Jesse Helms Center Foreign Policy Lectures

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 U.S. foreign policy. As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Helms used three principles to guide his foreign policy decisions:

  1. Protect Our National Sovereignty
  2. Promote a Strong National Defense
  3. Pursue a Moral Foreign Policy

 

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

The lectures are an opportunity to highlight the principles Senator Helms championed during his 30 years in the Senate. For over 20 years, the Helms 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

Below are links to some recent foreign policy lectures:

Daniel Hannan, Member of the European Parliament for South East England
“The Future of the Special Relationship Post-Brexit”

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”