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David McCraw will join the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on Monday, October 28, at noon for a luncheon and book signing at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Mr. McCraw has spent the last 17 years at The New York Times Company, where he serves as the newspaper’s top newsroom lawyer. In that role he has been The Times’s principal legal advisor on the Wikileaks and Snowden disclosures and a range of Pulitzer Prize-winning stories, including the paper’s groundbreaking reporting on Donald Trump’s tax returns, Harvey Weinstein, the contamination of America’s meat supply, and the secret fortunes of China’s political elites.
He is the author of the book Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts, a first-person account of the legal battles that have helped to shape The Times’s coverage of the Trump years.
Mr. McCraw is one of the nation’s most active litigators of freedom-of-information lawsuits. Over the past decade, The Times has brought more than 65 FOIA cases against the federal government. The suits have led to the disclosure of previously secret records about the chemical weapons found in Iraq, the government’s legal justification for drone killings abroad, and the identities of companies and individuals allowed to trade with sanctioned nations.
His duties at The Times include acting as the company’s crisis response manager. He oversaw the company’s response to the kidnapping of Times journalists in Afghanistan and the seizure of four other journalists by the Libyan government in the midst of the civil war and the emergency evacuation of reporters and photographers injured while covering conflict.
Copies of Mr. McCraw’s book can be pre-ordered on the Forum Club’s website and will be available at the event thanks to a partnership with The Palm Beach Bookstore.
Tickets for this event will go on sale September 30th and can be reserved on the Forum Club’s website, www.forumclubpalmbeach.org, or by calling (561) 881-9977.
Book Pre-Order: $31.02
Book Pre-Order: $31.02
Imagine living in a foreign country where you are advising and coordinating 600 law enforcement and military personnel from various organizations, all of whom are responsible for pursuing the world’s wealthiest and most violent criminal and his organization. Now, imagine performing those duties with a $300,000 bounty on your head. That was the life lived by Steve Murphy and Javier Peña, the two now-retired DEA Special Agents responsible for the downfall and capture of the infamous drug cartel leader, Pablo Escobar.
On Friday, November 22nd, Murphy and Peña will join the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches for a noon event at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, where they will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how they brought down Escobar in the largest, most complex, multi-national, and high profile investigation of the time. They will discuss the life-threatening challenges they faced and the innovative strategies they employed to successfully end Escobar’s reign of terror. In addition, they will discuss today’s opioid crisis, bringing their invaluable experience on the front lines of the war on drugs over the last 30 years.
Murphy and Peña consult on Netflix’s Narcos and Drug Lords, National Geographic’s Facing Escobar, and the History Channel’s Kingpins, all of which were inspired by their story and on which they served as subject matter experts. They have also authored the book, MANHUNTERS – based on their firsthand experiences and the DEA’s recently de-classified files on the search for Escobar. Copies of their book will be available for pre-order on the Forum Club’s website or can be purchased at the event thanks to a partnership with the Palm Beach Bookstore.
Tickets for this event will go on sale October 29th and can be reserved online at www.forumclubpalmbeach.org or by calling (561) 881-9977.
Decorated military leader, Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) will join the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches for a luncheon event and book signing on Friday, May 31st, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
In his 37 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL, Admiral McRaven commanded at every level. His final assignment as a Four-Star Admiral was Commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces, during which time he led a force of 69,000 men and women and was responsible for conducting counter-terrorism operations worldwide. Admiral McRaven is credited with organizing and overseeing the execution of Operation Neptune Spear, the special ops raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011. He also commanded the troops that captured Saddam Hussein and rescued Captain Richard Phillips.
Admiral McRaven is a distinguished national authority on U.S. foreign policy and has advised presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and other U.S. leaders on defense issues. He has been recognized for his leadership numerous times by national and international publications and organizations. He was the first runner-up for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2011 and has received the Republic of France’s Legion d’Honneur, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association’s National Award and the National Intelligence Award, among others.
After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Admiral McRaven served as Chancellor of the University of Texas System, where he led one of the nation’s largest and most respected systems of higher education. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Make Your Bed. Copies of his new book, Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations, detailing stories of bravery and heroism from his career as a U.S. Navy SEAL and Commander of America’s Special Operations Forces, will be available for purchase at the event thanks to a partnership with the Palm Beach Bookstore.