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Distinguished Lecture Series- April 11, 2019
"Post 9/11 Military Intelligence Evolution" with Colonel Ken Brandel
(The Amalgamation of National Itelligence Services across the U.S. Government Spectrum and their impact on the common ground warrior.)
Colonel Ken Brandel will speak specifically about some of our country’s growing pains with regard to intelligence, and how we have evolved into an amalgamated and cohesive military force. With 38 years of experience ranging from a Cold War enlisted Infantryman, to a Senior Intelligence Officer, his talk will capture the struggles, follies, obstacles and progress for the continuous evolution of Intelligence in the hands of the ground combatant. Colonel Brandel is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a B.S. degree in Political Science, and a Master of Military Science from the Marine Corps Command and General Staff College in Quantico, Virginia.
Individual Seats to this lecture are available for $35 per person.
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We are very excited about the upcoming season and wanted to highlight a few of the upcoming courses!
Medicare 101: Help for Those New to Medicare
The Fielden Institute is pleased to be partnering with the Area Agency on Aging to bring Florida SHINE programs to our members. This program is designed to assist those who are new to Medicare and will cover topics that include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Supplement Insurance Policies, and Medicare Prescription Drug Low-income Subsidy programs. All information shared is aimed at helping attendees make informed decisions, and is presented from an unbiased point of view.
FORT PIERCE DATE: April 17, 2019 (Wednesday)
TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Fort Pierce, Main Campus, Brown Center for Innovation and Entreprenuership, Room Y-201
OKEECHOBEE DATE: April 18, 2019 (Thursday)
TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Okeechobee, Dixon Hendry Campus, Williamson Conference Center, Auditorium
The Postwar Petroleum Order: Blowback in Iraq and Iran
DATES: April 29, May 6, 2019 (Mondays)
TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Fort Pierce, Main Campus, Brown Center for Innovation and Entreprenuership, Room Y-205
The United States developed the Postwar Petroleum Order (PPO) as a way to maintain the free flow of oil from the Middle East to the West after the Second World War. However, certain nationalists in the region threatened the stability of the system. This two-session course explores the history of the PPO, how it developed, and how it led the current crises with Iran and Iraq.
Summer Film Series: Factual Fiction or Fictionalized Facts? Stories Pulled from the Headlines
DATES: May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2019 (Thursdays)
TIME: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Fort Pierce, Main Campus, Brown Center for Innovation and Entreprenuership, Room Y-205
When a big news story breaks, there is a cycle of information that the public receives. At first information is sparse and speculative; it may be disseminated by witnesses and reporters through news stations, websites and social media. Within days, more detailed accounts are provided and eventually books and movies are created. This unique film* series, presented in partnership with Indian River State College librarians, examines the flow of the information cycle by studying a variety of films, including documentaries and fictionalized accounts of true stories, which show the information cycle from different perspectives. *Some films may contain graphic footage. 


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