Presidential Lecture Series

Purdue’s Presidential Lecture Series is a cornerstone of the intellectually vibrant community of scholars on our campus. Universities are places where ideas compete and curious minds gather, brightened by distinguished speakers visiting us through these conversations.

The Story of the Presidential Lecture Series

Launched in 2014 by former Purdue President Mitch Daniels and continued in 2023 by President Mung Chiang, 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 will continue to enhance the vibrancy of intellectual life on campus and to celebrate the scholarly impact of our colleagues.

Mung Chiang

President, Purdue University

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