Reservations Open 2 Weeks Before Each Event

Distinguished Speaker Series 2020–2021 Program

Tuesday October 27, 2020

Hamlet Yousef
Managing Partner IronGate Capital Advisors  
Disruptive Technologies & Geopolitical Trends Shaping the 21st Century
PB- Colony

Tuesday November 10, 2020

Dr. Luis Fleischman
Prof Sociology PBState College; Co-Founder  Palm Beach Center for Democracy 
Palestinian/Israeli Conflict: Geo-Political & Social Change in Middle East
PB- Colony

Tuesday December 1, 2020

Dr. Gary Vonk
Associate Vice Chancellor , Keiser University Flagship Campus West Palm Beach  
What the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taught Us, So Far!
PB- Colony

Tuesday December 15, 2020

The Hon. Luis Guillermo Solis   (WAC Members Only )
Former President of Costa Rica; Interim Director Kimberly Green LAC Center FIU
U.S./ Central American Relations 
Eau Palm Beach Resort*                         

Tuesday January 5, 2021

Gordon Chang  
Author, Columnist, TV Commentator; Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute     
China’s Existential Challenge to the U.S.
PB- Colony

Monday January 18, 2021

Derek Maltz
Former Special Agent in Charge U.S. DOJ Special Operations & Agent with DEA
U.S. National Security: Narco-Terrorism &Transnational Organized Crime
PB- Colony

Monday February 15, 2021

Frank Cilluffo
Director Auburn Univ McCrary Institute for Cyber & Critical Infrastructure Security   
Cybersecurity and Countering Terrorism
PB- Colony

Monday March 8, 2021

Dr. Brian Strow                   
Dean of the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University
Unsustainable: The Need for Structural Change in the U.S. Economy
PB- Colony

Monday March 22, 2020

Michael Greenwald
Director at Tiedemann Advisors
U.S. and the Future of the Global Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Landscape

Tuesday April 6, 2021

Dr. Patrick Clawson
Morningstar Senior Fellow and Director of Research at Washington Institute
How Far Will Iran Go and Can We Avoid Conflict?
PB- Colony


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100 South Ocean Boulevard
Manalapan, Florida 33462

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

2020-2021 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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