THE HISTORY OF THE|
LOU DOUGLAS LECTURE SERIES
The Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues, founded to honor the memory
of Professor Lou Douglas, deals with topics pertaining to human rights,
social justice, world peace, and international development. The series
reaches not only the University community, but also the citizens of Manhattan
and the region. The focus is consistent with the intent of the land grant
Each year four or five prominent speakers are invited by the Lou Douglas
Lecture Committee to address issues of current interest. Lectures are held
in the evening on the campus of Kansas State University, open to the public
and free of charge.
After the lecture, speakers field questions from the audience. The
atmosphere is conducive to interaction between the audience and speakers,
providing an excellent forum for shared ideas.
LOUIS H. DOUGLAS
Lou Douglas was a distinguished Professor of Political Science at Kansas
State University from 1949 until 1977. He then became Professor Emeritus.
Lou Douglas devoted his life to serving people. For over thirty years,
thousands of students were touched by his wisdom, wit and kindness. His
contributions to the political and legislative processes in Kansas are
legend. His work and efforts in pursuing justice and equality for all people
are widely respected and admired by those of all political persuasions.
Lou Douglas was one of the original founders of UFM Community Learning
Center (UFM). He served as a member of the UFM Board of Directors until
his death in 1979. He spent much of his retirement time with UFM and
provided crucial counsel and support which insured the successful
development of UFM's programs.
In 1980, UFM inaugurated this lecture series to honor Lou Douglas, the
teacher, the leader, the friend and also to honor the democratic spirit
which he inspired in those who knew him. Since that time, the annual
lectures have provided thoughtful and thought-provoking perspectives on
critical public issues of our time - those issues and concerns to which Lou
Douglas devoted his life.
The success of the series depends upon the continued financial support of
patrons who are committed to perpetuation the spirit and philosophy of Lou
Douglas. These benefactors make it possible for the Lou Douglas Lecture
Series to continue to bring prominent speakers into the manhattan community.
If you wish to become a patron of the series, send your tax-deductible
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