The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies presents a lecture by US Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad who will be discussing US Policy in the Middle East. 8-10 p.m. at University of Miami, The Miller Center, 105 Merrick Building, 5202 University Dr., Coral Gables. Limited seating. RSVP required. Free. Details: (305) 284-6882 or email@example.com.
The Education Fund hosts The Art of Found Objects. The event includes a silent auction on luxury items and art by children, food and entertainment. 7 p.m. at Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral. $100-$1,000. Details: (305) 892-5099, Ext. 23 or www.educationfund.org.
Alliance Francaise presents a lecture by former Secretary General of the Alliance Francaise de Paris Jean Harzic. 7 p.m. Venue to be announced. In French only. $10-$15. Details: (305) 859-8760 or www.afmiami.org.
Chamber South presents Compass Gala. The event honors past chairman Phillip Lyons and incoming chairman Bob Gallaher. The event includes cocktails, dinner, silent auction and live entertainment. 7 p.m. at Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Miami. Cocktail attire. RSVP required. $100. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents The Rare Event, an auction of rare plants and contemporary art. 7-10 p.m. at The Gallery, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. $100-$150. Details: (305) 667-1651, Ext. 3357 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
The Institute of Maya Studies hosts a presentation on Taino Indian Myth and Practice: the Arrival of the Stranger King. $10. Details: (305) 667-3202.
St. Thomas University's Distinguished Speakers Series features the first woman judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Rosemary Barkett. Noon at School of Law, Moot Court Room, 16401 NW 37th Ave., Miami Gardens. Free. Details: (305) 628-6546 or www.stu.edu.