Category Archives: Speakers

Speaker programs at Wednesday SMA Meetings

Speaker — May 7, 2014
Jack Fitzgibbons

Jack Fitzgibbons, DMA member and retired primary care physician, will speak about the health issues of the Presidents. This has become sort of a hobby for Jack, and combines both medicine and history. Arranged Bob Smith and Jack Fitzgibbons.

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Speaker — April 30, 2014
Jennifer Herring, President and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Jennifer Herring, president and chief executive officer of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for more than 10 years, longer than any CEO in the Aquarium’s 25-year history. She will talk about history and plans for the Aquarium. Herring has announced … Continue reading

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Speaker — April 23, 2014
Dr. Sylvanie Wallington

Dr. Sylvanie Wallington, Harvard Educated Astronomer, will speak about Dark Matter. Over the last 80 years astronomers have observed that the motion of some stars in galaxies and other celestial behavior cannot be explained without there being much more total … Continue reading

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Jay Dirnberger’s Presentation: Introduction to Unmanned Vehicles

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Introduction to Unmanned Vehicles

Presented March 22, 2014, by Jay Dirnberger to the Darien Men’s Association Introduction to Unmanned Vehicles PowerPoint (.ppt) Introduction to Unmanned Vehicles PowerPoint Show (.pps) Introduction to Unmanned Vehicles Page Images (.pdf)

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Speaker — April 16, 2014
William B. Barnett on Myanmar: Unlike Any Land You Know About

Myanmar, formally called Burma, is a country in southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh and India to the west, by China to the north, and by Laos and Thailand to the east. The country has been under military control since a … Continue reading

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Speaker — April 9, 2014
Hanifa Washington, Executive Director of Amistad America

Hanifa Washington studied Communication Theory, and Russian and Soviet Studies at Beloit College in Wisconsin. Her studies pushed her to be critical of mass media, to examine the motives of human communication on varying platforms, as well as exuberantly explore … Continue reading

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Speaker — April 2, 2014
J. Michael Lennon, official biographer of Norman Mailer

J. Michael Lennon, the official biographer of Norman Mailer, knew Mailer for thirty-five years, and in writing this biography, he has had the cooperation of Mailer’s late widow, Norris Church, his ex-wives, and all of his children, as well as … Continue reading

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Speaker — March 26, 2014
Jay Dirnberger on “Drones”

Jay Dirnberger. member of the Westport Y’s Men. will speak about “Drones” and how these precision guided, remote controlled pilotless aircraft have taken out some of the U.S.’s worst enemies. Arranged by Bob Smith.

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Speaker — March 19, 2014
Dr. William B. Cogar on Horatio Nelson and The Battle of Trafalgar

William B. Cogar received his doctorate in history from Oxford University and is the former Director at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA. A former History Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, he also lectured at … Continue reading

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Speaker — March 12, 2014
Mike Baker, ex-CIA agent

Mike is a co-founder of Diligence LLC, which helps its clients confront difficult business challenges. In this role, they provide companies with both intelligence and analysis to enable them to identify, manage and mitigate risks stemming either from the normal … Continue reading

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Speaker — March 5, 2014
Robert L. Dilenschneider
President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill and Knowlton Inc., from 1986 to 1991

Unemployment is a nasty problem for all parts of American society and it is worse in Europe, especially among young people. Mr. Dilenschneider will discuss this topic as well as how people at all levels can find work and how … Continue reading

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