Daytona Beach Campus

Embry-Riddle President's Speaker Series

Contact Information

Marc Bernier

Special Assistant to the President

Work: 386-226-6222

Pref: 386-226-7285


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The Embry-Riddle President’s Speaker Series for 2014 will cover topics ranging from politics, foreign policy and ethics to aviation, education and stories of courage and heroism.

Each 90-minute event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Gale Lemerand Auditorium of the Willie Miller Instructional Center on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus.

Sponsored by Embry-Riddle President Dr. John P. Johnson, and moderated by Special Assistant to the President Marc Bernier, the President’s Speaker Series encourages productive debate to engage the student body, campus community and area residents.

Many of the events will be broadcast live on radio (1150-AM, WNDB) and via the Internet on the Marc Bernier Show website.

Speaker Series Venue

Building: Willie Miller Instructional Center, Gale Lemerand Auditorium
Address: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL
Campus Map: The auditorium is in the lower left-center of the map of the Daytona Beach campus.

2014 Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. – Famed author Anthony D’Aries will discuss his book, “The Language of Men, ” in a conversation with host Marc Bernier and Embry-Riddle assistant professor of humanities and social sciences M.B. McLatchey. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m. – Dr. Jonathan Matusitz, associate professor in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida, will discusses his book, “Terrorism and Communication: A Critical Introduction,” and offer insights into areas of the world where terrorism is prevalent. A book signing will follow the event.

Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m. – U.S. Congressman Ron DeSantis, representing Florida’s 6th District, will answer questions in a live town hall discussion and interview.

Monday, April 14, 7 p.m. – Highly decorated former Navy SEAL Jason Redman will discuss his military career and his best-selling book, “The Trident.” A book signing will follow the event. Redman will also be the special guest of Embry-Riddle President John P. Johnson at the Veterans Appreciation Day ceremonies Tuesday morning, April 15.

Monday, April 28, 7 p.m. – Dr. Lance Erickson, author and Embry-Riddle professor of applied aviation sciences, will discuss the university’s commercial space operations program and highlights of his published works.

More information on still-to-be announced events, call 226-6222 or 226-7285.