Past Speakers; Current Year

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May 31 Howard Husock, Vice President for policy research at the Manhattan Institute and Senior Fellow in Domestic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute where he focuses on municipal government, urban housing policy, civil society and philanthropy, on his new book: “The Poor Side of Town: And Why We Need It”
May 24 RMA’s Melody Men singers!
May 17 Peter McCornick, Ph.D., Professor of biological systems engineering & Executive Director of Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. ” Water and Food Security in a Changing World”
May 10 John Blankley, RMA member, entrepreneur, politician, history major at Oxford University; “What Would Alexis de Tocqueville Say About Democracy in America Today?”
May 3 Andrew Woelflein, Presiding Trustee, Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University; “The WWII Art & Letters of John Cullen Murphy; an American Soldier-Artist in the Pacific Theater and Longtime Greenwich Resident After the War.”
Apr 26 Robert Wolterstorff, director of the Bruce Museum; “The New Bruce Museum: A World Class Destination for Art, Culture and Science Education”
Apr 19 C. Flemming Heilmann, business executive, philanthropist, author and translator of Halfdan Lefevre’s “The Men In Denmark’s Freedom Council”, the story of the Danish resistance movement that saved thousands of lives during WWII.
Apr 12 Jose Niell, “Piano Classics from Around the World: Recital with Commentary”
Apr 5 U.S. Congressman Jim Himes, representing Connecticut’s 4th district; “Report from Washington D.C.”
Mar 29 C. Griffith Mann, Ph.D., Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters; “Unicorns and Heroes: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Tapestries at The Met Cloisters”
Mar 22 Robert Doubek, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, on his book: “Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story”
Mar 15 Dr. Alexander Delvecchio, Cardiologist, Greenwich Hospital/Yale New Haven Hospital: “Heart Health and Arrhythmias”
Mar 8 Jim Lockhart, RMA member, US Naval Officers, business executive, financial manager and high ranking government official, on his new book; “America: Underwater and Sinking: Time to Surface with Lessons Learned”
Mar 1 Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Policy Director, American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C.: “The Border Crisis: The Current State of Immigration in America”
Feb 22 John Reese, RMA member, founder and CEO of the financial website Validea and the author of two books on quantitative investing, including The Guru Investor: How to Beat the Market Using History’s Best Investment Strategies. He is also the founder of Validea Capital Management, a wealth management firm utilizing the strategies of legendary investors. “Learning from Luminary Investors – the Wisdom of Warren Buffett, Ben Graham, and Peter Lynch.”
Feb 15 Stuart Malina, Music director and conductor, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra: “Dvorak, Elgar, and the future of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra”
Feb 8 Keith Hirsch & Daniel Paladino, Police Officers, Town of Greenwich: “What to do if in an active shooter situation”
Feb 1 David Fitzpatrick, a member of the Darien Men’s Association, currently a staff writer for CNN’s flagship prime time newscast: “Anderson Cooper 360”. He has been at CNN as an anchor producer, senior executive producer and investigative producer since 2001. Previously, he spent 25 years at CBS News in a variety of editorial positions including a stint with “60 Minutes” as a producer attached to the late Morley Safer; “Cable News and How It Changed the American Landscape.”
Jan 25 Stephen Roach, Ph.D., formerly chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and chief economist at Morgan Stanley, senior lecturer at Yale School of Management, and author on his new book: “Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives”
Jan 18 Captain Michael Fredie, Director of Admissions, U.S. Coast Guard Academy: “The U.S. Coast Guard and its Role in our Nation’s Defense”
Jan 11 Pete Gogolak, former place kicker for the New York Giants; “How an Immigrant Changed the Game of American Football”
Jan 4 Patrick LaRow, Town Planer, Greenwich, and Margarita Alban, Chair, Planning and Zoning Commission, Greenwich; “Issues in Greenwich Land Use”