Media Coverage Archive
- May 19, 2015Newsmax, May 19, 2015
- May 19, 2015Howey Politics Indiana, May 19, 2015
- May 18, 2015Roll Call, May 18, 2015
- May 08, 2015The Christian Science Monitor, May 08, 2015
- Apr 28, 2015The Denisonian, Apr 28, 2015
Gates had nothing but kind words for former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar ‘54. Denison alumni, Richard Lugar has been on Denison’s Board of Trustees since 1966 and helped establish the Richard G. Lugar Program in Politics and Public Service in 1994. Dr. Gates spoke of Lugar’s time in office as “bridge-building” in relation to partisanship, and focused on the importance of getting things right.
- Apr 22, 2015The Christian Science Monitor, Apr 22, 2015
- Apr 22, 2015U.S. News & World Report, Apr 22, 2015
Moscow is doing its best to undermine European solidarity against Russian aggression.
- Apr 17, 2015Apr 17, 2015
- Apr 07, 2015The Lugar Center website wins an Outstanding Achievement Award in the Nonprofit category from Interactive Media AwardsApr 07, 2015
- Mar 31, 2015The Indianapolis Star, Mar 31, 2015
- Mar 31, 2015The New York Times, Mar 31, 2015
- Mar 24, 2015The Hill, Mar 24, 2015
When considering U.S. foreign assistance programs, one often hears calls for sustainability. In other words, programs should promote the partner developing country’s ability to graduate from aid and take charge of its own economic growth. Achieving sustainability requires investments in human and institutional capacity. For food security and global agriculture, this means building the capacities of countries to solve their own problems.
- Mar 23, 2015The Indianapolis Star, Mar 23, 2015
WASHINGTON – Former Sen. Richard Lugar remembered Monday how hard it was to persuade some of his colleagues 24 years ago to approve a program to secure or destroy weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union.
- Mar 22, 2015Bloomington Herald-Times, Mar 22, 2015
- Mar 06, 2015The Christian Science Monitor, Mar 06, 2015
- Feb 23, 2015Corporation for Public Broadcasting Presents Senator Richard Lugar with its 2015 Thought Leader AwardCorporation for Public Broadcasting, Feb 23, 2015
Washington, DC (Monday, February 23, 2015) -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced it presented the Honorable Richard G. Lugar with the “Strengthening Civil Society” Thought Leader Award at the 2015 Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) Public Media Summit in Washington, D.C.
- Feb 04, 2015Corporate Knights, Feb 04, 2015
- Jan 23, 2015The Washington Post, Jan 23, 2015
The United States and Russia must recognize the imperative to provide global leadership. The consequences of inaction are simply too great.
- Jan 22, 2015The Lugar Center named a "Best New Think Tank" by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks & Civil Societies ProgramJan 22, 2015
- Jan 20, 2015Devex, Jan 20, 2015
When Rajiv Shah steps down as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development early next month, someone will take over leadership of the U.S. government’s $20 billion foreign assistance portfolio. But who?
- Jan 19, 2015The Boston Globe, Jan 19, 2015
Another key architect of the programs, former Republican senator Richard Lugar of Indiana, who last visited some of the facilities in 2012, said he wonders if the Russians have the expertise needed to keep track of the vast amount of nuclear bomb material.
- Dec 29, 2014The Hill, Dec 29, 2014
The interests of the United States are threatened by a broad range of conditions that will become worse in the absence of progress on basic indices of human development. This is no time to coast. From the recent Ebola outbreaks, to the instability caused by chronic hunger, to terrorist recruitment fueled by crushing poverty, the United States has a deep interest in being a leader on development issues. The President should find an Administrator who will command immediate respect in Congress and overseas and who is dedicated to two years of strengthening the momentum created by Dr. Shah.
- Dec 06, 2014Dec 06, 2014
“You are the most important people I will have the opportunity to talk to” this year, he told the crowd in Ransburg Auditorium. “You have so much ahead of you that is possible.”
- Dec 06, 2014Indianapolis Star, Dec 06, 2014
"You are the most important people I'm ever going have the opportunity to talk to," Lugar told the 450 high school juniors who gathered for the 38th annual Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow's Leaders. "You have so much ahead of you."
- Dec 06, 2014WTHR Channel 13, Dec 06, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - A longtime Indiana senator is passing on his decades of experience to aspiring politicians across the state.
- Dec 06, 2014IndyPolitics, Dec 06, 2014
Indy Politics spends a few minutes talking with former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar about the state affairs in the world as well as in Washington, D.C.
- Dec 04, 2014Politico, Dec 04, 2014
Carter has called Lugar "one of the very wisest leaders of a generation on national security matters.”
- Nov 28, 2014AgriNews, Nov 28, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — According to former Sen. Richard Lugar, technology will be critical for growing, storing, distributing and marketing a safe supply of food for the world.
- Nov 19, 2014The Hill, Nov 19, 2014
We should neither lose confidence in our ability to influence events, nor downsize our global activities. An unstable world should cause us to redouble positive efforts to support humanitarian interests and American values abroad.
- Nov 18, 2014News 18 WLFI, Nov 18, 2014
- Nov 18, 2014Kazakh TV , Nov 18, 2014
Senator Lugar attended the Project Sapphire 20th anniversary program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Project Sapphire was a joint operation between the United States and Kazakhstan to reduce the threat of nuclear proliferation through the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.
- Nov 17, 2014The Indianapolis Star, Nov 17, 2014
The United States needs to institutionalize a global agriculture and food security strategy across a broad swath of public and private interests.
- Nov 04, 2014BBC World Service, Nov 04, 2014
- Oct 17, 2014Howey Politics Indiana, Oct 17, 2014
Journalists write the so-called first draft of history. Some of us join the true historians, step back and reevaluate the early takes. With Howey Politics Indiana observing its 20th Anniversary this year, it was appropriate to take that step back, go through past editions and make some new assessments
- Oct 13, 2014WTHR Channel 13 Indianapolis, Oct 13, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - Tuesday was an important day for the hundreds of women who have participated in the Lugar Leadership Series. It marked the 25th anniversary of the group setup by former Senator Richard Lugar 25 years ago with the goal of encouraging the participation of women in politics
- Sep 11, 2014Businesss Insider, Sep 11, 2014
“Americans,” said Lugar, who was the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 12 years, “have been shocked into action.”
- Sep 10, 2014Howey Politics Indiana, Sep 10, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS – Former Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Richard Lugar expects President Obama to outline a response to the terror group ISIS tonight, but said that his “strategy is not likely to be complete.”
- Sep 10, 2014Bloomberg, Sep 10, 2014
Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) –- Former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican from Indiana, discusses President Obama’s strategy to combat Islamic State militants.
- Sep 05, 2014Sep 05, 2014
Senator Richard Lugar, former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1985 to 1987 and again from 2003 to 2007, has experience formulating U.S. policy on Europe, Russia and the Middle east going back to the mid 1980's. Is any chance of peace on the horizon in Eastern Europe or the Middle East? Today Sen. Lugar shares his expertise
- Aug 20, 2014Aug 20, 2014
WASHINGTON: Acknowledging Pakistan's vital importance to regional stability and US national security interests, former US Senator Richard Lugar has called for sustained American support for the South Asian country's efforts towards economic development and security
- Aug 07, 2014Aug 07, 2014
Former Senator Richard Lugar discusses whether nuclear nonproliferation cooperation with Russia is possible in the current diplomatic climate—and whether the world is in nuclear danger
- Aug 05, 2014Senator Lugar comments on the potential for continued U.S.-Russian cooperation to secure dangerous nuclear materialAug 05, 2014
Former senator Richard Lugar, one of the original architects of the US-Russia cooperation, predicted the work will now be far more haphazard — "a month-to-month deliberation at this point." He held out hope the cooperation could weather the storm over Ukraine. "I would hope so," Lugar said in an interview, “in terms of Russian security as well as world security.”
- Jul 31, 2014Senator Lugar, Jul 31, 2014
After former Sen. Richard Lugar left the Navy in 1960, he and his brother needed to find a way to save the family's small machine manufacturing business in Indianapolis from financial failure.The Lugars got a breakthrough when a Mexican company wanted to place a sizable order for machinery used to make cookies and other baked goods. An obscure federal agency, the Export-Import Bank, underwrote the contract, the first of many sales the company made in other countries.
- Jul 23, 2014Jul 23, 2014
Host John Krull in a one-on-one interview with former Indianapolis Mayor and US Senator Richard Lugar. Lugar discusses what it's like to be out of the Senate after serving for 36 years, the divisiveness in American politics, as well as hostilities on the world stage.
- Jul 16, 2014Jul 16, 2014
The Export-Import Bank must continue. The Ex-Im Bank helps to create new jobs, expand U.S. exports, and increase tax revenue paid by U.S. firms into the United States Treasury. It even makes a profit for the U.S. Treasury each year.
- Jun 24, 2014Jun 24, 2014
NASHVILLE, Ind. - In a part of the world where the news over the past several months has been dire bordering on terror and atrocities, the removal of weapons of mass destruction from Syria was hailed by former senators Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn on Monday.
- Jun 23, 2014Jun 23, 2014
Russia’s military conquest and economic manipulation in Ukraine has breathed new life into the smoldering transatlantic energy security conversation, marking the most critical chapter in an ongoing saga of price discrimination to European countries punctuated by occasional supply disruptions. Figuring out how to reduce dependency on Russian natural gas supplies naturally takes center stage in the discussion, but the task of enhancing security, affordability, and sustainability of energy involves much more than just supply.
- Jun 23, 2014Nunn, Lugar Hail Syrian Chemical Weapons Removal, Call for Continued U.S-Russian Cooperation To Reduce WMD ThreatsJun 23, 2014
The U.S. role in the removal and eventual destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons is being carried out under the umbrella of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program. Specifically, CTR funds were used to equip the Cape Ray vessel for its chemical weapons destruction mission and to operate the Cape Ray for the duration of the mission.“This was made possible by the 20-year history of cooperation that the program built between the United States and Russia on WMD threat reduction. That cooperation has expanded outside of the former Soviet Union and in Syria, we are acting as partners in removing an imminent threat.
- Jun 02, 2014South Bend Tribune, Jun 02, 2014
Imagine the heightened fear of global disaster if Ukraine, torn by disorder and violence, had nuclear weapons. Well, once it did. In fact, two decades ago, Ukraine had the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world -- right behind the United States and Russia. One of the greatest successes of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program was the negotiated dismantling of Ukraine's nuclear weaponry, all of it.
- May 21, 2014May 21, 2014
Far from being a competitive disadvantage, uniform mandatory reporting through the Cardin-Lugar Amendment (Section 1504 of Dodd-Frank) will help level the playing field for American companies. With the European Union joining U.S. transparency efforts, thousands of companies around the world, including major predominantly state-owned companies in China and Russia, will begin issuing mandatory disclosures soon.