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.

William P. Foley IISeptember 29, 2015 Noon

The River Club

William P. Foley II

Topic TBA

A Conversation Moderated by Jim Stallings

Evan OsnosSeptember 29, 2015 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Evan Osnos

"Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China"

Anne-Marie SlaughterOctober 20, 2015 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Anne-Marie Slaughter

"Global Hot Spots & Blind Spots"

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D.November 3, 2015 Noon

The River Club

Gianrico Farrugia, M.D.

"Jacksonville's Future as a Destination for World-Class Medical Care"

Gen. John Abizaid, USA (Ret.)November 16, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Location TBA

Gen. John Abizaid, USA (Ret.)

"What Should We Be Concerned About?"



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

Gen. John Abizaid, USA (Ret.)November 17, 2015 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Gen. John Abizaid, USA (Ret.)

"The New Military Vision"

Stephen Kotkin, Ph.D.January 11, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Location TBA

Stephen Kotkin, Ph.D.

"Stalin: Paradoxes of Power"



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

Stephen Kotkin, Ph.D.January 12, 2016 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Stephen Kotkin, Ph.D.

"Stalin and Putin's Rise"

Robert GuestJanuary 19, 2016 8:00-9:30 a.m.

The River Club

Robert Guest

"Unshackling Africa"


Gold & Platinum Sponsor Breakfast

Robert GuestJanuary 19, 2016 Noon

The River Club

Robert Guest

"Borderless Economics: An Update from The Economist"

Steve Wozniak February 2, 2016 7:00 p.m.

UNF Arena

Steve Wozniak

“Innovation and Creativity: Pioneering Work with Apple and the Future of Information Technology”

Amb. R. Nick BurnsFebruary 22, 2016 6:00 p.m.

The River Club

Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns

"Tensions in Asia"

A Conversation Moderated by Ambassador Marilyn McAfee, (Ret.)

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

Amb. R. Nick BurnsFebruary 23, 2016 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns

"India Rising"

Richard A. ClarkeMarch 7, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Location TBA

Richard A. Clarke

"Behind the Scenes: Against All Enemies"



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

Richard A. ClarkeMarch 8, 2016 7:00 p.m.

UNF Herbert University Center

Richard A. Clarke

"Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It"

Brian TaylorMarch 15, 2016 Noon

The River Club

Brian Taylor

"The State of Our Port"

Annual Member CelebrationMay 17, 2016 6:00 p.m.

WJCT Studios
Annual Member Celebration 

Join us for a celebration of the 2015-2016 season and enjoy a "sneak peek" of the 2016-2017 season.


Complimentary Reservations are Required

2015-2016 Speaker List 
  • William P. Foley II
  • Evan Osnos
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter
  • Gianrico Farrugia, M.D.
  • Gen. John Abizaid, USA (Ret.)
  • Stephen Kotkin, Ph.D.
  • Robert Guest
  • Steve Wozniak
  • Amb. R. Nicholas Burns
  • Richard A. Clarke
  • Brian Taylor