Lugar to keynote Laws Peacemaking Lecture

A longtime U.S. senator from Indiana will speak next month during the Williams Laws Peacemaking Lecture.

Sen. Richard Lugar, who served in Congress from 1976 to 2013, will speak Nov. 11 at First Presbyterian Church on “Food Security: A Global Peacemaking Work.”

Lugar serves as president of the Lugar Center, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on global food security, weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation, foreign aid effectiveness and bipartisan governance.

Food security was an issue that he worked on as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Lugar said.

Part of his focus at the Lugar Center has been trying to connect with universities and extension services abroad in an attempt to understand the types of food people are eating and the types of crops that are most promising, he said.

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