Past Speakers; Current Year

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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 Jerry Shereshewsky, Digital Marketing Executive, “Social Media and the Communications Revolution”

NOTE: Cancelled.  Rescheduled to June 6.

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?”
Dec 27 “Tales of Wisdom and Folly: Life Experiences from RMA Members”
Dec 20 Holiday Party: Music program
Dec 13 Thomas Schwarz, President of SUNY, “Major Challenges Facing Higher Education Today”
Dec 6 Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund, Co-Director, Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists, “The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons”
Nov 29 Adam Frankel, Speech Writer for President Obama, “Presidential Speechwriting in the Age of Trump and Twitter”
Nov 22 Kevin Peraino, author, “A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman and the Birth of Modern China”
Nov 15 Dan Ksepka, Science Curator, Bruce Museum, “March of the Fossil Penguins: New Discoveries from the Southern Hemisphere”
Nov 8 RMA Annual Dinner; No program
Nov 1 Richard B. Halkyard, Jr., “Training Workers for 21st Century Rail Transportation”
Oct 25 Lincoln Millstein, SVP and Special Asst to CEO, Hearst Corp;
“Dramatic Changes in the Newspaper Industry”
In partnership with Greenwich Library as part of Greenwich Reads Together
Oct 18 Col. Chuck Risio, U.S. Marine Corps, “The Current State of the Marine Corps”
Oct 11 David Gilbert, Conductor of the Greenwich Symphony, “Nourishing the Great Trees: the Life of a Conductor”
Oct 4 Dr. Paul Bernstein, OD Greenwich Ophthalmologist, “The Aging Eye”
Sept 27 John Blankley, “In Defense of Connecticut”
Sept 20 Deidre McDonald, EVP, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Co., “What Lobbyists Do”
Sept 13 Nina Willner, author of “Forty Autumns, “A Family Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall”
Sept 6 Dr. Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., renowned Oncologist, Yale Medical Faculty, and Elizabeth DeVita Braeburn, science writer, co-authors, “Discussion of the book The Death of Cancer”
Aug 30 Catherine Onyemelukwe, “Nigeria” Past and Present”
Aug 23 George Ubogy, “Rogers, Hammerstein, and an Unusual Musical Instrument”
Aug 16 Admiral John Weigold, Reserve Deputy Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, “What’s happening in the Pacific Theatre?”
Aug 9 Bradford & Brian Walker, Gemologists, “The World of Gemology: History and Value of Precious Stones”
Aug 2 Tom Molito, “Mickey Mantle: Inside and Outside the Lines”
July 26 Peter Sherr, Chairman of the Board of Education, Greenwich, “Educating the Children of Greenwich – What’s Next?”
July 19 Nelson Tebbe, “Supreme Court Decisions in 2016”
July 12 Robert Gallucci, “North Korea and Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century”
July 5 Fred Camillo, Livvy Floren and Mike Bocchino, “What’s Happening in Hartford?”
June 28 Lawrence Kantor, former Managing Director and Head of Global Research at Barclays, “Trade, Tax Reform, Immigration and Financial Markets”
June 21 Peter Sutton, Director, Bruce Museum, “The Bruce, Present & Future”
June 14 Stuart Gibson, Advisor to Kurdish Regional Government, “Kurdistan and its Elusive Quest for Nationhood”
June 7 Carol Platt Liebau, President, Yankee Institute for Public Policy, “Connecticut’s Fiscal Present and Future”
May 31 Alan Mathis, CEO of Liberation Programs, Inc., “The National Drug Addition Crisis”
May 24 Robert B. Fiske, Jr, “Prosecuting and Defending Important Law Cases”
May 17 Ambassador Thomas Niles, “Outlook for US Foreign Policy”
May 10 Pamela Kuhn, Opera Singer, “My Life as a Singer”
May 3 Jean Bandler, CEO, Funeral Consumer Alliance, “Designing a Respectful, Wise Funeral”
Apr 26 Jeff Ulrich, Aquarian Water Company, Director of Supply Operations, “The Drought: Where Do We Go From Here?”
Apr 19 US Senator Chris Murphy, “Serving the People”
Apr 12 Susan Granger, Film Critic, “Trends in American Films”
Apr 5 Col. Perry Baltimore, “CHAMPS: Children Against Mines”
Mar 29 Page Knox, Lecturer – Met and Columbia U, “John Singer Sargent and Friends”
Mar 22 Paula Hopewell, Lincoln historian, “Abraham Lincoln and the Border Region: Perspectives from the Mason Dixon Line”
Mar 15 Meeting cancelled due to weather; Catherine Onyemelukwe, Author, “Nigeria: Past and Present” to be rescheduled
Mar 8 Andy Poniros, NASA Solar System Ambassador, “Recent Discoveries About Our Solar System”
Mar 1 Michael Baker, CIA, “Geo-Political Risks: What to Watch in 2017”
Feb 22 US Congressman Jim Himes, “Early Days in the Trump Administration”
Feb 15 Professor Jeffery Paige, Fellow/Harvard, “Indigenous Revolution in Ecuador and Bolivia: 1990-2005”
 Feb 8 Frank J. Prial Jr., Architect, “Grand Central Terminal: Restoring the Gateway to NYC”
Feb 1 Darren Powers, Mgr- ShopRite, “Managing Fairfield County’s Best Supermarket”
Jan 25 Christopher Kabala, organist, “J.S. Bach: The Gold Standard of Western Music”
Jan 18 Draggan Mihailovich, CBS Producer-60 Minutes, “Putting On A Show Makes One Very Busy”
Jan 11 James Heavey, Chief of Police/Greenwich, “ Training at the National FBI Academy”
Jan 4 Amy Siebert, Commissioner-Dept. Public Works, “Public Works Day”