The comprehensive and multidisciplinary International Lincoln Center for American Studies offers a year-round cycle of events to faculty and the community through a variety of formats exploring the common theme of the American heritage and its relevance for today.
Founded in the fall of 1982, it is the largest privately endowed program at LSU in Shreveport. The program has been the recipient of several national, regional, state and local awards, including a Cultural Olympiad designation. Just as the American Studies cycle of events and offerings encompass the calendar, its program sites encompass Shreveport, Washington, D.C., and other selected locations as outreach initiatives promoting the mission of LSU in Shreveport.
The Center has received multiple grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society), the Abraham Lincoln Association, and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.