Reservations Open 3 Weeks Before  Each Event

Distinguished Speaker Series  2016–2017 Program

Tuesday October 18, 2016
Dr. Mehmet Gurses
Associate Professor, Dept of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University
Turkey: Before and After the Failed Coup
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Bryan Riley
Jay Van Andel Senior Policy Analyst in Trade Policy, the Heritage Foundation
What The 2016 Election Means for the Future of International Trade
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani
President of Daniel Morgan Academy & Member of Council on Foreign Relations
North Korea: Its Current Developments & Their Global Implications
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
David Shedd (WAC Members Only ) Sponsors: Carol Jaeger, Douglas Jencks
Former Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
An Intelligence Perspective to a Volatile World
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Dr. Michael Pillsbury
Senior Fellow and Director for Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute
China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as a Global Power
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Monday January 23, 2017
Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer: Sponsor- World Affairs Councils of America
Former Ambassador to Israel & to Egypt. Prof Middle East Policy, Princeton Univ
Challenges & Opportunities in Middle East for a New U.S, Administration
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Frank Cilluffo
Director for the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security
U.S. and Global CyberSecurity
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Frank Holder
Democracy, Populism & Oil – Challenges & Opportunities in Venezuela
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich
Former Amb. at Large to Soviet Union; George F. Kennan Senior Fellow at CFR
Putin and a New American President
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Becky McDonald
Human Trafficking: Globally and in Everyone’s Backyard
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The Colony Palm Beach
155 Hammon Avenue

Palm Beach, Florida 33480

The Mar-a-Lago Club**
WAC Members Only

Required: Suit or Sports Coat for Men;
No Jeans

1100 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, Florida 33480

6:00 p.m. – Registration & Social
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation
Reservations: or call (561) 374-2858

2016-2017 Membership:

Diplomat-$5000; Statesman-$2500; Ambassador-$1200; Benefactor-$750; Patron-$500; Family-$295; Individual-$195; Young Friends-$125; Student-$10

Members may attend Distinguished Speaker Series events at no charge. The non-member fee is $35 per person per program if payment is received at least 24 hours before the meeting or $40 on the day of the event. Payment may be made by credit card on-line but not at the event. Cancellations of reservations paid by check must be made 48 hours before an event by email ( or telephone for a refund.

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