Although large-scale, in-person events have come to a halt globally, the Lowcountry Speaker Series remains committed to its mission of providing thought-provoking content from today’s most influential leaders and storytellers.

While the safety and welfare of guests are of utmost importance, and every precaution will be taken when scheduling and producing future in-person events, the Lowcountry Speaker Series will host two virtual lectures this fall.

The first two events will feature Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the 23rd Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Sept. 29, and British photographer Platon Oct. 27-28.

Lowcountry Speaker Series founder and host James Lamar will conduct a 60-minute moderated discussion with Dr. Gottlieb. The second event will be a special two-night, exclusive prescreening of Platon’s yet-to-be released film “Our Time.” Each speaker will conclude his presentation with audience Q&A.

“During this time of isolation, our virtual series offers a unique opportunity for the Lowcountry community to not only learn new perspectives, but also become an active participant in the conversation through the live Q&A,” said Lamar.

Dr. Gottlieb is one of the nation’s leading experts on today’s global pandemic, and his views on COVID-19 mitigation, treatment, testing, and drug development help shape many of our political, social and economic policies.

Platon’s documentary on social justice and contemporary culture takes viewers behind the scenes of his intimate photoshoots and interviews with the movers and shakers of our time, featuring President Donald Trump, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Vladimir Putin.

Tickets for the program are sold only as a two-event subscription. To purchase, visit