About the Series

The Louis Stokes Symposium is a public forum dedicated to leadership in public service and civic engagement as espoused by U. S. Congressman Louis Stokes.

The symposium provides a platform for an individual, who exemplifies these qualities, to lead a thought-provoking discussion among members of the Greater Cleveland community, the Case Western Reserve University campus, and others about the continuing importance and value of public leadership in the 21st century.

Recent speakers for the symposium include U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters from California, U.S. Rep. Melvin L. Watt from North Carolina and U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel from New York. See the full list of past speakers .

For more information about this year's symposium, please visit the Stokes Symposium Lecture page.