Speakers Selected With Your Input

The Lowcountry Speaker Series brings global thought leaders and storytellers to our community to address 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!

Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

23rd Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

September 29, 2020 - 7:30 pm ET
Interactive Virtual Event

Scott Gottlieb is a physician and served as the 23rd Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gottlieb’s work focuses on advancing public health through developing and implementing innovative approaches to improving medical outcomes, reshaping healthcare delivery, and expanding consumer choice and safety. He serves on the boards of Pfizer Inc. and Illumina, Inc., is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a partner at the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates.

Platon

Platon

Photographer, Filmmaker, Author

October 27 - 28, 2020 - 7:30 pm ET
Interactive Virtual Event

After working for British Vogue for several years, Platon was invited to New York City to work for the late John Kennedy Jr. and his political magazine, George.

Shooting portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ and The Sunday Times magazine, Platon developed a special relationship with TIME magazine, producing over 20 covers for them. In 2007, he photographed Russian Premier Vladimir Putin for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” cover. This image was awarded 1st prize at the World Press Photo Contest.

Robert O’Neill

Robert O’Neill

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

POSTPONED
Live Event

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.