2014-2015 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 2014-2015 Herreshoff Lecture Series is Proudly Sponsored by: Points East Magazine
, Cisco Brewers
, Triple Eight Distillery
, Nantucket Vinyard
, The Bay Magazine
, and Pure Insurance
October 23rd: John Jackson, "Rise of the Drones"
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) has been an extremely effective, yet controversial use of technology in warfare. Naval War College Professor John Jackson will provide an overview of the various systems now in use and in development, including the Global Hawk, the Predator, and the Unmanned Carrier Launched Air System. He will also discuss some of the legal and ethical implications of using robots in warfare.
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.
Insights about the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company learned from The RELIANCE Project
March 19th: "Ask the Experts"
A panel of boating experts discusses spring maintenance work, mistakes to avoid, and more.
April 16th: Halsey C. Herreshoff
What You Don’t Know About the Herreshoffs: NC4, Automobiles, Motorcycles, & Much More
June 18th: Dyer Jones
The History of the 12 Metre Class
July 16th: TBD
August 20th: TBD
The 2014 Lecture Series is Sponsored by: