Gene & Katy Simonds Lecture

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Gene & Katy Simonds Lecture

Gene and Katy Simonds Lectureship in Democracy

Katy and Gene SimondsThe Gene and Katy Simonds Lectureship in Democracy was established through a gift from Emma K. (Katy) Simonds, a longtime supporter of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the southern Illinois region. The funds support a lecture, symposium or debate each year on a topic of current or recurring public interest, which explores common sense solutions to issues related to the common good by applying the principles of limited government, popular sovereignty, personal liberty, personal responsibility and federalism.


Gene and Katy Simonds Lecture

The 2018 lecture will be presented by Eileen NorcrossDirector for the State and Local Policy Project and Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Lesar Law Building 


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