The Center’s events bring people together to consider Congress and discuss the issues facing our country.

Distinguished Speaker Series
This series brings prominent experts to the Indiana University Bloomington campus to foster dialogue among students and community members about current issues and Congress. Recent speakers have included presidential historian Robert Dallek and veteran political journalist Thomas B. Edsall.
Media Seminars
Co-hosted by the Center, the National Press Foundation, and Politico, these seminars give reporters guidance on covering legislative topics and producing stories to help citizens see the impact of Congress’ decisions.
Professional Development for Teachers
Our professional development seminars for educators are just one part of our efforts to improve education about civics. Learn more about our teacher outreach.
Speeches by Lee Hamilton
Our director, Lee Hamilton, is a national voice on Congress, representative democracy, and civic engagement. Each year he speaks at conferences, college campuses, and other events and locations nationwide.