Reservations Open 2 Weeks Before Each Event

Distinguished Speaker Series 2021–2022 Program

Monday October 25, 2021

Professor Glenn Swift
University Department Chairperson for 22 Keiser University Campuses
Nicaragua in Crisis: Why This is Vital to U.S. National Security      
PB- Colony

Monday November 15, 2021

Hamlet Yousef 
Managing Partner IronGate Capital Advisors
21st Century Cyber Warfare/Innovative Technology Impacting Geopolitics
PB- Colony

Monday December 6, 2021

The Honorable Patrick Mulloy
Trade Lawyer and Consultant
How America Helped China Build Its Wealth and Power
PB- Colony

Tuesday December 21, 2021 (WAC Members Only )

Gordon Chang
Author, Columnist, TV Commentator; Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute 
Is the Global Center of Gravity Shifting to China?  
Eau Palm Beach Resort*                         

Monday January 10, 2022

Dr. Seth Jones  
Senior VP, Harold Brown Chair, Director of International Security Program at CSIS   
Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran, the Rise of Irregular Warfare
PB- Colony

Monday January 24, 2022

Jeremy Mahugh  
Co -Founder and  Executive Vice President of the Deliver Fund  
Human Trafficking Part 1: Bringing Solutions to Ending Human Trafficking     
PB- Colony

Monday February 21, 2022

Dr. Chris Deeney 
Deputy Director for the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester
National Nuclear Security: 21st Century Science & Technology Perspective
PB- Colony

Monday March 14, 2022

Dr. Daniel Schutzer 
Noted expert on naval and cyber warfare, security, fraud, cybercrime, banking, and finance.
The Evolution of Ransomware: A Geopolitical Threat
PB- Colony

Monday March 28, 2022

Rebecca  McDonald  
Founder and President of  “War”  - Women at Risk International 
Human Trafficking Part 2: Rescue, Restore, Empower 

Monday April 11, 2022

Dr Samuel Edelman 
: First Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. 
Israel and the Middle East In Transition
PB- Colony


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Reservations: or call (561) 374-2858

2021-2022 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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