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Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lectures

The Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible through a generous donation from The Daniel K. Inouye Institute. Each year the lecture will focus on one theme that reflects Senator Daniel K. Inouye's legacy of public service and civic engagement. Each lecture will be held at the Library of Congress and live streamed on the campus of the University of Hawaii.

About Daniel K. Inouye

Daniel K. Inouye (September 7, 1924 – December 17, 2012) served as Hawaii's first U.S. representative and then as U.S. senator for nearly half a century. A member of the Senate Watergate Committee and chairman of the Senate Iran-Contra Committee, he was a long-time member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which he chaired from 2009 to 2012. Inouye died in 2012. A veteran of World War II, Inouye was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his military service and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, becoming the first senator to receive both the Medal of Freedom and the Medal of Honor.

About the Daniel K. Inouye Institute

The Daniel K. Inouye Institute was established in 2013 to preserve Senator Inouye's papers and tell his life story; support STEM education, civics learning and international educational-cultural exchanges; and establish a repository of the Asian American/Pacific experience. Learn more External

About The John W. Kluge Center

The John W. Kluge Center was founded in 2000 in order to foster the mutually enriching relationship between scholars and political leaders. The Kluge Center attracts to Washington the best available minds in the scholarly world, facilitates their access to the Library's remarkable collection of the world's knowledge, and engages them in conversation with the U.S. Congress and other public figures.

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