Events that Educate and Inspire.


Upcoming Events

Major Issues Lecture Series

For more than 35 years, the Major Issues Lecture Series has played an important role in the Ashland community—being the most publicly recognized and widely attended program sponsored by the Ashbrook Center. Beyond its value to the general public, the Lecture Series serves as an important educational tool for the undergraduate students in the Ashbrook Scholar Program and for high school students throughout Ohio.

The program begins at noon with lunch which is typically followed by a 30-minute presentation from our speaker and 15 minutes of Q&A. Following the luncheon, the speaker meets with the Ashbrook Scholars in the Ashbrook Center for an informal and off-the-record conversation.

John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner

The Ashbrook Memorial Dinner is the most significant public event in Ohio each year, drawing guests from throughout the state. President Ronald Reagan spoke for the first Ashbrook Memorial Dinner when he inaugurated the Ashbrook Center in 1983. Since then, we have introduced many distinguished keynote speakers, including Margaret Thatcher, Benjamin Netanyahu, George H. W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Clarence Thomas, and Barbara Bush, among others.

Special Events

Past Events