| Happy Holidays | Congress Needs More Veterans  IU Tobias Center Keynote Address | Biotech Will Solve Hunger | Lugar's Namesake Plaza |


December 2017


Inaugural Keynote at IU's SGIS Tobias Center

Lugar and Hamilton Talk Civility at Butler University


Happy Holidays!

Washington, DC - This holiday season, we wish to thank you for staying connected with us. Thanks to your support, we've had an eventful year. Our Bipartisan Governance team remains hard at work keeping the Bipartisan Index up-to-date; the Global Food Security/ Foreign Aid Effectiveness team has recently launched an exciting new project on aid transitions; and Richard Lugar continues to influence the foreign policy and political debate in Washington through his typically forceful and thought-provoking speeches, writing and interviews. The impact we make is tangible, and it's all thanks to you!

Indianapolis Honors Lugar with Namesake Plaza

Indianapolis, IN - In a ceremony that brought together all living Indianapolis mayors- including former Mayor Lugar- the city government of Indianapolis revealed plans to name the square outside the City-County Building Richard G. Lugar Plaza. "Our city became and continues to become a great American city because of Dick Lugar's vision in 1968 and beyond," said current Mayor Joe Hogsett.

Congress Needs Veterans

Washington, DC - Read a Veteran's Day op-ed on how former military personnel can continue to serve their country. Many veterans, like Richard Lugar and Tom Daschle, bring unique foreign policy experience, a strong sense of patriotism, and a spirit of cooperation both between parties and across borders to Congress, making them remarkably qualified to break through partisan gridlock.

TLC Partners with Hewlett Foundation

Menlo Park, CA/ Washington, DC - The Lugar Center is excited to announce that we've partnered with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Madison Initiative. Started in 2014, the Initiative provides grants for organizations and political scientists across the political spectrum to empower Congress to address today's most vital issues.

Lugar: Biotech will Solve Hunger

Columbus, IN - At a lecture at First Presbyterian Church, former Senator Lugar stated that only by increasing food production and boosting biotechnology will humanity be able to feed itself in the future. "If we fail to accelerate food production, many people will die," Lugar said. "That is particularly important as the world population is expected to reach 9.8 billion people by 2050 and about 21,000 people die each day from starvation, and continued population growth will put a greater demand on the overall food supply." 

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