Center’s Video-on-Demand

  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2016: Lincoln & Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Equality-10/20/2016
    Dr. Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, presented opening remarks on “Lincoln’s Changing Thoughts on Reconstruction,” and delivered the first lecture, “Reconstruction as a Bourgeois Revolution,” prepared by Dr. Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College, who was unable to attend.  Guest speaker, Dr. Brooks Simpson, Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University, presented the second lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and Reconstruction: Did Booth’s Bullet Change History.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2015: Lincoln and Voting Rights10/15/15
    The featured speakers were Dr. Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, UIS; Dr. Michael Vorenberg, Associate Professor of History, Brown University; and Dr. Ronald Keith Gaddie, President’s Associates Presidential Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Oklahoma. Vorenberg spoke on “Voting Rights and the Meaning of Freedom: The View from the Civil War Era” and Gaddie spoke on “Citizenship and Voting Rights in the Modern Era.”
  • Lincoln Symposium: Mourning Father Abraham: Lincoln’s Assassination and the Public’s Response4/30/15
    The featured speakers will be: Dr. Michael Burlingame, Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, UIS; Dr. Martha Hodes, Professor of History, New York University; and Dr. Louis Masur, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History, Rutgers University. Dr. Burlingame will discuss “Lincoln as Father Figure.” Dr. Masur will focus on “Lincoln’s Last Speech and the Problem of Reconstruction.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2014: Lincoln’s Funeral 10/16/2014
    This year’s featured speakers — James L Swanson, senior legal scholar at The Heritage Foundation, spoke on “‘I give you my sprig of lilac’: The Death and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln” and Dr Richard Wrightman Fox, Professor of history at the University of Southern California, spoke on “What We’ve Forgotten about Lincoln’s Funeral, and What We’ve Never Known.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2013: Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address- 11/19/2013
    This year’s featured speakers — Dr. Martin P Johnson, Assistant Professor of history at Miami University of Ohio-Hamilton, spoke on “Lincoln’s Journey to Gettysburg” and Dr Joseph R Fornieri, Professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology, spoke on “Abraham Lincoln’s Political Faith in the Gettysburg Address.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2012: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation- 10/11/2012
    This year’s featured speakers — Dr. Allen Guelzo, Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, spoke on “Four Roads to Emancipation” and Author Ron Soodalter, spoke about “A Blight on the Nation: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2011: Lincoln and the Civil War -10/13/2011
    This year’s featured speakers — Dr. Michael Burlingame, the Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, UIS, spoke on “Lincoln as the Indispensable Man: The Central Role of His Leadership in Determining the Outcome of the Civil War” and Dr. Lucas Morel, the Lewis G. Term Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, spoke about “War and Remembrance in Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2010: Lincoln and Race10/7/2010
    This year’s featured speakers — Dr. Michael Burlingame, the Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, UIS, spoke on “Abraham Lincoln: ‘The White Man’s or the Black Man’s President’?” and Dr. Matthew Holden, Jr., the Margaret L. Wepner Distinguished Professor in Political Science, UIS, spoke on “After Lincoln: The Counter-Attack of White Supremacy.”
  • Governors-Success and Failure – 6/4/2010
    Keynote address by Alan Ehrenhalt, former editor, Governing Magazine titled: “Governors-Success and Failure” at the 2010 State Politics and Policy Conference, Springfield, Illinois.
  • The Sometime Governments 40 Years on: A New Agenda for State Legislative Reform – 6/4/2010 2010 State Politics and Policy Conference, Springfield, Illinois. Panel 1C The Sometime Governments 40 Years on: A New Agenda for State Legislative Reform Chair: Karl Kurtz, National Conference of State Legislatures Round Table Discussants: Carl Tubbesing, National Conference of State Legislatures Brian Weberg, National Conference of State Legislatures Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego Gary Moncrief, Boise State University Christopher Z. Mooney, University of Illinois at Springfield Peverill Squire, University of Missouri Carl Tubbesing, National Conference of State Legislatures Brian Weberg, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Former Governors Panel: How Can Political Scientists Make a Practical Contribution to Good Government and Politics? – 6/3/2010
    Former Governors Panel: How Can Political Scientists Make a Practical Contribution to Good Government and Politics? (Old State Capitol – Hall of Representatives) Moderator: Robert Rich, Executive Director, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Panelists: The Honorable Madeleine Kunin, D-VT, 1985-1991 The Honorable Jim Edgar, R-IL, 1991-1999 The Honorable Parris Glendening, D-MD, 1995-2003 The Honorable Bob Taft, R-OH, 1999-2007
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2009: Lincoln and the Environment – 0/15/2009
    This year’s featured speaker — Dr. Mark Fiege, associate professor of History at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, spoke on “Land of Lincoln: Environemental History and the 16th President.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2008: Lincoln and Presidential Campaign Politics – 10/15/2008
    This year’s featured speakers — Dr. Jennifer Weber, assistant professor of History at the University of Kansas spoke on “How Lincoln Handled the Antiwar Movement”, and Dr. Silvana Siddali, associate professor of History at St. Louis University spoke on “Lincoln and the Constitution in Civil War Era Presidential Campaigns.”
  • Freedom of the Press (Constitution Day Panel) – 9/17/2008As part of its observance of Constitution Day, the University of Illinois at Springfield will present a panel discussion of “Freedom of the Press in 2008” beginning at noon on Wednesday, September 17, in the lobby of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus. Panelists Bill Wheelhouse, general manager of public radio station WUIS; Dana Heupel, executive editor of Illinois Issues magazine; and Don Craven, attorney for the Illinois Press Association, will examine issues surrounding the First Amendment. The discussion is co-sponsored by UIS’ Center for State Policy and Leadership and is also part of the ECCE Speakers Series at UIS.
  • Earth Day 2008: Keynote by Debra Rowe, Ph.D. – 4/22/2008Debra Rowe (President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development and Professor of Sustainable Energies and Behavioral Sciences at Oakland Community College in Michigan) gives a keynote address on ‘Education & Action for a Sustainable Future’ at UIS on April 22, 2008 as part of Earth Day 2008.
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2007: Lincoln and the Law – 10/4/2007Dr. Mark E. Steiner, professor of law at South Texas College of Law, will speak on “‘The Sober Judgement of Courts’: Lincoln, Lawyers, and the Rule of Law”; and Dr. Brian R. Dirck, associate professor of history at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana,whose topic will be “Abraham Lincoln: The Lawyer in the White House.”This year’s lectures are presented in memory of Professor Phillip Shaw Paludan, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS, who had served as host of the series and who passed away on August 1.
  • The Future of Renewable Energy in Illinois – 4/19/2007
    As part of Earth Week 2007 a panel discussion on “The Future of Renewable Energy in Illinois” was held on April 19, 2007. Featured speakers were Rebecca Stanfield, State Director, Evnfironment Illinois; David Pimentel, Professor of Ecology and Agricultural Sciences at Cornell University; and Stephen Long, Robert Emerson Professor in Plant Biology and Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Earth Week 2007: Keynote by Winona LaDuke – 4/17/2007Winona LaDuke (internationally respected Native American and environmental activist) gives a keynote address on “Politics, Women and Environmental Justice” at UIS on April 17, 2007 as part of Earth Week 2007.
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2006: Lincoln and America’s Faith – 10/26/2006Dr. Mark A. Noll on “Lincoln, Providence and the Bible” and Dr. Ronald C White, Jr on “Abraham Lincoln’s Sermon on the Mount”.
  • Politics and Religion: Conflict and Coexistence at Home and Abroad featuring Dr. Diana Eck – 6/26/2006Politics and Religion: Conflict and Coexistence at Home and Abroad featuring Dr. Diana Eck on “Religious Pluralism: Civic and Political Issues in a new Religious America.”
  • Politics and Religion: Conflict and Coexistence at Home and Abroad featuring Dr. Noah Feldman – 6/26/2006Politics and Religion: Conflict and Coexistence at Home and Abroad featuring Dr. Noah Feldman on “Iraq, Islam, and Democracy.”
  • Politics and Religion: Conflict and Coexistence at Home and Abroad: Panel Discussion on Islam in America – 6/26/2006Politics and Religion: Conflict and Coexistence at Home and Abroad:  Panel Discussion on “Islam in America.”
  • Contaminated without Consent: How Chemical Pollutants in Air, Food and Water Violate Human Rights featuring Dr. Sandra Steingraber (Earth Day Event) – 4/19/2006Earth Day Event: Dr. Sandra Steingraber on “Contaminated without Consent.”
  • Educational Policy Forum titled Closing the Achievement Gap on What Works? – 3/23/2006Educational Policy Forum titled Closing the Achievement Gap on 3/23/2006 on “What Works?”
  • International Women’s Day featuring Dr. Zakia Salime – 3/8/2006International Women’s Day featuring Dr. Zakia Salime on “Feminization of Islamist  Women and the Power of Women’s Rights.”
  • Educational Policy Forum titled Closing the Achievement Gap on A National Dilemma – 11/14/2005Educational Policy Forum titled Closing the Achievement Gap on “A National Dilemma.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2005 on Lincoln and Economic Opportunity featuring Dr. Gabor S. Boritt – 10/26/2005Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2005 on Lincoln and Economic Opportunity featuring Dr. Gabor S. Boritt on “Lincoln and the Right to Rise.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2005 on Lincoln and Economic Opportunity featuring Dr. Michael F. Holt – 10/20/2005Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2005 on Lincoln and Economic Opportunity featuring Dr. Michael F. Holt on “Lincoln’s Whigs: Expanding Economic Opportunities.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2005 on Lincoln and Economic Opportunity featuring Dr. Allen C. Guelzo – 10/13/20052005 Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series on Lincoln and Economic Development featuring Dr. Allen C. Guelzo on “Lincoln’s Declaration of Economic Independence”.
  • US Constitution Day Forum (2005) featuring Martin Redish – 9/19/2005U.S. Constitution Day Forum 2005 featuring Martin Redish on “Politics, The Constitution, and Supreme Court Appointments.”
  • Politics and Religion titled Global and American Perspectives featuring Dr. James Morone – 4/11/2005Politics and Religion titled Global and American Perspectives featuring Dr. James Morone’s presentation on “Hellfire Nation – Moral Values in American Politics.”
  • Politics and Religion titled Global and American Perspectives featuring Dr. Pippa Norris – 4/11/2005Politics and Religion titled Global and American Perspectives. Keynote speaker Dr. Pippa Norris, McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, presentation was entitled “A World Divided: Sacred and Secular Values.” Richard Schuldt, UIS’ Director of the Survey Research Office presented findings on a statewide survey on “Morality, Public Opinion and Public Policy in Illinois.” Dr. Stephen Schwark, UIS professor of Political Studies, served as moderator, while Dr. Christopher Mooney, UIS professor of Political Studies, gave a response to Norris’ presentation.
  • Women’s day Event featuring Sheila Simon – 3/28/2005Womens day event (2005) featuring Sheila Simon who discusses legacy of Jeanne and Paul Simon.
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2004 on Ethics and Power featuring William L. Miller 10/21/2004Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2004 on Ethics and Power featuring William L. Miller on “Lincoln’s Presidential Virtues.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2004 on Ethics and Power featuring Mark W. Summers – 10/14/2004Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2004 on Ethics and Power featuring Mark W. Summers on “The Politics of Patronage in Lincoln’s Era.”
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2004 on Ethics and Power featuring Mark E Neely Jr. – 10/7/2004Lincoln Legacy Lecture 2004 on Ethics and Power featuring Mark E. Neely, Jr. on “Civil Liberties in Lincoln’s Presidency.”