Presidential Lecture Series

The Presidential Lecture Series unites Purdue students and the broader community with some of the top thinkers of our time. This is a space where our highest values – open discussion and diverse representation of thought – come to life. We hope you’ll join us!

Joe Lonsdale

A Conversation on Innovation With Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist Joe Lonsdale

Joe Lonsdale

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Time: 6-7 p.m. ET
Location: Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall 
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Gorge bush

A Conversation With George W. Bush

George W. Bush

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022
Time: 6-7 p.m. ET
Location: Elliott Hall of Music

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The Story of the Presidential Lecture Series

Launched in 2014, the Presidential Lecture Series exposes Purdue students and the broader community to inspiring ideas, courageous leadership and models of civic engagement and civil discourse. The Presidential Lecture Series has hosted some of the great intellectual, business and civic leaders of our time. As one of the world’s premier centers of scholarly leadership, Purdue is – appropriately and necessarily – a regular venue for great thinkers across a wide variety of disciplines.

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The Presidential Lecture Series aims to increase the intellectual traffic flow through campus for the benefit of Purdue faculty, students and alumni, but also the broader community around us.

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

President, Purdue University

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