The 80-year-old Republican said Friday that the Richard G. Lugar Academy will focus on many of the issues he has addressed in his Senate career, including weapons proliferation and food shortages.
He will split his time between Washington and Indianapolis in the new job.
Mr. Lugar lost a grueling primary battle in May to tea party-backed state treasurer Richard Mourdock, who then lost in the general election.
Since then, Mr. Lugar has traveled overseas talking about his nuclear disarmament program.
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