Ruth K. & Shepard Broad International Lecture Series
With an endowment given by the Shepard Broad Foundation, the College of Social Sciences & Public Policy proudly presents the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad International Lecture Series in honor of Shepard Broad’s legacy and commitment to higher education.
This lecture series has become an integral part of the College’s international education program. Inviting internationally renowned lecturers to speak on topics relating to public policies and international relations, the lecture series challenges the FSU community with many thought provoking speakers.
Many prominent academics, international experts and political figures have taken part in the Broad Lecture series. They have spoken on topics ranging from American foreign policy, human rights, the Middle East peace process and the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Speakers do not simply lecture, they also participate in discussions with smaller groups of students and faculty members.The Broad Lecture Series creates dialogues on the complexities of our constantly changing world.
As a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Shepard Broad embraced the belief that good fortune is a debt that must be repaid to the younger generations. “It is not only all the good that has come to me personally, but also the peripheral effect on all those, in one way or other, whose lives touched mine, or mine touched theirs.” Taking this responsibility seriously the lecture series continues to enhance the education of students as they prepare to take on the responsibility of public service in an increasingly interconnected world.