2013 Major Events Calendar
Scheduled Speaker Series and Trips
Tuesday, January 15, 2013: Luncheon and book signing with Dr. Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council and author of A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran at the Buckhead Club. Topic: U.S.-Iranian relations and Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013: Special small-group quail hunt and dinner with former Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff at Burge Plantation.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013: Luncheon with former Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff at the Capital City Club.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013: Luncheon withEJ Kimball, Program Director, Cultural Intelligence Institute, at the Capital City Club.
Thursday, April 25, 2013: Luncheon with former U.S. Pacific Command commander ADM Robert Willard, USN (Ret.) – “U.S. Strategic Interests in the Pacific Rim,” at the Buckhead Club.
Thursday, May 9, 2013: Spring Member Social at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant.
Monday, May 20, 2013: BENS Eisenhower Award Dinner in Washington, DC honoring Gen. Ray Odierno, USA, Chief of Staff, and Andrew Liveris, Chairman, President & CEO, The Dow Co. **BENS Annual Forum on May 21, 2013 has been cancelled.
Monday, June 3, 2013: Luncheon with Navy SEAL Commander Dan O’Shea, U.S. Naval Reserves at the Capital City Club.
Thursday, July 11, 2013: “Farewell to Dante’s” Member and Government Partner Social at Dante’s Down the Hatch.
Thursday, July 25, 2013: Annual Policy and Programs Roundtable with BENS SVP for Policy, Susan Maybaumwisniewski, at the Capital City Club.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013: Luncheon with Dr. Scott Crino of the U.S. Army Asymmetrical Warfare Group at the Buckhead Club.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013: Luncheon with Dr. Gordon Adams, Professor of International Relations at American University. Dr. Adams will discuss national debt and deficits, Sequestration, etc. as national security issues. Held at the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank and hosted by Dennis Lockhart.
Tuesday, October 3, 2013: BENS SE Visit to Kings Bay Navy Base.
Thursday, November 7, 2013: Fall Member and Government Partner Social, Buckhead Club.
- Impact of the 2014 national elections on national defense (B. Johnstone)
- Former CIA Director George Tenet (C. Rouland)
- Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning (T. Wessels and B. Wright)
- Dr. Robert Gates – Former Secretary of Defense (J. Schleicher)
- Gen. David Petraeus, U.S. Army (Ret.) former Director of the CIA (T. Noonan)
- Lt. Gen Kenneth Minihan, USAF (Ret.), former Director of the NSA and DIA (T. Noonan)
- Professor John Arquilla, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, “The State of War,” (B. Wright)
- Kings Bay Navy Base in Sept. or Oct. (BENS staff)