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2022

Jun 22 Frank McGinnis, Retired McKinsey consultant and currently a physical trainer at Greenwich YMCA; “Resistance Training and the Critical Role of Muscle in Aging”
Jun 15 Jim Knox, Curator of Education, Beardsley Zoo; “Zoonotic Diseases: What We Need to Know to Keep Ourselves and Our Animals Safe”
Jun 8 Larry Kantor, Ph.D, Economist and former Managing Director and Global Head of Research at Barclays; “Implications of High Inflation for the Economy and Financial Markets”
Jun 1 Edward (Ted) Farley Aldrich, Amateur historian, international banker, on his first book “The Partnership: George Marshall, Henry Stimson, and the Extraordinary Collaboration that Won World War II”
May 25 James Heavey, Greenwich Chief of Police; “Police Accountability: Our Role in the Greenwich Community”
May 18 Ed Hajim, author of A Road Less Traveled: An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom. The book tells the story of Mr. Hajim, an American financier and philanthropist, who rises from dire childhood circumstances to achieve professional success and personal fulfillment.
May 11 Philip Vitiello, a 25-year member of the Titanic Historical Society, recounts the history of the RMS Titanic and its sister ships, the younger Britannic and the older Olympic; “White Star Lines: The Titanic and Her Sisters”
May 4 Cancelled due to speaker’s illness; to be rescheduled: Greg Zuckerman, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning Wall Street Journal investigative journalist on his recent book: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, (published Oct 26, 2021)
Apr 27 Sean McMeekin, Ph.D., Professor of European History and Culture at Bard College and author of Stalin’s War; “Stalin’s War: A New History of WW II” (Zoom Presentation)
Apr 20 David Richards, retired New York City lawyer and Kipling scholar and collector, “Kipling’s Kim, The Great Game, and Anglo-American Spies and Spy Novelists” (Zoom Presentation – NO meeting at First Presbyterian Church)
Apr 13 Dr Jun Xu, Chiropractor, Greenwich resident, Rehabilitation Medicine and Acupuncture, founder and President of Africa Cries Out, a humanitarian organization that provides education and medical care for people in Senegal; “Africa Cries Out”
Apr 6 Ransom Wilson is our fifth in a series of five discussions about music and the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra by candidates for the position of conductor:  “Conductor’s Choice”
Mar 30 Andrew Winston, globally recognized advisor, writer, and speaker on sustainable business, “Net Positive: Building Businesses That Profit in Volatile Times by Solving the World’s Problems”
Mar 23 Robert Henrey, Lecturer on historical encounters between the West and Asian cultures and former international tax and financial consultant; “China 1981”
Mar 16 Ryan Fazio, State Senator, District 36 of the Connecticut State Senate, “Creating a Brighter Future for Connecticut”
Mar 9 Ned Lamont, Governor, State of Connecticut; A Conversation; “Challenges Facing Connecticut”
Mar 2 Leslee Asch, Puppet maker and author of Out of the Shadows: The Henson Festivals and Their Impact on Contemporary Puppet Theater (2020), with her husband, RMA member Will Morrison; “The World of Puppets”
Feb 23 Joshua Gersen is our fourth in a series of five discussions about music and the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra by candidates for the position of conductor. Our fifth candidate will speak on April 6: “Conductor’s Choice”
Feb 16 Steve Meskers, State Representative, District 150 of the Connecticut General Assembly, “Economic Development in Post-COVID Connecticut”
Feb 9 Basil Hero, former award-winning investigative reporter with NBC News and author on his new book “The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon”
Feb 2 Steve Katz, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Healthcare Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and President and Certified Manager of Sterling Care; “Successfully Aging at Home and in Our Community”
Jan 26 Anka Badurina, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Executive Director, Building One Community: The Center for Immigrant Opportunity, Stamford; “Immigration Today: Myths and Facts”
Jan 19 Karen Dynan, Professor of the Practice of Economics at Harvard University, formerly Economist of the US Department of the Treasury; “What’s Next for the U.S. Economy? Prospects for Growth, Jobs, and Inflation”
Jan 12 David Yermack, Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business, Chairman of the Finance Department; “Overview of Cryptocurrencies: The Basics”
Jan 5 Melissa Brunet is our third in a series of five discussions about music and the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra by candidates for the position of conductor: Other candidates on Feb 23 and Apr 6: “Conductor’s Choice”
Jan 19 Karen Dynan, Professor of the Practice of Economics at Harvard University, formerly Economist of the US Department of the Treasury; “What’s Next for the U.S. Economy? Prospects for Growth, Jobs, and Inflation”