Lectures

Distinguished Lecture Series

Senator Marco Rubio (FL) gave his first national foreign policy address during a recent Jesse Helms Center Lecture

Senator Marco Rubio (FL) gave his first national foreign policy address during a recent Jesse Helms Center Lecture

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:

Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States
“An Alliance Built on Shared Values and Interests”

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”