The Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr. Lecture in International Studies was established by Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and James H. Semans and their family to honor Mrs. Semans’ father, Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., 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 program is made possible by the Anthony J. Drexel Biddle Lectureship Endowment and by the Mary Trent Jones-Sarah Trent Harris-Rebecca Trent Kirkland Endowment, recognizing Dr. and Mrs. Semans’ daughters who received their education at Duke University.
The lecture symbolizes Duke University’s continuing commitment to promoting international understanding.
Read the Duke Today articles about the 2021 Biddle Lecture and the 2022 Biddle Lecture.
Archive of Biddle Lecturers: https://igs.duke.edu/biddle-lecture-speaker-archives-0