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A Conversation About the 1619 Project with Nikole Hannah-Jones

The 2022 Manatt-Phelps Lecture was held on November 2, 2022 in Stephens Auditorium. It featured Nikole Hannah-Jones, Iowa native and creator of the 1619 Project. The event was very successful, drawing a crowd of 1500. For more details, read the great recap by Shreya Varrier that appeared in the Iowa State Daily. The Des Moines … Continue reading A Conversation About the 1619 Project with Nikole Hannah-Jones

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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 present the 2021 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science on Oct. 28. Steele – an attorney, political commentator and former lieutenant governor of Maryland – will present “Trumpism and the Republican … Continue reading Trumpism and the Republican Party: What’s Next?

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Seeking Security in an Unstable World

NBC News national security analyst Frank Figliuzzi will discuss personal, national and international security for the 2019 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science, presented at Iowa State University on Nov. 19. Figliuzzi, former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence, will present “Seeking Security in an Unstable World” at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Great Hall during … Continue reading Seeking Security in an Unstable World

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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 correspondent Ali Velshi discussed the impact of the Trump administration’s domestic and international policy shifts when he presented the fall 2017 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science on Oct. 18, 2017. … Continue reading Political and Economic Transition at Home and Abroad

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

Malcolm Nance presented the lecture “Dynamics of ISIS: Its Origins and Implications for the United States” on October 17 at Iowa State University. 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 … Continue reading The Dynamics of ISIS: Its Origins and Implications for the United States