Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has announced that, with the approval of the IU Board of Trustees, the School of Global and International Studies will be named in honor of former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton and former U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar — two immensely accomplished Indiana statesmen and two of the nation’s most distinguished and influential voices in foreign policy.
Proud Hoosiers committed to pragmatic, nonpartisan solutions, Hamilton and Lugar exemplify the belief that the United States is more secure and prosperous, and the world is a better place, when we engage with it. The spirit of the School of Global and International Studies is rooted in this tradition.
“The School of Global and International Studies continues to be a symbol of Indiana University’s global engagement in an increasingly complex and connected world,” McRobbie said. “We are proud to bring the great legacies of Hamilton and Lugar, two of the most revered voices in foreign policy in the United States, to further cement our commitment as one of the nation’s most internationally focused universities.
“In their spirit, where partisanship stops at the water’s edge, we will embody and set the tone for a school that truly promotes an understanding of contemporary and global issues with the mission to educate the next generation of global leaders.”
A news release about the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is available online.