2022 Biddle Lecture

Lise Grande, U.S. Institute of Peace

Lise Grande, President and CEO of the U.S. Institute of Peace, delivered the 2022 Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr. Lecture on International Studies, "Protecting Civilians in an Age of Instability."

The event was held in person on April 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm and took place at the Goodson Chapel, Divinity School, Duke University.

The Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr. Lecture on International Studies was established by Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and James H. Semans and their family to honor Mrs. Semans' father, who had a distinguished career as a diplomat in the service of the United States and was an original signer of The Duke Endowment. This lecture series symbolizes Duke University's continuing commitment to promoting international understanding and public service.

Speaker Biography:
Lise Grande, President and CEO of the U.S. Institute of Peace, will be speaking about the Role of the U.S. Institute of Peace in a time of international tension.

Ms Grande has 25 years of continuous overseas experience leading, managing, and coordinating complex operations for the United Nations. She has held leadership positions in humanitarian, stabilization, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and development operations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caucasus.

The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. The Institute pursues its mission by linking research, policy, training, analysis and direct action to support those who are working to build a more peaceful, inclusive world.

Read the Duke Today article about the 2022 Biddle Lecture. 

Archive of Biddle Lecturers: https://igs.duke.edu/biddle-lecture-speaker-archives-0