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The Sussman Lecture Series

About the Sussman Lecture Series
The Sussman Lecture Series is dedicated to the study of issues that define our public life and to engaging students and citizens in constructive dialogue regarding these issues. Founded on the premise that good public policy is best achieved when policymakers have access to high quality information, political processes are open and well-understood, and citizens are informed and active participants, the Harkin Institute seeks to create opportunities for thoughtful policy discourse in a nonpartisan environment.

Twice a year, the Sussman Lecture Series brought to you by The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement hosts a notable public policy figure to discuss topical current events with a small audience. Tickets are required and seating is limited to provide an intimate experience for attendees

Harkin Institute
October 2, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Stephen Benjamin will discuss the evolving role of American mayors in today’s political environment and other top issues facing American cities at The Harkin Institute’s Sussman Lecture on Oct. 30 at Drake University.