The Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture brings the best and brightest public leaders to speak at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.
Endowed by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, this prestigious lecture series facilitates addresses from “men and women of the highest personal and professional stature, such as presidents, prime ministers and cabinet members, chief executive officers of corporations, visionary artists, and esteemed scholars.”
The lectures are open to the public as well as Duke University students and are meant to promote engaged and enlightened leadership. They are held in honor of the late Terry Sanford, a bold leader who served as North Carolina governor (1961-1965), U.S. senator (1986-1993), and president of Duke University (1969-1985).
Former U.S. Senator Richard "Dick" Lugar
will discuss the hyper-partisan climate
Feb. 12, 2013
5 - 6:30 pm
In April 2006, Time magazine selected Lugar as one of America’s 10 Best Senators. First elected to the Senate to represent Indiana in 1976, Lugar was the most senior Republican member when he left office on Jan. 3, 2013. He was a ranking member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, and was a co-sponsor of the Dream Act in 2005.
Previous Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecturers include:
Derek Bok, former Harvard President
Erskine Bowles, co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Joseph Lieberman, United States Senator
Robert McNamara, former Secretary of Defense
Yasuhiro Nakasone, former Prime Minister of Japan
Turgut Ozal, former President of Turkey
Shimon Peres, former Israeli Prime Minister
Óscar Arias Sánchez, former President of Costa Rica
Alan Simpson, co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Juan Zarate, former Deputy Assistant to the President