To Our Dear Friends:
We are pleased to share with you that on July 8th at 6:30 pm, the Library of Congress will host the Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture Series with inaugural speakers Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. Highlighting the importance Dan Inouye placed on bipartisanship and moral courage, the first annual lecture, in a series of five, will address "Finding Shared Values for U.S. Foreign Policy." Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent with NBC News will moderate the discussion. The lecture will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building, and is open to the public.
The lecture will be live streamed to the University of Manoa Campus Center. It will begin at 12:30 pm, as well as http://socialsciences.hawaii.edu/events/loc-dki/. Campus Center seating, while limited, is available and open to the public.
The inaugural lecture will be formatted as a conversation between the two former Secretaries of State. It will explore how policymakers and elected officials from different political parties are able to find common ground and cooperation in the areas of foreign policy, diplomacy and international relations.
The Daniel K. Inouye Institute is making its way through the social media universe, and we need our friends to help us increase our followers. This event will be live-tweeted via the Kluge Center's and Inouye Institute's twitter accounts: @KlugeCtr and @DKIInstitute (#Inouye). We will also be working to upload videos to a Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture Series YouTube Channel in the coming months, so stay tuned for new clips from our first annual event with the Library of Congress.
On July 9th at 12:00 noon, there will be a special unveiling in the U.S. Capitol - the naming of the Senator Daniel K. Inouye Room. It is the office of the President Pro Tempore, a position and office Senator held at the time of his passing. We are honored to have the current President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch and Democratic Leader Harry Reid in attendance and delivering a few remarks to memorialize this special event.
Thank you again for your support and encouragement over the past few years. We hope you are pleased with our ongoing efforts to carry forward Senator Dan Inouye's legacy.
Irene, Kenny and Jennifer