After Adlai Stevenson's death in London on July 14, 1965, his friends and family organized to sponsor annual lectures at which men and women of kindred spirit could "talk sense" to the American people about issues which continued to afflict the "fragile spaceship" earth. At first most of the lectures were given by friends and associates, many of them great figures from Europe and Asia. As their ranks thinned, perspectives and subjects varied. Cold War and Vietnam receded into history, but the underlying issues of development, human rights, the environment, arms control, all resisted the halfway measures of men and governments and in many respects intensified. The lectures paint a history of the period and, for the most part, are still timely. They are a living memorial to the man they explicitly honor. Contributors: Arthur J. Goldberg, Sir Anthony Eden, Paul-Henri Spaak, Thanat Khoman, Hubert H. Humphrey, Lady Barbara Ward Jackson, John King Fairbank, James B. Reston, Peter G. Peterson, J. William Fulbright, James R. Schlesinger, Fred Harvey Harrington, Barbara Jordan, Paul Simon, Adlai E. Stevenson III, Edmund S. Muskie, A. James Heins, Frank Newman, Robert Hexter, Walter Hanson, James Carey, Henry Kissinger, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Porter McKeever, and Sir Edward Heath.