Friends in Fellowship

Friends in Fellowship is a series of free talks and lectures that bring Friends—and friends of Friends—together for fellowship, refreshments, and networking. We offer short talks featuring important topics connected to Quaker tenets and offer opportunities to meet people doing meaningful, and interesting projects.


Civic Discourse in the age of Populism

Tuesday, September 25, 8:00 at Friends Center in the Martin Luther King room

Cordell Carter, of the Aspen Institute, will lead a one-hour dialogue about civic goals, responsibilities, and needs in a populist age.  Nationally recognized for cross-sector successes in philanthropy, education, and technology, Cordell currently leads the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Program, a global education forum for emerging leaders. He has held previous leadership roles with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Business Roundtable, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the IBM Corporation.

Cordell is the recipient of an Eisenhower Fellowship to China and has been designated:

  • White House Champion of Change for Computer Science Education;
  • Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40” annual ranking of most influential business/civic organizations (Washington State and Tennessee);
  • Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow for Young American Leaders;
  • Broad Foundation Resident in Urban Education

Board service includes the:

  •  Advisory Council for the Center for Democracy and Technology
  •  Alumni Council for Cultural Vistas
  •  Blockchain start-up Injii

Previous Lectures

Follow the links below for audio recordings of our previous talks and lectures