Past Events

Check out the Mroz Institute YouTube Channel for all recordings from past events.

Bringing East and West Together: The Legacy of John Edwin Mroz – Keynote Address by Rose Gottemoeller

Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening
March 20-22, 2022

Around the World with Mroz Institute Affiliates: Panel Discussion with Brian Finlay, David Firestein, Bruce McConnell, and Anneleen Roggeman

Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening
March 20-22, 2022

Ukraine and Russia: What’s Driving Russia’s invasion. Panel discussion with Damon Wilson, Frank Emerson, and Max Kovalov

Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening
March 20-22, 2022

Democracy as Strategy in an Age of Authoritarian Resurgence – Damon Wilson

Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening
March 20-22, 2022

Stakeholder Centered Leadership – Keynote Address by Marshall Goldsmith

Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening
March 20-22, 2022

Leadership through Difference and Change – Roundtable Discussion

Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening
March 20-22, 2022

Regenerative Leadership: How Leadership Must Change for a Sustainable Future

Dr. John Izzo’s featured talk at the Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening
March 20-22, 2022

This featured talk was given by John Izzo at the Inaugural Convening hosted by the Mroz Global Leadership Institute on March 21-22, 2022. JOHN IZZO, Ph.D., a coach and friend of John Edwin Mroz, has pioneered creative successful business and emerging work trends for more than 25 years. He is the author of nine books including the international bestsellers Awakening Corporate Soul, Values Shift-The New Work Ethic, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, The Five Thieves of Happiness, and Stepping Up.

EWI Legacy Renewed: John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute and the Future

Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening
March 20-22, 2022

This welcome panel is part of the Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening featuring Tim Johnson, Max Kovalov, Bryan Ganaway, Global Ambassadors, and International Scholars from the College of Charleston.

Damon Wilson

Forging a Coalition in Favor of Freedom Around the World
January 27, 2022

The world has been experiences a steady decline of democracy for 16 years in a row. What are the sources of democratic decline? What are the challenges to democracy? Why is freedom and democracy a threat to Russia? How have Russia and China normalized authoritarian practices? Our guest is Damon Wilson, President and CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, non-profit, non-partisan foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democracy throughout the world. This talk is a co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Charleston and the Mroz Global Leadership Institute.

Allan Rock

The Forcibly Displaced: Global Response to Refugee Crises
November 8, 2021

This presentation by Allan Rock is hosted by the Mroz Global Leadership Institute and is a part of the World Affairs Colloquium Series.

Today millions of people are displaced around the world due to conflicts, violence, persecution, and natural disasters. Displaced people face many challenges related to basic needs such as safety, shelter, food, health, and education, to name just a few. Who is responsible for the safety and protection of displaced people? Allan Rock will discuss the role of individual countries, international organizations, and the international community in protecting the lives and the rights of displaced people.

Allan Rock has a rich experience as a diplomat, educator, lawyer, politician, civic activist, and human rights advocate. He is president emeritus and a professor of law at the University of Ottawa and senior adviser at the World Refugee and Migration Council. He served as Canadian Ambassador to the UN and led the successful effort to secure the unanimous adoption by UN member states of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) populations from genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other mass atrocities.

Richard Haass

The art and value of diplomacy in an interconnected world
October 14, 2021

Does the Vegas rule – what happens there stays there – apply to today’s world? Richard Haass’ answer to this question is “no.” He suggests that events outside our borders affect all of us and shape our understanding of the world. We cannot simply ignore the outside world.
Join Max Kovalov’s conversation with Richard Haass about diplomacy, multilateralism, Middle East, Afghanistan, and the role of the US in the global governance. This talk is a part of the Mroz Global Leadership Institute World Affairs Colloquium Series.

Dr. Richard Haass is the President of the Council on Foreign Relations, a veteran diplomat, and a prominent voice on American foreign policy. He served in the Departments of State and Defense. In 2013 Dr. Haass directed multiparty negotiations in Northern Ireland. His latest book is “The World: A Brief Introduction,” in which he explores the interconnected nature of today’s challenges.

David Firestein

U.S.-China Relations: Issues, Challenges and Prospects
October 4, 2021

US-China relations have deteriorated in the past years as the two states engaged in disputes about trade, human rights in Hong Kong, technological competition, security concerns in the South-China Sea, and the status of Taiwan. David Firestein discusses the US-China relations and the prospects for the future at the Mroz Institute World Affairs Colloquium Series.

David Firestein is the president and CEO of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations and an expert on China, Russia, diplomacy, and foreign policy. The Voice of America’s Mandarin Service wrote in 2016 that Firestein is “one of the world’s best non-native speakers of Mandarin Chinese.”