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February 2019

JIMMY WALES

February 18
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

JIMMY WALES Monday, February 18, 2019 Jimmy Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer, and technology visionary, who is best known as the Founder of Wikipedia, an international collaborative free content encyclopedia on the Internet, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the founder of WikiTribune, a groundbreaking adfree news platform that produces evidence-based journalism, and co-founder of Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service he set up in 2004.  In a 2004 interview with Slashdot, Mr. Wales explained his motivations about Wikipedia, “Imagine a world in which…

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March 2019

CAROLINE KENNEDY

March 4
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

CAROLINE KENNEDY Monday, March 4, 2019 Caroline Kennedy is an attorney who served as the United States Ambassador to Japan from  November 2013-January 2017. During her tenure she helped realize the United States military’s return of land on Okinawa to the Japanese government, the largest land transfer since 1972, and President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima. Ms. Kennedy is the author or editor of eleven New York Times best-selling books on law, civics, and poetry. She has edited The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2001), Profiles in Courage for…

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April 2019

IAN BREMMER

April 11
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

IAN BREMMER Thursday, April 11, 2019 Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is a prolific thought leader and author, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications. Dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist, he teaches classes on the discipline as Global Research Professor at New York University and is a Foreign Affairs Columnist and Editor at Large for Time magazine. His…

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