Political Leadership Scholars Program

Bringing the world’s foremost foreign policy figures to IU

On October 3, 2018, Indiana University named the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. This historic announcement kicked off a $25M fundraising campaign to support the Global Scholars Leadership Program and the establishment of two endowed faculty positions: the Lee H. Hamilton Global Political Leadership Scholar and the Richard G. Lugar Political Leadership Scholar.

Built around Rep. Hamilton and Sen. Lugar’s foreign policy legacies in areas such as homeland security, nonproliferation, food security, and free trade, these endowed faculty positions will enable the Hamilton Lugar School to appoint two foreign policy figures to join the faculty on a visiting or rotating basis.

These esteemed practitioners will both teach and deliver public lectures, benefitting our students, faculty, and entire campus community.

To change the world, you must first seek to understand it. The Political Leadership Scholars Program ensures Hamilton Lugar graduates are globally ready. 

Recognizing generous gifts

Those who give more than $100,000 to the Political Leadership Scholar Program or the Global Leadership Scholars Program can choose to have a named space in the Hamilton Lugar School. The naming of rooms/spaces are tiered based on the level of giving. For example, the Hamilton Lugar School has more than 35 spaces available:

Gift levels & space recognition

  • $100,000–249,999: Small conference rooms and focus rooms
  • $250,000–499,999: Large conference rooms, small conference rooms, and small classrooms
  • $500,000–999,999: Large classrooms
  • $1–2.5M: Global Lounge, broadcast studio, and Hamilton & Lugar’s offices
  • $2.5M: Dean’s Chair and Global & International Studies Building atrium

Join us in educating the next generation of global leaders

Contact the Hamilton Lugar School's Office of Development at (812) 856-7900 or hlsdev@indiana.edu, or make your gift to the Lee H. Hamilton and Richard G. Lugar Global Leadership Scholars Program today to support scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

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