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2019- 2020 Lecture Series

Feature lectures attendance is for Full Members only. Click here for more details. 

Chair: Mimi Gregory

2019-2020 Lecture Series

“The Challenges of Change”

Lectures are held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave., Naples (Map View) unless noted otherwise. Two seatings at 3:45 PM and 7:30 PM. Check your membership card for your chosen seating time. Please do not switch. We will not be able to accommodate you. 


“A World of New Realities”

November 4th: “There’s No Going Back! The Shape of the World to Come”. Clinton Watts, Distinguished Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute.

November 18th: U.S. Mexico Relations, Speaker TBD

December 9th: “Territorial Claims and Tensions in the Arctic”. Mead Treadwell, Woodrow Wilson Polar Institute and Hoover Institute Arctic Security Program.

January 6th: Iran, Speaker TBD

January 21st - Tuesday“The Korean Peninsula, Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Asia”
Dr. Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS. 

February 3rd: India, Speaker TBD

February 18th - Tuesday: The Media and Politics”Mara Liasson, National Political Correspondent for National Public Radio and contributor to Fox News. 

March 16th: “In Deep: The FBI, the CIA and the Truth about America’s Deep State.” David Rohde, Executive Editor for News of and Global Analyst for CNN.

March 30th: “The Rise of Authoritarian Leadership in the World”. Dean Eliot A. Cohen, Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.

April 6th: “A Dangerous World: The Key National Security Threats and Challenges Facing the UnitedStates.” Michael J. Morrell, Former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Lecture attendance policy:

You need to be a Full Member to attend these feature presentations*. They are free and no sign up is required. Lectures have two seating times. Please check your membership card for your chosen seating time. Due to space constraints we ask you to not switch your seating assignment. 

* Associate Members may watch the recorded lecture videos, which are posted on this website approximately one week after the presentation.

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