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"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."

Albert Schweitzer

The Coudert Institute was founded in Palm Beach in 2001.  For the past two decades, The Institute has strived, in a non-political manner, to represent a mosaic of the world's diversity through both action and intent. We welcome and embrace diversity in membership, as it is only through the lens of our unique and varied experiences that we may hope to glimpse the wisdom we need in order to make meaningful change in the world. 

 "We are not a one-philosophy institute."

With the counsel of the Coudert Institute Board Of Directors, Dale Coudert's eponymous organization takes considerable pride in being both non-partisan and non-ideological.  "At a time when most policy groups and think-tanks share preconceived agendas and seek mainly to document already arrived at conclusions, the Coudert Institute welcomes open dialogue and diverse opinions as the best way to reach thoughtful conclusions. This approach in turn helps our members make more meaningful contributions locally, nationally, and globally."


The Institute's programming has a rich history of sparking important and timely dialogue while engaging luminaries from a broad spectrum of disciplines such as; International Relations, Finance, Justice, Media, Medicine, the Arts and Humanities, and Science. Our signature Concerts in the Garden series features in-person world class musical performers, direct from the Curtis Institute, under the guidance of our Music Director, Ford Lallerstedt. Among the renowned performing artists The Institute has hosted include the internationally acclaimed classical pianist Yuja Wang who dazzled guests with her 2020 performance headlining the Coudert Institute's Winter Gala at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.


Previous Coudert Institute programming has included:

The Psychology of Carl Jung

Man's Search for Meaning

The Media's Public Interest Responsibilities

The War on Terror

The Effects of Genetics and Medicine in the 21st Century

Restoring Investor Confidence in Equity Securities

The Art of Perception


American Democracy

Spirituality and Health in The Age of Science

The American City


Membership in the Coudert Institute is, and will always remain, open to anyone who wishes to join.

Members enjoy direct access to our speakers through private (member only) events.

To learn more about Coudert Institute membership, please telephone us at 561-659-6161.

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