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Admiral John Richardson

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Registration Deadline Date is 5/29/2017

Tensions are at an all time high with an autocrat North Korean leader, who continues to fire long range missiles off their coast, and to produce nuclear weapons. The U.S. Navy has recently moved a nuclear submarine and an aircraft carrier into the vicinity. China has been building islands in disputed waters. On the other side of the world, the U.S. Navy recently launched an attack on a Syrian military base that the Syrian government was using to launch chemical weapons attacks. In the Black Sea, Russia has buzzed a U.S. Navy vessel. Admiral John Richardson, head of the U.S. Navy, will be flying up from the Pentagon to join us for a rare interview, during such a pressing time, where major conflict can break out at a moment's notice. Richardson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He holds master's degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, an

Event Date/Time5/31/2017 at 6:30 PM
PriceFree - $29
Event TypeRegular Event

James Blake

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Registration Deadline Date is 6/26/2017

Like many people of color, James Blake has experienced the effects of racism firsthand, publicly first at the U.S. Open, and then in front of his hotel on a busy Manhattan street, where he was tackled and handcuffed by a police officer in a case of mistaken identity. Though rage would have been justified, Blake faced both incidents with dignity and aplomb. James Blake is the former American No. 1 American tennis star. He will reflect on his experiences and explores those of other sports stars and public figures who have not only overcome adversity, but have used them to unite rather than divide, including: Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, a Pakistani Muslim and Amir Hadad, an Israeli Jew, who despite the conflicts of their countries, paired together in the 2002 Wimbledon men's doubles draw. Muhammad Ali, who transcended racism with a magnetic personality and a breathtaking mastery of boxing that was unparalleled. Nelson Mandela, who spent twenty-seven years in prison for his commitme

Event Date/Time6/28/2017 at 6:30 PM
Price$29
Event TypeRegular Event

P.D. Jephson, Princess Diana's Private Secretary

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Registration Deadline Date is 7/16/2017

In 1981 Lady Diana Spencer was destined to ascend the British throne, innocent young wife to the future King Charles III. With her beauty, modesty, and charitable good works, she seemed the perfect addition to bring the Royal Family into the twenty-first century. Instead, she brought a revolution. Twenty years later, the comforting illusion of royalty as we knew it is gone forever. Diana is dead, the Windsors are different and Prince Charles faces the dilemma of being a very different sort of King than people expected. This will be a very rare event with P.D. Jephson, Diana's closest aide, private secretary and adviser during her years of her greatest public fame and deepest personal crisis. P.D. Jephson will provide a firsthand experience behind the scenes of one of the most famous icons, Princess Diana, who remains a contradictory enigma. P.D. Jephson's upcoming book is called Shadows of a Princess. Learn for the first time the secrets and behind the scenes of Princess Dia

Event Date/Time7/18/2017 at 6:30 PM
PriceFree - $29
Event TypeRegular Event

Gerry Adams

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Registration Deadline Date is 7/25/2017

Gerry Adams is one of the most well known and powerful people in the world. He became involved in the civil rights campaign in the 1960s and was active in campaigns around discrimination in housing and equal rights. For his activities in the ongoing effort to secure equality of treatment for all Irish men and women Gerry was interned in 1971 on the British Maidstone, a prison ship known for its inhumane conditions of overcrowding and brutality. He was released to participate in secret talks in London. After his re-arrest he tried to escape and was imprisoned. He was released in 1977. Over the years Gerry's family has also been targeted by unionist forces. His brother-in-law was killed by the British Army; his brother was shot by the British; several family members have been imprisoned, and his wife and son narrowly escaped injury when a loyalist bomb attack was carried out at their home. To the present day Gerry's health c

Event Date/Time7/26/2017 at 6:30 PM
PriceFree - $49
Event TypeRegular Event

General Mark Milley, Chief of the U.S. Army

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The event is being rescheduled due to General Milley having to testify at Congress on the day he was originally planning to visit the us.

General Mark A. Milley became the Chief the U.S. Army August 14, 2015 after most recently serving as the 21st Commander of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This will be a fascinating and timely event with the highest ranking military officer in the U.S. Army, when the threat from Russia, China, North Korea, and the Mid-East have greatly increased. His operational deployments include the Multi-National Force and Observers, or MFO, Sinai, Egypt; Operation JUST CAUSE, Panama; Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, Haiti; Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; and three tours during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan. He also deployed to Somalia and Colombia. He has had multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and Special Forces throughout the last 35 years. General Milley's education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Princeton University, Master's Degrees from Columbia University (Inte

Event Date/Time9/6/2017 at 12:00 PM
PriceFree - $29
Event TypeRegular Event

Garry Kasparov and Mig Greengard

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Registration Deadline Date is 9/11/2017

Garry Kasparov spent twenty years as the world's number one ranked chess player, and is considered to be the greatest chess player of all time. IBM designed their greatest computer, Deep Blue, that was able to examine and calculate 200 million (200,000,000) positions a second to challenge Kasparov in chess. This incredible feat was captured in the famous film The Man vs. The Machine. Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game. That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of the story for the first time. He will talk about how it felt to strategize against an implacable,

Event Date/Time9/13/2017 at 6:30 PM
PriceFree - $29
Event TypeRegular Event

Sherry Lansing, 1st Woman to lead a major Hollywood studio

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Registration Deadline Date is 9/17/2017

Sherry Lansing was the first woman to head a major motion picture studio, 20th Century Fox. Over 12 years as Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, Lansing was responsible for the production, marketing, and distribution of such blockbusters as Titanic, Forrest Gump, and Braveheart. As an independent producer, she brought Fatal Attraction, The Accused, Black Rain, and Indecent Proposal. She was honored at the 2007 Academy Awards with an Oscar in recognition of her tireless work as a philanthropist and advocate for cancer research. In early 2017 the biography was released Leading Lady, Sherry Lansing and the Making of Hollywood Groundbreaker by Stephen Galloway. This will be a special event with trailblazing woman who broke Hollywood's glass ceiling to become the first woman head of major studio, and who continues to make her mark on society.

Event Date/Time9/19/2017 at 12:00 PM
PriceFree - $19
Event TypeRegular Event