SpeakER Series

Embry-Riddle invites you to join us for the Spring 2018 SpeakER Series. Marc Bernier, Director, Embry-Riddle SpeakER Series, and host of "The Marc Bernier Show" on FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB, will act as moderator.

Each 90-minute SpeakER Series event is free, open to the public and will be held in the Willie Miller Instructional Center auditorium on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus (campus map), 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. All events begin at 7 p.m. with seating available beginning at 6 p.m. Overflow viewing rooms will be available with open seating.

All SpeakER Series events can be heard on a tape delayed basis on WNDB on "The Marc Bernier Show", selected weekday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. and subsequent BookMarc radio presentations, Saturdays at 9 a.m. Videos of all SpeakER Series programs can be seen on Embry-Riddle’s YouTube channel a few days after the event.

Monday, Jan. 22: William C Taubman

The Pulitzer Prize author of the book “Gorbachev” discusses current Russian leadership and possible strategy in the latest on-going issues with the United States. Mr. Taubman will offer insight into the contrasting Russian leadership styles with Series moderator Marc Bernier. An audience Q&A session follows the interview. A book signing will be held at the end of the program.

Monday, Feb. 12: Erik C Denson

25-year NASA chief electrical engineer talks about the preservation of the legacy of the Tuskegee airmen aircraft and the brave missions these men fly during World War II. In a conversation with Series Director/Moderator Marc Bernier, Erik will also discuss the underwater finding of a black slave ship off the coast of south Florida.

Tuesday, Feb 20Miles O’Brien

Award-winning PBS science reporter Miles O’Brien helps celebrate National Engineering Week

Tuesday, Feb. 27: ResearchER Magazine LIVE

ERAU’s Dr. Eduardo Divo, and Dr. Victor Huaymave join Dr. Charles Price of the Arnold Palmer Hospital For Children and moderator Marc Bernier to discuss making strides in hip dysplasia research before a live audience with Q&A  from students and the general public. 

Monday, March 19Cyber Security: What’s Next For You?

Moderated by Marc Bernier, panelists Brad Deflin, Founder and President of Total Security, with ERAU’s Dr. Gary Kessler, and Dr. Philip Craiger showcase the latest challenges in cyber security and identity theft with a Q&A  from students and the general public. 

Wednesday, March 28: Dr. Steve Kraftchick

Dr. Steve Kraftchick of Emory University will discuss “Frankenstein, Artificial Intelligence and Transhumanism: Where Are We Now and Where are We Headed?” as part of the Harry and Ada Lamon Distinguished Speakers Series. Moderated by Marc Bernier, a Q&A with students and the general public follows the interview.

Monday, April 9: Lift, Off the Page - The Commercial Space Race

This interactive panel discussion will be moderated by Marc Bernier and will discuss “The Commercial Space Race,” a topic featured in the upcoming edition of Lift. It's an opportunity for Lift readers and the general public to explore an area of national and global interest with Embry-Riddle faculty and alumni subject matter experts including Diane Howard, Moriba Jah, and Sonya A.H. McMullen. The event includes an active question and answer session and will be streamed live online.

Monday, April 16: Col. Danny McKnight, US Army (retired)

Among the many topics, Col. McKnight will discuss military missions in Panama and later Somalia. The Somalia mission was for the basis for the book and the movie “Black Hawk Down.”


James Roddey
James Roddey
Director of Communications
University Marketing

The media are invited to photograph / videotape all SpeakER Series events. For more information, call Marc Bernier at (386) 226-6222 or (386) 226-7285.