A Conversation About the 1619 Project with Nikole Hannah-Jones

The 2022 Manatt-Phelps Lecture was held on November 2 in Stephens Auditorium. The featured speaker was Nikole Hannah-Jones, a native of Waterloo, Iowa, and creator… Read More

Trumpism and the Republican Party: What’s Next?

Michael Steele to present Manatt-Phelps lecture on Oct. 28 Former Republican National Committee chair and popular podcast host Michael Steele will visit Iowa State to… Read More

Frank Figliuzzi
Seeking Security in an Unstable World

Frank Figliuzzi, NBC News national security analyst.NBC News national security analyst Frank Figliuzzi will discuss personal, national and international security for the 2019 Manatt-Phelps Lecture… Read More

Portrait photo of Senator Ben Sasse in a suit.
If Not Us, Who: Human Dignity in the 21st Century

Senator Ben Sasse presents the 2018 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) discussed American… Read More

Political and Economic Transition at Home and Abroad

Ali Velshi presented the lecture “Political and Economic Transition at Home and Abroad” on October 18, 2017 at Iowa State University. MSNBC anchor and business… Read More

The Dynamics of ISIS: Its Origins and Implications for the United States

Internationally renowned counterterrorism analyst Malcolm Nance shared insights into the global terror group ISIS—the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—when he presented the Fall 2016 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science at Iowa State University on Monday, October 17. Read More

Our Divided Political Heart: Campaign 2016

E.J. Dionne, Jr., delivers the 2015-2016 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. E.J. Dionne, Jr. presented the lecture… Read More

How Far Have We Come, What Lies Ahead?

After her lecture, Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the United States, speaks with Iowa State students. Nirupama Rao lectured on “How Far Have We… Read More

50 Years of French-German Friendship

Peter Ammon and François M. Delattre François M. Delattre, ambassador of France to the U.S., and Peter Ammon, ambassador of Germany to the U.S., discussed… Read More

American Foreign Policy after Iraq and Afghanistan

Lee Hamilton Lee H. Hamilton, the vice chairman of the nation’s 9/11 Commission and co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, presented his lecture, “American Foreign… Read More