Lugar Lecture Series

Upcoming Events

Here are just a few notable speakers from past years:
  • Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State
  • Sen. Olympia Snowe
  • Robert Gates, 22nd Secretary of Defense
  • Leon Panetta, Former Secretary of Defense
About the Series

The series was established by donations to the Golden Anniversary Fund at the 50th reunion of the class of 1954 in honor of their distinguished classmate, Former Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.).

Series Archives

2018 - 2019

Former Ambassador Susan Rice (129829)

The Lugar Lecture Series presents former Ambassador Susan Rice.

2016 - 2017

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (87492)

The Lugar Lecture Series presents former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

2015 - 2016

Sen. Richard Lugar ’54 and Sen. Bob Graham: ‘Political Polarization’ (66342)

The Lugar Symposium with Senator Richard Lugar '54 and Senator Bob Graham on "Political Polarization."

2014 - 2015

Robert Gates (38358)

Denison University's Lugar Symposium welcomes Robert Gates, the 22nd secretary of defense.

2012 - 2013

Olympia Snowe (129687)

Denison University's Lugar Lecture Series welcomes Olympia Snowe, former U.S. Senator from the State of Maine