The Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies' sixth conference on America's Role in the World will pay tribute to former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, one of the school's namesakes and an exemplar of placing principle over politics for more than 50 years.
The nonpartisan event -- unique to higher education -- will take place virtually Dec. 1 and 2, as the U.S. is going through a presidential transition. Special guests include former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley, former Directors of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Lt. Gen. James Clapper, Rohingya Burmese activist Wai Wai Nu and PBS Newshour anchor Judy Woodruff.
America's Role in the World wraps at 11:45 a.m. with a panel on the future of climate activism. It includes Catherine Coleman Flowers, an environmental health advocate and 2020 MacArthur fellow, and will be moderated by Janet McCabe, director of the IU Environmental Resilience Institute and a professor of practice at the IU McKinney School of Law at IUPUI. The Environmental Resilience Institute will co-sponsor the panel.