The Institute's Speaker Series features speakers of national and international significance, and attracts citizens from throughout the region.

Recent Speaker Series speakers include:

  • Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake
  • Mark McKinnon, political advisor and producer of "The Circus"
  • Danielle Thomsen, Ph.D., visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University
  • Patrick Allitt, Ph.D., Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University
  • Max Abrahms, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University
  • John King, CNN's chief national correspondent
  • Doug Usher, managing partner at Purple Insights
  • Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card