Program Lectures

Upcoming program lectures

Past Lectures

The Ostrom Lecture on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance will be given annually. This lecture is a component of the Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance, created in January 2017, which brings together scholars, managers, and policymakers from across Indiana and beyond to build scholarly networks, research sustainable models of Internet governance, and promote cyber peace.

Bruce Schneier

January 30, 2020

Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. Cohosted with IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.

The Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy will be given annually. This lecture is a component of the Program on Environment & Natural Resource Governance—created in 2016 to develop a network of scholars to examine the institutions that govern natural resources.

April 14, 2021

The fourth annual Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy was presented by Peter Kareiva, CEO and President, Aquarium of Pacific and Research Professor, UCLA. His lecture was titled “The Power and Peril of Narratives in Determining Environmental Policy.”

Archived Zoom

Peter Kareiva

April 17, 2019

The third annual Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy was presented by Barry Rabe, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. Rabe’s lecture was titled “The Politics of Carbon Pricing” (see related story in News at IU, April 12, 2019).

Archived Zoom

March 28, 2018

The second annual Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy was presented by Barton (Buzz) Thompson, Stanford Law School, Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment. Thompson’s lecture was titled “Civil Wars: The Challenges of Interstate Waterways.”

Archived live stream

February 22, 2017

The inaugural Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy was presented by Terry Anderson of the Hoover Institution. Anderson’s lecture was titled “Who Owns the Environment? Lessons from the Legacy of Elinor Ostrom.” (See related story in IU Bloomington Newsroom.)

Archived live stream

The Political Economy Program Lecture is given annually by a distinguished scholar. This lecture is a component of the Political Economy Program.

February 26, 2021

The inaugural lecture featured David K. Levine, an economic theorist who works primarily on economic dynamics both in game theory and general equilibrium theory. The title of his lecture was “Social Mechanism: An Elinor Ostrom Approach to Political Economy.”

Archived Zoom