On Saturday, December 8, Park Tudor juniors David Bender, Zoe Franz and Trace Held participated in the 42nd annual Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders at the University of Indianapolis.
As advertised, “the signature symposium is designed to expose some of the best and brightest young minds in Indiana to global issues (in an impartial fashion) and help them gain an appreciation for the complexities of these issues.” The day began with a keynote speech by Mr. Lugar, the former mayor of Indianapolis and the distinguished (now retired) senator who is the longest-serving member of Congress in Indiana history.
The afternoon sessions included lectures and debates regarding topics such as Resident Aliens: Immigration And Refugees In The US And Abroad, Learning From 2018 And Looking To 2020: The State Of American Politics, #MeToo: Politics And Social Movements, North Korea And Nukes: Is There A Solution? and US Leadership In The World. Accompanying them to the symposium and participating with the faculty was Joseph Fumusa, Upper School teacher of US Government and Political History.