Mount Vernon Country Club invites the community to participate in select events throughout the year. The club enjoys sharing the beauty of our mountain and city views with our neighbors. Please note Mount Vernon Country Club is not affiliated with the business below.
Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council Event
Free Monthly Program
Tuesday, April 18th, Dinner: 6:00 pm, Lecture: 7:00 pm
Topic: Is There "Perfect" Cybersecurity to Protect Countries and Corporation from Cyberhacking?
Speaker: Robert Dannenberg, Consultant in Geopolitical and Security Risks
Mr. Dannenberg is the former Head of Global Security for Goldman Sachs and Chief of Operations for Counter Terrorism at the CIA. He is uniquely qualified to speak on this topic. He also held the position of Director for International Security Affairs for BP. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado and has done post-graduate studies at Georgetown University.
During his 24 year tenure at the CIA he served in several leadership positions, including Chief of Operations for the Counter Terrorism Center, Chief of the Central Eurasia Division and Chief of the CIA’s Information Operations Center.
Robert is a recipient of Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, The Donovan Award for Operation Excellence, and the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counter Terrorism and the Director’s Award. He is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Director of the National Counter-Terrorism Center and the Board of Business Executives for National Security.
Tuesday, May 16th, Dinner: 6:00 pm, Lecture: 7:00 pm
Topic: US-China Relations After The American Election
Speaker: Dr. Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Center on China Woodrow Wilson Center
Considered by many as one of the most articulate and concise interpreters of modern China to the western world, Robert Daly was named as the second director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center in August, 2013. He came to the Wilson Center from the Maryland China Initiative at the University of Maryland. Prior to that, he was American Director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing.
Robert Daly began work in US-China relations as a diplomat, serving as Cultural Exchanges Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the late 80's and early 90's. After leaving the Foreign Service, he taught Chinese at Cornell University, worked on television and theater projects in China as a host, actor, and writer and helped produce Chinese-language versions of Sesame Street and other Children’s Television Workshop programs. During the same period, he directed the Syracuse University China Seminar and served as a commentator on Chinese affairs for CNN, the Voice of America, and Chinese television and radio stations. Mr. Daly has testified before Congress on U.S.-China relations and has lectured at scores of Chinese and American institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, the East-West Center, the Asia Society, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He has lived in China for 11 years and has interpreted for Chinese leaders, including Chinese president Jiang Zemin and vice president Li Yuanchao and American leaders, including Jimmy Carter and Henry Kissinger.
Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council regular programs are free and open to the public. There is an optional buffet dinner at the Mount Vernon Country Club prior to the program at 6:00 pm for $22 inclusive of tax and service charge. Call Mount Vernon Country Club for reservations at 303.526.0616.