Schmidt selected as Clinton distinguished lecturer


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ISU political science professor Steffen Schmidt.

Alex Hanson

Steffen Schmidt, university professor of political science, has been selected to speak as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer for the University of Arkansas’ upcoming program focused on the Iowa Caucus.

The school selected Schmidt, who teaches American politics at Iowa State and is known as “Dr. Politics,” based on his knowledge of the American political system, especially the Iowa Caucus.

Other lecturers from past programs include President Paul Kagame of Rwanda; former Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger; Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer; civil rights icon Ruby Bridges; Nobel Laureates Muhammad Yunus, Wangari Maathai and Leymah Gbowee; presidential advisers Harriet Miers and Karl Rove; and former President Bill Clinton.

The program will take place Jan. 27 on the University of Arkansas campus in Little Rock, Ark.