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Reservations Open 2 Weeks Before Each Event.

Distinguished Speaker Series
2023- 2024 Program

Monday October 23, 2023
Anthony Hilliard JD

Professor-Sport Management, Law, Business, Leadership & Ethics at Keiser Univ
Economic Power, Politics and Ethics in International Sports

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Monday November 13, 2023
Dr. Mehmet Gurses

Professor and Chair Department of Political Science at FAU
The Turkish Pendulum Between East and West

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Monday December 4, 2023
Suzanne Spaulding

Senior Advisor Homeland Security, Director International Security Program at CSIS
Rebuilding Trust and Security in the Digital Age

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Tuesday December 19, 2023
(WAC Members Only )
Clyde Prestowitz

President of the Economic Strategy Institute
The End of Globalization

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Monday January 8, , 2024
Gordon Chang

Author, Columnist, TV Commentator, Senior Fellow at the Gladstone Institute
China and Russia: The Most Consequential Moment in History

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Monday January 22, , 2024
Derek Maltz

Former Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Dept of Justice, Special Operations Division
Fentanyl Poisoning in America : An Inside Perspective

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Monday February 12, , 2024
Eduardo F. Massieu-Paredes

Senior Advisor of Global Affairs and Former Ambassador of Venezuela
Venezuela At A Crossroads: Domestic Challenges and Global Implications

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Monday March 4 , 2024
Paul Zalucky

Managing Director of ENKI Consulting and Chairman of ENKI Data Authenticity
A Day In The Life Of A CIA Officer

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Monday March 18 , 2024
Brent Sadler

Senior Research Fellow Naval Warfare and Advanced Technology, Allison Center for National Security at the Heritage Foundation
A Maritime Approach to Winning the New Cold War

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Monday April 8 , 2024
Rebecca L. Jensen

Program Lead for English at Keiser University’s Flagship Campus
Artificial Intelligence and the Emotional Truth

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Organizations that are members of the national association of World Affairs Councils of America enjoy a variety of unique benefits, including access to nationwide program series, discounts on a number of international journals and publications, reduced rates during our annual National Conference, monthly updates on available speakers and other resources, and of course, opportunities to network with colleagues from across the country.

Member councils can be found in 40 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 

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The Colony Palm Beach
155 Hammon Avenue
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

2023-2024 Membership:

Diplomat-$5000; Statesman-$2500; Ambassador-$1200; Benefactor-$825; Patron-$575; Family-$350; Individual-$250; Young Professional-$180; 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.

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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