Mount Vernon Canyon 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.
Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council Monthly Lectures
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 7:00 pm, at Mount Vernon Canyon Club
A Challenging Geopolitical Mix: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq
Ved Nanda: John Evans Distinguished Professor University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Professor Ved Nanda is significantly involved in the global international law community. He is Past President of the World Jurist Association and now its Honorary President. He is a former Vice President and counselor of the American Society of International Law, and a member of the advisory council of the United States Institute of Human Rights. He was formerly the United States Delegate and Vice-Chair of the Executive Council to the World Federation of the United Nations Associations in Geneva, and served on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association-USA.
Professor Nanda has been honored with numerous international and national law awards, including the “Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award for Community Peace Building” from Soka Gakkai International and Morehouse College, the World Jurist Association “World Legal Scholar” award, and the United Nations Association Human Rights Award. He has received honorary doctorates from Soka University in Tokyo, Japan and from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India.
Professor Nanda is widely published. He has authored or co-authored 25 books in the various fields of international law, over 225 chapters and major law review articles. Professor Nanda has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Scholar at a number of universities in the United States and abroad. He is a regular opinion columnist for the Denver Post.
7:00 PM Mount Vernon
former Washington Post East Asia and European Bureau Chief and NPR Commentator
author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers “The Healing of America”, “The United States of Europe” and now, “A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and
More Efficient Tax System” has been received with unparalleled enthusiasm at his several previous
appearances before the CFWAC. He will give us thoughts on what works and what
doesn’t as he compares and contrast the taxation systems of the world’s
developed countries. His presentation is certain to be both controversial and
takes us on a world tour of tax systems and the efforts to reform them. He
approaches this most disliked specialty of the dismal science of economics with
a wry voice and a light touch… a rich and sturdy fabric of facts presented in
plain English.” The New York Times review of “A Fine Mess”.
“Mr. Reid’s underlying
message of hope does not preclude an intensely satisfying quotient of moral
outrage at the worst casualties of our system as it stands.” New York Times
Review of Books about “The Healing of America”
TR Reid’s “The United
States of Europe” nudges “… America Awake as a United Europe Takes the
Stage”, New York Times
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 pm, at Mt. Vernon Canyon Club
Rise of World Populism
Dr. Zachary Karabell, Internationally Acclaimed Economist and Financial Advisor
As a commentator, Karabell is
a Contributing Editor for Politico. Previously he wrote “The Edgy Optimist” column for Slate, Reuters, and The Atlantic. He is a LinkedIn Influencer, a
CNBC Contributor, a regular commentator on MSNBC, and was a Contributing Editor
for The Daily Beast. He also
contributes to such publications as The
Washington Post, Wired, The Guardian,
The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, Time
Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles
New York Times, The
Financial Times, and Foreign
Zachary Karabell is Head of
Global Strategies at Envestnet, and is also President of River Twice Research.
Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Economist, and Head of
Marketing at Fred Alger Management, a New York-based investment firm.
Columbia, Oxford and Harvard, where he received his Ph.D., Karabell has taught
at several leading universities, including Harvard and Dartmouth, and has
written widely on economics, investing, history and international relations.
His most recent book, The Leading
Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World, was
published by Simon & Schuster in February 2014. His next book will be a
two-century history of money, power and the making of America using the storied
firm Brown Brothers Harriman as the narrative arc, to be published by Penguin
Press in 2018. He is the author of eleven previous books, including Superfusion: How China and America
Became One Economy and Why the World’s Prosperity Depends On It (Simon &
Schuster, 2009); and Sustainable
Excellence: The Future of Business in the 21st Century and in
2003, the World Economic Forum designated him a "Global Leader for
Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council regular programs are free and open to the public. There is an optional buffet dinner at the Mount Vernon Canyon Club prior to the program at 6 pm. The inclusive dinner price is $23.00. Call the Country Club for reservations at 303 526-0616.