Kim T. Adamson Lecture in International Studies

The Kim T. Adamson Lecture in International Studies is an annual endowed lecture established at Westminster College in 2001 to bring major figures in international studies, military history, and related fields to campus to deliver relevant public lectures and conduct seminars. As the world becomes increasingly globalized, complicated issues face us every day. The lectures attempt to help people consider and navigate some of these challenging questions.The lecturers are drawn from a pool of scholars, writers, and thinkers without regard to ethnic, religious, or ideological considerations. The annual lecture is open to the public without charge. The Lecture Series is funded through the proceeds of the Kim T. Adamson Endowment, a gift from Kim T. Adamson, alumna and long-time friend and supporter of Westminster College.

Upcoming Lectures

“More War? U.S. Foreign Policy in the Era of Commander-in-Chief Trump” with Kael Weston 

Kael WestonFeb 13 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
1840 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105


Westminster Presents a Lecture: “More War? U.S. Foreign Policy in the Era of Commander-in-Chief Trump”

President Trump was elected promising to put "America First." In his first year in office, how much change has there been in U.S. foreign policy? And is another war more likely - perhaps with North Korea and/or Iran?
These questions and related issues will be the focus of the 2018 Kim T. Adamson Lecture, which will be given by Kael Weston. A Utah native and former U.S. State Department official, Weston spent seven years in Iraq and Afghanistan (2003-2010) working closely with the U.S. military and Iraqi and Afghan leaders. He is the author of The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan (Knopf, 2016) and was awarded the Secretary of State's Medal for Heroism for his work with U.S. Marines in Fallujah. 

Weston is currently Westminster College's Writer-in-Residence in the Honors College.