Senator Ben Sasse will present “If Not Us, Who: Human Dignity in the 21st Century” during the 2018 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science on Thursday, October 25. The lecture will be held in the Great Hall of the Iowa State University Memorial Union at 8:15 p.m.
Senator Sasse is a fifth-generation Nebraskan and is serving his first term in the U.S. Senate. He was elected to the Senate in 2014 on a platform of restoring the Constitution to its rightful place and encouraging a more constructive and transparent politics. Much of his career has been spent guiding companies and institutions through times of crisis, including his five years as president of Midland University in his hometown of Fremont, Nebraska. Sasse earned a PhD in American history from Yale University. He is the author of two books, Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal, which will be released in early October, and The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance.
- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Manatt-Phelps Lecture Fund
- Political Science
- Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)