The Sussman Lecture Series

The Sussman Lecture Series is dedicated to studying issues that define our public life and engaging students and citizens in constructive dialogue regarding these issues.

Founded on the premise that good public policy is best achieved when policymakers have access to high quality information, political processes are open and well-understand, and citizens are informed and active participants, The Harkin Institute seeks to create opportunities for thoughtful policy discourse in a nonpartisan environment.

Twice a year, the Sussman Lecture Series hosts a notable public policy figure to discuss topical current events with a small audience. The series was established by Richard Sussman, AS’51, and his late wife Lila. Tickets are required and seating is limited to provide an intimate experience for attendees.

Our Fall 2018 Sussman Lecture featuring NASA Historian Bill Barry will take place Thursday November 1, 2018. 

Our world has changed dramatically since NASA opened for business on October 1, 1958. Dr. Barry will talk about NASA’s impact over the last 60 years, where we’ll be going in the decades ahead, and six things many Americans probably don’t know about NASA history.

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