Luncheon Speaker Series

    What are the qualities and characteristics of Presidents who have been successful while in the Oval Office? What abilities do they bring into governing and leading the nation in times of global change and challenges? His luncheon address will cover the history of the presidency beginning with the Founding Fathers and goes all the way through the modern era.

    Event Date 12-07-2016 11:30 am
    Event End Date 12-07-2016 1:00 am
    Registration Start Date 12-01-2016
    Cut off date 12-08-2016 10:00 am

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    General Admission $35.00
    Full-time Student $27.00
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    Our first speaker of 2017 year will address questions surrounding the pressing challenges America will face in a changing world. The international system is at an important inflection point, and the “conventional wisdom” about America’s role in that changing world is being challenged on many fronts. The new U.S. Administration will face a range of complex problems, which will require hard choices in the White House, in Congress, and among the American public. It is time, according to this acclaimed, for clear thinking about the possibilities and limits of American power in the 21st century. What now?

    Event Date 01-11-2017 11:30 am
    Event End Date 01-11-2017 1:00 am
    Registration Start Date 12-02-2016
    Cut off date 01-11-2017 10:00 am

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    General Admission $35.00
    Full-time Student $27.00

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    FROM THE SPEAKER: This topic title describes my greatest concern; that the global rule-based system of sovereign states, in which we have flourished, is foundering. The convergence of two meta-forces is eroding both the traditional meaning of sovereignty, and the set of rules which have governed the Westphalian paradigm for nearly 400 years. One of those meta-forces is the emergence an alternative global eco-system based on criminal networks, which include terrorist organizations, transnational criminal organizations, and networked insurgencies. The other meta-force is the abandonment of the traditional set of rules by which the international system has been governed by major players such as Russia, China, Iran, and of course North Korea. Their adoption of so-called “gray zone” operations is a global game changer. These two coming together in the early 21st century – especially at a time of U.S. retreat from a vigorous global role – poses an existential threat to the long-term durability of our security and prosperity.

    Event Date 02-28-2017 11:30 am
    Event End Date 02-28-2017 1:00 am
    Registration Start Date 02-10-2017
    Cut off date 02-28-2017 11:00 am

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    Regular Member

    Member Price (before early discount)

    $35.00
    Student Member

    Full Time Student Price (before early discount)

    $27.00
    Non-Member

    Non-member Price (before early discount)

    $45.00

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    Rachel Vincent has been the Director of Media and Communications for Nobel Women’s Initiative since 2008. For the last 20 years, Rachel has applied her in-depth understanding of advocacy & media to advise non-governmental organizations and social justice activists on how to communicate their messages most effectively to governments and media, most recently working with Syrian women engaged in the peace process. Rachel writes and speaks regularly about women’s rights and the human rights situation in the Americas, and is the editor of When We Are Bold: Women Who Turn Our Upsidedown World Right, published in September 2016.

    Event Date 03-24-2017 11:30 am
    Event End Date 03-24-2017 1:00 am
    Registration Start Date 03-01-2017
    Cut off date 03-24-2017 11:00 am

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    Regular Member

    Member Price (before early discount)

    $35.00
    Student Member

    Full Time Student Price (before early discount)

    $27.00
    Non-Member

    Non-member Price (before early discount)

    $45.00

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    Professor Jeffrey F. Addicott, drawing on his experience as a senior legal adviser for U.S. Army Special Forces, has written an important book calling for a clear distinction between Islam and Radical Islam as we battle terrorism.  As Addicott shows, the struggle against Al Qaeda and ISIL requires that we engage in the struggle for ideas, as well as traditional war-fighting.  This is yet another contribution by Professor Addicott to understanding contemporary terrorism.


    The purpose of this book is to fully explore the nature of the enemy forces arrayed against us so that we can find better ways to confront them. It is time to look radical Islam straight in the eye.

    Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army, ret.) Jeffrey F. Addicott is a full Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. An active duty Army officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps for twenty years, Professor Addicott spent a quarter of his career as the senior legal advisor to the United States Army's Special Forces. As an internationally recognized authority on national security and terrorism law Professor Addicott not only lectures and participates in professional and academic organizations both in the United States and abroad (over 800 speeches), but he also testifies before Congress on a variety of legal issues. Dr. Addicott is a regular contributor to national and international news media outlets to include FOX NEWS Channel, MSNBC, OAN, CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, (over 4,500 media interviews). Addicott is a prolific author, publishing over 60 books, articles, and monographs on a variety of legal topics. His most recent book (2016) is entitled: Radical Islam Why?: Confronting Jihad at Home and Abroad.

     

         Among his many contributions to the field, Professor Addicott pioneered the teaching of law of war and human rights courses to the militaries of numerous nascent democracies in Eastern Europe and Latin America. For these efforts he was awarded the Legion of Merit, named the "Army Judge Advocate of the Year," and honored as a co-recipient of the American Bar Association's Hodson Award. Addicott has served in senior legal positions in Germany, Korea, Panama, and throughout the United States. Professor Addicott holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia School of Law. He also received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Army Judge Advocate General's School, where he was the Deputy Director of the International & Operational Law Division, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Alabama School of Law. Apart from teaching a variety of courses at the law school to include National Security Law and Terrorism Law, Dr. Addicott served as the Associate Dean for Administration at St. Mary's University School of Law (2006-2007). Dr. Addicott was the 2007 recipient of "St. Mary's University School of Law Distinguished Faculty Award."


    After the lecture Dr. Addicott will be available to autograph and sell his book, Radical Islam Why?, Confronting Jihad at Home & Abroad

     

    The buffet luncheon will open at 11:30 AM. Dr. Addicott will speak from Noon to 1 PM and will take questions from audience. Luncheon prices are $35 for members, $45 for non-members, and $27 for full time students or military in uniform.There is a 15% Early Bird discounted price for the luncheon which ends noon Monday May 15. Being a member will save you $10 on this event  

     

    Event Date 05-17-2017 11:30 am
    Event End Date 05-17-2017 1:00 am
    Registration Start Date 04-11-2017
    Cut off date 05-17-2017 11:00 am

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    Regular Member

    Member Price (before early discount)

    $35.00
    Student Member

    Full Time Student Price (before early discount)

    $27.00
    Non-Member

    Non-member Price (before early discount)

    $45.00

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