Purdue University

Signature Events

Ambassador Distinguished Lecture Series

The 'Ambassador Distinguished Lecture Series' at Purdue is a new lecture series co-hosted by PPRI, in collaboration with the College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, Office of Global Partnerships, and the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue. This series features distinguished members of the diplomatic corps and international organizations, who will present a keynote talk and engage with faculty and students in a lively exchange of ideas on important timely aspects of world affairs that are relevant to the community.

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Contemporary Matters Discussion Series

In this series, faculty across disciplines, from cross-cutting STEM fields, humanities, and social sciences, discuss a common topic or contemporary matter from the lens of their field. The conversation is open to all participants in the room, bringing the strength of the collective disciplines to bear on a wicked problem.

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Courageous Conversations Discussion Series

Courageous Conversations is a discussion series event about engaging in meaningful and impactful conversations to create stronger local and global communities. The goal of these discussions is to manifest effective leadership in the context of a community, whose members engage in courageous conversations to lead to a more equitable society. This event is presented in partnership with the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.

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Effective communication of research outside of academia connects the work of researchers and the world around them. It can be the impetus for solutions to societal challenges. PPRI offers policy brief and op-ed writing workshops throughout the academic year to provide faculty and graduate students some tools to communicate their work. See the PPRI events page for our upcoming sessions.