Indiana University will host U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday. He will speak at the IU Auditorium on the Bloomington campus at 11:00 a.m. Kerry will address IU’s School of Global and International Studies to help celebrate the opening of the school’s new home on campus. The 165,000-square-foot building opened in August. Kerry will also attend a luncheon with university leadership, local and state dignitaries including former Sen. Richard Lugar and former Rep. Lee Hamilton.
IU says Kerry is the first sitting secretary of state to visit the school in 20 years. He will talk about why American leadership abroad remains more important than ever and outlining priorities for U.S. foreign policy in a changing world.
"We are deeply honored that Secretary Kerry can join us to address major international issues and recognize IU’s and the state of Indiana’s commitment to providing students with the deep knowledge and sophisticated experience they need to be active, thoughtful and engaged citizens of the world," IU President Michael McRobbie said.
The event will be hosted by the School of Global and International Studies. It’s free and open to the public, but tickets are required. IU says Kerry’s lecture will be streamed live on the U.S. Department of State’s website.