Twenty-nine years ago, Southern Methodist University inaugurated the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Since then leading minds from around the world have shared their unique perspectives with the people of Dallas. In addition to the evening lecture, there is a Student Forum designed to give students an opportunity to ask the speaker questions.
All Student Forums begin at 4:30 p.m. and are in the Lower Level of Hughes-Trigg. SMU students are eligible for free admission to Tate lectures. Student tickets are distributed with a valid SMU ID in the basement of McFarlin Auditorium beginning at 7 pm on the evening of the lecture. For more information, please visit smu.edu/tate or call (214) 768-8283.
|9/14/2010||Richard Haas, President
Council on Foreign Relations
Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1995-99
|9/14/2010||David Gergen (moderator)
CNN Senior Political Analyst; former presidential adviser
Inventor, futurist and author; creator of the Kurzweil - National Federation of the Blind Reader
Commentator on global economics, Nobel Laureate, professor at Columbia University
|1/25/2011||T.D. Jakes, Chief Pastor
The Potter’s House; philanthropist and entrepreneur
|2/15/2011||Joshua Cooper Ramo
Award-winning journalist; expert on China; author of The Age of the Unthinkable
President and CEO, The Harlem Children’s Zone /td>
U.S. Secretary of Education, 2005-09
Former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast