Past Speakers; Current Year

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2018

Dec 5 Jason Oliver Chang, PhD, Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies, UCONN, “Stages of U.S. Immigration History: from Colony to Empire”
Nov 28 Joel Seligman, Professional Photographer & Teacher, “Mining,  Refining and Restoring Photographic Images in the Digital Age”
Nov 21 Ken Borsuk, Greenwich Time reporter, “Tales of a Greenwich Reporter on the Front Lines”
Nov 14 Annual RMA Dinner – NO SPEAKERS PROGRAM
Nov 7 Chandra Bozelko, author, poet and former prison inmate: “From Princeton to Prison: Lessons in Mass Incarceration”
Oct 31 Griffin Mann, Metropolitan Museum’s Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters; “Medieval Matters: Curating the Middle Ages at the Metropolitan Museum of Art”
Oct 24 Code Girls: “World War II – Cryptology – Code Girls and More”
Oct 17 Mark Pazniokas, Capitol Bureau Chief, CT Mirror.org, “State of the State”
Oct 10 Audrey Levitin, Director of Development & External Affairs, Innocence Project, New York City, “The Innocence Project – 25 Years of Freeing the Innocent”
Oct 3 Michael J. Puma, Research Scientist, Center for Climate and Life, Columbia University, “Impact of Climate Change On Critical Food Sources”
Sept 26 Andrew McDonald, Associate Justice, CT Supreme Court, “Judicial Independence”
Sept 19 Chris Bruhl, President, Fairfield County Business Council, “CT & Fairfield County Business Trends”
Sept 12 Thomas McGlynn, “A Greenwich Citizen’s View of Saudi Arabia”
Sept 5 Page Knox, Ph.D., Art Historian, “Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings”
Aug 29 Missy Wolfe, “Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich”
Aug 22 Dr. Richard Connors, dermatologist, “Skin Cancer; What’s New?”
Aug 15 George Ubogy, “A Passion for Music, Part III”
Aug 8 Robert Whitby, “Six and a Half of the Seven Summits”
Aug 1 Kathy Conner, Certified TM Teacher, “Transcendental Meditation”
July 25 Martin Nguyen, Associate professor of Religious Studies, Faculty Chair for Diversity, Fairfield University, “Islam: It’s Faith, Culture and Place in America”
July 18 Dennis Corcoran, “Induction Day at Cooperstown: A History of the Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremony”
July 11 “The Doctor Is In”: Panel Discussion; questions we WISH our patients had asked us – Frank Scarpa, Spike Lipschutz, John Crowe and Geroge Ubogy
July 4 HOLIDAY – NO MEETING
June 27 Larry Kantor, Economist, “Financial Markets and the Business Cycle – Where Do We Go From Here?”
June 20 Dr. Mike Simberkoff, formerly Chief Physician at VA – NY Harbor Health Care Center, “VA Health Care: What’s Good, What’s New”
June 13 Dr. Jill Gildea, Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools, “Top 12 Innovative Practices in Greenwich Public Schools”
June 6 Jerry Shereshewsky, Digital Marketing Executive, “Social Media and the Communications Revolution”
May 30 Flemming Heilmann, “Odyssey Uncharted: From World War II Malaya to Australia to Cambridge”
May 23 David Weisbrod, “The 2008 Crash: View from the Trenches”
May 16 Park Williams, Bioclimatologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, “The Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Resources Essential for Life”
May 9 Alisyn Camerota, Co-Anchor of CNN’s New Day “A Television Journalist’s Struggle for Truth”
May 2 Meg Tocantins, Certified Hypnotist, “How Medical Hypnosis Can Serve Patients”
Apr 25 Peter Tesei, “The State of the Town of Greenwich”
Apr 18 Katie DeLuca, Director of Planning & Zoning Dept, Town of Greenwich, “Planning for Greenwich’s Future,” A Plan of Conservation & Development (POCD)
Apr 11 Bea Blahing, “The Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao”
Apr 4 Ambassador Tom Niles, “My Perspective on Foreign Affairs Today”
Mar 28 Larry Doyle, Financial Regulation Expert, “Are the Wall Street Police Protecting You?”
Mar 21 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Mar 14 Lou Del Bianco, Actor, “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story” (Grandson and namesake of chief carver of Mount Rushmore presidential monument)
Mar 7 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Moved to May 2nd.
Feb 28 Hugh Price, Former President of the National Urban League, “This African-American Life: From Valley Forge to Civil Rights”
Feb 21 Ann Meyerson, Museum Curator, “An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich”
Feb 14 Stephen Roach, economist, “A World Turned Inside Out: Pitfalls of a New Globalization”
Feb 7 John Donovan, Executive Communications Consultant, “Berlin, Cuba and Vietnam in the Sixties: Connections with Today’s Culture” (Son of James Donovan, U.S. negotiator, played by Tom Hanks in film “Bridge of Spies”)
Jan 31 Bettina Wohlforth, Audiologist, “I Think I Have a Hearing Problem, Now What Do I Do?”
Jan 24 Les deVilliers, Safari Leader, Conservationist & Wildlife Photographer, “Gorillas in Our Midst; Tracking Gorillas in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda”
Jan 17 Robert Robins, “Understanding the 25th Amendment: The Disabled President”
Jan 10 Vanessa Richards, Assistant U.S. Attorney, CT, and Jeremy Tendler, Postal Inspector, “National Security, Cyber Crimes and the Dark Web – Federal Government Actions”
Jan 3 Art Gottlieb, Political and Military Historian, “Was the Atomic Bomb Justified?”