Engage with Renowned Guest Lecturers

Throughout your journey with Silversea cruises, let your desire for learning and personal growth deepen. Engage in our Silver Perspectives® Enrichment Programme, as we welcome distinguished guest speakers on board for fascinating lectures and stimulating conversation. Spend your days at sea developing a richer travel experience.

Delve into topics related to your cruise destinations – from tribal customs to ancient history. Listen to intriguing presentations by authors, journalists, naturalists, diplomats and professors. Ask questions. Relish enlightening commentary. Cultivate your enduring quest for knowledge on a Silversea voyage, where curious minds grow beyond measure.

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Adrian Sindall

Adrian Sindall

Former British AmbassadorAmbassador Adrian Sindall is a former senior British diplomat. During
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Alan Nazareth

Alan Nazareth

Former Indian AmbassadorHolding a Masters Degree in Economics from Madras University, Mr
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Andrew Steigman

Andrew Steigman

Former US AmbassadorAndrew L. Steigman, from Bethesda, Maryland, is Associate Dean at
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Anne Cherian

Anne Cherian

Anne Cherian was born and raised in Jamshedpur, India. Her
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Artemy Belyakov

Artemy Belyakov

Bolshoi theatre soloistBorn in Tver, Russia. On completing his studying in the
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Bill Boggs

Bill Boggs

Television Personality and AuthorBill Boggs is a four-time Emmy Award-winning TV talk show
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Bill Marmon

Bill Marmon

Bill Marmon is currently Managing Editor of the on-line journal
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Bill Miller

Bill Miller

"Mr. Ocean Liner"Bill Miller is considered an international authority on the subject
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Bill Rothschild

Bill Rothschild

Engineer, Space Travel Expert, Ex-USAFBill Rothschild has 43 years of experience in the aerospace
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Bob Brier

Bob Brier

Professor Professor Bob Brier received his Ph.D from the University of
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Bob McElwee

Bob McElwee

Former NFL Referee, Sports PersonalityBob McElwee graduated from the US Naval Academy where he
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Brian Davis

Brian Davis

Wine ExpertBrian Davis nurtured his passion for wines whilst entertaining clients
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Brian Fagan

Brian Fagan

Renowned Archaeologist, AuthorBrian Fagan is widely acknowledged as the world's leading archaeological
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Brian Hoey

Brian Hoey

Author, Broadcaster and Monarchy ExpertBrian Hoey is an author and broadcaster who has written
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Brian Jones

Brian Jones

OBE Extreme Aviator, AdventurerBrian Jones learned to fly a glider at the age
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Bruce Riedel

Bruce Riedel

International Affairs Expert, AdviserA Senior Fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East
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Captain Richard Hayman

Captain Richard Hayman

Mariner and AuthorAn adventurer who has sailed the seven seas and dozens
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Captain William Wells

Captain William Wells

Maritime HistorianWhilst he was still a schoolboy, William Wells won a
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Christine Roussel

Christine Roussel

Author and Art Historian Christine Roussel is an internationally acclaimed restorer, author, and art
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Christopher Whelan

Christopher Whelan

Lawyer, World Affairs ExpertDr. Christopher Whelan is currently an academic and practicing lawyer
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Dan Benedict

Dan Benedict

Astronomy Journalist and Educator Astronomy journalist and educator Dan Benedict's interest in astronomy began
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Daria Khokhlova

Daria Khokhlova

Bolshoi theatre soloistShe was born in Moscow. In 2009 she graduated from
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David Bilsland

David Bilsland

Chef, Silversea Culinary Trainer Chef David was educated in classical French cooking at Thames
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David Horner

David Horner

HistorianProfessor David Horner is one of Australia’s leading historians. Currently
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Diana Mitchell

Diana Mitchell

Head Guide at Highclere CastleDiana is Head Guide at Highclere Castle, seat of the
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Diana Preston

Diana Preston

Author and HistorianDiana Preston is a writer with a special interest in
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Don Klein, Ph.D.

Don Klein, Ph.D.

Historian, Photographer and AuthorDr. Don Klein is an historian, writer and photographer specializing
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Don Wright

Don Wright

Professor of HistoryDon Wright is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History, Emeritus, at
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Donald Yeomans

Donald Yeomans

NASA ScientistNamed by Time magazine in 2013 as one of the
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Donna Barbisch, Maj. Gen. (US Army Retd.)

Donna Barbisch, Maj. Gen. (US Army Retd.)

Security Expert Donna Barbisch, DHA, MPH, is a dynamic role model, leader
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Dr. Anthony P. Maingot

Dr. Anthony P. Maingot

Caribbean and South America ExpertAnthony P. Maingot is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Florida
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Dr. David Plourd

Dr. David Plourd

Dr. David Plourd received his BA in marine sciences from
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Dr. George Losey

Dr. George Losey

Marine BiologistA Professor of Zoology and Marine Biology at the University
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Dr. Herb Keyser

Dr. Herb Keyser

Author, World Traveler, Music ExpertDr. Herb Keyser is a man of many talents -
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Dr. Judith Ewell

Dr. Judith Ewell

Dr. Judith Ewell earned her Ph.D. in Latin American history
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Dr. Karl Misulis

Dr. Karl Misulis

Physician, scientist, author, and educatorDr. Karl Misulis is a physician, scientist, author, and educator. 
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Dr. Mark H. Elovitz

Dr. Mark H. Elovitz

World Affairs ExpertWorld class expertise coupled with high class presentation combine to
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Dr. Norman Caisse

Dr. Norman Caisse

AstronomerNorman Caisse’s richly illustrated presentations will take us on a
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Dr. Rosanne Martorella

Dr. Rosanne Martorella

ProfessorDr. Rosanne Martorella is Professor Emerita from William Paterson University. 
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Dr. William Crowley

Dr. William Crowley

Geographer, ProfessorProfessor Emeritus William Crowley obtained his doctorate from the University
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Edward Peck

Edward Peck

In his 32 years as a diplomat, Edward Peck was
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Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

HistorianAn award-winning historian and novelist, Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman is the
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Eric Ball

Eric Ball

HistorianEric Ball is a third generation native Californian with a
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Eric Roorda

Eric Roorda

HistorianA Professor of History at Bellarmine University and Director of
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Erik Arnecke

Erik Arnecke

ChefChef Erik Arnecke was born in 1983. From 2006 –
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Ernest Freeberg

Ernest Freeberg

HistorianErnest Freeberg is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities and head
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Ernest Rea

Ernest Rea

British BroadcasterErnie Rea is a celebrated British broadcaster who specialises in
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Evelyn Evans

Evelyn Evans

Author and China & Asia ExpertAlthough Evelyn was born in Shanghai, she was brought up
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Fabio Pisani

Fabio Pisani

ChefChef Fabio Pisani was born in 1978 in Molfetta, Bari,
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Fred Feldmesser

Fred Feldmesser

To listen to Fred Feldmesser is to be swept into
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Fred Plotkin

Fred Plotkin

Renaissance ManFred Plotkin discovered the concept of "The Renaissance Man" as
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Gary D. Stark

Gary D. Stark

ProfessorGary D. Stark is a recently‐retired professor of modern European
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Gary McKechnie

Gary McKechnie

Travel WriterFor more than a quarter century, Gary McKechnie has explored
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General Barry R. McCaffrey

General Barry R. McCaffrey

US (Ret.), Former White House Drug Czar; NBC News AnalystBarry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32
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General Michael V. Hayden

General Michael V. Hayden

Former Director, CIA and NSAAs Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 2006-09, General Michael
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Geoffrey Dear

Geoffrey Dear

Geoffrey Dear has pursued three quite distinct, and separate, careers. Having
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Georgeanne Irvine

Georgeanne Irvine

Author, ConservationistSan Diego native Georgeanne Irvine has devoted more than three
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Gerald Pinciss

Gerald Pinciss

Ph.D. English ProfessorGerald M. Pinciss is Professor Emeritus of English at Hunter
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Glenn Robinson

Glenn Robinson

Ph. D, Middle East ExpertDr. Glenn Robinson is an expert on Middle East security and political
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Gunter Mulack

Gunter Mulack

Dr. Gunter Mulack, a retired German ambassador, entered into the
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Harvey Broadbent

Harvey Broadbent

Writer, Lecturer, Broadcaster, Film and TV ProducerHarvey Broadbent is a well-known writer, lecturer, broadcaster, film and
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Harvey Stearn

Harvey Stearn

Photographer and ArtistHarvey Stearn has been a dedicated outdoor photographer and print
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Howard Franklin

Howard Franklin

Royal Historian, Designer Howard Franklin is an accomplished and highly respected speaker on
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James Baer

James Baer

Historian, Caribbean, Latin American ExpertJames Baer, author of numerous journal articles on Latin American
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Jay Christofferson

Jay Christofferson

Marine BiologistJay P. Christofferson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in
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Jeffrey Weinberg

Jeffrey Weinberg

Presidency Expert, Political AnalystJeffrey Weinberg is recognized in the U.S. and the U.K.
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Joe Snyder

Joe Snyder

Former Diplomat and World Affairs Expert Joe Snyder was a diplomat with the U.S. State Department
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John C. McMichan

John C. McMichan

Born in Melbourne, Australia John C. McMichan, MBBS, PhD obtained
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John Field

John Field

Magic ExpertJohn Field was admitted as a solicitor in 1976 and
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John Freedman

John Freedman

Destination ExpertDr. John Freedman is an independent scholar and passionate world
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John Kelly

John Kelly

Ph.D., National Security ExpertDr. John F. Kelly is a Professor of National Security
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John Rennie Short

John Rennie Short

Geographer, ProfessorDr. John Rennie Short received his PhD from the University
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John Stainton

John Stainton

Australian Film-makerJohn Stainton started his television career as a cameraman -
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John Stiles

John Stiles

Following college and commissioning in the United States Air Force
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Joseph Kess

Joseph Kess

Ph.D., Linguistics, Culture ExpertDr. Joseph Kess is now retired from the University of
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Joseph Tullbane

Joseph Tullbane

Ph.D., International Relations ExpertServing most recently as Associate Dean for International Education at
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Judy Carmichael

Judy Carmichael

Entertainer, Radio HostGrammy nominated pianist Judy Carmichael is one of the world’s
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Laurel Corona

Laurel Corona

Ph.D., Author and Historian Laurel Corona has combined her love of writing and teaching
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Lawrence d’Almeida

Lawrence d’Almeida

Silversea Wine AmbassadorLawrence d'Almeida, who grew up in Paris and studied history
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Lawrence Rudner

Lawrence Rudner

Engineer, Master MarinerLawrence Rudner is a former professor and retired aerospace engineer. 
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Lewis Falb

Lewis Falb

Ph.D. Drama ProfessorLewis W. Falb is a retired college professor and academic
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Linda Abrams

Linda Abrams

Destination Speaker, HistorianLinda Tania Abrams is a world-traveling historical interpreter, performer and
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Lisa Lieberman

Lisa Lieberman

Lisa Lieberman is the author of numerous works of postwar
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Lowell Fox

Lowell Fox

Comedy Historian and Raconteurowell Fox, creator of the Classic Comedians series, has been referred to
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Luis Jaime Castillo

Luis Jaime Castillo

Ph.D. Archaeologist, Peruvian Cultural ExpertLuis Jaime Castillo Butters is Vice Minister of Cultural Patrimony
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Maj. Gen. Sir Robert Corbett

Maj. Gen. Sir Robert Corbett

British Military HistorianOf Irish descent, Sir Robert Corbett joined the British Army
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Marlene Strauss

Marlene Strauss

Art HistorianMarlene Barasch-Strauss is an art historian whose lectures are featured
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Marlin Darrah

Marlin Darrah

Film-makerMarlin Darrah is perhaps the world’s most traveled film-maker.  The
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Martin Aronson

Martin Aronson

Civil Trial Lawyer, Lecturer, Courtroom CinemaMartin Aronson is a litigator in Boston with vast experience
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Michael Boll

Michael Boll

Ph.D., Historian, Destination and World Affairs ExpertDr. Michael Boll is an historian, professor and former government
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Michael Freedland

Michael Freedland

Journalist, Broadcaster and AuthorMichael Freedland says he is more of a story-teller than
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Mike McPheters

Mike McPheters

Destination Expert, Former FBI AgentRaised in Ketchum, Idaho, Mike McPheters served as a Special
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Neil Leifer

Neil Leifer

Renowned Filmmaker and PhotographerNeil Leifer’s photography career has spanned over 50 years since
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Nicholas Glakas

Nicholas Glakas

World Affairs ExpertNicholas J. Glakas is an international lawyer and experienced lecturer
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Nigel West

Nigel West

Intelligence HistorianNigel West is a renowned military historian specializing in intelligence, counterintelligence,
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Pat Kramer

Pat Kramer

PhotographerA researcher, photographer, author, and professional speaker, Pat Kramer has
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Patricia Remler

Patricia Remler

Author, Photographer, and Art HistorianPatricia Remler is an author, photographer, and art historian. She
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Patrick Allitt

Patrick Allitt

Ph. D., HistorianPatrick Allitt is a graduate of Oxford (1977) who studied
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Paul Mobley

Paul Mobley

PhotographerPaul Mobley, is an American Photographer who captures the true
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Peter Hawthorne

Peter Hawthorne

Peter Hawthorne, a veteran journalist, foreign correspondent and author, was
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Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Author, Maritime HistorianBorn in Los Angeles, Peter’s interest in passenger ships started in
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Peter Quartermaine

Peter Quartermaine

Ph.D., Cultural Historian, AuthorFormerly a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and
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Ph.D. Jay Wolff

Ph.D. Jay Wolff

Historian and Destination ExpertDr. Jay Wolff is an internationally known and acclaimed history
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Ph.D. Lori Phillips

Ph.D. Lori Phillips

South Pacific ExpertDr. Lori Phillips currently serves as the Director of the
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Ph.D. Stanton Samenow

Ph.D. Stanton Samenow

PsychologistDr. Stanton Samenow received his B.A. (cum laude) from Yale
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Ph.D. Teri Sowell

Ph.D. Teri Sowell

South Pacific, Polynesia ExpertTeri Sowell is a lecturer and curator specializing in the
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Philip Hurst

Philip Hurst

Historian, World Affairs ExpertFormer Deputy Director of The Australian Institute of International Affairs
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Philip Martin

Philip Martin

Ph.D., EconomistPhilip Martin earned a Ph.D. in Labor and Agricultural Economics
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Pieter de Vries

Pieter de Vries

ACS, Cinematographer and FilmmakerPieter de Vries is an internationally recognised Cinematographer and Filmmaker and
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Richard Cowley, OBE

Richard Cowley, OBE

Richard Cowley was born and educated in England. His wife,
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Richard Detrich

Richard Detrich

Richard Detrich has been hooked on travel since wandering around
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Rick Senat

Rick Senat

Film Industry ExpertRick has over 40 years’ experience in the film and
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Rob Prentis

Rob Prentis

South Africa Expert, Tour GuideRob Prentis is a fifth generation South African.  He has
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Rob Warne

Rob Warne

International Relations Expert, Former DiplomatThe former president of a Washington-based think tank, Rob Warne
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Robert Freedman

Robert Freedman

World Affairs and Middle East ExpertDr. Robert O. Freedman is Professor of Political Science at
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Robert Schrire

Robert Schrire

Ph.D, Professor, Author, Journalist, Africa ExpertRobert Schrire was born in Cape Town where he is
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Roger Condon

Roger Condon

Roger Condon hails from what he describes as the most
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Ronald Bowers

Ronald Bowers

Prosecuting Attorney, AuthorFor 43 years, Mr. Ronald E. Bowers has been a
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Rudi Scholdis

Rudi Scholdis

Culinary DirectorAs Silversea’s Culinary Director,Rudi has one goal: to create the
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Sabin Robbins

Sabin Robbins

Wildlife Expert, AuthorSabin Robbins is a published author, zoologist, and historian.  He
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Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

PhotographerStephanie began her career in the 1990s while living in
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Stephen Wessley

Stephen Wessley

Ph.D. HistorianDr. Stephen Wessley received his Ph.D. from Columbia University where
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Steven Okulewicz

Steven Okulewicz

GeologistSteven Okulewicz is a Professor of Geology at Hofstra University. 
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Steven Rivellino

Steven Rivellino

Broadway ProducerSteven Rivellino is one of the leading Executive Producers and
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Sue Krisman

Sue Krisman

Writer, Broadcaster, Music ExpertSue Krisman is a writer who was born in Portsmouth,
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The Revd. Richard Martin

The Revd. Richard Martin

Historian, TheologianThe Reverend Richard Martin obtained his Master of Arts degree
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Thomas D. Jones

Thomas D. Jones

Scientist, author, pilot, and veteran NASA astronautThomas D. Jones, PhD, is a scientist, author, pilot, and
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Thomas Roberts

Thomas Roberts

Ex-Military, Asia ExpertThomas Roberts is a former Navy and  Army officer. He
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Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

Senior Research Fellow, South African Institute of International AffairsAfter undergoing Royal Naval Officer’s training at Dartmouth, Tim earned
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Tracy Fleming

Tracy Fleming

PhotographerTracy has been fascinated by photography ever since asking for
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Will Friedwald

Will Friedwald

Author, Journalist, Music ExpertWill Friedwald writes about jazz and popular music for The Wall
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