Speaker Date Topic
Andrew Burroughs Aug 22, 2019 7:30 AM
Mason's Senior Citizen Waiver Program
Mary Drum Aug 29, 2019 7:30 AM
Assistant Governor

Mary will share an exciting vision of Rotary for the upcoming year. 

Bruce MacDonald Sep 05, 2019 6:00 PM
Nuclear Competition between the U.S., China, and Russia: Where does it stand? Where is it going?
Nuclear Competition between the U.S., China, and Russia: Where does it stand?  Where is it going?

Bruce will enlighten all of us with a compelling topic about nuclear proliferation between the current superpowers of the U.S., China and Russia.  I can’t think of anybody better to lead this topic and once you see Bruce’s background, you will know why. 

Bruce MacDonald is senior director of the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Project with the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention. In this capacity, he leads USIP’s efforts on nuclear, nonproliferation, space and cyber issues. Bruce serves as the lead instructor of 21st Century Issues in Strategic Arms Control and Nonproliferation, a series of courses for the USIPAcademy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, and directs USIP’s study of Crisis Stability in Space. He is also an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Previously, he served as senior director of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, a bipartisan body headed by former Defense Secretaries William Perry and James Schlesinger. Prior to joining USIP, he was the project leader for the Council on Foreign Relations’ study of China, Space Weapons, and U.S. Security, published in 2008.

Bruse was assistant director for national security at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and served on the National Security Council staff. He was a professional staff member of the House Armed Services Committee and served in the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, where he chaired the Interagency Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty (START) Working Group and served on the U.S. START delegation in Geneva.

Bruce is an honors graduate in aerospace engineering from Princeton University. He also received two masters degrees from Princeton, one in aerospace engineering with a specialty in rocket propulsion, and the second in public and international affairs. Bruce is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

You won’t want to miss this interesting discussion.

David Kriegman Sep 12, 2019 7:30 AM
What Drives Innovation?

Innovation, especially in service businesses, is something that everyone talks about, but there isn’t a consensus as to why some companies are perceived as innovative and some are not.

This talk will define what it means for a service business to be considered innovative and then suggest the major characteristic that drives innovation.  While derived from examining service businesses, this characteristic is common to both innovative service and product companies.

David Kriegman is the President and CEO of Z2B, LLC, a consulting company that provides strategic and operational advice to help companies achieve their growth goals.

Davida Luehrs Oct 03, 2019 6:00 PM
Fighting Blindness - Research & Advances