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Middle East Institute Inaugural Lecture

Jim leach

Former Congressman Jim Leach


Apr 10

7:00 pm

Christ the King Chapel on the SAU Campus

Former Congressman Jim Leach will present "What is Old, New, and Unprecedented in America's Relationships With the Middle East." 


Cost: Free and open to the public


Ryan Dye

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Leach will present the inaugural event of the new St. Ambrose University Middle East Institute.

Currently a visiting professor of law and the University of Iowa Chair in Public Affairs, Leach represented eastern Iowa in Congress for 30 years, many of those as a ranking member of the House Committee on International Relations.

Leach has taught at the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School in Princeton, N.J., and served as an interim director of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. He holds thirteen honorary degrees, has received decorations from two foreign governments, and is the recipient of the Wayne Morse Integrity in Politics Award, the Adlai Stevenson Award from the United Nations Association, the Edgar Wayburn Award from the Sierra Club, the Norman Borlaug Public Service Award, and the Woodrow Wilson Medal from Princeton.

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