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.
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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