Open Dialogue

We really must applaud the Coudert Institute’s non-partisan, non-ideological mission – introducing delicate topics for open discussion among reasonable people with diverse opinions.

How refreshing.

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Dale Coudert

“We are not a one-philosophy institute. At a time when most policy groups and think tanks share preconceived agendas and seek mainly to document already arrived-at conclusions, we welcome open dialogue and diverse opinions as the best way to reach thoughtful conclusions,” says founder and Palm Beach resident Dale Coudert. “This approach, in turn, helps our members make more meaningful contributions locally, nationally and globally.”

Events run throughout Season in Palm Beach hotels, clubs and private homes. Annual membership starts at $2,000 per person ($1,250 for those under 40).

The remainder of the 2017 schedule:

  • “The Global Threat Assessment” with Chad D. Jenkins, an FBI special agent and former Army Ranger and Bronze Star winner. January 16 at The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach; $125 for non-members; no charge for members, but please RSVP.
  • “Fighting for Our Democracy: Fair Courts, Money in Politics, Voting & Justice” with Matthew Menendez and Michael Waldman, representing the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. January 25 at The Colony Hotel; $125 for non-members; no charge for members, but please RSVP.
  • “Mapping the Arab-Israeli Conflicts” with Dr. Ralph Nurnberger, who will review how borders and boundaries have changed over time. February 9 at The Colony Hotel; $125 for non-members; no charge for members, but please RSVP.
  • “The Art of Meditation and Staying Calm” with Lama Migmar, Buddhist chaplain at Harvard University. This session will include lunch, talk, and meditation. February 11 at a private club; no charge for members, $125 for non-members.
  • Dark Athena: The Making of a Novel” with author Arthur Houghton, who served as curator of the J. Paul Getty Museum when it was rocked by thefts that forever changed the world of antiquities. These scandals formed the genesis of his recent thriller, Dark Athena. February 19 at a private residence; members only, guests $150.
  • “Worlds in Time” with Lewis Lapham, writer and former editor of Harper’s magazine. February 22 at a private club; no charge for members, $125 for non-members.
  • “Rethinking Nuclear Policy” with Jonathan Granoff, executive director of the Global Security Institute, a non-profit organization working on an international level to prevent nuclear proliferation. March 8 at The Brazilian Court; No charge for members, $125 for non-members.
  • “Cabaret” featuring Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano. April 2 at a private club; no charge for members, non-members $175.

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