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.

Join us for the Spring 2019 Sussman Lecture, North American Neighbors, on May 1!

The Spring 2019 Sussman Lecture will feature a discussion withGuadalupe Sánchez Salazar, Consul of Mexico in Omaha, Neb., and Ariel Delouya, Consul General a.i. at the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis, Minn., about the state of U.S. relations, North American trade, immigration and other timely topics. Register now to join us at this insightful and engaging event!

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