Riverside Theatre’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is the longest continuously running lecture series in Vero Beach and is proud to be entering its 23rd season! The Distinguished Lecturer Series features four speakers and is typically held during the months of January through March. Each speaker gives two lectures, both followed by a time of Q&A. Each lecture is given to an audience of approximately 675 subscribers in the Stark theatre, and to an audience of 200 watching each lecture by simulcast in the Waxlax theatre.
Not only does the Distinguished Lecturer Series enrich our community through stimulating and thought-provoking lectures, but the series also plays an important role as a major fundraiser for Riverside Theatre.
Mark your calendar for the 2022 lineup!
The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP – January 17, 2022
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2016-2019)
Theresa May served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019, during an extraordinary time in global affairs. She is currently the Member of Parliament for Maidenhead — a position she’s held for over two decades.
Peter Diamandis - February 7, 2022
Chairman and CEO, XPRIZE Foundation; Executive Chairman,
Singularity University and Author
Fortune Magazine recently named Peter Diamandis as one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders. Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity University; a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build a better future for all.
Brigadier General (Ret.) Robert Spalding - February 21, 2022
Author | Speaker | Entrepreneur
Rob Spalding is a national security policy strategist, and globally recognized for his knowledge of Chinese economic competition and influence, as well as for his ability to forecast global trends and develop innovative solutions. He has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years, retiring as brigadier general. He was the chief architect for the Trump Administration’s widely praised National Security Strategy (NSS), and the Senior Director for Strategy to the President at the National Security Council.
Rana Foroohar - March 7, 2022
FT Columnist; Global Economic Analyst and Author
Global Business Columnist at The Financial Times and Global Economic Analyst at CNN, Rana Foroohar covers the intersection of business, economics, politics, and foreign affairs.
Foroohar speaks widely on the shifts occurring in globalization, the political economy, and the digital economy. Drawing from her weekly column, she offers real-time analyses on emerging markets, women in the workplace, education, and the disruption of big tech.
For tickets and additional information visit www.riversidetheatre.com/dls-tickets or call (772) 231-6990.