2018-2019 SpeakersPrograms Begin at 7:30pm in Chrysler Hall, Norfolk.

James Comey

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2013–2017)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Start time 7:30 p.m.
Chrysler Hall

James Comey led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. His tenure was tested by new forces within and outside America’s borders and he also worked to address multiple issues within the Bureau.

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Michael Lewis

Journalist and Best-selling Author of The Undoing Project, Flash Boys, Moneyball, and The Blind Side
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Start time 7:30 p.m.
Ted Constant Convocation Center
In partnership with Old Dominion University President’s Lecture Series

Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published sixteen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street.

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Father Patrick Desbois

Catholic Priest, Vatican Consultant & Founder of “Yahad-In Unum”
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Start Time: 7:30PM
The Sandler Center, Virginia Beach
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day & Sponsored by
the Norfolk Forum, the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Virginia Beach Forum

Father Patrick Desbois is the founder and president of Yahad-in-Unum, a French organization to seek and to give voice to The Holocaust by Bullets, a chapter of history that has remained silent for far too long.

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Theresa Payton

Former White House CIO & Cybersecurity Authority
February 28, 2019
Start time 7:30 p.m.
Chrysler Hall

As the star of the CBS TV series, “Hunted,” Theresa Payton identifies emerging trends and techniques to help combat cyber threats, from the impact of the Internet of Things to securing Big Data.

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Laura Bush

First Lady of the United States (2001-2009)
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Start time 7:30pm
Chrysler Hall

One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, for decades Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care, and human rights.

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