Distinguished Lecture Series

For over 20 years, the Jesse Helms Distinguished Lecture Series has offered a unique opportunity to hear from important national and world leaders on topics including business, human rights, government and religion.

Notable past speakers include:

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
Lady Margaret Thatcher
Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Robert Novak
John Bolton
Harry Wu
The Dalai Lama
Reverend Franklin Graham
Justice Clarence Thomas
Dr. Madeleine Albright
General Hugh Shelton
T. Boone Pickens
John Allison
Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick

Jesse Helms Lecture at The Heritage Foundation

In a unique partnership with The Heritage Foundation, the Jesse Helms Center offers Washington, D.C. based lectures which highlight foreign policies that the late Senator Jesse Helms championed through his 30 years in the U.S. Senate and during his time as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Past lectures have featured:

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
“The Vital Role of the Senate in Foreign Policy”

U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (Arizona)
“Why Conservatives Should Support and Fund a Strong National Defense”

U.S. Senator Mike Lee (Utah)
“Why the U.S. Should Not Accede to the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty”

John Bolton, Former U.N. Ambassador & AEI Senior Fellow
“America’s Role in the World Today”