Lee H. Hamilton Fellows' Lectures

The Lee H. Hamilton Fellowship was created in 2010 by the IAS and the Center on Congress to honor the ideal of public service and the career of Lee H. Hamilton who served with distinction in the U.S. House of Representatives for thirty-four years (1966-1999).  Beginning in 2011-2012, and for a period of three years, the Hamilton Fellow will be selected annually by the IAS and the Center and the recipient will be brought to the Bloomington campus to give an address on a matter of public concern and to meet with students, faculty, and other interested groups.


Jim Lehrer, A Conversation with Jim Lehrer, MP4 Video

Date:  Friday, April 13, 2012


Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of PBS NewsHour, is best known for nearly three decades of anchoring the flagship news program on public television. He left his on-air position in 2011 but remains with the program as Executive Editor and occasional on-air analyst.


Lehrer is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award, two Emmys, and the George Foster Peabody Broadcast Award. He has served as moderator for 11 presidential and vice-presidential debates and has crafted a second career as an author of books and plays.

While on campus (April 13-14), Lehrer gave a public address, A Conversation with Jim Lehrer, and received the inaugural Lee H. Hamilton Public Service Fellowship award from the IU Institute of Advanced Study and the Center on Congress.  He also met with faculty and students.