Kim T. Adamson Lecture in International Studies

The Kim T. Adamson Lecture in International Studies is an annual endowed lecture established at Westminster College in 2001 to bring major figures in international studies, military history, and related fields to campus to deliver relevant public lectures and conduct seminars. As the world becomes increasingly globalized, complicated issues face us every day. The lectures attempt to help people consider and navigate some of these challenging questions.The lecturers are drawn from a pool of scholars, writers, and thinkers without regard to ethnic, religious, or ideological considerations. The annual lecture is open to the public without charge. The Lecture Series is funded through the proceeds of the Kim T. Adamson Endowment, a gift from Kim T. Adamson, alumna and long-time friend and supporter of Westminster College.

Upcoming Lectures

“High Octane Diplomacy: Foreign Policy Advice for the Next President” with Mike Leavitt

Governor Mike LeavittNov 01 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m.

Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
1840 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105


Westminster Presents a Lecture: “High Octane Diplomacy: Foreign Policy Advice for the Next President”

Mike Leavitt brings his vast political experience to bear upon the presidential election one week before Americans go to the polls

SALT LAKE CITY—Westminster presents a Kim T. Adamson Lecture in International Studies entitled “High Octane Diplomacy: Foreign Policy Advice for the Next President” by Mike Leavitt on Nov. 1, 2016, at 7 p.m., in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. A public reception with Governor Leavitt will follow the lecture.

Mike Leavitt is the founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners where he helps clients navigate the future as they transition to new and better models of care. In 1993, Leavitt was elected governor of Utah. He served three terms (1993–2003). In 2003, he joined the cabinet of President George W. Bush, serving in two positions: first as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003–2005) and then as secretary of Health and Human Services (2005–2009). At HHS, he administered a $750 billion budget—nearly 25 percent of the entire federal budget—and 67,000 employees.

Leavitt is a seasoned diplomat, leading U.S. delegations to more than 50 countries. He has conducted negotiations on matters related to health, the environment and trade. At the conclusion of his service, the Chinese government awarded him the China Public Health Award—the first time this award has ever been given to a foreign government official.

The lecture is free and open to the public.