Upcoming Lectures

Friday, April 6th at 7pm

Mike Nunes –Vice President, Current Programming, NBC Universal

Nunes

Mike Nunes

“Framing the Story from the Outside In.”

Mike Nunes, the NBC Universal executive who shepherded the award-winning and critically-acclaimed television series “This is Us,” will deliver the next Cazenovia Forum lecture on Friday, April 6, at 7:00 pm at the Hampton Inn ballroom in Cazenovia.

Admission to the event is free, no reservations are required and audience members are invited to join the speaker for a post-event reception.

As Vice President of Current Programming for NBC Entertainment, Nunes has handled some of the biggest, most popular and well-reviewed shows in television.  In addition to “This Is Us,” which has become a national phenomenon since its launch in 2016, he has overseen “The Good Place,” from esteemed comedy showrunner Michael Schur, “Superstore,” starring America Ferrera and, most recently, “Rise,” from “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” executive producer Jason Katims.

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Friday, April 27th at 7pm

Frank Montoya, Jr. – Senior FBI Agent (ret.)

Frank Montoya

Frank Montoya, Jr.

“FBI Under Siege”

Frank Montoya Jr. is a retired FBI special agent with extensive experience in national security matters, having recently served as the government’s top counterintelligence official under the Director of National Intelligence. In his 25-year career with the FBI, Mr. Montoya worked to counter violent crime, assisted in the Robert Hanssen spy case, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing investigation and the establishment of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force. He served as Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Seattle and Honolulu field offices. His views are regularly sought out by major news networks and publications. Montoya received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Brigham Young University and served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. He lives with his wife in Utah.

Montoya is highly critical of politicians attacking the FBI in connection with the ongoing Russia collusion investigation, having recently told Washington Monthly, “The baseless, unsubstantiated assaults coming from the ultra-conservative wing of Congress not only risks undermining public trust, which the FBI is dependent upon to do its job, but puts the rule of law at risk.

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