Naples Council
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2019- 2020 Lecture Series
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Feature lectures attendance is for Full Members only. Click here for more details. 

Chair: Mimi Gregory

2018-2019 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. 


October 29th:Assessing the US Defense Enterprise in a Rapidly Changing World” 

Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, Director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 


November 12th:North Korea: One of America's Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges”. 

Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, Chancellor for Global Engagement, University of Denver. 


December 3rd: “Peacebuilding for National Security”. 

Ambassador William Taylor, Executive Vice President, United States Institute of Peace. 


January 7th: “Escaping the Doomsday Machine: Responding to Limited Attacks by Great Powers”. 

Dr. Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution. 

January 21st: “Is Fortress America Forfeiting the Global Economy to Rising China?” 

Jeremy Haft, Professor and Author, School of Business, Georgetown University. 


February 4th: “Russia Rising”. 

Dr. Eugene Rumer, Senior Fellow and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for 

International Peace.


February 19th: “Delivering Victory Against Al Qaeda and ISIS”. 

Katherine Zimmerman, Critical Threats Research ManagerAmerican Enterprise Institute. 


March 11th: “The European Union, Brexit, and the Future of Transatlantic Relations”. Dr.

Thomas Wright, Director, Center on U.S. and Europe, Brookings Institution. 


March 25th: “Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media”. 

Peter W. Singer, Strategist, New America Foundation. 


April 8th:Iran at 40: Whither the Revolution?” 

Robin Wright, Journalist, Foreign Affairs Analyst, and Distinguished Fellow, Wilson Center and the United

States Institute of Peace. 

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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