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.

2020 EVENTS
Herbert Newman - Gimme Shelter, an Architect’s view of Change and Permanence in Palm Beach and Beyond
Mar 31, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N Lake Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
Recipient Thomas Jefferson Lifetime Achievement Award for public architecture. Luncheon will be served
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PANEL with Moderator Margaret Carlson - A Letter from Washington
Mar 23, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Cafe Boulud, 301 Australian Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
Margaret Carlson is best known for being the first female columnist at Time magazine. John Dimitri Negroponte is an American diplomat. Parker is center-right columnist for The Washington Post. Chris Ruddy is the CEO of Newsmax. Cocktails & Dinner Buffet will be served
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Rebecca Hoffberger - Welcome to Wonder! Museums & the Business of Astonishment
Mar 03, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N Lake Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
A published author and development consultant for 28 years, at 16, Hoffberger became the first American to apprentice with mime, Marcel Marceau in Paris. Luncheon will be served
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Wallace J. Nichols, PhD. - Blue Mind: How Being Near, In, On or Under Water Can Make You Happier and Healthier
Feb 19, 6:00 PM
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405, USA
Through his work, J advocates for a deeper connection with nature and inventive solutions to pressing issues. Luncheon will be served
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Panel Discussion- Global Warming & Sea Level Rise: How it affects the Everglades and us
Feb 11, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N Lake Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
Dr. Stephen Edward Davis III leads science efforts focused on Everglades restoration, ecological forecasting of restoration scenarios, and impact of sea-level rise. Luncheon will be served
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Frans de Waal - Mama’s Last Hug: Animals, Humans, and Intelligence
Feb 01, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405, USA
Franciscus Bernardus Maria "Frans" de Waal is a Dutch primatologist and ethologist. He is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Primate Behavior in the Department of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, director of the Living Links Center. Luncheon will be served
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Stuart Weitzman - An Intimate Evening with Shoe Designer
Jan 30, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N Lake Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
Weitzman uses unique materials including cork, vinyl, lucite, wallpaper, and 24-karat gold. His shoes are sold in over 70 countries. Cocktails & Dinner Buffet will be served
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Avik Roy - How Healthcare Will Impact the 2020 Election: Ideas for a Solution
Jan 22, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N Lake Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
Avik Roy is the President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP.org), a non-partisan, non-profit think tank that conducts original research on expanding opportunity to those who least have it. Cocktails & Dinner Buffet will be served
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Dr. Scott Looney- The Return to Mastery, the Current Educational Model
Jan 16, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N Lake Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
Scott Looney, Head of School at Hawken School and Founder of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, will explore the growing movement in education: Mastery based learning. Luncheon will be served
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“Hong Kong: How did we get here? Where are we going?”
Jan 09, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Villa Dei Fiori, 163 Seminole Ave Palm Beach FL
Robert L Meyer is an entrepreneur and a US lawyer who has lived in Hong Kong for 41 years. MEMBERS & THEIR FRIENDS ONLY EVENT Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres will be served
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Michael & David Stern- Honoring Isaac Stern
Jan 07, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N Lake Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
An intimate reflection on one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, global citizen and humanitarian.
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Arthur Houghton- "Travels in Iran by a citizen of the Great Satan”
Dec 18, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N Lake Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
Arthur went to Iran at the invitation of Mahdi Hojat, former deputy minister of culture, and at the instance of Nariman Hamed, an Iranian -American film producer-director, who is working on the story of the return of the Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp.
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“Cybersecurity for Life – Surviving the Coming Era of Cybercrime”
Dec 12, 2019, 1:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N Lake Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA
Brad’s presentation center on individuals and personal technology. How bad is cybercrime? Why is it happening and what does that mean for the future? What can I do about it?
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Members only cocktail reception at Villa dei Fiori the evening before the event at 5:30
Members only cocktail reception at Villa dei Fiori the evening before the event at 5:30
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