Since its founding more than a century ago, SMU has invited the world's leading voices to enlighten and engage curious minds with thought-provoking and relevant topics of the day.
Widely regarded as one of the country's finest platforms for distinguished and engaging discussions, the Tate Lecture Series provides unique opportunities for student interaction, faculty discourse and community debate with both leading minds as well as leading voices in their fields.
The Tate Lecture Series returns over $700,000 to SMU each year. A primary beneficiary of these funds is the prestigious President's Scholars Program. A portion of the proceeds from the 2012-13 season will support the next generation of leaders by providing full-tuition scholarships and study abroad opportunities for approximately 20 percent of the current President's Scholars. The program's alumni have shaped the intellectual landscape of the SMU community and beyond. Click here to learn more about the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Endowed President's Scholars Fund.
Special Thanks... SMU extends heartfelt thanks to our generous title sponsors for supporting the Tate Lecture Series and the President's Scholars Program. Anita and Truman Arnold - Linda and Mitch Hart - Jones Day - Omni Hotels - Oncor - Tolleson Family Foundation
LECTURE SCHEDULE All lectures begin at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
William Bennett, Chris Matthews,David Gergen
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Michael Beschloss, Douglas Brinkley
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
M.K. Asante, Jr.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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