In July 2015, the series debuted its first lecture on Foreign Policy featuring two former Secretaries of State: Colin Powell and Madeline Albright.

On April 19, 2016, the second annual Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture at the Library of Congress featured former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta and former U.S. Sen. Alan K. Simpson, who discussed how the United States balances national security with the protection of Americans’ civil liberties. The lecture was moderated by former White House correspondent Ann Compton, who covered both leaders during their long years of public service.

On May 18, 2017, the third lecture focused on the evolution of the Peace Corps and how its ideals are still relevant today. “Inspiring a Sense of Service and Idealism,” will be led by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, former director of the Peace Corps, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, a former Peace Corps volunteer, who reflected on their experiences and discuss the need for a spirit of service and idealism.

On July 19, 2018, the fourth lecture, “Restoring the American Dream” featured E.J. Dionne (The Washington Post) and Ross Douthat (The New York Times). We hope this conversation will provide room to reflect on the original “American Dream” as well as present an opportunity to explore the different ways Republicans and Democrats think about it, and imagine the future of the Dream.

View the full lectures at the link below: