The Larry Adair Lectureship Series was established at Northeastern State University Foundation in 2004 by friends and family of the retiring Oklahoma Speaker of the House, the Honorable Larry Adair, to create an annual forum though which to address issues in politics, government and public policy. One of the primary goals of the lectureship is to raise student interest in public affairs and encourage all members of the NSU community to become more engaged citizens.
The lectureship is held on the Tahlequah campus.
2014 | John Avlon
April 17 at 2 p.m. | Webb Auditorium (Tahlequah campus)
Avlon is the senior columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast as well as a CNN contributor. He is also the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics and Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America. He is also an editor and has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Real Time with Bill Maher, PBS and C-Span. When lecturing, Avlon discusses America’s broken political system and shares with audiences tangible opportunities for constructive change. Learn more
Themes and keynote speakers have included:
2013 | Paul Rusesabagina
An Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times
Preview: "Hotel Rwanda" humanitarian to deliver Adair lecture
2012 | Erick Burton
Destination Direction: Have You Filed Your Flight Plan?
Preview: NSU alumnus Burton to deliver Larry Adair Lectureship
2011 | James Epperson, Jr.
Rethink Possible: Learning Delivered
Preview: AT&T senior VP to deliver Adair Lectureship
2009 | Jessy Tolkan
Beyond Green: Sustainability for NSU's Second Century
Preview: Jessy Tolkan featured speaker at Larry Adair Lectureship
2007 | James Jones
The Unfolding Role of International Trade to U.S. Economic Well-Being
Preview: Former congressman keynote speaker at Larry Adair Lectureship
2006 | Jim Edmondson
Appointing a Court: The Supreme Court's Impact on America
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