One of the most prominent conservative voices in America, Ann Coulter has the ability to shape policy on Capitol Hill and in the Oval Office. Her recent criticism of the President’s inability to secure funding for his border wall demonstrated her political influence. After the longest government shutdown in our nation’s history, many have joined her in questioning whether the Administration is truly “dead in the water.”
On Monday, March 11th, Coulter will bring these insights and more to the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches for a noon luncheon at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate.
She is a frequent guest on many TV shows, including HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Tonight Show, Good Morning Britain and Yahoo News and has been profiled in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Observer, National Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle magazine, TV Guide and the Guardian (UK). She was the April 25, 2005 cover story of TIME magazine. In 2001, Coulter was named one of the top 100 Public Intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner.
A Connecticut native, Coulter graduated with honors from Cornell University School of Arts & Sciences, and received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of The Michigan Law Review.
Coulter clerked for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and was an attorney in the Department of Justice Honors Program for outstanding law school graduates.
After practicing law in private practice in New York City, Coulter worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she handled crime and immigration issues for Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan. From there, she became a litigator with the Center for Individual Rights in Washington, D.C., a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, civil rights, and the free exercise of religion.
Coulter is the author of 13 New York Times Bestsellers. Her latest book, released in August 2018, is RESISTANCE IS FUTILE: How the Trump Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind.
On Thursday, April 18th, the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches will present Admiral Jim Stavridis for a luncheon event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, located at 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
A West Palm Beach native, Admiral Stavridis attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and spent 37 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star Admiral. Among his many commands were four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, where he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans and counter piracy off the coast of Africa. He also commanded U.S. Southern Command in Miami, charged with military operations through Latin America for nearly three years. He was the longest serving Combatant Commander in recent U.S. history.
In the course of his career in the Navy, Admiral Stavridis served as senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense. He also led the Navy’s premier operational think tank for innovation, Deep Blue, immediately after the 9/11 attacks.
Admiral Stavridis won the Battenberg Cup for commanding the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet and the Navy League John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational leadership, along with more than 50 U.S. and international medals and decorations, including 28 from foreign nations. He also commanded a Destroyer Squadron and a Carrier Strike Group, both in combat.
Following his military career, Admiral Stavridis served for five years as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 2016, he was vetted for Vice President by Secretary Hillary Clinton, and subsequently invited to Trump Tower to discuss a cabinet position with President Donald Trump.
Admiral Stavridis is an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group, advising the firm on geopolitical and national security issues. He serves as the Chair of the Board of the U.S. Naval Institute, the professional association of the Nation’s sea services: Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. He is also a monthly columnist for TIME Magazine and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News.
Please note: This event will begin at 11:45 a.m., as the Forum Club will be recognizing Commissioner Dorothy Wilken with its 2018-2019 Exemplary Elected Official during the program.
Frank Luntz is one of the most honored and expert communications professionals in America today. As a pollster and public opinion guru, his insights are sought out by our nation’s top leaders and news channels to better understand why Americans feel the way they do and what issues matter most.
On Wednesday, December 19, Dr. Luntz will join the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches for a luncheon event at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion to examine the November mid-term elections and shed light on how Americans, and Floridians in particular, cast their votes.
Pioneering the “Instant Response” technique that dives into the intersection of communications and public opinion to deliver precise corporate and campaign data, Dr. Luntz’s focus groups have become so influential in political private circles that President Barack Obama has said: “When Frank Luntz invites you to his focus group, you talk to his focus group.”
His public opinion work spans the globe and nearly every industry. Working for more than 50 Fortune 500 companies and CEOs, Dr. Luntz advises on issues ranging from energy to education, retail to design. Most recently, he has worked for ABC, Fox and CBS News as crisis communications expert and political analyst. He has conducted live, televised, focus group sessions for all three broadcast networks, two cable news channels, and PBS, as well as The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Times of London, and U.S. News & World Report. Last year, he also partnered with Oprah for her 60 Minutes debut, leading a focus group with diverse voters to better understand today’s political division and whether there are issues that can unify us as a nation.
Dr. Luntz is the author of three New York Times Best Sellers, and has taught courses at Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and George Washington University. His book, Words that Work, will be on sale at the event thanks to a partnership with the Palm Beach Bookstore.
Please note: This event will begin at 11:45 a.m., as the Forum Club will be honoring Barbara and Jack Nicklaus with its Outstanding Public Service Award during the program.