Purcell Kicks Off Baker Center's Lecture Series

Lawyer and former Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell will talk about how many American cities are experiencing “rebirth” when he presents the inaugural Ashe Lecture on Sept. 24 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy in Knoxville. The Ashe Lecture series was established to honor Baker by inviting mayors and ambassadors to talk about local and international political topics. The Baker Center will host two speakers each year for the next five years. The event, which starts at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Learn more