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2022-2023 Lecture Series

Only Full Members may attend lectures.
Associate Members have access to recorded videos placed on the website
after the event. 

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Mimi Gregory
Vice President for Programs

The 2022-2023 season lectures will be in-person again*

To access 2021-22 Season Recordings and Videos,
as well as those to date in 2022-2023, Click Lecture Archive.

NEW LECTURE VENUE:  Moss Hall (not the Sanctuary) at Moorings Presbyterian Church,
791 Harbour Drive, Naples FL

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The afternoon lecture starts at 3:45 PM and the evening lecture starts at 7:30 PM. Please check your membership card for the lecture time that you are signed up for. 

* Lectures will also be live-streamed via Zoom and recorded for later viewing.

Sowing Chaos: A Harvest of Discontent

Monday, October 31Ian J. Brzezinski Member of the Strategic Advisors Group at the Atlantic CouncilSenior Fellow in the Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security: "U. S. Security Policy and Strategy: What is at Stake?"

Monday, November 14: David S. Rohde, American author and investigative journalist,  Executive Editor of “”: "The Weaponization of Social Media in Foreign Policy"

Monday, December 5Steven A. CookEni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, Council on Foreign Relations: "Putin's Willing Partners in the Middle East"

Wednesday, January 11"Joseph Cirincione, National Security Analyst, Member of the Council for Foreign Relations, past President of the Ploughshare Fund, a Global Security Foundation: "Miscalculations and Nuclear Risks in the Ukraine War."

Monday, January 23: Michael E. O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow-Foreign Policy, Director of Research for the Foreign Policy program; Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy and Technology, Philip H. Knight Chair in Defense and Strategy:  "Germany, Europe, NATO, History and the Path Ahead in Ukraine"

Monday, February 6:  Dr. Cynthia A. Watson, Professor Emerita, National War College, and Dr. Bernard D. Cole, USN [Ret.]: "China's Challenges: Inside and Out"

Tuesday, February 21: Dr. Duncan Wood, Vice President for Strategy and New Initiatives and Senior Advisor to the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute: "Are We Losing Mexico? AMLO Returns to the Past"

Monday, March 6Caitlin Welsh, Director, Global Food Security Program,  Center for Strategic and International Studies: "Food Insecurity Impact in the Wake of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine"

Monday, March 20Sheila A. Smith, PhD, John E. Merrow Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Studies, Council on Foreign Relations: "The Quad in the Indo-Pacific"

Monday, April 3Bilal Wahab, Ph.D., Wagner Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy: "Behind the Earthquake's Curtain" 

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