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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.


T.R. Reid October 17th 2017 7:00 PM Mount Vernon Canyon Club
Bestselling author, former Washington Post East Asia and European Bureau Chief and NPR Commentator


Reid, 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 entertaining.   “Reid 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
The Rise of World Populism
Dr. Zachary Karabell, Internationally Acclaimed Economist and Financial Advisor 

Presented by 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 Times, The New York Times, The Financial Times, and Foreign Affairs. 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. Educated at 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 Tomorrow." 

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.

Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology


“Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology” will be presented at Mount Vernon Country Club on Tuesday nights this fall and winter. This is one of the “Great Courses” series, comprised of 32 (45 minute) videos, each narrated by Dr. Anthony A. Goodman, M.D. of Montana State University. It will be shown in 16 sessions of two videos each.

The meetings will be on the 13th and 27th of September, the 4th, 11th and 25th of October and the 1st, 8th and 29th of November, with the 6th of December as a makeup day if we're snowed out for one of the meetings. The winter sessions calendar would be determined later. Everyone is welcome; we hope to see you there.  Click here for more details.

Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology


“Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology” will be presented at Mount Vernon Country Club on Tuesday nights this fall and winter. This is one of the “Great Courses” series, comprised of 32 (45 minute) videos, each narrated by Dr. Anthony A. Goodman, M.D. of Montana State University. It will be shown in 16 sessions of two videos each.

The meetings will be on the 13th and 27th of September, the 4th, 11th and 25th of October and the 1st, 8th and 29th of November, with the 6th of December as a makeup day if we're snowed out for one of the meetings. The winter sessions calendar would be determined later. Everyone is welcome; we hope to see you there.  Click here for more details.

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