Speakers

Our Distinguished Speakers

Upcoming EngagementsAll Global Issues Evenings are co-hosted with the University of North Florida's Distinguished Voices Lecture Series and all Global Business Luncheons are co-hosted with The River Club.

Ambassador Michael McFaulSeptember 16, 2014 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Ambassador Michael A. McFaul

"Confronting Putin's Russia: Long-Term Economic and Foreign Policy Implications"

Stephen L. AtkinsSeptember 23, 2014 Noon

The River Club

Stephen L. Atkins

"A World of Opportunities: The Laura Street Trio and Development in the Urban Core"

Ambassador Frank G. WisnerOctober 14, 2014 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

"Global Outlook: The U.S. Role in the World"

Mark S. GoldOctober 20, 2014 6:00 p.m.

The River Club
An Intimate Evening of Dialogue with Mark S. Gold M.D.

A Special Engagement for Council Sponsors, Ambassador's Circle & Benefactor Members

Mark S. GoldOctober 21, 2014 Noon

The River Club
Mark S. Gold, M.D.

"The Economic Impact of Addictions"

Academic WorldQuestNovember 12, 2014 5:30 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

The Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest 2014

Challenging the Leaders of Tomorrow

Ray SuarezNovember 18, 2014 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Ray Suarez

"Media, Politics and Washington"

Ty VotawDecember 9, 2014 Noon

The River Club

Ty Votaw

"The PGA Tour Goes Global"

Mary SchapiroJanuary 20, 2015 Noon

EverBank Field

Mary L. Schapiro

"Market Regulation: How Much Do We Need? How Much Will We Get? Can It Be Effective?"

Mary SchapiroJanuary 20, 2015 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Mary L. Schapiro

"Global Trading and Global Markets: What’s Down the Road?"

General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.)February 16, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Location TBA
An Intimate Evening of Dialogue with General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.)

A Special Engagement for Council Sponsors and Ambassador's Circle Members

General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.)February 17, 2015 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.)

"The Middle East Challenge"

Daniel FranklinFebruary 23, 2015 6:00 p.m.

WJCT Studios
An Intimate Evening of Dialogue with Daniel Franklin

A Special Engagement for Council Sponsors and Ambassador's Circle Members

Daniel FranklinFebruary 24, 2015 Noon

The River Club

Daniel Franklin

"An Update From The Economist"

Adam E. CohenMarch 9, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Location TBA

An Intimate Evening of Dialogue with Adam E. Cohen, Ph.D.

A Special Engagement for Council Sponsors and Ambassador's Circle Members

Adam E. CohenMarch 10, 2015 Noon

The River Club

Adam E. Cohen, Ph.D.

"Genes, Stem Cells and Neurons: New Insights Into How the Brain Works and What Happens When it Doesn't"

James G. WorkmanMarch 23, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Location TBA
An Intimate Evening of Dialogue with James G. Workman

A Special Engagement for Council Sponsors, Ambassador's Circle & Benefactor Members

James G. WorkmanMarch 24, 2015 Noon

Jacksonville University
James G. Workman

"The Politics of Water"

James G. WorkmanMarch 24, 2015 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center
James G. Workman

"Water Security"

David L. Brown

April 14, 2015 Noon

The River Club

David L. Brown

"Global Developments in IT"

Dr. Richard LeakeyApril 21, 2015 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Dr. Richard Leakey

"Past, Present and Future of Life on Earth"

Annual Member CelebrationMay 19, 2015 6:00 p.m.

WJCT Studios
Annual Member & Sponsor Celebration 

Join us for a really fun celebration of the 2014-2015 season and enjoy a "sneak peek" of the 2015-2016 season.  

2014-2015 Speaker List 
  • Admiral Mark P. Fitzgerald, USN (Ret.)
  • Ambassador Michael A. McFaul
  • Stephen L. Atkins
  • Ambassador Frank G. Wisner 
  • Mark S. Gold, M.D.
  • Ray Suarez
  • Ty Votaw
  • Mary L. Schapiro
  • General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.)
  • Daniel Franklin
  • Adam E. Cohen, Ph.D. 
  • James G. Workman
  • David L. Brown
  • Dr. Richard Leakey