More than 450 high school juniors and 105 accompanying adults attended the 29th Annual Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders held December 10, 2005 on the campus of the University of Indianapolis.
Lugar opened the day speaking without notes and answering students’ questions for 50 minutes.
During his address, he discussed Iraq, the budget deficit and trade imbalance, energy prices, and the need for developing more sustainable energy. Additionally, he detailed the current state of U.S. relations with the international community. Lugar then fielded a variety of questions from the student participants.
In smaller discussion groups, students exchanged ideas and debated opposing views on ten different topics including U.S. Leadership in the World, juvenile crime, renewable fuels, homeland security and media responsibility.