Special to the Tribune-Star
TERRE HAUTE —
Former Indiana congressman Lee Hamilton will take the stage Sept. 20 in Indiana State University’s University Hall Theater to kick off the 2012-2013 University Speakers Series. Hamilton will discuss U.S. foreign relations during his presentation, “American Foreign Policy after Iraq and Afghanistan.”
His appearance is being co-sponsored by the Center for Global Engagement, the political science department, the American Democracy Project and WFIU.
Hamilton represented Indiana’s 9th congressional district for 34 years beginning January 1965. He served as chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress. As a member of the House Standards of Official Conduct Committee, he was a primary draftsman of several House ethics reforms.
Hamilton served on the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States. He was appointed to the National War Powers Commission, and served as co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, a forward-looking, bi-partisan assessment of the situation in Iraq, created at the urging of Congress.
He served as vice-chair of the 9/11 Commission and co-chaired the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, established to monitor implementation of the Commission’s recommendations.
He is a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, the CIA External Advisory Board, and the Department of Homeland Security Task Force on Preventing the Entry of Weapons of Mass Effect on American Soil.
He serves as co-chair of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future with General Brent Scowcroft; with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, he is co-chair of the National Advisory Committee to the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools.
Hamilton is director of The Center on Congress at Indiana University. He is a graduate of DePauw University and Indiana University School of Law.
A reception will follow Hamilton’s presentation, which will begin at 7 p.m. in University Hall Theater at 401 N. Seventh Street. Patrons can park in Lot 15, accessible from Eighth and Ninth streets. The program is free and open to the public.
Now in its 32nd season, the University Speakers Series has brought the likes of Ralph Nadar, Gerald Ford, Sister Helen Prejean, Amy Tan, Nancy Grace, Andy Rooney, Robert Ballard, Carole Simpson, Marlee Matlin, Maya Angelou, Jim Lovell, Garrison Keillor, Bob Woodward, Robert Osborne, Mitch Albom, Andrew Young, John Dean, Erin Gruwell and Michele Norris to the campus of Indiana State.
More information about the 2012-13 University Speakers Series can be found at www.indstate.edu/speaker or by calling 812-237-3783.