Undergraduate discussion lunch
April 18, 2011
This undergraduate discussion lunch provided students with the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics with Former U.S. Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Hamilton represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years, establishing himself as a leading figure on foreign policy, intelligence, and national security. In the years since he left public office in 1999, he has continued to provide an important voice in public affairs, addressing some of the nation's major foreign policy and homeland security concerns. Hamilton served as vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, known as the 9/11 Commission. He co-chaired the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan panel that assessed the situation in Iraq and in 2006 made recommendations on U.S. policy there. Currently he is co-chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. From 1999 through 2010, Hamilton was president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, an institution in Washington, D.C., where scholars, policymakers, and business leaders engage in comprehensive and non-partisan dialogue on public policy issues; and he continues to serve as the director of IU's Center on Congress. The lunch was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program, the Hutton Honors College, and the Student Foreign Policy Initiative.