of Economy, Transport,... Read More

International Speaker Series: Consul General Pier Forlano

October 24, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Popp-Martin Student Union Movie Theater
  Consul General Pier Forlano is a highly motivated and dedicated diplomat, with 30 years of professional experience, including appointments in four Embassies (Bulgaria, Malta, South Africa and Australia). In 1987 he was appointed Deputy Chief of... Read More
Consul General Pier Forlano

International Speaker Series: John C. Kornblum, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

September 12, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Cone Center 210
Ambassador John C. Kornblum has enjoyed a distinguished career in the United States Foreign Service which began in 1964, shortly after his graduation from Michigan State University. As a junior officer he served in Hamburg and Washington. He was then... Read More
Ambassador John C. Kornblum