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Given the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, hosting the Manatt-Phelps Lecture is not feasible this year. We regret this very much, but must put the safety and wellbeing of the ISU community first. Please exercise your civic right by registering and voting in the critically important elections on November 3rd. If you are from another state, make sure to vote absentee. Let your voice be heard.

The annual Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science was established by Charles T. and Kathleen Manatt together with Thomas and Elizabeth Phelps in 2002.

This prestigious lecture, usually held in the fall, brings to campus a prominent practitioner or scholar to address the ISU community on issues of significance to the United States and to Iowa in international political economy.