2014-15 Florida Forum

Michael J. Fox_1

October 13, 2014


Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

Presented by Florida Blue

Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Michael J. Fox is an icon to countless fans across the globe. Known for his memorable television characters and more than a dozen feature film appearances, Fox’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at age 29 changed his focus and led him to establish The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Now as famous for his advocacy as he is for his acting, Fox will share his predisposition to look at challenges through a lens of optimism and humor.


James Carville and Mary Matalin_photo credit_George Long Photography

November 12, 2014


All’s Fair: Love, War and Politics

Presented by Wells Fargo

Political power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will provide an enlightening, post-midterm-election analysis as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Washington politics. Key players on the national political stage, each with more than 30 years in politics and having individually worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Carville and Matalin combine their unique experiences to provide a stimulating, candid and provocative conversation from both sides of the political aisle.


General Keith B. Alexander Ret.

February 10, 2015


Securing a Nation Amid Change

Presented by LandstarRobert S. Mueller

The hot topics of national and cybersecurity will be the focus of our evening with former USCYBERCOM Commander and NSA Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander and former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller. Both recently holding top government posts, these experts will share timely perspectives from their tenures, including Mueller’s swearing-in just one week prior to 9/11 and Alexander’s time as lead security officer during the Snowden incident.

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