On April 9, 2014, Neil Asked, “What is the role of lawyers, beyond service to their clients?” Featuring Judge Beverly B. Martin, Ben F. Johnson III, and Richard R. Hays.

On November 2, 2015 Neil Asked, “How do organizations establish a culture where differences are valued and leveraged for meaningful impact?” Featuring Eugene Washington, LaTonya King and Chris William

Videos of Past Letures

On March 1, 2015, Neil Asked, In what ways can music be a gateway to the holy and unite people in a shared vision?
Featuring Pam Driesell, Norman Mackenzie, and Dr. Jeremy Begbie

On April 26, 2016 Neil Asked, "How to cultivate the gift of preparedness and the art of accepting aging with dignity?"  Featuring Speakers:
Lily Jung Henson, MD, MMM, FAAN, Piedmont Healthcare
Moira Keller, LCSW, Piedmont Healthcare
Paul Giliberto, CFP, SunTrust Investment Services, Inc.
Kathryn Lawler, MPP, Atlanta Regional Commission
Dan Munster, The Elder Law Practice of Daniel D. Munster

On September 18, 2014, Neil Asked, “How does a strong and independent judiciary protect against threats to the rule of law?”
Featuring Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Daphne Barak-Erez, Wallace B. Jefferson, and David F. Levi.

On October 21, 2013, Neil Asked, “What is the role of live theatre in a democracy?”  Featuring Leah Ward Sears, Current Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP, Susan Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, Alliance Theatre, and Pearl Cleage, Mellon Playwright in Residence, Alliance Theatre.

On September 26, 2017 Neil Asked, "Can Corporate Boards Successfully Navigate The Interests Of Shareholders, Stakeholders, And The Public At Large?"  


Ben Johnson, Chairman of Invesco’s Board, and retired Managing Partner with Alston & Bird.


John Brown was the CEO of Stryker Corp., the medical device and software company he led for 32 years before retiring as Chairman in 2009. He has served on numerous boards and divides his time between Atlanta and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Kevin Carome is the General Counsel of Invesco Ltd. and also serves as Company Secretary.
Suzanne Christensen is Treasurer, Head of Investor Relations and Risk at Invesco Ltd.
Jack Hardin is one of the founding partners of the Atlanta law firm of Rogers & Hardin and an acknowledged national expert on corporate governance.
Special thanks to our sponsors Invesco Ltd. and CIBC Atlantic Trust.

On April 12, 2017 Neil Asked, "How Is Effective As Well As Ethical Corporate Leadership Developed?”  

Featuring Speakers:

​Hala Moddelmog, President of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Larry Gellerstedt, CEO at Cousins

John Brock, CEO at Coca-Cola Enterprises 

​Steve Salbu, Professor of law and ethics and Chair of Cecil B. Day in Business Ethics at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

On September 28, 2016 Neil Asked, “What do history and poetry reveal about ourselves and our times?”  Featuring Speakers:

Natasha Trethewey, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing, 
Recent U. S. Poet Laureate
Joseph Crespino, Jimmy Carter Professor, American History

Kevin Young, Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing
Curator of Literary Collections, Rose Library

On May 17, 2013, Neil Asked, How do the arts and business intersect?
Featuring Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Chairman and CEO Philip I. Kent. Moderated by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Vice President for Artistic Planning Evans Mirageas.