All events begin at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. All are free and open to the public at Willie Miller Instructional Center on the Daytona Beach Campus:
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014: "Ethics, Sports, and Fair Play" with Steve Ridder, Chuck Wilson
Featuring a discussion and audience participation session with ERAU men's basketball head coach Steve Ridder and former ESPN analyst and creator of Even Field, Chuck Wilson. The interview/discussion with Marc Bernier stresses an emphasis on ethics from youth through adulthood through stories involving athletes.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014: Jo Becker
N.Y. Times best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and columnist Jo Becker discusses the changing American views on the subject of same-sex marriage in her new book, “Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality” Becker will discuss with Marc Bernier the changing climate regarding same-sex marriage through the court system. A book signing will follow the interview and audience participation.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014: Frank Gaffney
Director of the Center for Security Policy and former Reagan Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Frank Gaffney discusses an impending threat of EMP (electromagnetic pulse) and nuclear weapons on the United States as the issues relate to foreign policy.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014: Cybersecurity: Does It Exist?
Join Marc Bernier for a question-and-answer session on cybersecurity with Embry-Riddle’s Dr. Gary Kessler, associate professor of Homeland Security, and Dr. Remzi Seker, professor of Computer Science. Find out what happens to your credit when your online identity is stolen. Who is reading your email, and who knows what you are searching for on the Internet? Expect some surprising answers. This event is free.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014: What to Expect In the Mid-Term Elections
Fox News Channel political analyst John Leboutillier will analyze the issues and candidates leading up to the national and state elections on Nov. 4 in a question-and-answer session with Marc Bernier and audience participants. This event is free.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014: Tim Townsend, Author of Mission at Nuremberg
Tim Townsend will speak to Marc Bernier about the remarkable life of Lutheran minister Henry Gerecke, who in 1943 at the age of 50 enlisted as an Army chaplain. At the war’s end, Gerecke was recruited for the most difficult job of his life: ministering to 21 Nazis leaders awaiting trial at Nuremberg. In his book, Townsend confronts difficult spiritual and ethical issues that continue to hold meaning today. Townsend is senior writer and editor for the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project. A book signing will follow the discussion. This event is free.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014: Michael Banzet, Author of A Flowershop in Baghdad
Maj. Michael Banzet and host Marc Bernier will discuss the hidden efforts of the American, British and desperately courageous Iraqis to build a new Air Force out of war and destruction. A book signing will follow the discussion. This event is free. The media are invited to photograph/videotape all President’s Speaker Series events. For more information, call Marc Bernier at (386) 226-6222 or (386) 226-7285.
CONTACT: James Roddey, Communications and Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; (386) 226-6198; email@example.com