About the Lincoln Legacy Lecture SeriesThe UIS Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series, inaugurated in 2002 with the dedication of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, brings scholars and policy specialists of national renown to Springfield to present a lecture on a contemporary public policy issue. Unique to this series is each topic is one that both engaged Abraham Lincoln and the citizens of his era and that is still timely today. Each lecturer's focus is on the topic's contemporary form and how Lincoln addressed it at an earlier time. Subjects such as race relations, civil liberties, presidential leadership, and federalism are timeless, legacy issues.
The Series is sponsored by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership and the Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair of Lincoln Studies at UIS. The series is also supported by gifts from generous donors. If you would like to help support the Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series, you can make a contribution on this website or by phoning the Office of the Executive Director, Center for State Policy and Leadership (217/206-6576) or the UIS Office of Development (217/206-6058).