Created in 2009, The S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture series offers unique opportunities for students at Washington University to learn about issues of global leadership from today’s world leaders.

The series has been made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Seng Tee Lee, through his establishment of The S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Fund to the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and it hosts distinguished guest speakers in business, academia, government, and the nonprofit sector from around the world.

S.T. LEE LECTURE SPEAKERS

2019
  • Isaac “Bougie” Herzog | President of Israel
    Innovation and Social Welfare in Israel
  • Kishore Mahbubani | Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
    Has China Won?
2017
  • Dr. Atsushi Seike | President and Professor of Labor, Economics, Keio University
    Towards a Life-long Active Society and the Role of Universities
2015
  • Mr. Ram Madhav | Managing National General Secretary, BJP Director, India Foundation India and China: Uneasy Neighbors
2014
  • Mr. William J. Antholis | Managing Director, The Brookings Institution Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
    Power Paradox–Seizing Power to Give it Away in China and India
2013
  • Her Excellency Nirupama Rao | The Ambassador of India to the United States
    India–U.S. Relations
2012
  • Professor Yuliang Yang | President, Fudan University
    Understanding and Communication – The Responsibility of Universities in Humanities and Social Sciences Education
2011
  • Professor Sung-Joo Han | President Emeritus, Korea University
    North Korea after Kim Jong-il
2010
  • Professor Dinli Shen | Executive Dean, Fudan University
    Geopolitical Realities and Economic Opportunities in Today’s China