43rd Annual Lugar Symposium Honors Memory of Sen. Richard Lugar

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The 43rd annual Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders featuring NPR’s Steve Inskeep, hosted by The Richard G. Lugar Academy at the University of Indianapolis, will bring together hundreds of top high school juniors from Indiana for a day of discussion on public issues and world events on Saturday, December 7th.

Steve Inskeep

Journalist, author, and host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition Steve Inskeep will be the keynote speaker. 

Former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar

Part of the expansive legacy former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar created in his lifetime, more than 20,000 students have benefited from the symposium in over four decades. After the passing of Sen. Lugar earlier this year, the Lugar Academy determined it was important to maintain his legacy by continuing with his signature event.

University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel

“The University of Indianapolis is grateful for Senator Lugar’s impressive legacy of service. We look forward to continuing his mission of impacting students and cultivating future leaders at this year’s symposium,” said University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel. “We also wish to thank Steve Inskeep for his participation as this year’s keynote speaker.”

Students will select from a variety of breakout sessions on current topical issues, including the 2020 presidential election, immigration and nationalism. In keeping with Senator Lugar’s tradition of evaluating issues based on merit, the Symposium ensures students are presented with a balanced view of the issues, rather than a partisan viewpoint.

A limited number of seats are available to the public for Steve Inskeep’s keynote address which takes place at 10 a.m. at the Ransburg Auditorium in Esch Hall. RSVP