The Henry M. Jackson/William Van Ness Lectures on Leadership
In 2010, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation inaugurated a new lecture series to honor and link two men whose careers were interwoven for many decades. The Henry M. Jackson / William Van Ness Lectures on Leadership recognize the remarkable qualities that its immediate past president, William Van Ness, Jr., and Senator Jackson demonstrated in their decades of service. Both exemplify the good judgment, integrity, and character inherent in true leadership. The Jackson / Van Ness Lectures on Leadership are designed to attract lecturers who will showcase the qualities of leadership mentioned above and which are highlighted in the Foundation's 25th anniversary publication, "The Nature of Leadership: Lessons from an Exemplary Statesman."
2016 - Ana Mari Cauce
2015 - Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza
2013 - Senator Slade Gorton
2012 - Michael K. Young
2010 - Hon. William D. Ruckelshaus