Albright and Powell are inaugural speakers for Inouye lecture series

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kelly Park, (808) 956-0650
Social Sciences, Dean's Office
Lynelle Marble, (808) 295-6162
Hawaii Community Foundation
Posted: Jun 26, 2015

Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright
Colin Powell
Colin Powell
Sylvia Mitchell
Sylvia Mitchell

The Daniel K. Inouye Institute Fund, a program of the Hawaii Community Foundation, and the University of Hawaiʻi are proud to announce that the Library of Congress will be hosting a distinguished lecture series. Highlighting the importance Dan Inouye placed on bipartisanship and moral courage, the first annual lecture, in a series of five, will address shared values in U.S. foreign policy.  The speakers will be Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell, and the moderator will be Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent with NBC News.

The lecture, “Finding Shared Values for U.S. Foreign Policy,” will start at 6:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 8, in the Coolidge Auditorium on the ground level of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. 

The free public lecture will be live streamed to the second floor of the UH Mānoa Campus Center, as well as  Live streaming will start at 12:30 p.m. Hawaiʻi time.  Campus Center seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. On-campus parking is available in visitor parking lots. More information regarding lot locations and parking rates may be found at

The inaugural lecture will be formatted as a conversation between the two former secretaries of state.  It will explore how policymakers and elected officials from different political parties have historically found common ground and cooperation in the areas of foreign policy, diplomacy and international relations. 

The event will be live-tweeted via the Kluge Center’s and Inouye Institute’s twitter accounts: @KlugeCtr and @DKIInstitute (#Inouye).   

The five-year series is made possible through a generous donation from the Inouye Institute.  Each year the lecture will focus on one theme that reflects Senator Inouye’s legacy of public service and civic engagement. The senator’s congressional papers also are to be made digitally accessible, through an agreement between the institute and the Library, at both organizations.

Inouye served as Hawaiʻi’s first U.S. representative and then as U.S. senator for nearly half a century.  A member of the Senate Watergate Committee and chairman of the Senate Iran-Contra Committee, he was a longtime member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which he chaired from 2009 to 2012.  Inouye died in 2012. A veteran of World War II, Inouye was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his military service and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, becoming the first senator to receive both the Medal of Freedom and the Medal of Honor.

The Daniel K. Inouye Institute was established in 2013 to preserve Inouye's papers and tell his life story; support STEM education, civics learning and international educational-cultural exchanges; and establish a repository of the Asian American/Pacific experience.  For further information, visit

The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, holds more than 160 million items in various languages, disciplines and formats. The Library serves the U.S. Congress and the nation both on-site in its reading rooms on Capitol Hill and through its award-winning website at

With 99 years of community service, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) is the leading philanthropic institution in the state. HCF is a steward of more than 700 funds, including more than 200 scholarship funds, created by donors who desire to transform lives and improve communities. In 2014, HCF distributed more than $46 million in grants and contracts statewide, including over $4.5 million in scholarships. HCF also serves as a resource on community issues and trends in the nonprofit sector. For more information, visit

The College of Social Sciences (CSS) provides leadership on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for the variety of preservation, academic, and community outreach programs associated with the legacy of Daniel K. Inouye through its Democratic Leadership Program.  Its vibrant student-centered academic climate supports outstanding scholarship through internships, and active and service learning approaches to teaching that prepare students for the life-long pursuit of knowledge. For further information, visit

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