2016 Lecture Series
The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Annual Lecture Series brings the knowledge of established authors, sailors, and experts directly to the public. Learn from some of the best sailors, writers, historians, and accomplished individuals amongst historic Herreshoff Boats and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. Tickets are availble online at herreshoff.org/store
or at the door the day of the event.
The 2016 Herreshoff Lecture Series is Proudly Sponsored by: Points East Magazine
, Cisco Brewers
, Triple Eight Distillery
, Nantucket Vineyard
, The Bay Magazine
, Gowrie Group
, and Pure Insurance
Reception Begins at 6:00pm
Lecture Begins at 7:00pm
Tickets are $10 for Members and $18 for Non-Members
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Tuesday, August 23rd: "The Drones Are Coming"
Presented by Professor John Jackson - US Naval War College
It is nearly impossible to pick-up a magazine or newspaper and not find an article about how unmanned vehicles are being developed and used around the world. From Predator Drones attacking enemies around the globe, to quad-rotor helicopters with cameras crashing on the White House lawn, the drones are coming! Professor Jackson's presentation will survey robots that fly, swim, and crawl! He will also discuss the legal and ethical issues involved with these systems, and will try to project the future based on current trends.
John E. Jackson is a professor in the Naval War College’s College of Distance Education. He teaches in the area of Theater Security Decision Making, and manages the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program. Since November 2009 he has taught a highly-regarded elective course entitled “Unmanned Systems and Conflict in the 21st Century”. Retiring as a Navy Captain in 1998 after 27 years of service in the field of logistical support, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Communications from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s degree in Education from Providence College, and a Master’s degree in Management from Salve Regina University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Salve Regina University. He is also a graduate of the Management Development Program at Harvard University.A recognized expert in these systems, he was called to testify before a House Sub-committee in 2010.
The 2016 Lecture Series is Sponsored by: