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Former Sen. Richard Lugar provides context of complex political decisions during Clinton County summit

By: Journal and Courier | 16-Apr-2014
FRANKFORT — Former Sen. Richard Lugar Monday night offered a glimpse of his life experiences to government, school, utility and business leaders at Mayor Chris McBarnes’ fourth leadership summit in this Clinton County community. . . . . READ MORE

Senator Lugar to speak at IU Bloomington about Ukraine crisis

By: Indiana University | 15-Apr-2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Former U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar, a professor of practice in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies, will speak Wednesday, April 23, at IU Bloomington about the U.S. and European response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. . . . . READ MORE

TLC Newsletter: The Lugar Center Celebrates Its First Year

By: The Lugar Center | 10-Apr-2014
It’s been a busy start of the year at The Lugar Center (TLC). This month we celebrate our first anniversary since establishing ourselves as an organization dedicated to making a difference in tackling global issues such as food and energy security, nuclear non-proliferation, and foreign aid effectiveness. . . . . READ MORE


Climate Change, Science, and Global Agriculture

By: Connie Veillette | 15-Apr-2014
The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 5th Assessment presents some dire warnings for agriculture. The IPCC makes clear that climate change is already affecting agriculture and that its effects will be felt by rich and poor nations alike. Some regions are already seeing declines in wheat and maize yields. Further decreases are projected globally to grow by 2% each decade by 2030. . . . . READ MORE

A Well-Deserved Tribute to Norman Borlaug

By: Richard G. Lugar | 24-Mar-2014
Nobel Laureate, Congressional Gold Medalist, and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Norman Borlaug will be honored this week by having his statue placed in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. This place of honor is reserved for just two individuals from each state. This week also marks what would have been Dr. Borlaug’s 100th birthday. . . . . READ MORE

When 140 Characters Just Won’t Do: Senator Lugar’s Speech to CARE’s National Conference and International Women’s Day Celebration

By: Connie Veillette | 07-Mar-2014
All of us at TLC were delighted that Senator Lugar was asked to speak to CARE’s annual conference that also just happened to fall on International Women’s Day. Global development and the humanitarian work that organizations like CARE do have always been central to his thinking on how to build a more stable and prosperous world. Integrating women into development strategies is a critical component to making aid more effective. As the Senator pointed out during his speech, most of the world’s farmers are women. Reaching them with new technology, credit, and extension services are a necessary component to sustainably feeding the world. Senator Lugar also directly addressed the critical need for transparent development leadership by the U.S. . . . . READ MORE

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