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Dr. Steven Chu







Welcome to the Casper Lecture Series

The 2014 Alex and Lena Casper Memorial Lecture brings Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, to Miami University Middletown's Dave Finkelman Auditorium on March 13 at 7 PM.

Dr. Chu will speak on "The Innovation Imperative: How Leadership and Culture Foster Innovation." Tickets are free but required. Order tickets online, call Ruth Willis at 513.727.3471, or email

The Alex and Lena Casper Memorial Lectures on Social Issues and Current Events was endowed by the late Isidor Casper, a prominent Middletown attorney, to honor the memory of his parents. The inaugural lecture was given by US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas on September 28, 1973.

Alex and Lena CasperWhen he endowed the series, Isidor wrote that “the purpose of these lectures should be to give strength to the American tradition.” He envisioned a dual purpose for the series: to enable students, faculty, and other interested citizens of the area to consider the ideas of informed and articulate speakers, and that the lecturers themselves would gain insight from a visit to a small Ohio city and its community oriented campus.

Writing about the lectures at the time of their inception, Isidor quoted President James Madison: “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the powers which knowledge gives.”

The Casper Family has remained actively involved in supporting the lecture series as well as the Isidor A. Casper Scholarship at Miami University Middletown.





Miami University Hamilton
1601 University Blvd
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: 513.785.3000

Miami University Middletown
4200 N University Blvd
Middletown, OH 45042
Phone: 513.727.3200 or
1.86.MIAMI.MID (toll free)
Voice of America Learning Center
7847 VOA Park Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Phone: 513.895.8862

Greentree Health Science Academy
5757 Innovation Drive
Middletown, Ohio 45005

Phone: 513.933.3960