About the Lectures Program

The Iowa State Lectures Program is a collaborative effort between the Student Government and the Office of the Provost. The program works to bring to campus a broad spectrum of lectures, political debates, and academic forums; cultural events, including musical performances and art and dance programs; and entertainment, such as film and comedy. All lectures are free and open to the public.

The Lectures Program staff oversees and manages the Committee on Lectures as well as the World Affairs Series and National Affairs Series planning committees. In addition, the staff supports other student organizations and university offices planning public events.

The Lectures Program staff advise students, faculty, and administrative offices on arrangements for visiting scholars, artists, performers, public officials and professionals on a wide range of topics. They assist with researching speakers and topics, scheduling and room reservations, fee negotiations and fundraising. The Lectures Program also helps oversee the financial, promotional, and technical arrangements for the events it cosponsors.