Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture

Previous Speakers 1985–present

Following is a list of the distinguished military and civilian leaders who have spoken at the UC Berkeley Nimitz Lecture series since its establishment in 1985.

2019 — Admiral James Stavridis, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

2018 — Admiral Dennis C. Blair

2017 — Vice Admiral Robert Thomas

2016 — Dr. David M. Kennedy

2015 — LtCol John A. Nagl, USA (Ret.)

2014 — General James N. Mattis, USMC (Ret.)

2013 — General Norton A. Schwartz (ret.)

2012 — Ahmed Rashid

2011 — Thomas E. Ricks

2010 — Nathaniel C. Fick

2009 — Ambassador (ret.) Barbara K. Bodine

2008 — Mr. Michael Scheuer

2008 — General John P. Abizaid

2007 — Mr. Mark Steyn

2006 — Dr. Victor Davis Hanson

2005 — Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett

2004 — Major General Robert H. Scales, Jr. (Ret)

2003 — Mr. Max Boot

2002 — Dr. Albert C. Pierce, Ph.D.

2001 — General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.)

2000 — Admiral Charles Larson

1999 — Lieutenant General Robert J. Gard, Jr., USA (Ret)

1998 — Dr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Ph.D.

1997 — Admiral Leighton Smith

1996 — Colonel Harry Summers

1995 — The Honorable Tom Lantos

1994 — Lieutenant General Bernard Trainor

1993 — General John Galvin

1992 — General Fred Woerner

1991 — Dr. John Lehman

1990 — Admiral Thomas Moorer

1989 — Admiral Elmo Zumwalt

1988 — Dr. Hans Mark

1987 — Dr. Ed Luttwak

1986 — Admiral Bobby Inman

1985 — Dr. Sam Huntington

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