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.

Sandy Cook Luncheon Ladder 5-15-15February 17, 2016 noon
BrioLuncheon Ladder with
Peggy Holt





Ed BakerFebruary 19, 2016 Noon

Jacksonville University Davis College of Business

Ed Baker

"Disruptive Technologies and Exponential Growth"


All attendees must purchase tickets in order to secure reservations and attendance. Complimentary tickets will not be extended to Council Ambassador's Circle Members or Sponsors for this event.

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 and Benefactor Members

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

UNF Herbert University Center

Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns

"India Rising"

I digress SocialFebruary 23, 2015 8:30 p.m.
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails"I digress..." Social
"India Rising"
continued discussion
A Magellan Society engagement for young professionals ages 21-40. No reservation required.

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

Fleet Landing

Richard A. Clarke

"Behind the Scenes: Against All Enemies"



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

I digress SocialMarch 8, 2015 8:30 p.m.
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails"I digress..." Social
"Cyber War"
continued discussion

A Magellan Society engagement for young professionals ages 21-40. No reservation required.

Brian TaylorMarch 15, 2016 Noon

The River Club

Brian Taylor

"The State of Our Port"


Speaker TBAApril 19, 2016 Noon

The River Club

Speaker TBA

Ambassador Roman PopadiukMay 17, 2016 6:00 p.m.

WJCT Studios
Annual Member Celebration 

Ambassador Roman Popadiuk

"Expanded NATO: Was it a Good Idea?"



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 
  • Evan Osnos
  • Frank Martire
  • Laura Angelini
  • 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