Reservations Open 3 Weeks Before Each Event

Distinguished Speaker Series 2018–2019 Program

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Dr. Mia Bloom
Professor of Communication at Georgia State University
Small Arms: Children and Terrorism
PB- Colony

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Tuesday November 13, 2018

Dr. Michael Wahid Hanna
Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation
Rethinking U.S. Egypt Relations
PB- Colony

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Tuesday December 4, 2018

Dr. Mehmet Gurses
Chastain Johnston Middle East Studies Distinguished Professor at FAU
Turkey – U.S. Relations at Crossroads: Challenges Ahead
PB- Colony

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Tuesday December 18, 2018

Gordon Chang (WAC Members Only)
Author, Columnist and Television Commentator
Trump, China and North Korea : War or Peace?

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Tuesday January 8, 2019

Brian Fonseca
Director Jack D. Gordon for Public Policy at Florida International University
U.S. – Mexico Relations Under Trump and Mexican President AMLO
PB- Colony

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Tuesday January 22, 2019

Heather Conley
Director of the Europe Program at CSIS
All Is Not Quiet On The European Front
PB- Colony

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Tuesday February 19, 2019

Dr. Amy Searight
Indonesia, ASEAN and the Indo-Pacific
PB- Colony

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Academic WorldQuest 2019
International Quiz Competition for High Schools
The Palmer Auditorium Building
Keiser University, West Palm Beach, FL  33409

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Monday March 4, 2019

Dr. Allen Lynch
Professor University of Virginia
Putin, Trump and the Trajectory of American-Russian Relations
PB- Colony

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Tuesday March 19, 2019

Klon Kitchen
Sr Research Fellow: Technology, National Security & Science Policy at Heritage
The 3 Megatrends Defining America’s National CyberSecurity
PB- Colony

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Tuesday April 9, 2019

Javier El-Hage
Chief Legal Officer at the Human Rights Foundation
Venezuela’s Descent into Dictatorship
PB- Colony

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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

2018-2019 Membership:

Diplomat-$5000; Statesman-$2500; Ambassador-$1200; Benefactor-$800; Patron-$550; Family-$320; Individual-$220; Young Professional-$150; 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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone for a refund.

The Council is non-partisan and the speakers’ views do not necessarily reflect our own. We welcome the opportunity to be a platform where major global issues can be discussed in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

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