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Alfred M. Landon Lecture Series on Public Issues
Alfred M. Landon

The Landon Lecture Series on Public Issues was inaugurated by former KSU President James A. McCain in honor of Alfred M. Landon. Governor Landon was sworn in as Governor of Kansas on January 9, 1933, and he was the Republican Party nominee for president in 1936. He delivered the first Landon Lecture in 1966.

University Archives maintains files of information about all of the lectures. They include news releases, newspaper clippings, documents describing the person's visit and, in some cases, photographs. Booklets containing texts of the lectures are available, except in a few cases when the speaker did not allow the remarks to be published. The unpublished lectures are designated by an asterisk(*). Persons interested in reading a text, or studying materials about a lecture, are encouraged to visit the University Archives, Room 506, Hale Library.

Beginning with Lecture No. 100, K-State Media Relations has made available copies of the transcripts.

The Office of Mediated Education (OME) provides Audio, Video, and Closed Captioned access for all available lectures. Audio is available for most of them and OEM has provided transcriptions for some of the earliest lectures. Current Landon Lectures are also broadcast live.


No. Date Name Title
1  13 Dec 1966  Landon, Alfred M. New Challenges in International Relations
2 17 May 1967 McGill, Ralph The Emerging South: Politics and Issues
3 26 Oct 1967 Reagan, Ronald Higher Education: Its Role in Contemporary America
4 06 Dec 1967 Romney, George The Challenge of International Development
5 18 Mar 1968 Kennedy, Robert F. Conflict in Vietnam and at Home
6 09 May 1968 Rockefeller, Nelson A. Our Country's Problems, Solutions *
7 14 Nov 1968 Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr. The 1968 Election: An Historical Perspective
8 10 Mar 1969 Mansfield, Mike A Pacific Perspective
9 09 Apr 1969 Westmoreland, W.C. The Role of the U.S. Army in Today's World
10 06 Oct 1969 Brooke, Edward W. National Security: Dollars, Demands and Dilemmas
11 09 Jan 1970 Humphrey, Hubert H. How We Can Make Our Government Work
12 17 Mar 1970 Sheen, Fulton J. Three Forms of Love *
13 06 Apr 1970 Hickel, Walter J. Be Part of the Solution Not Part of the Problem
14 16 Sep 1970 Nixon, Richard M. It's Time to Stand Up and Be Counted
15 21 Oct 1970 Warren, Earl The Alternative is Chaos
16 26 Apr 1971 Scott, Hugh Implications of Foreign Policy
17 07 May 1971 Galbraith, John Kenneth Foreign Policy: The Next Reform *
18 19 Oct 1971 Woodcock, Leonard The Economic Game Plan
19 24 Jan 1972 Richardson, Elliot Human Needs and Government: A Realistic Assessment
20 12 Apr 1972 Ruckelshaus, William D. The Crisis of Trust and the Environmental Movement
21 04 May 1972 Butz, Earl L. The Future Belongs To Those Who Prepare For It
22 16 Nov 1972 Rather, Dan Reporter's Notes
23 03 Apr 1973 Shepard, Alan How Do We Stand in Space?
24 24 Apr 1973 Haig, Alexander M. A Strategic Overview *
25 02 Nov 1973 Buckley, William F., Jr. The Assault on the Free Market
26 12 Feb 1974 Armstrong, Anne Crisis and Challenge
27 04 Mar 1974 Graham, Billy The Divine Answer to the National Dilemma
28 19 Mar 1974 Heller, Walter W. The Energy Crisis and the Economy
29 13 Feb 1975 Fulbright, J. William Energy and the Middle East: Interests and Illusions
30 18 Mar 1975 Simon, William E. Restoring Our Prosperity
31 07 May 1975 Moynihan, Daniel Patrick The World in the Year Ahead *
32 21 Jan 1976 Jackson, Henry M. America and Freedom's Future
33 27 Apr 1976 Mathias, Charles McC., Jr. The Alternatives to Detente
34 18 Nov 1976 Rowan, Carl T. What Jimmy Carter's Election Will Mean
35 08 Dec 1976 Eagleton, Thomas F. 1977: Year of Opportunity in the Middle East
36 04 Mar 1977 Percy, Charles H. Does the United States Have a Responsibility to Feed the World?
37 12 Apr 1977 Mansfield, Mike Best of Times--Worst of Times
38 09 Sep 1977 Bergland, Bob Toward a National Food Policy
39 09 Dec 1977 Broder, David S. American Politics in the Carter Era
40 24 Jan 1978 Forbes, Malcolm S. Where We're At and Where We're Headed
41 20 Feb 1978 Ford, Gerald R. The War Powers Resolution
42 27 Apr 1978 Friedman, Milton Free Trade: Producer Versus Consumer
43 03 Nov 1978 Collingwood, Charles Reflections on Power and Influence
44 08 Feb 1979 Baker, Howard Toward a New Republic
45 20 Mar 1979 Borlaug, Norman Civilization Will Depend More Upon Flourishing Crops Than on Flowery Rhetoric
46 10 Apr 1979 Black, Shirley Temple It's All Perceptions Now
47 17 Jun 1979 Mondale, Walter F. SALT II: An American Decision
48 25 Feb 1980 Goldwater, Barry The World Today
49 20 Mar 1980 Connally, John America in the 80's
50 27 Mar 1980 Sidey, Hugh Power and the Media
51 28 Apr 1980 Schlesinger, James R. American Security and Energy Policy
52 04 Dec 1980 Muskie, Edmund S. Longer-term Issues
53 11 Feb 1981 Gallup, George, Jr. The Mood of America
54 15 Apr 1981 Volcker, Paul A. Dealing with Inflation: Obstacles and Opportunities
55 30 Sep 1981 Wilson, Harold Western World: Economic Crisis *
56 30 Oct 1981 Block, John R. Clearing the Road for Tomorrow
57 26 Apr 1982 Hatfield, Mark Foreign Policy in a Transition Era
58 09 Sep 1982 Reagan, Ronald Rebuilding America
59 22 Nov 1982 Kuralt, Charles America: The Long View
60 28 Mar 1983 Yamani, Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Control and Decontrol in the Oil Market
61 30 Jan 1984 Kennedy, Edward M. The Changing Relationship Between Politics and Public Policy
62 19 Mar 1984 Schroeder, Patricia Great Expectations: From Abigail Adams to the White House
63 06 Apr 1984 Carter, Hodding, III Whose News Is It?
64 16 Apr 1984 Bradley, Tom There Are No Impossible Dreams for Possibility Thinkers
65 27 Sep 1984 Weinberger, Casper Arms Reduction and the SDI
66 02 Nov 1984 Duarte, Jose Napoleon The Democratic Process in El Salvador: The Meeting at la Palma
67 29 Nov 1984 Stahl, Lesley The Press and the President
68 25 Mar 1985 Dole, Bob The Dream of America
69 22 Apr 1985 O'Neill, Thomas P., Jr. Half a Century of American Achievement
70 09 Sep 1985 Bush, George Looking Forward to the Summit Conference
71 24 Mar 1986 Brokaw, Tom Television News in a Changing World
72 14 Apr 1986 Shultz, George Moral Principles and Strategic Interests: The Worldwide Movement Toward Democracy
73 09 Sep 1986 Bennett, William Once More, a Plea for History
74 15 Apr 1987 Will, George The Right to Pay Taxes
75 21 Apr 1987 Modigliani, Franco What Have We Learned From the Reagan Economic Experience?
76 09 Sep 1987 Kassebaum, Nancy Landon The Challenge of Change
77 21 Sep 1987 Sanchez, Oscar Arias History Is Ours to Write
78 16 Feb 1988 O'Connor, Sandra Day Establishing Justice
79 25 Apr 1988 Wright, Jim Mediocrity is Not Our Destiny
80 08 Sep 1988 Tuchman, Barbara Where Are The Progressive Republicans?
81 11 Nov 1988 Walters, Vernon Successes of the United Nations
82 03 Oct 1989 Yeutter, Clayton Get Sophisticated in Your Education
83 08 Nov 1989 Powell, Colin Is The Future What It Used To Be?
84 29 Jan 1990 Eban, Abba Prospects for Peace in the Middle East
85 31 Oct 1990 Dole, Elizabeth Reflections on the State of the American Workforce
86 12 Dec 1990 Truly, Richard H. The Exploration of Space
87 15 Apr 1991 Bradley, Bill The New World Challenges America Faces
88 14 Oct 1991 Boren, David L. The Next Century: Is America Ready For It?
89 31 Oct 1991 Wilder, Lawrence Douglas The Need for Change
90 08 Apr 1992 Chamorro, Violeta Changes Since Sandinistan Rule
91 28 May 1992 Carter, Jimmy Life After the White House: Global Issues and the Middle East
92 07 Oct 1992 Alexander, Lamar America 2000: A New Education Plan
93 30 Oct 1992 Cheney, Lynne Let's Get Back to Teaching Truths
94 20 Nov 1992 Shaw, Bernard An Uneven Playing Field in America
95 05 May 1993 Strauss, Robert Participating in the Promise of Spring in Russia
96 12 Oct 1993 Robertson, Pat The Turning Tide
97 29 Nov 1993 Jackson, Jesse Trapped in the Trade Winds of Our Times: Violence and Crime in America
98 03 Feb 1994 Espy, Mike Promises Made, Promises Kept
99 24 Jan 1995 Perot, Ross Career Advice for the 21st Century
100 09 Mar 1995 Perry, William The Consequences and Choices of Alternative Security Policies in Bosnia
101 13 Apr 1995 Raspberry, William A Crisis of Community
102 08 Sep 1995 Glickman, Dan Securing Our Place in the Global Economy
103 24 Oct 1995 Reno, Janet Our Children, Our Communities
104 05 Feb 1996 Varmus, Harold Gene Research: A Biological Frontier
105 11 Mar 1996 Jaruzelski, Wojciech Moving Poland Toward Democracy
106 29 Apr 1996 Kissinger, Henry Different Histories, Different Conceptions: The New World and Our Role in International Relations
107 09 Sep 1996 Kassebaum, Nancy Landon The Intersection of Hope and Doubt
108 21 Nov 1996 Fitzwater, Marlin Surfing the Tidal Waves: Changes in the Practice of Journalism
109 22 Apr 1997 Goodwin, Doris Kearns The Past in All Its Beauty, Sorrow, Glory
110 12 Sep 1997 Cohen, William Staying the Course: Our Legacy and Our Destiny
111 17 Oct 1997 Gramm, Phil How to Reform Medicare and Social Security
112 21 Nov 1997 Donaldson, Sam The State of Television Today
113 09 Mar 1999 Baker, Howard Our Remarkable System of Government: Its Future in an Uncertain World
114 15 Mar 1999 McCain, John Building a Better America
115 01 Dec 1999 Hyde, Henry Why Culture Counts
116 08 Nov 1999 Roberts, Cokie Who Will Be the Next President of the United States?
117 29 Mar 2000 Woodward, Bob A Little Honest Communication: Four Questions about Politics and the Media
118 26 Apr 2000 Myers, Richard B. Why We Serve
119 17 Nov 2000 Shalala, Donna [Five Steps to Better Health Care]  
120 19 Apr 2001 Ambrose, Stephen Ike in World War II *
121 03 May 2001 Zedillo, Ernesto More, Not Less, Globalization is the Answer
122 19 Sep 2001 Satcher, David A Prescription for the American People
123 02 Nov 2001 Gergen, David Sept. 11 is a New Call To Public Service
124 01 Feb 2002 McCullough, David The Founders: The Great Generation
125 26 Apr 2002 Watts, J. C., Jr. Text available
126 06 May 2002 Norton, Gale Text available
127 20 Feb 2003 Hagel, Chuck America's Purpose in the World
128 06 Mar 2003 Beschloss, Michael Text available
129 24 Apr 2003 Banfield, Ashleigh TV Cable News and War Coverage
130 19 Sep 2003 Harvey, Paul A Message of Freedom with Responsibility
131 13 Apr 2004 Mueller, Robert The FBI: Changing to Meet Today's Challenges
132 03 May 2004 Roberts, Pat The Adequacy and Quality of Our Intelligence Prior to the Iraq War
133 10 May 2004 Daschle, Tom Can We Talk? Free Speech and Civil Discourse in Turbulent Times
134 13 Sep 2004 Sulzberger, Arthur, Jr. How the Use and Misuse of News and Information is Undermining Our American Political System
135 16 Nov 2004 Schneider, Bill Analysis and Insight Into the Presidential Election
136 29 Mar 2005 Hamilton, Lee Reducing Risk
137 04 Apr 2005 Lehrer, Jim Politics and the Discourse Deficit
138 03 May 2005 Williams, Brian Text available
139 18 Oct 2005 Kato, Ryozo Sharing a Global Mission
140 28 Oct 2005 Gorbachev, Mikhail Text available
141 28 Nov 2005 Turner, Ted Text available
142 23 Jan 2006 Bush, George Text available
143 21 Feb 2006 Brownback, Sam Text available
144 13 Apr 2006 Walesa, Lech Text available
145 08 Sep 2006 Hofmeister, John Text available
146 09 Nov 2006 Rumsfeld, Donald Text available
147 26 Jan 2007 Al-Faisal, Turki Text available
148 02 Mar 2007 Clinton, Bill Text available
149 26 Nov 2007 Gates, Robert Text available
150 11 Feb 2008 Zhou Wenzhong Text available
151 30 Apr 2008 Hayden, Michael Text available
152 23 Sep 2008 Fox, Vincente Text available
153 27 Apr 2009 Petraeus, David Text available
154 02 Nov 2009 Bair, Sheila Text available
155 22 Feb 2010 Blair, Dennis Text available
156 03 Mar 2010 Mullen, Michael Text available
157 29 Nov 2010 Sebelius, Kathleen Text available
158 27 Jan 2011 Sotomayor, Sonia Text available
159 26 Oct 2011 Simpson, Alan K.

* Transcripts are not available.





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