Adam Kinzinger, a former congressman and member of the Select Committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, is Occidental College’s 2023 Jack Kemp ’57 Distinguished Lecturer.
This event is free and open to the public. Register here.
Kinzinger, a Republican, served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011 to 2022, representing Illinois’ 16th Congressional District. During his talk, Kinzinger will recount his time in public service and outline his hopeful vision for the future of the United States.
THE JACK KEMP ’57 DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
The Kemp lecture series was created in 2013 “to engage Occidental students and faculty in dialogue on important issues of public policy such as the political economy, economic growth in the context of a market system, communitarian values, and bipartisan relations.”
Jack Kemp ’57, NFL quarterback, congressman, Housing and Urban Development secretary, and 1996 GOP vice presidential candidate, built a game plan for life around his passions: family, football, and the future of his country. By the time he was 6, he had decided that he wanted to be a professional quarterback. Occidental not only helped Kemp realize that dream, it opened his eyes to a bigger world of ideas. His lifelong love of learning, his ability to reach out across the aisle, and his eloquence as a speaker and writer all reflect the liberal arts education he received at Oxy.
The Jack Kemp ’57 Distinguished Lecture Series, made possible by the Jack Kemp ‘57 Scholars Endowment, strives to engage Occidental students and faculty in dialogue on important issues of public policy such as the political economy, economic growth in the context of a market system, communitarian values, and bipartisan relations.
Previous Kemp Distinguished Lecturers include former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake; Tal Becker, one of Israel’s top peace negotiators and senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem; former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; and journalist, political commentator and Kemp biographer Morton Kondracke.