Speakers Selected With Your Input

The Lowcountry Speaker Series brings global thought leaders and storytellers to South Carolina to introduce our community to a broad range of well-timed topics. In a world of information overload, where there is no shortage of opinion, it is helpful to gather insights from those who are the most informed.

Audiences will come away from each speaker event with greater awareness and broader understanding of new, and sometimes controversial, ideas. Our doors are always open, so please join us for our exciting inaugural season!

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice

Secretary of State (2005-2009)

January 14, 2020

Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC.

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Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

Neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN

February 11, 2020

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy award winning Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN. Gupta is also a practicing neurosurgeon at the Emory Clinic and the Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. Since 2001, Gupta has reported health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically, internationally and digitally. His medical training, public policy experience and literary style have informed his reporting and made his dispatches some of the most distinctive on television.

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Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen

Photographer, Filmmaker, Marine Biologist

March 10, 2020

Paul Nicklen is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist who has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet for over twenty years. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine, Nicklen captures the imagination of a global audience. Nicklen is uniquely qualified to create his brand of documentary photography which informs and creates an emotional connection with wild subjects in extreme conditions. His work delivers audiences to an underwater realm witnessed by few.

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Robert O'Neill

Robert O'Neill

Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group and New York Times Best-Selling Author

April 7, 2020

Rob O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time and the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he deployed more than a dozen times and held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions in four different theaters of war.

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