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Monday October 24, 2022
Safety in the Age of Technology

Professor Scott Addlesberger
Director Criminal Justice and Forensics Program at Keiser University
PB- Colony

Monday November 14, 2022
India’s Strategic Choices: Old Friends and New Threats

Richard Rossow 
(Dedicated to Mike and the Team in India)
Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.- India Policy Studies at CSIS
PB- Colony

Monday December 5, 2022
Keeping the Lights On: Energy Challenges in the 21st Century

Jack Spencer 
Senior Research Fellow for Energy & Environmental Policy at Heritage Foundation
PB- Colony

Tuesday December 20, 2022
(WAC Members Only )
Japan and Northeast Asia In Transition

Dr. Kent Calder
Director Edwin O Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Monday January 9, 2023
China: War In An Era of Depression and Destabilization

Gordon Chang    
Author, Columnist, TV Commentator, Senior Fellow at the Gladstone Institute     

Monday January 23, 2023
The Future of Europe After the Russia/Ukraine War

Max Bergmann     
Director of the Europe Program at CSIS

Monday February 13, 2023
Making International Trade Work for America: Historic Course Correction

Ambassador Robert Lighthizer
18th United States Trade Representative (USTR)     

Monday March 13, 2023
An Urgent Look at Climate and Ocean Opportunities in our Defining Decade

Dr. Deborah Bronk                 
President and CEO Bigelow Laboratory
PB- Colony      

Monday March 27, 2023
Africa: Leadership, Choices, Expectations in Post Authoritarian Transitions

Dr. Mvemba Phezo Dizolele   
Senior Fellow & Director Africa Program Center for Strategic & International Studies

Tuesday April 11, 2023
2 Global Blocs: Emerging Geopolitical Power Competition Facing U. S. & Our Allies

Hamlet Yousef
Managing Partner IronGate Capital Advisors


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


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 LandscapeTuesday 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


Tuesday October 22, 2019
Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico;Public Policy Fellow at Woodrow Wilson Center
The Importance of America’s Relations with Mexico
PB- Colony

Tuesday November 12, 2019
Douglas L. Loverro
Former Deputy Asst Secretary of Defense for Space Policy;Pres Loverro Consulting
U.S. SPACE Policy: For National Defense and Security
PB- Colony

Tuesday December 3, 2019
Sam Brannen
Sr Fellow International Security Program; Director Risk & Foresight Group at CSIS
Seven Revolutions: Mega-Trends Shaping the World to 2050
PB- Colony

Tuesday December 17, 2019
Brigadier General (ret) Chad T. Manske USAF (WAC Members Only)
Former 30th Commandant of the National War College
Are We Ready for the Brave New World? Per National Defense University

Tuesday January 7, 2020
Gordon Chang
Author, Columnist, TV Commentator; Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute
America’s Grandest Wager: China
PB- Colony

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Tuesday January 21, 2020
Heather Conley
Director of the Europe Program at CSIS
The Kremlin Playbook: Understanding Russian Malign Influence
PB- Colony

Tuesday February 18, 2020
Roger L. Simon
Author, Academy Award-nominated Screenwriter, CEO Emeritus of PJ Media
Mainstream Media Today: Fake News Does It Exist and Why?
PB- Colony

Saturday February 22, 2020
Academic WorldQuest 2020
International Quiz Competition for High Schools
at The Turner Building
Keiser University
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Tuesday March 10, 2020
Dr. Robert Rabil
Professor Dept Of Political Science Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters FAU
United States, Israel and Iran: Threats and Challenges

Tuesday March 24, 2020
Hamlet Yousef
Managing Partner, IronGate Capital Advisors
Private Sector & Government Cooperation for National Security & COVID-19
PB- Colony


Tuesday October 23, 2018
Dr. Mia Bloom
Professor of Communication at Georgia State University
Small Arms: Children and Terrorism
PB- Colony

Tuesday November 13, 2018
Dr. Michael Wahid Hanna
Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation
Rethinking U.S. Egypt Relations
PB- Colony

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

Tuesday December 18, 2018
Gordon Chang (WAC Members Only)
Author, Columnist and Television Commentator
Trump, China and North Korea : War or Peace?

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

Tuesday January 22, 2019
Heather Conley
Director of the Europe Program at CSIS
All Is Not Quiet On The European Front
PB- Colony

Tuesday February 19, 2019
Dr. Amy Searight
Indonesia, ASEAN and the Indo-Pacific
PB- Colony

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Academic WorldQuest 2019
International Quiz Competition for High Schools
The Palmer Auditorium Building
Keiser University, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Monday March 4, 2019
Dr. Allen Lynch
Professor University of Virginia
Putin, Trump and the Trajectory of American-Russian Relations
PB- Colony

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

Tuesday April 9, 2019
Javier El-Hage
Chief Legal Officer at the Human Rights Foundation
Venezuela’s Descent into Dictatorship
PB- Colony


Tuesday October 24, 2017
Professor Eytan Gilboa
The Future of U.S. – Israel Relations

Tuesday November 14, 2017
Dr. Kent Calder
U.S. and the Japan/ South Korea Alliance

Tuesday December 5, 2017
Ribal Al Assad
Syria, the Emergence of a New Middle East and the New Cold War

Tuesday December 19, 2017
Stephen Moore
The U.S. Economy and the Trump Agenda

Tuesday January 9, 2018
Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Malloch
The US and Europe in an Age of Uncertainty

Tuesday January 23, 2018
Heather A. Conley
Realpolitik or Ice-Politik? Understanding Today’s Arctic


Tuesday February 20. 2018
Dr. Andrew Kahn
The New India: Narendra Modi and the Rise of Hindu Nationalism.

Saturday February 24, 2018
Academic Worldquest
International Quiz Competition for High Schools
Keiser University, West Palm Beach 33409

Tuesday March 6, 2018
Dr. Varun Sivaram
Supercharging Solar: Innovation & Earth’s Most Abundant Energy Source

Tuesday March  20,, 2018
Randy Pestana
Corruption and Conflict in Central America

Tuesday April 10, 2018
Dr. Nicholas Papanicolaou
Is Islam Compatible with the U.S. Constitution?

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