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and Welcome toRiverside Theatre's Distinguished Lecturer Series

The longest-running lecture series in Vero Beach.

The Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecturer Series is proud of the tradition it established 16 years ago for bringing the finest and most diversified guest lecturers to one of the preeminent theatre locations on the Treasure Coast. We invite you to join us this season as we celebrate our rich and notable past, and our exciting future.

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George W. Bush

February 3, 2014

President Bush will share personal and candid accounts of some of the most defining decisions of both his personal life and his presidency.

Leon Panetta

March 17, 2014

This former Defense Secretary and former CIA Director will share insights into the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the operation to bring Osama bin Laden to justice.

Dr. Robert Scales

February 24, 2014

This decorated war hero is considered to be one of the most forward-thinking military strategists on contemporary and future warfare.

Robert D. Kaplan

March 31, 2014

This international, military affairs and China expert, known for his provocative insights, will discuss current tensions in the Far East.

Riverside Theatre
riverside theatre

Riverside Theatre is the preeminent entertainment venue for Vero Beach and surrounding areas. Riverside Theatre Distinguished Lecturer Series has welcomed over 60 distinguished lecturers over the past 16 years and is a major fundraiser for Riverside Theatre.

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2014 Speakers
robert gates

Vero’s premiere lecturer series is proud of its distinguished and diversified list of speakers this year. We promise you will learn, you will think, you will be stimulated, and you will be entertained.

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2014 Debates
riverside theatre debates

Introduced last season, DLS Debates bring the Oxford Union and robust English style debating to Vero Beach. Two debates are planned for 2014 focusing on crucial issues of today, with esteemed experts arguing for and against the motions, followed by an audience vote.

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