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Speaker Series

The Speaker Series at the Coudert Institute, specifically curated by founding director Dale Coudert, offers a broad spectrum of topics from the world of art, science, literature as well as current issues in global affairs, government and politics and economics. Speakers are leaders in their respective fields, and each program features stimulating talks and opportunities for lively discussions.

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Brad Deflin- Total Digital Security

Thursday, December 12, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Arthur Houghton- "Travels in Iran by a citizen of the Great Satan”

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Michael & David Stern- Honoring Isaac Stern

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

“Hong Kong: How did we get here? Where are we going?”

Thursday, January 9, 2020

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Dr. Scott Looney- The Return to Mastery, the Current Educational Model

Sponsored by Farah Walters

Thursday, January 16, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Avik Roy - How Healthcare Will Impact the 2020 Election: Ideas for a Solution

Sponsored by Irwin and Mary Ackerman

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stuart Weitzman - An Intimate Evening with Shoe Designer

Sponsored by Irwin and Mary Ackerman

Thursday, January 30, 2020

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Frans de Waal - Mama’s Last Hug: Animals, Humans, and Intelligence

In Partnership with the Palm Beach Zoo

Saturday, February 1, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Panel Discussion- Global Warming & Sea Level Rise: How it affects the Everglades and us

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Wallace J. Nichols, PhD. - Blue Mind: How Being Near, In, On or Under Water Can Make You Happier and Healthier

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Rebecca Hoffberger - Welcome to Wonder! Museums & the Business of Astonishment

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Bill Cook - Tocqueville and American Democracy: Today and the Future

Thursday-Friday, March 19-20, 2020

11:30 AM Thursday 

9:30AM – 11:30AM Friday

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PANEL with Moderator Margaret Carlson - A Letter from Washington

Tuesday, March 23, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Herbert Newman - Gimme Shelter, an Architect’s view of Change and Permanence in Palm Beach and Beyond

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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