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
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?
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
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) discussed American foreign policy when he presented the fall 2018 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science at Iowa State University on Oct. 25. Sasse, who was elected to the United States Senate in 2014, presented “If Not Us, Who: Human Dignity in the 21st Century” at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in … Continue reading If Not Us, Who: Human Dignity in the 21st Century
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
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
E.J. Dionne, Jr. presented the lecture “Our Divided Political Heart: Campaign 2016” on April 13, 2016, in the Great Hall in the Memorial Union. Syndicated Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr. peeled away the sundry layers of the 2016 presidential campaign when he presented the 2015-2016 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Sciences at Iowa State University … Continue reading Our Divided Political Heart: Campaign 2016
Nirupama Rao lectured on “How Far Have We Come, What Lies Ahead?” in the Dolezal Auditorium of Curtiss Hall on October 8, 2013. Meera and Vikram Grandhi Fellow in Residence at Brown University Former Ambassador of India to the United States Nirupama Rao served as a strong connecting link between India and the United States … Continue reading How Far Have We Come, What Lies Ahead?
François M. Delattre, ambassador of France to the U.S., and Peter Ammon, ambassador of Germany to the U.S., discussed the European crisis and how the two countries work on such issues during the Manatt-Phelps Lecture on Feb. 7, 2013 in their lecture “50 Years of French-German Friendship.” François M. Delattre Ambassador of France to the … Continue reading 50 Years of French-German Friendship