Landon Lecture Series on Public Issues

The Landon Lecture Series

Kansas State University is home to the Landon Lecture Series, one of the nation's most prestigious and well-known lectures. Several times a year, global leaders share insight on the Landon Lecture stage. Inaugurated in 1966 by former K-State President James A. McCain, the lecture series is a tribute to the late Alfred M. Landon, a former Kansas governor and distinguished political leader. Speakers have included current and former U.S. presidents, world leaders, Supreme Court justices, CEOs and many other prominent figures.

Upcoming lecture

Please check back soon for our upcoming lectures!

While you wait, please enjoy listening to our most recent Landon Lecture with Laura Kelly, Governor of Kansas.

All lectures are free and open to the public — no tickets required. Find directions to campus or view the Manhattan campus map to find lecture locations and visitor parking.

Recent Lectures

David Beasley

Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme
November 3, 2022

Juan Manuel Santos

Former president of Colombia
February 4, 2020

Alan Murray

CEO of Fortune
September 27, 2019

Michael Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State
September 6, 2019

Sonny Perdue

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
November 1, 2018

Jerry Moran

U.S. Senator, Kansas
September 11, 2018


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